Under general supervision, performs the duties of a Police Officer.
Functions in a lead capacity, or independently as a recognized
specialist in an ongoing law enforcement program, or may function as a
shift supervisor for a small group of police officers.
1. Performs lead officer duties such as: assisting in the
supervision of routine operations and staff, determining work
priorities, and evaluating staff.
2. Serves as a specialist performing assignments requiring additional
or advanced training such as crime prevention, criminal
investigations or special events.
3. Develops and conducts training sessions.
4. Functions as a shift supervisor, spending a substantial amount of
time performing the duties of a UPO II.
5. Performs all the duties of a University Police Officer II.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: One year as a sworn police officer.
OTHER: Certification as a sworn Police Officer recognized by the
Maryland Police Training Commission and valid Maryland Non-commerical
Class C or equivalent driver's license.
Thorough knowledge of citizens rights and responsibilities; of
federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Skill in detecting
situations imperiling public safety; in operating emergency vehicles
under all conditions; in the care and use of firearms, self defense
tools and criminal detection devices; in communicating effectively
both orally and in writing; in operating two way radios and telephones
in a variety of environments; in conducting confidential
investigations. Ability to apply knowledge, experience, and reason to
arrive at prompt and effective decisions for both routine and critical
situations; to show sensitivity in interactions with a diverse
population; to maintain composure and demonstrate professionalism and
restraint at all times; to perform extensive sitting, driving,
standing, walking, climbing, and running; to lift, drag, and carry
heavy objects; to establish and maintain effective working
relationships; to follow oral and written directions; to provide
guidance and training or supervision to others; to respond to
situations requiring physical stamina and force; to enter and exit
vehicles frequently and quickly; to work in and wear personal
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.
Employees in this job class are required to maintain certification as
specified by the Maryland Police Training Commission. Employees in
this job class may be subject to pre-employment and random drug