Police Officer Senior Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Supervises/leads work of other police officers or supervises
Security Officers, Security Officer, Leads or other assigned staff
in the absence of or as assigned by unit Sergeant. Enforces
university, state and federal laws and regulations to protect life
and property and serves university community.
third in a series of five classifications. It is distinguished from
the Police Officer by the lead responsibilities or supervisory
duties and additional experience required for leading and providing
training to others. Incumbents are required to maintain flexible
schedules in order to accommodate evening and weekend shifts.
Incumbents experience hazardous or dangerous situations during the
course of their work.
Examples of Duties:
- Assumes some first line supervisor duties for squad in the
presence and/or absence of Sergeant; performs minor disciplinary
actions or performance evaluations; prepares for and conducts
briefing session prior to squad going on-duty; reviews officers
reports and daily activity logs for accuracy, completeness and
essential elements; assists other officers with difficult
situations; decides which emergency situations require
- Patrols buildings and grounds checking locked doors and
windows, investigating suspicious activity or people and
investigating unusual or suspicious circumstances.
- Patrols assigned areas on foot or by motor vehicle to
control traffic, prevent or deter crime and arrest violators;
issues warnings or citations to drivers when violations of motor
vehicle laws are observed.
- Writes and files, with supervisor, crime reports and daily
activity reports of disturbances, accidents, crimes and tickets
issued in prescribed format.
- Assists public and university community; delivers emergency
messages; helps motorists with flat tires, stalled vehicles or
keys locked in car; advises university community on crime
- Responds to emergency alarms and dispatched calls; makes
quick decisions based on analysis of situations and facts.
- Testifies in court in response to subpoena as witness and/or
reporting officer to crime.
- Investigates crimes, and accidents of all kinds; interviews
suspects and witnesses; collects evidence and facts; files
report with supervisor.
- Trains new officers in the field according to established
schedule and guidelines; submits written evaluation of trainee
performance to supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of law enforcement practices and procedures and
applicable laws, rules and regulations.
- Skill in analytical, objective observance of situations and
quick decision making.
- Skill in managing situations firmly, courteously, tactfully
- Skill in recording information accurately and completely.
- Skill in leading the work of others.
years' experience as Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training
(AZ POST) certified officer; OR, Equivalent out-of-state
certification; must obtain AZ POST certification within six months
from hire date; Possession of current Arizona Type D driver's
license is required upon employment.
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