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Police Sergeant

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Working Title Police Sergeant
Position Number 00302A/00366A
Department POLICE
Location Norfolk, VA
Type of Position Classified
Type of Job Full Time
EEO Category D Protective Service Workers

This position will supervise and assist subordinate officers/investigators in the performance of their duties. This position will also provide critical first line supervisory presence for a shift of uniformed patrol officers insuring jurisdictional patrol to prevent, detect and investigate criminal acts, or shifts of detectives providing critical investigative services including case management.

Type of Recruitment
Knowledge, skills and abilities

Advanced knowledge of and skill in modern police practices and methods. Ability to learn state statutes, motor vehicle statutes, city ordinances and ODU regulations. Ability to obtain police officer certification as mandated by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services within one year of hire. Must possess the demonstrated ability to enforce the law equally amongst all persons. Must have excellent leadership qualities, and ability to manage program components as well as supervise subordinates. Must possess ability to train subordinates, organize assets, and possess superior communication skills, especially writing skills. Ability to evaluate subordinate work products and take corrective action where necessary. Ability to plan, organize and direct law enforcement operations. Ability to pass an extensive background investigation.

Special licenses, registration or certification

Must have a valid driver’s license and insurable record.

Education or training

High School Diploma or GED. Must successfully complete a specified law enforcement training school within one year of hire and become certified by the VA Department of Criminal Justice Services, if not already police officer certified, which includes the passing of an extensive background investigation, physical ability test and psychological testing. CPR and First Aid certification. Must complete, or have completed, a first-line supervisory training course within the first year of employment.

Level and type of experience

Considerable experience as a general authority law enforcement officer.

Preferred knowledge, skills, abilities, education, experience, licensure, certification

Certified as a law enforcement officer in State of Virginia. Associates degree or higher from an accredited college or university in a subject field related to law enforcement. Completion of a first-line supervisory law enforcement course. Experience as a law enforcement supervisor, specifically with a university police department of similar size and complexity. DCJS General Instructor Certification. CPR, First Aid, VCIN/NCIC certifications.

Conditions of Employment

Subject to random drug testing. Must successfully pass a criminal background investigation to include a comprehensive medical screening.

Must obtain VCIN certification within one year of hiring.

Considered “essential personnel” for emergency conditions and inclement weather and expected to report to duty during those conditions.

Must be capable of working as required shift schedules which may include days, evenings nights weekends and holidays

Annual Salary/Hourly Rate Salary is commensurate with education and experience and begins at $ - 54,300.00

Posting Detail Information

Job Requisition Number S00579
Job Open To General Public
Open Date 11/20/2017
Close Date 12/22/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary


Criminal Background Check The final candidates is required to complete a criminal history check.
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