Presbyterian College | Clinton SC

Presbyterian College Campus Police Department

Campus Police Sergeant

11/15/2021

POSITION:

Presbyterian College Campus Police Sergeant – Presbyterian College Campus Police Sergeants are sworn law enforcement officers with full authority to enforce federal, state, municipal laws, and Presbyterian College policies. PC Police Officers are Class 1 certified officers who have completed the twelve weeks of law enforcement instruction at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. They are also appointed and commissioned as State Constables by the Governor of South Carolina as provided by South Carolina law.

Functions:

 

  • Patrol campus properties throughout the shift. Promote public and campus safety in those patrol areas consistent with the concepts of community policing, and department and PC policy, state, local and federal laws. Interact with faculty, university students and citizens who may visit the university.  Primary mode of patrol is vehicle patrol, but also includes foot patrol.
  • May be required to stand for extended periods of time when assigned to fixed posts or required to walk for extended periods of time if assigned to a walking post.
  • Enforce traffic laws and issues warnings or citations to violators.
  • Determines “probable cause” and makes arrests of individuals in compliance with South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and department policy.
  • Monitor radio traffic and respond to all dispatched calls for service in a timely manner.
  • Properly investigates all assigned incidents and documents the findings of the investigation on case reports, supplemental report forms and daily activity logs.
  • Participates in criminal investigations and evidence collection.
  • Interviews victims and witnesses.
  • Enforces college parking and traffic regulations by the issuance of parking and traffic citations
  • Testifies clearly and truthfully during campus conduct hearings and/or court proceedings
  • Provides emergency first aid to injured or ill person(s) and assists in the transportation of these persons when necessary
  • Admits authorized person(s) into locked buildings, facilities and rooms during business and non-business hours
  • Responds to building alarms
  • Responds to fire alarms
  • Conducts fire drills
  • Responds to calls for assistance
  • Diffuses difficult situations and will escort unauthorized individuals off college-owned and controlled property
  • Attends training and continuing education sessions to maintain certifications.
  • Present public education and awareness programs regarding crime.
  • Know and understand the basic elements of criminal violations and be able to identify those calls for service that require response of campus law enforcement.
  • Know and understand the elements of campus student code of conduct violations.
  • Secure incident/crime scenes of serious incidents, making sure that the integrity of the scene and evidence is not compromised, tampered with, altered, contaminated, or left unattended.
  • Conduct checks on residential halls, buildings, grounds, and university property to ensure the prevention of burglary, theft, criminal mischief/vandalism, or fire.
  • Assist with the securing and opening of campus buildings.
  • Must be able to react promptly and correctly in emergency situations.
  • Must be able to defend against attack by use of force to subdue or control an individual or suspect.
  • Must be able to enforce the university rules with firmness, fairness, and impartiality and to deal with the public in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, nights, evening, weekend, holidays, and after-hours work is required. May be required to report for duty at any time, including during states of emergency, special events and university closings.
  • Ability to work overtime, both scheduled and unscheduled.
  • May include occasional exposure to normal environmental conditions such as sunlight, heat, cold, and rain. Also includes risk of exposure to adverse environmental conditions such as noise, solvents, odors, slippery or uneven surfaces, heights, machinery, adverse weather conditions, and traffic hazards.
  • Observes and reports any faulty or unsafe equipment and/or conditions
  • Assists stranded motorists by jumping dead batteries, changing flat tires and pushing disabled vehicles
  • Provides crowd and/or traffic control during scheduled activities and/or emergency situations
  • Provides security if requested during the transportation of large sums of cash and/or other valuables
  • Provides basic information, direction and assistance to college personnel, students and visitors
  • Must maintain a high standard of professionalism in representation of the College including confidentiality in all aspects of the position.
  • Issues parking permits, ID cards and keys as necessary
  • Activates Emergency Notification System when necessary
  • Assists with Clery Act compliance and documentation
  • Issuing and tracking keys and access control cards
  • Conducts daily vehicle inspections
  • Administers Narcan when necessary
  • Completes annual required training, including taser training, mandatory in-service training, and firearm training.
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Skills:

  • Moderate physical labor may be required on occasion and working outside in adverse weather conditions is common.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, to walk up and down stairs, and to walk or stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Computer skills in Microsoft excel, word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good conflict resolution / de-escalation skills
  • Ability to tolerate high levels of stress
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

REQUIRED EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED (Advanced education preferred)
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age (SLED REQUIREMENT)
  • Far visual acuity of at least 20/30 in each eye with or without corrective lenses; Vision capable of distinguishing basic color groups against a favorable background;
  • The ability to obtain SLED Certification or currently have obtained SLED Certification as a Level 1 law enforcement officer.
  • Ability to maintain the requirements set forth in Article 9, Chapter 73, S.C. Code of Regulations (73-400 to 73-422). South Carolina Law Enforcement Division;
  • As a part of the pre-employment process, the selected candidate must be willing to consent to and pass with satisfactory results, an investigative consumer report, SLED background and pre-employment drug screen, driver’s license check, medical exam and psychological exam.

PREFERRED: 

  • Class 1 certified officers who have completed the twelve weeks of law enforcement instruction at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.

TO APPLY:

Send a cover letter, résumé and list of three references including contact information to Presbyterian College Office of Human Resources, 503 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325 or email materials to hr@presby.edu

Presbyterian College is an EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. PC is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.