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Police Lieutenant, The George Washington University

Institution name: The George Washington University

Title: Police Lieutenant

Job location: DC

Job category: Officer positions


Posting date: 2022-01-12 10:15:00

End date: 2022-01-30 00:00:00

The Division of Safety and Facilities aims to provide a safe and secure campus for all members of the university community through best-in-class technological and physical infrastructure, proactive assessment and analysis, and a caring team of professionals dedicated to upholding the university’s values with the highest degree of conscientiousness.

Reporting to the Operations Captain, the Lieutenant serves as the primary manager, providing administrative and operational oversight, for their assigned shift within GW Police Department. The Lieutenant is also an integral part of the leadership team that manages all public safety functions for the University. The Lieutenant oversees the assigned shift on such items as overall deployment planning, incident and crisis issues, supervisory and line training and scheduling. This position plays a vital role also in recruitment and hiring, and developing goals for ongoing guidance, and training in supervision, leadership, personnel evaluation, and tactical response. This position is also responsible for establishing an emphasis on campus and community engagement for an increased community policing focus. Plans organize and direct activities of the operational areas(s) for which they are responsible. This is a management position at the university that, in addition to leading a work unit, leads and supervises staff directly, makes hiring decisions, provides coaching, training and mentoring, manages performance and determines future staffing needs.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Establishes policies and procedures, develops goals, objectives,, and assesses program efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Manages the employee evaluation process and provides effective leadership to staff members within the operational areas for which they are assigned to.
  • Administers discipline, recognizes commendable employee actions, and provides supervision and leadership for department operations that promote excellent customer service, community policing, high morale, and a professional image.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, and files related to campus safety programs and activities for submission to federal, state, and local agencies
  • Serves as the Incident Commander during major criminal incidents, natural and man-made disasters, demonstrations, or special events.
  • Works closely with the campus and surrounding community on issues affecting public safety.
  • Serves as a liaison with surrounding law enforcement agencies, local police, government officials, community leaders, commissions, multi-agency workgroups, advises campus administration on law enforcement and public safety issues;
  • Communicates and/or meets with the public to address complaints and safety issues; monitors and ensures appropriate follow up on community concerns
  • Provides on-scene presence, review, and approval of written reports and documents.
  • In Patrol assignments, functions as shift supervisor, responsible for oversight in departmental field activities during an assigned shift.
  • Conducts fleet vehicle crash investigations when departmental vehicles are involved.
  • Supervises basic crime scene investigations, which includes evidence collection, interviews and police related searches; reviews and approves written reports prior to submission to Investigations unit.
  • Supervises the apprehension, arrests and reviews charges filed on suspects when appropriate.
  • Testifies in court or administrative hearings concerning violations or offenses.
  • Reviews body worn and in-car camera video associated with incident reports prior to approving reports to ensure compliance with department policy.
  • May assume all the responsibilities of the Operations Captain to include oversight, leadership, and administration of the Police in the absence of the Captain.
  • May perform the traditional uniform duties of a police officer when necessary, and maybe required to work weekends, holidays, and/or after normal business hours.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum quals:
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 6 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 4 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

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