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FT Staff: Campus Police/Security Platoon Leader (Police Sgt.) PR30314CC)

Position Deleted on 6/11/2014. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Raleigh, NC
Admin - Police and Public Safety
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
DEPARTMENT: Campus Police & Security


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To be considered for employment, a candidate who meets job opening qualifications must complete the following steps for EACH job opening to which the qualified candidate applies.

Submit ALL the following documents in ONE package directly to the Human Resources Department, by ONLY ONE of the following methods: mailed hard copy (recommended for the best presentation of your credentials), or by fax to (919) 546-8484.
  • A fully completed Shaw University Application Form (see link below for write-in Application).
  • A current resume.
  • Unofficial transcript of the highest degree received.
A resume without an accompanying Shaw University Application Form, and other required documents, cannot be accepted.

Any potential hire is contingent upon the FINALIST candidate's ordering OFFICIAL transcript(s) of the highest degree received (as required by the job posting qualifications) to be MAILED DIRECTLY FROM the institution(s) DIRECTLY to: Human Resources Department, Shaw University, 118 E. South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Hand-delivered sealed transcripts will not be considered as official - they must be received directly from the awarding institution(s).

Candidates are personally responsible for any potential travel and/or relocation expenses incurred.


Under the direction of the Campus Police Chief, a Platoon Leader serves as the shift supervisor for an assigned platoon or, as needed, combination of platoons. The position is responsible for creating and maintaining a work environment conducive to staff development, job satisfaction, and retention of personnel; thereby enabling subordinate staff to perform at peak levels. The position is a Campus Police Officer and performs law enforcement, peacekeeping and public service duties in accordance with North Carolina law, Shaw University policies and departmental procedures. Campus Police Officers, are licensed by the North Carolina Attorney General and are authorized with powers of arrest, search and seizure under the North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 74G, Campus Police Act. Campus Police Officers provide protection of persons and the University's properties; resolve conflicts; prevent and investigate crimes; apprehend criminals; issue citations; secure evidence; prepare related reports; give court testimony; and serve as effective professional role models to the University's students.

  • Current certification as a sworn law enforcement officer in accordance with the provisions of the North Carolina Justice Training and Standards Council (or by the applicant's respective state, or with no more than a one year break in full-time sworn service at the time of appointment).
  • Five years in progressively responsible sworn law enforcement positions.
  • Minimum one year supervisory experience.
  • Associate's degree in police science.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and supervise an assigned college campus platoon to meet desired objectives, maintaining strict confidentiality in all matters pertaining to students, personnel and operational management matters.
  • Thorough knowledge of law enforcement regulations and best practices in community policing and law enforcement on college campuses.
  • Effective communication skills, including: ability to establish rapport and effectively influence persons with varied cultural backgrounds; effective development and composition of reports and correspondence.
  • Good physical fitness.
  • Attention to detail, including: Ability to observe and remember names, faces and details of incidents; maintenance of detailed and accurate files and records.
  • Effective prioritization and management of multiple tasks requiring extensive follow-up and timely completion.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work non-traditional and shifting work schedules, as needed.
  • Lead and positively support University change initiatives established by executive management.
  • Consistent exercise of good judgment, and demonstration of responsibility, accountability, and dependability.
  • Legally operate an automobile in the State of North Carolina.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Experience as a campus police supervisor.
  • Provide supervisory oversight of assigned platoon: preserving peace, maintaining order, and providing protection for persons and property on campus, under established departmental protocols.
  • Develop and retain qualified subordinate personnel through ongoing support, training, supervision, coaching, counseling, and performance review.
  • Provide effective overall organizational leadership, visibly supporting and actively participating in carrying out the University's mission, goals and objectives, inside and outside of assigned work unit.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters pertaining to personnel and operational management matters.
  • Effectively resolve conflicts, investigate and solve crimes.
  • Appropriately apply knowledge of criminal law, University policies and departmental procedures to arrive a valid course of action.
  • Issue citations and make arrests, as appropriate.
  • Prepare and submit applicable forms, memos, reports, etc. on a timely and complete basis:
  • Make effective appearances in criminal court or at other hearings, such as campus judicial boards, to give testimony.
  • Demonstrate a professional behavior and appearance at all times, and at all University-related events.
  • Effectively interact with and establish rapport with persons with varied cultural backgrounds and with disabilities.
  • Suitably balance any justified assertion of corrective authority without inappropriately offending others.
  • Outwardly project campus policing as a law enforcement AND educational process.
  • Maintain a high-level "fitness for duty," including physical fitness, maintenance of issued equipment and uniforms, and proficiency in the use of specialized police equipment
  • Provide effective upward communication on assigned platoon operations, issues, and needs on a timely basis
  • Effectively interact and collaborate with other team members, including departmental co-workers and other employees across the University.
  • Ensure the efficient allocation and economical utilization of University resources.

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with relevant qualifications and experience, internal equity, and budgetary considerations.

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid annual leave
  • Paid holidays
From time to time, benefits may be added or deleted from the Shaw University benefits package.

  • Must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Subject to a background check, motor vehicle check, drug screen.
The preceding job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. It does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.

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