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Police Lieutenant

Prince George's Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 15, 2022
Job Vacancy Announcement

Position Information

Position Title

Police Lieutenant

Position Type



College Police



Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range


Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Fixed Term

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

Under general supervision of the Chief of Police, plans, organizes, oversees, and coordinates the daily activities of various patrol shifts or other College Police support unit(s). Manages and evaluates supervisory personnel and police officers. Performs specialized work in protecting life and property, enforcing violations of criminal laws, and the rules and regulations of the college. Conducts administrative and criminal investigations, training and/or the performance of special service or assignments. Consistently monitors the overall job performance of supervisory police personnel to ensure adherence to College and Departmental policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An Associate’s Degree with a concentration in criminal justice, law enforcement, police science, or social science is preferred. Any combination of higher education, training and experience which would produce the required competencies for the position can also be considered.
  • Must have at least three years of experience as a certified police officer with command level experience, or a university or campus police command level officer, or a school resource officer commander, or as a private security services manager at an institution of higher education.
  • Must have supervised personnel at the command level and managed programs and services directly related to this profession for at least two years
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Special Police Officer certification for the State of Maryland, and comply with all Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commission requirements
  • Thorough knowledge of College and Department operations, methods, policies, procedures and practices
  • Knowledge of relevant Maryland Annotated Codes and the local criminal justice system
  • Ability to analyze problems and adopt an effective course of action
  • Ability to motivate, encourage and reinforce the best work from others
  • Excellent emotional self-control
  • Effective community relations skills
  • Ability to deal firmly but tactfully with other employees and the general public
  • Ability to maintain a strong client-service orientation
  • Ability to interact and work comfortably with all types of people
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Ability to interpret and properly apply rules, regulations and policies
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to communicate in spoken and written standard English.
  • In depth knowledge with police agency operations
  • Knowledgeable about law enforcement emergency communications
  • Ability to work well under stress
  • Knowledge of personal computers, office software and the records management system

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. A Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  • Manages specific units of the College Police, such as operations, crime prevention, and/or administration, relays orders and messages from superiors
  • Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, strategic deployment, training, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution
  • Responds to major incidents reported to the College Police and ensures that all personnel are following emergency management protocol; assumes command of incidents as appropriate for the situation
  • Organizes personnel and equipment to respond to the scene of emergencies and disturbances as necessary
  • Reviews police reports, logbooks, record management systems to ascertain that information is recorded in conformance with regulations; determines the need for follow-up; determines the appropriate distribution of information throughout the college community
  • Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the Department
  • Assists subordinates in performance of duties; reviews cases with subordinates as appropriate, and provides guidance and direction
  • Responds to the public, both orally and in writing regarding department activities
  • Coordinates the selection, orientation, training, and evaluation programs for department personnel
  • Provides or coordinates staff training to ensure Department personnel are trained and educated on changes in laws, statutes and regulations enacted by federal, state and local legislative bodies
  • Identifies and resolves staff and other operational deficiencies
  • Represents the organization at various college community meetings, committees
  • Promotes existing and new programs and/or policies that support and promote Community Policing
  • Plans, schedules, supervises, reviews and evaluates work of subordinates
  • Inspects Police Officers and other Supervisory personnel for appearance in accordance with the General Order Manual
  • Reviews, documents and submits attendance, leave and other administrative records and reports as required.
  • Evaluates and provides quality control of incident reports
  • Responds to calls for service as appropriate
  • Supervises Crime Prevention programs, events, and activities
  • Assists Police Officers during investigations at crime scenes and ensures applicable regulations and procedures are followed
  • Provides oversight for the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations on campus property
  • Evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions when appropriate
  • Presents oral testimony in court; and College related administrative hearings
  • Coordinates, plans, and organizes personnel and equipment to participate in Special Events and activities hosted by the College
  • Interacts in a collaborative manner with members of the College community, and visitors to the campus
  • Provides assistance and advice to students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus security policies and procedures
  • Coordinates and participates in special events; and details such as transporting victim/witnesses, and college officials as needed
  • Provides information and/or assistance to the public, victims, and witnesses concerning available services provided by the College and College police
  • Reports the existence of dangerous or defective conditions to the appropriate college departments
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures outlined in the College Police General Orders Manual, or any Standard Operating Procedure, Special Order, Directive or Memorandum issued by the Chief of Police.
  • Understands and carries out the federal regulatory obligations of the College under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and the Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act.
  • Assists as appropriate in the preparation of the Annual Security Report required by the Clery Act.
  • Performs related duties as assigned
Job Requirements

  • Must maintain physical fitness standards that will allow the performance of police duties
  • Have the ability to restrain persons using approved restraint techniques. physically
  • Be able to stand, walk, bend, kneel, and reach for a prolonged time.

  • Must meet and maintain all MPCTC standards for a certified police officer.
  • Must complete MPCTC Administrator Training Course within 12 months from the appointment date.
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible day, evening, night, weekend, and holiday shifts, and be willing and able to work required overtime for College-sponsored events and college registration, both on campus and extension centers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • 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 authorized to work.
  • A background investigation will be conducted before the offer of employment. If selected for an interview, a signed authorization to release personal information will be required.
Serious applicants must complete an extensive background check which takes approximately 5-6 months, including the following:
  • Physical Ability test
  • Oral Interview
  • Truth Verification Examination (Polygraph)
  • Drug Screening
  • Physical and Psychological Examination (after Conditional Offer of Employment); and
  • Complete background investigation
Is Background Check Required?


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


Posting Detail Information

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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. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check

Special Instructions to Applicants

Effective August 8, 2022, Prince George’s Community College’s current vaccine mandate will expire for students, faculty, and staff. Select exceptions may apply. Face coverings will be voluntary campus-wide, including in classrooms and instructional spaces. Although the College will no longer require new employees and students to be vaccinated as a condition of employment or instruction based on current public health conditions, COVID -19 vaccines and boosters are strongly recommended.

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 least three years of experience as a certified police officer with management experience, or a university or campus police command level officer, or a school resource officer commander, or as a private security services manager at an institution of higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a valid driver’s license with no more than two violations and/or three points? No history of serious and/or repeated violations, or failure to appear in court suspensions.
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you able to obtain and maintain a Special Police Officer certification for the State of Maryland, and comply with all Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commission requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please be advised that as required by the 1986 Immigration Act, candidates must be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing identity and that you are a U.S. Citizen or an alien who is authorized to work. It is the college's policy that PGCC does not provide sponsorship for prospective employees. Will you require sponsorship to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * 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
  7. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Certifications - See Minimum Qualifications for type
  5. Other

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