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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 387G
Category: Protective Services


Supervise a squad or shift of full-time campus police or security personnel.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions allocated to this class perform patrol duties of the police officer, and are responsible for supervising a group of police officers or other security staff. Incumbents have arrest powers and are required to be commissioned law officers under the regulations of the state.

Typical Work

Assign duties; train and supervise campus police officers assigned to a shift or squad; advise, counsel, and recommend disciplinary and other personnel actions;

Evaluate performance of subordinates to determine training requirements and deficiencies;

Assist in development and conduct of training programs for campus police;

Investigate complaints of disturbance, accidents, stolen property, or criminal activity; conduct internal investigations as assigned;

Patrol campus buildings and grounds on foot or by vehicle to maintain security;

Issue citations for violations of campus regulations, local, state, and federal laws;

Write reports covering activity of squad or shift assigned; review and correct reports of subordinate officers;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

High school graduation or equivalent; possession of a valid driver's license; two years of work experience as a campus police officer or equivalent; no previous felony convictions. U.S. citizenship may be required. A Bachelor's Degree in Police Science may substitute for one year of required experience. 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. 

Examination Requirements: 

The examination (including written, E & T and oral components) will consist of a scored evaluation of the applicant's knowledge of laws and police procedures, law enforcement experience, training, physical and personal qualifications related to the ability to perform the supervisory duties of Campus Police Sergeant.  An oral examination may be used to determine supervisory qualifications; and detailed knowledge of departmental procedures.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Minimum Qualifications: 8-16-74
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revised new class code: (formerly 2624) effective July 1, 2007
Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024 due to adopted legislative action.