The Lewis University Police Department invites applications for a Police Sergeant to provide leadership and supervision to University Police Officers, Campus Safety Officers and Campus Safety Assistants primarily after normal business hours. Additionally, the University Police Sergeant functions as a working member of the shift by assisting to maintain security and safety for assigned areas, effectively responding to requests for service and enforcing applicable state and local laws in addition to University policies. University Police Sergeants are an integral part of the department's overall community policing strategy. University Police Sergeants are an integral part of the department's overall community policing strategy. University Police Sergeants are part of the University's team of first responders equipped to assist in various emergency and non-emergency situations.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
- Plan and direct patrol and support services on assigned shifts
- Provide leadership, direction and training to police personnel on shifts after regular business hours
- Provide on-going professional development, goal setting and evaluation to police and civilian personnel through the University's Professional Development Plan (PPD) program
- Clearly communicate performance output expectations through regular and consistent one on one interactions with personnel on assigned shifts
- Respond to emergencies or crises and serve as a liaison to local law enforcement and emergency responders
- Oversee the management of the emergency dispatch center and front gate operations during assigned shifts
- Fulfill collateral responsibilities as assigned by the Deputy Chief of Police including by not limited to: scheduling, report review, staff training, community training, records management, property and evidence management, equipment procurement, Clery reporting, staff selection, court document processing, committee participation, special event planning and internal investigations
- Act as one of the University's first responders equipped to assist in various emergency and nonemergency situations
- Conduct investigations at the scenes of crimes and accidents by gathering evidence, locating and questioning witnesses and giving aid and support to victims
- Provide first aid including CPR and utilization of an AED Assist in implementation of the University Emergency Operations Plan as prescribed
- Participate in routine patrol and security activities:
- Provide campus wide police patrol on foot and in vehicles to protect persons and property
- Investigate any observed disturbances, irregularities, hazards or suspicious circumstances
- Mediate disputes involving community members
- Develop an extensive knowledge of the University, its policies, locations of buildings, geography and personnel, organizational structure, traffic flow, and problem areas
- Conduct requested and self-initiated security inspections to assist in environmental management for better security
- Enforcement of State and local laws and University policy:
- Enforce University Behavioral standards and policies firmly, tactfully, equally, and with respect for the rights of others
- Apprehend and arrest suspects for felony, misdemeanor or Village ordinance offenses in accordance with departmental practices.
- Conduct searches of persons, vehicles, and places in accordance with State and Federal law and departmental procedures.
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate in various situations through various mediums:
- Write reports and maintain appropriate documentation according to departmental standards.
- Ascertain facts by personal contact, observation, investigation and examination of law enforcement records.
- Participate in the development and presentation of crime prevention programming and community education.
- Collaborate with Residence Life staff and other key Student Services departments to provide programming and community outreach
- Appear as needed in University judicial hearings and criminal and traffic court
- Assist in field training of new staff as required
Lewis University Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.
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- Must be at least 21 years of age and have a high school diploma.
- Must be certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board as a full-time Police Officer.
- Must possess a minimum combined five years of experience as a full time law enforcement officer on a professional supervisor.
- Must possess a valid Illinois driver's license with a good driving record.
- Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to walk, run, climb, provide assistance to persons in distress, operate required equipment (including police bicycles and various weapon systems), and work outdoors in a variety of adverse weather conditions.
- Must be able to work with flexible schedules involving evening, weekend and holiday work.
- Ability to successfully complete various required departmental training programs (including police bicycle and defensive tactics).
- Ability to send and receive information with necessary optical, auditory and manual dexterity.
- Must pass a psychological exam, basic skills assessment and personality profile.
- Must pass a physical examination.
- Must pass a background investigation including a fingerprint check.
- Candidates must not have any felony convictions or serious misdemeanor convictions.
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
- Previous experience as a police supervisor.
- Three to five years of experience as a police officer.
- Previous experience in campus law enforcement and/or student development
- Proficiency in common business software applications: word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, email etc.
For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at, visit:
Inspired by the University's Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer. We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.