Police Supervisor

Baltimore City Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Security Studies, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Description/Job Summary


A Police Officer Supervisor is the supervisory level of law enforcement at the College. Employees in this classification supervise police officers, and Building Security personnel performing campus policing to ensure the safety and security of the College, its students, employees, guests, buildings and property. This position receives general supervision from the Deputy Director and the Director of Public Safety.


Overview of position: Summary of position’s responsibilities

A Police Supervisor is responsible for the:
  • Provide the full level of law enforcement work, enforcing laws, rules and regulations governing the safety and protection of individuals, building and property
  • Provide supervision, guidance and/or assistance to police sergeants, lower level police officers and building guards
  • Conduct training and continuing education for public safety personnel
  • Respond to calls for assistance and emergency service and take appropriate supervisory action
  • Conduct the investigation of supervisor complaints and incidents involving public safety personnel
  • Assist the Director and Deputy Director in the management and maintenance of the department’s equipment
  • Review and assist with cases for court, including testifying in court when necessary
  • Interact with college community and establish a rapport with the public
  • Provide the public with safety information
  • Conduct community related public safety programs
  • Collaborate with local and state law enforcement agencies when needed
  • Direct traffic and assist with crowd control
  • Perform related duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, policies and procedures
  • Ability to determine when laws and college policies have been violated and taking appropriate actions
  • Ability to supervise, train and lead Police Sergeants, lower level police officers and security personnel
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all members of the college community including students, faculty, staff, and administrators in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to operate a police car, police radio and other equipment or weapons as required (i.e. side handle baton, handcuffs, first aid equipment, etc.)
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to quickly analyze complex, sensitive and/or hazardous situations and issues and quickly devise solutions and action plans
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions
  • Knowledge of modern law enforcement practices and methods
  • Knowledge of related federal and state criminal laws
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of crime investigation, techniques of interrogation, and identification and preservation of physical evidence
  • Knowledge of the laws and protocols of arrest and evidence
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of crime prevention
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of crowd control and group behavior
  • Knowledge of police communications equipment
  • Skill in the use of police equipment
Work Environment:

This position regularly works both indoors and outdoors. The position also works under exposure to injury resulting from dangerous weapons, physical violence, moving traffic or hazardous physical activities; is subject to verbal and physical abuse; works in all types of weather conditions and at all times of day; operates motor vehicles at high speeds for pursuit or emergency response purposes; and interacts with individuals under physical and/or emotional stress. Duties may require the operation of a motor vehicle. The position may be subject to call-in during emergencies and staffing shortages and may work a rotating shift, holidays and weekends. The work environment is highly diverse and demands a high level of cultural competence in interpersonal communications and interactions.

Physical Demands:

Duties require physical health, strength, agility and stamina. The work may entail sitting, standing, walking, running bending, stooping, reaching, lifting, crawling, kneeling, climbing and lifting and transporting both objects and persons. Work requires eye-hand coordination, manual dexterity, near vision acuity, and the ability to see and read printed material and computer screens. Duties involve oral, written, electronic and telephonic communication.

This position is not subject to the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights (LEOBR) or to the Maryland Police Accountability Act (MPAA). By accepting this position, the successful applicant/employee agrees to waive any and all rights that arise under the LEOBR or the MPAA.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications :
  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or related field OR-
  • Two (2) years of permanent rank supervision experience as a Police Sergeant or a higher ranking position (in lieu of Bachelor’s degree)
  • Must be currently employed as a Maryland Police Training Commission Certified Police Officer; OR be formerly employed as such with a lapse in service no greater than three years; OR demonstrate ability to obtain certification as described in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)
  • Must possess an unrestricted non-commercial driver’s license valid in the state of Maryland
  • This position requires a background check
  • This position requires a physical examination
  • This is an essential/ emergency position
  • This position is subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with COMAR
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • (5) years’ experience preferred;
  • Experience in an institution of Higher Education.

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