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Police Sergeant

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Posting Details

Title Information

Security Sensitive Position? Yes
Hours of Work TBA

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number TSU201442
Official TSU Title Police Sergeant
Grant Title N/A
Job Description Summary / TWC Summary

Supervises and coordinates activities of law enforcement personnel on an assigned shift or area to ensure the protection, safety, and welfare of students, staff, and visitors and the protection of University property.

Essential Duties Summary

Supervises, assigns work, and evaluates the performance of law enforcement personnel assigned to shift or area. Provides in-field instruction, training, and counseling to subordinates. Conducts shift “roll call”, provides daily briefing sessions regarding criminal activity, special assignments, and events. Inspects uniforms, equipment, buildings, and vehicles. Prepares, reviews, and distributes various reports on incidents, operations, and other activities. Coordinates responses to calls, conducts preliminary investigations of incidents, and protects crime scenes. Interviews or supervises the interviews of suspects, witnesses, and victims. Provides general service, courtesy escorts, information, and assistance to faculty, staff, students, and visitors on campus. Acts as a departmental representative or liaison to internal and external groups, as designated. Performs police officer patrol duties as needed. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



Hiring Range Commensurate with experience.

High school diploma or general equivalency education.

Required Licensing/Certification

Licensed as a Texas peace officer through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. Intermediate peace officer certification (TCLEOSE) required. Advanced peace officer certification preferred. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Requires working knowledge of law enforcement methods, techniques, practices, equipment and procedures. Proficient in computer skills and knowledge of basic computer software applications.

Work Experience

Requires two (2) years experience as a commissioned officer with Texas Southern University Police Department, or a total of four (4) years combined law enforcement experience.

Leadership/Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises a section within the department or a small unit of direct reports. Includes some human resources responsibilities for direct reports. Confers with manager or director about human resources and operational issues.

Work Complexity/Budget Authority

Tasks are multiple and diverse with some interrelationship across processes. Handles some unrelated functions. Work requires the direct application of a variety of procedures, policies and/or precedents.

Independent Judgment/Decision Making/Problem Solving Skills

Develops objectives and general policies and procedures for a specific program or functional area of responsibility within general scope of established operational goals and plans. Day-to-day work and decisions do not require direction or review by immediate supervisor. End results are reviewed by supervisor. Strategic issues are referred to supervisor.

Personal/Organizational Contacts

High-level contact with others in key positions. Contact usually involves several areas within the University and/or with community, government, business leaders, media and dignitaries. Typically handles highly sensitive and/or confidential information.

Customer Service Relationships

Assesses and diffuses problem situations and requires influencing others to reach consensus. Requires tact and diplomacy to handle difficult customer situations. Requires advanced interpersonal and communication skills to establish and maintain internal and external customer relationships. Explores alternatives and creative solutions to meeting the needs of the customer.

Working/Environmental Conditions

Working conditions includes moderate physical activity that includes prolonged standing and/or walking, handling moderate weight objects and/or using or carrying equipment. Some exposure to risk of accident and require following basic safety precautions. Work may require routine travel.

Desired start date
Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Detail Information

UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants Open to all applicants.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you licensed as a Texas peace officer through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have an Intermediate peace officer certification (TCLEOSE)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have two years of experience as a commissioned officer with Texas Southern University Police Department, or a total of four (4) years combined law enforcement experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Other Document
  3. Reference Letter 1
  4. Reference Letter 2
  5. Reference Letter 3