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Police Sergeant / Law Enforcement Officer II (00042)
A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia. 
Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour’s drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville. Longwood currently has approximately 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students and 39,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.
Job Description:
Longwood University invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Police Sergeant / Law Enforcement Officer II (00042) in the Department of Police & Public Safety.  The successful candidate will provide supervision to police officers with responsibility for duty assignments and monitoring work performance.  Longwood Police & Public Safety is an innovative and progressive department that conducts and/or oversees all police and security functions for Longwood University’s approximately 5,000 students, staff, and visitors.  This position is considered emergency personnel, which requires the selected candidate to report to work or be called in due to inclement weather, in the case of an emergency, or staff shortage, etc.  
  • Serve as first level of supervision providing guidance and training to officers assigned
  • Apply community policing principles and practices to resolve issues
  • Responsible for scheduling shifts, providing on-site supervision, and identifying training needs
  • Responsible for the conduct of officers assigned and ensuring officers follow all applicable constitutional safeguards, state statutes, local ordinances, university and departmental policies
  • Review and approve records and reports for accuracy and completeness
  • Conduct individual patrols, by vehicle, bicycle, or on foot, of the university and respond to calls within service area
  • Monitor subordinate officers patrol efforts, ensuring officers are actively engaging while on duty
  • Take command of situation when emergencies occur and senior supervisors are not present and maintain control until properly relieved or situation is resolved
  • Act within established emergency procedures at all times
  • Evaluate and resolve complaints
  • Investigate criminal and traffic incidents
  • Exercise good judgment
  • Effectively coordinate and develop events, shift assignments, and personnel coverage
  • Maintain accurate log of training records and requests for training
  • Complete all assigned administrative tasks such as performance evaluations before required due date
  • Other duties as assigned
Position: Police Sergeant / Law Enforcement Officer II (00042)
Organization: Longwood University
Location: Farmville,  VA 
United States
Salary: $52,500 - $58,500
Posting Start Date: 4/2/2024
Date Posted: 4/2/2024
  • High school diploma or equivalency required
  • Valid Virginia Driver’s License
  • Certified Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Law Enforcement Officer and prior experience as a full-time, sworn law enforcement officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Thorough knowledge of police science
  • Demonstrated ability to develop incident action plans
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Prior campus and university experience preferred
Additional Information:
This position is a full-time, classified, non-exempt position in a pay band 4; hiring range of $52,500 - $58,500. A successful fingerprint based criminal background investigation is required, to include a credit history, medical evaluation, drug screening, psychological and polygraph examination. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position to include:
  • State health and dental benefits & flexible spending accounts
  • Paid leave (which may include sick leave, personal leave, annual leave, etc.), and 13 holidays
  • Retirement savings plans (some with limited employer match available (VRS))
  • Life & Long-Term care insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee discounts for various services, including Verizon.
  • Educational benefits for most employees
  • Fitness Center membership less expensive than most 
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process.  You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application.  If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or humres@longwood.edu.
Per CFR: Title 34, the Title IX Coordinator’s contact information can be located through this link http://www.longwood.edu/titleix/.
A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan.  EOE/AA
Application Instructions:
Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will be posted a minimum of five business days, position posted 03/29/2024. To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online application, attach a resume, cover letter, and any other documents to be included with your application materials. Applicants must fully complete the online application. Application/resume must detail professional and training history. Incomplete applications may result in removal from the hiring process. Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be emailed a detailed background package that must be completed and returned. These packages, along with applications and resumes, will be used to select the most qualified applicants for interviews.
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Status: This listing expires on: 5/2/2024
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Longwood University

Farmville,  VA 23909
United States
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