Position Classification Title: Police Sergeant
Position Classification Code: O2010
Job Family: Safety and Security
Pay Level: 6P
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Plans, organizes, oversees, and coordinates the daily activities of a designated operational entity of the police department. Supervises line level personnel and police officers who provide personal, real property, and equipment security throughout campus, ensuring consistent and equitable enforcement of local, state, and federal laws and university regulations. Reviews and approves reports on incidents and criminal investigations.
Standard Duties:
Supervises a specific operational entity of the police department, such as a patrol shift, the special events section, parking and traffic enforcement or the criminal investigation division. Disseminates directives and messages from mid-level management and/or the command staff to subordinates. Provides first line supervision to personnel; which includes work allocation, training, implementation and enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution. Motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance. Notifies mid-level management of any performance issues or personnel matters that may require action. Reviews police reports to ascertain that information is recorded in conformance with regulations and determines the need for follow-up. Supervises special events operations. Assists subordinates in performance of duties including responding to routine and emergency calls for assistance as well as general enforcement duties. Reviews cases with subordinates as appropriate, and provides guidance and direction. Coordinates enforcement and/or response efforts with other university departments or outside agencies. Represents the organization at various community programs and/or business meetings, and may represent the department on committees or task forces. Supports existing and new programs and/or policies. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of current police department policies and procedures. Knowledge and understanding of standard and NMSU police protocols, procedures, and methodology including use of force principles and the incident command system. Knowledge of New Mexico and federal statutes. Knowledge of supervision principles and practices. Knowledge of university policies.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Employee development and first-line supervision skills. Skills in problem analysis and resolution. Sound decision making skills.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment and motivate subordinates to make decisions which are in the best interests of both the department and the university. Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures. Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, maintaining accurate and orderly records, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to make presentations and teach classes.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Graduation from an accredited law enforcement academy.
   Experience- Two (2) years of experience as a certified police officer.
   Equivalency- None
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-