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Police Sergeant

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 13, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title

Police Sergeant

Position Number


Position Summary

Lead, support and supervise team of officers and staff to maximize employee performance and facilitate professional growth.

Essential Job Functions of Position

• As team leader and motivator, maintain a healthy, fair, and inclusive work environment by promoting diversity, exercising teamwork and collaboration.

• Actively promote a professional workplace culture of mutual respect and collegiality for all members of the institution.

• Work to build positive and cooperative relationships with staff, encouraging them to work toward individual and departmental goals.

• Inspect personnel assigned to his/her shift to ensure assignment compliance, proper appearance, and maintenance of issued equipment.

• Observe the direct actions of University Police Officers by responding to calls for service and daily interaction.

• Assess officers’ job knowledge, judgment, and work performance.

• Determine when emergency response is necessary. Provide direction and assignment as appropriate.

• Notify campus community of ongoing threats to safety.

• Update and maintain service logs.

• Schedule maintenance of department equipment and vehicles.

• Facilitate sharing of material information with stakeholders. Share pertinent information with other shifts. Relay special orders and instructions at briefings.

• Review all administrative duties as assigned, to include but not limited to: reports, personnel requests, arrests, and citations completed by each officer assigned or for other offices as requested to assess and ensure accuracy and content of the officer’s work.

• Maintain data, organize, prepare and submit reports. Maintain the Daily Crime Log.

• Prepare daily, weekly, and monthly reports as required or requested to meet the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy, the Campus Crime Statistic Act, the Higher Education and Opportunity Act, and for other administrative needs.

• Perform routine campus patrols on foot or by vehicle, looking for violations of the law or security protocols and following up accordingly.

• Prepare and deliver presentations to campus and community groups to promote positive relationships with the campus community and surrounding neighborhoods, raise awareness, and facilitate understanding of safety and security issues on campus and through the local area.

• Coordinate and/or support the following programs as assigned:

o Training development
o Evidence oversight
o Bike patrol unit
o Cadet program
o Equipment issuance
o Body-worn camera program

• Perform additional job related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Non-Essential Job Functions of Position

Education and Experience

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent, and one year of experience as a full-time certified law enforcement officer.

*Must be at least 21 years of age. Freedom from any 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: Completion of college coursework in the criminal justice field. Independent leadership experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Licenses, Certifications & Registrations

Current certification as a full-time law enforcement officer from the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training.

Valid class C Driver’s License with acceptable driving record under University standards and ability to obtain Kansas Driver’s License within six months of hire.

Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)

This is a “designated safety sensitive position” and will be required to undergo drug testing.

Campus Security Authority


Special Instructions to Applicant

Advertised Pay

$23.47/hourly Base

Work Schedule

Other - *Assigned shift may change as determined necessary by the Captain and/or Chief of Police.

  • After completing one year of service in a benefits-eligible position, the University will contribute an amount equal to 10% of base pay into an employee’s defined contribution plan with TIAA .
  • After one year of continuous employment, eligible employees may officially enroll in University courses for credit or audit without paying applicable tuition and fees. Law School Courses excluded.
  • For an overview of the excellent benefits package, Washburn provides employees visit Washburn benefits.

Full Time

Average Hours per Week


Months per Year






EEO Statement

Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in higher education.

Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

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Background Check Required?


Driving History Checked?


Drug Screen Required?


Anticipated Start Date


Position End Date (if temporary)

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a valid driver's license? (A valid license is required for this position and a motor vehicle report will be conducted to verify the validity of your license.)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have full-time law enforcement certification in Kansas or another state?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have one year of experience as a full time certified law enforcement officer?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you at least 21 years of age, as required to serve as a police officer?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required DocumentsOptional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

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