To supervise the daily police services operations within Presbyterian College’s Police Department by providing direction and guidance to subordinate staff, to include recommending and implementing improved policies and procedures. This position serves as second in command within the department.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Acts as the Department’s Accreditation Manager: Analyzes, reviews, and recommends the implementation of policies and procedures that will improve the quality of services provided by the uniformed services division of the department.
- Issues and enforces directives and work orders to subordinate staff in conjunction with the daily operations of the uniformed services division of the department, to include changes or exceptions to normal operating procedures.
- Ensures adequate staffing for both short and long-term needs, to include approving overtime and scheduling changes.
- Ensures that all incidents and arrest activities are properly documented, to include reviewing written reports/forms, communicating with subordinates, and completing administrative follow-up as appropriate.
- Investigates complaints against the department by interacting with faculty, staff, and students to gather and review facts and recommend appropriate action.
- Maintains positive work relation with outside law enforcement agencies to obtain or exchange relevant protective services information.
- Ensures that subordinate staff complies with all policies and procedures that are mandated.
- Participates in developing and recommending the annual operating budget for the uniformed services division of the department.
- Assesses the need for staff development and training and approves their attendance at activities designed to improve their protective services knowledge and skills.
- Maintains up-to-date in-service training records on all uniform patrol division Officers.
- Conducts firearms training and certifies qualification of all officers.
- Attends the appropriate training instructor courses routinely to maintain certification as an instructor by the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy.
- The job of the Victim Advocate is not limited to or all inclusive of the duties performed. The duties and responsibilities vary depending on type and severity of crime:
- Under limited supervision operates and coordinates a victim’s assistance program by providing crisis intervention and necessary support services to victims of crime. Also they provide educational material to law enforcement staff and the community in response to criminal victimization.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF VICTIM ADVOCATE:
- Refer victims to appropriate service agencies/providers.
- Ensure victims’ legal rights are protected.
- Advise victims of case status and progress and maintains contact with and provides support to victims and/or family members throughout the criminal justice process as needed.
- Provide applications and information to victims concerning South Carolina Crime Victims’ Compensation; explain purpose, procedures, and policies, and assist in completion of forms.
- Upon request, may intervene on behalf of victims with creditors, employers, etc.
- Establish contact with victims of crime and identify their needs.
- Provide crisis intervention and support to victims of crime.
- Provide educational materials concerning victims’ rights.
- Increase the community’s awareness of the victim assistance program to encourage timely reporting and assistance.
- Ability to intervene in a crisis situation using tact, discretion, compassion, and good judgment.
- Provides 24-hour administrative on-call coverage of all serious incidents and activities that occur within the college.
- Enhances professional knowledge and skills by attending sessions, seminars, and workshops and reviewing published literature.
- Acts on behalf of the Director during his or her absence.
- Performs other work-related duties as requested.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred
- Three to five years’ experience
- Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
- Self-starter able to work with minimal supervision and complete tasks independently
- Ability to coordinate multiple projects and interact in varying team environments
- Excellent interpersonal skills, professional attitude and sense of humor and enthusiasm
To Apply: send a resume and contact information for five professional references to: Barbara Fayad, Vice President of Human Resources, 503 South Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325 or email resume and reference information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Presbyterian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.