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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 387I
Category: Protective Services


Assist in the administration and supervision of a division or shift of a campus police department.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions allocated to this class may serve as staff assistant to the head of a division of the security department; or direct a special activity such as training; or direct a line police unit including police sergeants. Incumbents have arrest powers and are required to be commissioned law officers under the regulations of the state.

Typical Work

Coordinate the work of a functional unit with the work of the line division and recommend procedures and methods to increase department efficiency;

Assist in the development of institution security programs;

Review security department records and reports; initiate corrective action when necessary to ensure compliance with institution regulations, local, state, and federal law; prepare departmental reports as required;

Develop and direct police department training programs; review the effectiveness of the unit;

Plan, schedule, and assign security staff to shifts and sections;

Participate in personnel processes; make recommendations on appointments, promotions, transfers, disciplinary actions, and discharges;

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.

Desirable Qualifications

Two years of law enforcement experience or training in a supervisory capacity equivalent to Campus Police Sergeant; possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license; no previous felony convictions. 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:

• A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability and other elements which are established through job analysis.

Class Specification History

New Class: 8-16-74
Revise Minimum Qualifications: 8-16-74
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revised new class code: (formerly 2622) effective July 1, 2007