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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 387J
Category: Protective Services


Direct the activities of a major division of the campus police department.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions allocated to this class have 24-hour administrative and supervisory responsibility for a functional division of a police division such as patrol, traffic, or investigations. Incumbents have arrest powers and are required to be commissioned law officers under the regulations of the state.

Typical Work

Supervises police and security personnel assigned to a division; may assume command of the department of the absence of the chief or assistant chief; 

Assists in the development of the division operating budget, policy, and procedure; 

Makes reports and maintains files pertinent to the operation of a division; 

Evaluates performance of subordinate staff in division; participate in personnel transactions such as appointments, promotions, transfers, discipline, and scheduling of work; 

Assists in development and implementation of staff training programs; 

Reviews and analyzes crime trends and other police problems; takes or recommends corrective action; 

Meets with student, faculty, staff, and public groups to discuss campus security requirements; 

Performs 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

High school graduation or equivalent; three years of law enforcement experience, or training, in a supervisory capacity equivalent to sergeant; possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license; no previous felony convictions 

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: January 3, 1973
Revise Minimum Qualifications: July 2, 1990
Revised new class code: (formerly 2620) effective July 1, 2007