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Patrol Sergeant

Company: Sacred Heart University
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Public Safety -- Patrol Sergeant Category: Public Safety Department: Public Safety [SEC] Locations: Fairfield, CT Posted: Feb 12, 2021 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Hourly Position ID: 128278 Share

About Sacred Heart University:

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University's nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 386 Colleges-2021 Edition, Best in the Northeast and Best Business Schools-2021 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theater. www.sacredheart.edu

Job Description:

The successful candidate for Public Safety -- Patrol Sargent will provide for the safety and security of all members of the University community. The candidate will provide for the physical security of University property & enforce University and Departmental rules and regulations; oversee the daily functions of DPS officers and contract security officers to ensure all services are delivered in a consistent, professional and timely manner.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Must embrace a community policing/problem solving approach to patrol responsibilities
  • Must be capable of Patrolling University properties via foot, bicycle, or vehicle
  • Conduct daily shift level briefing sessions and line inspections to ensure all personnel are properly informed and properly equipped to perform their daily duties
  • Supervise and direct front line Public Safety officer response to calls for service and emergency incidents including, but not limited to; fire alarms/fires, medical incidents, weather emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, disturbances, altercations, etc.
  • Adheres to the University and the Department of Public Safety's rules, regulations, responsibilities, and procedures and ensures all assigned personnel do so as well
  • Complies with and is respectful of Superiors and their instructions, directives and assignments
  • Keep superiors informed of performance or personnel issues and initiate, and/or carry out, appropriate corrective action, counseling, and training
  • Submits thorough and timely reports documenting any personnel matters, unusual occurrences, complaints, and/or crimes/incidents
  • Maintains a professional, formal, and approachable demeanor while on duty to foster effective public relations while interacting within the University community
  • Provide aid or services to the University community, including personal safety escorts, motor vehicle assistance, room/bldg. locking/unlocking, bank runs etc.
  • Interacts professionally with all internal University members and external municipal partners/agencies (police, fire, ambulance etc.)
  • May be required to work special assignments, events, and shifts
  • May be required to fulfill Dispatch duties if needed
  • Perform other duties as directed by superiors
  • Will not act, either on duty or off duty, in any manner that is detrimental, in the view of SHU, to the Mission or reputation of Sacred Heart University
  • Must maintain all applicable certifications and licensing
  • Essential physical job tasks:
  • Sitting, standing, or walking for sustained periods of time,
  • Climbing up/down stairs,
  • Bending, turning, reaching, and grasping,
  • Visual acuity sufficient for reading ID cards/written materials, and making general observations
  • Hearing sufficient for perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels


  • Minimum of ten years law enforcement, or military police, experience required
  • Minimum of two years serving in a supervisory level law enforcement position or comparable leadership position in non-law enforcement agency
  • Must have separated from law enforcement/military service in good standing
  • Associate degree in Criminal Justice, or related field
  • Possess, and maintain: CT State Security Guard Card and Security Officer Firearms Permit (Blue Card), or other comparable certification as may be required
  • If former LEO, must be capable of meeting standards established by the Law Enforcement Officer's Safety Act (HR-218)
  • Be in good physical condition with height and weight in proportion
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Must hold a valid State Driver's License

Additional Information:

May require working different shifts, working at various university campuses, or facilities. May require working on weekends, holidays and in adverse weather conditions.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online, faxes and emails will not be accepted. A cover letter is appreciated.

Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live are encouraged

Keywords: Sacred Heart University, Fairfield , Patrol Sergeant, Other , Fairfield, Connecticut

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