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Position Announcement

University Police Sergeant

Recruitment No. 7650715

Applications are being accepted in Human Resources for a University Police Sergeant position in University Police.  The employee reports to the University Police Captain (Captain).  Assigned shift may change as determined necessary by the Captain and/or the Director, University Police (Director).


The use of computers and various computer software is necessary to complete many of the following tasks.

Scheduling Personnel

Determine the optimum number of personnel needed for each shift and provide written notice to officers, office assistant and supervisors of the hours, days and shift assigned to each officer.

Review of Officer Work

Review all reports, personnel requests, arrests, and citations completed by each officer assigned or for other officers as requested to assess and ensure accuracy and content of the officer's work and avoid civil liability, lack of adequate staffing and declination of prosecution.  Observe the actions of University Police Officers, giving attention to job knowledge and judgment and assessing/evaluating officer work performance.

Coordinate with other shifts and supervisors

Inspect personnel assigned to his/her shift to ensure assignment compliance, proper appearance and maintenance of issued equipment.  Share pertinent information with other shifts.  Read special orders and instructions at briefings and pass information to oncoming shift(s).  Determine when emergency response is necessary and provide direction and assignment as appropriate to deal with whatever situation has arisen.  Update and maintain service logs, schedule maintenance of department equipment and vehicles to ensure that all are in good working order and repair.

Coordinate with other University Departments

Coordinate with the University Scheduling Office all parking and staff assignments for special events occurring on campus.  Notify the campus population of parking lot reservations.

Directed Campus Patrol

Patrol the campus routinely on foot or by vehicle, looking for violations of the law and security protocol and following up accordingly to ensure the safety of the campus, traffic flow and parking obedience and security of University assets.

Report Writing

Maintain data, organize, prepare and submit reports to the Captain and Director detailing the activities of each officer, the type and number of calls and activities occurring on campus.  Prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports as required to provide information as the basis for administrative and budgetary decisions and to meet the requirement of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistic Act and the Higher Education and Opportunity Act.

Training of Officers

Identify and develop training curriculum for continual and updated training requirements to provide staff with necessary skills to perform job related tasks.  Amend and revise training courses to stay current on laws, procedures and other requirements to ensure proper and current training for officers.  Conduct field and classroom training for officers.

Perform other duties as assigned.


REQUIRED: High school diploma or GED.  4 years of experience as a full-time certified law enforcement officer.  Proficiency using desktop, windows-based computer operating systems and proven ability to learn and adapt to the use of new computer software.  Current certification as a full-time law enforcement officer from the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training.  Valid class C Kansas driver's license with acceptable driving record under University standards.  At least 21 years of age.  Freedom from conviction of any felony crime or any classification of the crime of domestic violence or any type of current protection from abuse/stalking order against them.

PREFERRED: Knowledge of law enforcement reporting systems such the Kansas Incident Based Reporting System.  Knowledge of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.


Submit a completed Washburn University Employment Application to getajob@washburn.edu or to Washburn University Human Resources, 118 Morgan Hall, 1700 SW College, Topeka, Kansas  66621. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Review of applications will begin July 27, 2015, and continue until interviews are scheduled.  Entry rate is $18.00 per hour.  Excellent fringe benefits package.  Employment at Washburn University will be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.