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Sergeant - Investigator

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2022
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Open Until Filled


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Position Title

Sergeant - Investigator

Department this Position Reports to

Safety & Security

Hiring Range Minimum


Hiring Range Maximum


SEIU Level

Not an SEIU Position

FLSA Status


Employment Category

Regular Full Time

Scheduled Months per Year


Scheduled Hours per Week



Exact schedule is TBD, but will be 10 hour shifts – 4 days on, 3 days off.

Location of Position

Hanover, NH

Remote Work Eligibility?

Onsite only

Is this a term position?


If yes, length of term in months.


Is this a grant funded position?


Position Purpose

To conduct investigations ranging from allegations of misconduct and Dartmouth policy violations to law violations and criminal acts. To interview victims, witnesses, suspects etc. To liaison with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in investigations in their pertinent jurisdictions; Collaborate with the Community Standards and Accountability ( CSA ) office and the various graduate schools in matters related to student policy violations, with the Office of Human Resources in matters related to staff policy violations; to assist the Title IX Office in matters related to Title IX investigations, and with the Clery Compliance Officer in matters of compliance and case management, and other Dartmouth offices/departments as assigned.


“Committed to providing a safe environment for the pursuit of academic excellence in the spirit of community responsibility.” Department of Safety and Security

Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Associates or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

• An associate degree in Criminal Justice or related field.
• Three plus years of experience as an investigator/detective, in the field of security or law enforcement, preferably in a college or university setting.
• Strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of interviewing techniques, with strong oral and written communication skills as well as organizational skills, with the ability to focus and pay close attention to details.
• Knowledge of investigative procedures, principles, and techniques, and experience with criminal laws, rules of evidence, search and seizure, and court procedures; skilled in evidence handling techniques and protocols.
• Computer literacy in public safety technology to include MSOffice, Lenel and other access control systems, equipment, alarm systems; INFORMANT or other records management system.
• Must hold a valid driver’s license and be qualified under the terms of the Dartmouth College Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Policy
• A demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others, and to serving the needs of a diverse community with the ability to deal with young adults, faculty, and staff in an academic environment that values and promotes diversity.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
• Five plus years of direct experience in investigations, or five to eight years as a supervisor, within a university public safety agency.
• Skilled at interviewing students related to potential wrongdoing, policy violations or criminal acts; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Skilled at analysing complex information and data.
• Experience and/or training in trauma informed interviewing.
• Experience with and knowledge of modern, efficient public safety technologies and contemporary campus safety and security strategies, to include emergency management, environmental health and safety, Infectious Disease Control, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and prevention issues as well as local, state, and federal laws including Clery Act, FERPA, etc.

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Keiselim Montas, Director of Safety and Security

Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID -19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment within the first 30 days may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion ending employment.

Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy.

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Key Accountabilities


Responsible for conducting investigations to secure, examine, and process incident scenes, including follow up investigations for reported incidents of violations of policy, conduct, law, or criminal activity; Conducts, follows up and documents investigations from start until case closure or final disposition and tracks status of cases. Via fact finding, clarifies the nature of allegations/acts/violations and determines investigatory steps (interviews, evidence collection, etc.) needed.

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Secures, examines incident scenes, and collects relevant clues and evidence; maintains property custody and control records of collection, appropriate storage, and chain of command; notifies local police when appropriate.

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Identifies, locates, and interviews complainants, victims, witnesses, persons of interest, suspects and other knowledgeable or involved parties to gather and analyze facts and to develop leads. Verifies the accuracy of all information obtained and prepares investigation reports and cases for disciplinary or legal action.

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Conducts background investigations, reference checks and low-level surveillance as required; assists in internal affairs investigations as assigned. Serves as liaison to local, state, and federal agencies on investigative matters of mutual interest, providing support and cooperation on serious criminal matters occurring on or affecting Dartmouth. Stays current and informed about criminal trends and contributes to the development targeted responses and or timely warning to the community.

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Might be given special assignments or shift supervisory responsibilities consistent with the mission of the Department, to include staff supervision, special events and assignments; assignments may rotate as Department needs change and evolve.

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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned.
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