PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
At the University of Connecticut (Farmington) (Storrs), this class is accountable for supervising law enforcement activities and security functions.
Receives general direction from a Police Captain or an administrative employee of higher grade.
Supervises police or special enforcement officers and other employees assigned to the operating unit.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans, organizes and supervises police activities; assesses enforcement, protection and security needs of the institution; develops plans and procedures to accommodate full range of problems; allocates patrol or investigative area duty assignments to unit personnel; schedules subordinates to provide for 24-hour coverage of security function; plans, develops and conducts training programs; evaluates staff performance and reports on, recommends or takes corrective action as required; prepares reports of unit activities; coordinates exchange of information with other law enforcement agencies; supervises inspection or investigative activities; conducts confidential investigations and handles cases involving more serious or sensitive incidents; supervises, conducts or coordinates special programs, projects and services; supervises identification process for employees involved with security or handling of money; serves as a member of facility security committee; may perform full range of police enforcement, protection, security and administrative functions as required; may take command of police unit in absence of an official of higher rank; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of police administration; considerable knowledge of police practices, procedures and investigative techniques; considerable knowledge of methods and techniques utilized in criminal investigations; considerable knowledge of security practices and procedures; considerable knowledge of criminal law and court procedures; considerable knowledge of evidentiary procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of traffic and crowd control procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable interview skills; ability to analyze emergency situations and develop effective courses of action; supervisory ability; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience as a Police Officer in an organized police department or within state service.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the level of Police Sergeant.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
A Bachelor's degree may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
1. Candidates for this class are subject to selection standards pursuant to Section 7-294-a-e of the Connecticut General Statutes and the regulations of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council.
2. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain authority from the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection to "arrest and present before a competent authority any person for any offense committed within his precinct." (Connecticut General Statutes 29-18 and/or 10a-142).
3. Incumbents must possess and maintain certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Connecticut pursuant to Section 7-294-a-e of the Connecticut General Statutes and the regulations promulgated by the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council. Loss of certification will result in removal from the class.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to maintain certifications pursuant to the regulations of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council and/or agency requirements.
5. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
6. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and retain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT certification).
7. Incumbents in this class must be eligible and qualified to bear arms.
8. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.
1. Incumbents in this class must have general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required, to perform the duties of the class.
2. Applicants may be required to pass a physical examination.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to unpleasant and/or dangerous situations which could cause injury or loss of life.
Appointments are restricted to the University of Connecticut (Farmington) (Storrs) and are made in accordance with Public Act 14-217.
In accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreement's compensation guidelines.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(09)-PROTECT SERV (NP-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Police Lieutenant (Unclassified) in Salary Group PS 19 approved effective September 24, 2014. (Revised to implement step adjustment and modify content as a part of the 2022 NP-5 Contract Negotiations) Final No. 22-125