This classification is a first-line police supervisory classification, requiring comprehensive knowledge and understanding of law enforcement methods and procedures, criminal codes and laws, and investigative techniques and procedures. Work assignments include primary supervisory responsibility for a patrol shift, program, or unit, including Detective and Administrative Sergeant assignments, as well as general law enforcement and specialized work assignments performed by other positions.
Under the direction of a commanding officer, the Sergeant is assigned primary responsibility as a working, first-line supervisor, in addition to general law enforcement and specialized work assignments performed by Professional Staff (non-sworn), Police Officers, Detectives, and Corporals. Work assignments require the use of independent judgment and the ability to provide leadership, coaching, mentoring, and accountability to others.
The Sergeant rank is distinguished from the Corporal by the full-time assignment of supervisory duties, including making work assignments, monitoring and reporting work activities, timekeeping and payroll, scheduling, budgeting and fiscal responsibility, performance evaluation development, providing on the job training and assistance to subordinates.
Conducts administrative investigations into alleged misconduct and may issue or recommend discipline where appropriate. UCI places significant importance on Community Partnerships and Community Engagement. Supervision: Supervise assigned sworn and professional (non-sworn) personnel through on-scene presence, review, and approval of written reports and documents, receiving input from members of the campus community, etc.
Communicates directives clearly. Provides full-time supervision responsibility for employees on a shift or specific unit. Prepares performance evaluations. Conduct 1:1 meetings with employees as well as shift meetings/briefings to provide coaching, mentoring, training, expectations, and direction. In Patrol assignments, functions as the Watch Commander, responsible for oversight of departmental field activities during an assigned shift.
Assumes the role of a primary supervisor at special events, mutual aid, special operations, and various assignments. General Law Enforcement: Enforce University policies, laws, rules, and regulations; investigate criminal and other incidents; make arrests; conduct interviews; transport prisoners; testify in court proceedings as required. Patrol the campus and surrounding areas on foot or using motor vehicles. Investigate traffic collisions and other problems; issue citations; provide safety escorts; respond to radio calls and other duties as assigned Write reports to accurately describe events that are timely, concise, and legible; draft diagrams of locations or scenes. Respond to situations involving illness or injury; provide first aid or emergency medical care or assessment at the level of training provided the employee. Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of law enforcement.
Training: Provide training to officers and oversee training conducted by others. General oversight of Field Trainees on an assigned shift and coordination with Field Training program manager and Field Training Officers. Conducts roll-call training at the beginning of each shift. Is cognizant of and demonstrates appropriate safety guidelines and conducts safety training. Monitor workplace conditions for safety hazards.
Administrative: Various departmental assignments, including planning and scheduling, assignments to represent the department at meetings, on committees, and task forces. Utilizes resources to develop administrative reports and operational plans. Efficiently organizes, prioritizes, and manages daily work activities, tasks, and special assignments.
Miscellaneous: Provides other safety and security related services required to ensure the safety of the university and the campus community. Supports the campus emergency plan; supports other external and internal departmental units and divisions. Employee Supervised: Police Officers, Detectives and Professional (non-sworn) Staff
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent
Graduation from a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) basic academy and possession of a California P.O.S.T. Intermediate Certificate
Minimum of four (4) or more years of full-time law enforcement experience as a sworn peace officer under Penal Code sections 830.1 (a) and (c) or 830.2(a), (b) or (c). (Note: Experience must be in a patrol assignment to meet the requirement).
A non-probationary police officer or higher rank sworn police officer classification.
Required to attended and complete the P.O.S.T. Supervisors course and obtain a P.O.S.T. Supervisory Certificate within 30 months of appointment.
Required to attend and complete the P.O.S.T. Supervisory Leadership Institute course within 36 months of appointment.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Valid California driver's license.
Working knowledge of the Police Officer Bill of Rights and is able to qualify decisions/recommendations and follow the procedure based on current legal statutes.
Comprehensive knowledge of current law enforcement methods, procedures, current criminal codes, and laws.
Ability to analyze stressful situations under minimal to no supervision.
Ability to make appropriate decisions and implements strategies under critical or emergency conditions.
Comprehensive knowledge of effective investigative techniques and procedures.
Effective oral and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports.
Ability to work independently and make sound judgments. Ability to provide effective leadership, training, mentoring, coaching, accountability, and direction to assigned personnel.
Ability to supervise and evaluate employees effectively.
Ability to assist in developing department policies and procedures Possess the ability to operate effectively: police vehicle, police radio, handgun (both right and left-handed), rifle, 40mm rifle/launcher, Taser, baton, handcuffs, breathalyzer, first aid equipment, and other related equipment as assigned.
Possess and maintain department firearms and defensive tactics standards of proficiency.
Knowledge of and strict adherence to confidentiality requirements of law enforcement information and personnel matters.
Working knowledge of the California Penal Code, Vehicle Code, Evidence Code, Government Code, Education Code, Health and Safety Codes, Welfare and Institutions Code other codes necessary for the enforcement of law and order.
Understanding practical use of law enforcement and communications practices/procedures (i.e., patrol procedures, report writing, laws of arrest, field interviews, interrogations, traffic investigation, etc.).
Demonstrated knowledge of related outside law enforcement and government agencies, their roles, services, and responsibilities, to contact them appropriately to obtain needed information.
Ability to prepare criminal cases for prosecution and effectively testify in court.
Ability to communicate (both verbal and written) in an understandable, concise, correct, and professional manner.
Skill in management of personnel, equipment and material resources including developing plans, scheduling, and organizing workflow to accomplish established objectives
Skill in working as part of a team and stimulating, coaching, and mentoring people to effective action to achieve goals and objectives, delegating responsibility, evaluating subordinate effectiveness, setting standards and holding employees accountable, necessary discipline, and maintaining and promoting morale in the organization.
Ability to read and interpret legal documents, such as police reports, legal updates, court orders, police citations, etc.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, the public, colleagues, faculty, and students with a wide variety of social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds, for different purposes in different contextual settings and to make presentations on short notice.
Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.
Skill in recognizing critical and emergency situations and taking appropriate actions, including coordinating personnel and resources by determining the time, place, and sequence of actions to be taken based on the analysis of data and intelligence information, experience, and training.
Maintain department firearms and defensive tactics standards of proficiency.
Maintain P.O.S.T. continuing professional training (CPT) training mandates and Perishable skills training, legal mandates, and all other applicable training.
Ability to work rotating shift work, including days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Ability to identify and recommend training needs for staff as appropriate, train, and instruct sworn officers in such topics as arrest and control techniques and de-escalation strategies.
Ability to explain policies and procedures; persuade others to accept or adopt a specific opinion, action, etc.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Possession of an Advanced P.O.S.T Certificate
Completion of the P.O.S.T. Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) Core course
Possession of a P.O.S.T. Supervisory Certificate Prior Field Training Officer experience.
Prior experience in a full-time law enforcement (sworn) criminal investigative assignment
Prior University law enforcement experience. Two (2) or more years of prior law enforcement supervisory experience in the form of a formal supervisor position, team leader, or acting supervisory roles is preferred.
A proponent of Community Policing and Engagement philosophy. Development and/or participant in community engagement programs.
Knowledge of the University of California rules and regulations.
Knowledge of the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act.
Successful candidates external to the UCI Police Department will be required to successfully complete a polygraph examination, background investigation, and medical and psychological examinations before being offered a position.
Failure to satisfactorily complete the polygraph, background investigation, medical or psychological examinations will remove the candidate from the process.
Additional Salary Information: Sergeants with an Advanced P.O.S.T received 10% and 12% with a Supervisory P.O.S.T certificate
Sergeants assigned to SRT receive an additional 5%