Police Sergeant

Prince George's Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 3, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Vacancy Announcement

Position Information

Position Title

Police Sergeant

Position Type



College Police and Emergency Management



Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range


Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

Responsible for performing a variety of supervisory field and administrative duties, with responsibility for the daily supervision of campus law enforcement operations on an assigned shift.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. One to two years of college credit or a equivalent formal training in related field.
  2. Combination of education and related experience for a total of four to five years.
  3. Must be certified by the Maryland Police & Correctional Training Commissions ( MPCTC ) or eligible for certification within 12 months of hire date by receiving approval from MPCTC to complete the mandated 240 hours for compared compliance. To qualify for certification under compared compliance, you must have completed a recognized law enforcement training academy consisting of 1104 hours of classroom instruction or have been a former certified police officer who has been absent from law enforcement for no more than three but less than five years.
  4. We are a dual certified agency. You must be eligible to receive the Special Police Commission and Maryland State Police ( MSP ) Handgun Permit through Maryland State Police after the background investigation.
  5. All certifications must be obtained within 1 year after being hired.
  6. Must complete MPCTC training program for first line supervision within one year of hire date.
  7. Must complete a comprehensive background screen such as: interview, background investigation, polygraph, psychological screening, medical, drug, and MSP .


CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.
  • Provides daily supervision of all personnel assigned to his/her shift.
  • Ensures that all police and support personnel comply with rules, regulations, special and general orders.
  • Supervise and evaluate police officers, non-sworn employees, and contract security officers as assigned.
  • Report infractions of rules to superiors and recommend appropriate action.
  • Review and approve all police reports generated by shift personnel, ensuring that required information is accurate.
  • Supervise and assist subordinates in properly administering traffic citations, incidents and arrest reports.
  • Performs routine public safety functions such as patrolling the campus parking areas, streets and buildings.
  • Issues college and state citations for all parking and moving violations.
  • Conducts investigations, makes arrests, and testifies in court.
  • Prepares factual material for presentation and submit written reports as required.
  • Maintains the security of all college buildings and equipment during his/her shift.
  • Maintains the protection of all faculty, staff, students and visitors on campus during his/her shift.
  • Prepares annual performance appraisals for subordinate officers.
  • Responsible for participating in the training of newly appointed officers Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Performs related work as required.
Job Requirements

  1. Must meet and maintain all MPCTC standards for a certified police officer
  2. Must successfully complete MPCTC First Line Supervisory Training Course within 12 months from date of appointment
  3. Must be willing and able to work flexible day, evening, night, weekend and/or holidays shifts, and be willing and able to work required overtime for College-sponsored events, college registration, both on campus and extension centers.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  5. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Is Background Check Required?


Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. College Police applicants will be required to complete a comprehensive background screen such as; background investigation, polygraph, psychological screening, medical, drug, and Maryland State Policebackground.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Prince George’s Community College values the safety of its students, faculty, and staff. As part of that commitment, the College has announced effective October 21, 2021, all students, faculty, and staff must be vaccinated against COVID -19 or a valid exemption and tested for the virus weekly. As a prospective or new employee, you will be required to comply with this mandate and all the necessary safety protocols, including wearing a mask. Please direct your questions related to the vaccination, testing, mask mandates, and requirements for exemptions to VMPO@pgcc.edu .

Application Status ; you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have at least five years (full-time) related experience as specified for this position? See minimum qualifications. Application and resume must show evidence of experience.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous question. Do not enter 'See Resume'

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe in detail the extent of your supervisory experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  6. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3
  5. Other

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