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Police Officer (Sergeant), Penn State University
By Penn State University, Human Resources
Nov 15, 2017 - 4:18:52 PM

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Penn State University Police is currently implementing an exciting centralization process across the commonwealth. The Sergeant is responsible for protecting life and property and enforcing state laws and University regulations through investigation, apprehension and prosecution of violators, while projecting a professional demeanor to the public and co-workers.

The candidate selected must possess the ability to evaluate and apply tactical knowledge, skills, and abilities to respond to dangerous or potentially dangerous incidents/persons. The selected individual will assist with coordinating work and overseeing the daily operations of the police force; responsibilities will include: performance evaluations, investigations, case management, training, disciplinary process, authorize vacation requests and review employee timecards, interpreting and communicating laws and policies, assuring staff comply with established laws and policies.


This individual will represent the department on appropriate committees, and assist with the interpretation of laws and criminal procedure. This position may require supervising the parking program, the property inventory and the lost and found program. This individual will perform all the duties of lower level Police Officers when needed.

The leader selected will model and encourage a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Act 120 Certification required. U.S. Citizenship; a driver's license or the ability to obtain one; and the successful completion of a psychological evaluation and physical examination is required.

Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required. Due to the financial or fiduciary responsibilities of this position, successful completion of a credit history check will also be required in addition to standard background checks.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

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