Pay Grade: 28



This is responsible supervisory and administrative commissioned law enforcement work providing police protection for a regents institution.

Incumbents implement plans and procedures to affect daily law enforcement programs and assists in the development of department policies and procedures.

Standard Classification Factors

Supervision Received - LEVEL E: "Under administrative direction…" At this level, employees are free to plan, develop and organize all phases of the work necessary for its completion within program guidance. Generally, they can develop and utilize any procedures and methods which do not conflict with major policies. Supervision is generally exercised over them through staff conference-type discussions and a review of progress reports.

Difficulty - LEVEL C: Considerable… Duties which require a high degree of concentration because of the many factors which must be considered and weighed before a decision can be reached. Usually positions that require planning, developing, and coordinating programs and directing fairly large groups of people fall into this category.

Complexity - LEVEL D: Work is of a diversified nature that usually involves multiple unrelated steps. Analytical thought is necessary for dealing with complex data and situations. Work often involves a variety of unrelated processes and may require planning or carrying out a sequence of actions or both. Several alternatives usually exist at this level for approaching problems or situations. Workers at this level exercise a considerable amount of independent judgment. Work is controlled by occasional review and by reporting to or consultation with supervisors or superiors. When guidelines exist at this level, they are usually broadly defined or technical requiring careful analysis and interpretation.

Consequence of Actions or Decisions - LEVEL D: Consequences of actions or decisions at this level are significant as the work may be rarely if ever reviewed, making errors difficult to detect. Errors may cause major program failure or a high degree of confusion. Injuries to others due to errors are serious or incapacitating or both and costs due to errors are substantial.

Contacts - LEVEL D: The purpose of the contact is to justify, defend, negotiate, persuade or interrogate to settle matters, maintain good will, gain cooperation or reach compromises when the information is controversial or the individuals or groups have strong differences of opinions or diverse viewpoints. Extensive use of communication techniques and well developed communication skills are required for dealing with others.

Physical Demands - LEVEL B: The work requires light physical exertion. The employee may be required to perform handling activities with lightweight or easily moved items (e.g. books, file folders, boxes of office supplies, small machine parts, etc.); perform moving activities for brief periods; operate light equipment; perform repetitive motions for brief periods; confined to a work area.

Environmental Conditions - LEVEL C: The work environment involves hazards, risks or discomforts typical of working with or around machinery with exposed moving parts, irritant chemicals, heavy equipment or abusive or hostile clientele and patients. Exposure to disagreeable weather conditions and extreme levels of temperature, ventilation, lighting and sound are normal. Protective clothing or gear and specific safety standards or procedures may be required. Serious injury is possible.

Supervision/Leadership - LEVEL D: Involves administrative supervision responsibility. As a "first line supervisor", the primary responsibility involves scheduling, supervising and evaluating employees who perform the same or similar work. Responsible for recommending hiring and disciplinary actions to a higher level of authority. As a "project manager" may direct the activities of project leaders to develop plans and criteria and to evaluate progress and results for one or more projects.

Distinguishing Features

Differs from the Safety and Security Officer series in which the work involves property protection and not exercise of statutory powers.

Differs from the University Police Sergeant class in which the work is supervisory and participatory.

Differs from the University Police Captain class which involves managerial responsibility.

Differs from the University Detective class in which the work involves conducting specialized investigations.


Supervises functional units and directs subordinates in meeting operational goals. Evaluates subordinate sergeants and reviews performance of officers. Works with other commanders to insure consistency of operations among units. Determines amount of time and resources to be expended by subordinates.

Determines amount of time and resources to be expended by subordinates. Reviews assigned activities such as training, investigations, patrol, dispatch, and community relations. Assumes command in response to major or highly sensitive incidents or crimes.

Reviews activities assigned, such as training, investigation, patrol, dispatch, or community relations. Responds to the scene of major or highly sensitive incidents and assumes command.

Interprets and enforces departmental policy as required by specific situations on shift. Oversees and approves reports for conformity with established procedures. Receives and resolves routine complaints.

Maintains care and control of authorized equipment and vehicles, including firearms.

Collects, analyzes and verifies information from conversations with persons while on duty and assesses the internal consistency and value of the information received. Completes written reports in compliance with departmental procedures, and makes oral reports as needed. Formulates statistical information, using reports, activity sheets and daily logs to assist in determining scheduling and manpower requirements.

Provides information upon request about police policies, procedures and techniques as they affect the public. Maintains public relations with other law enforcement agencies. Provides information to staff concerning crime trends, updated legal information and other information.

Uses a variety of communication skills and special techniques to interact formally and informally with community groups and various types of individuals.



*Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of police work.

Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the police department, pertinent University and City ordinances and regulations, and State and Federal laws.

Knowledge of the geography of the campus and adjoining areas and the locations requiring special police protection.

Knowledge of administrative principles and methods.

*Knowledge of the rights of the criminally accused.

*Knowledge of criminal investigation techniques.

*Knowledge of general law enforcement procedures.

*Knowledge of the laws governing search and seizure.

*Knowledge of state and federal criminal law.

Knowledge of interviewing and interrogation techniques.

Knowledge of surveillance techniques.

Knowledge of the harmful effects and dangers of drug usage.

Knowledge of state and local motor vehicle laws.

*Knowledge of the principles of supervision.


*Ability to qualify with duty weapon on a regular basis.

*Ability to analyze complex problems and situations promptly and to adopt effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.

*Ability to deal with the public courteously and firmly, and to establish and maintain effective public relations.

*Ability to direct and supervise subordinate officers and to deal effectively and impartially with subordinates in disciplinary matters.

*Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

Ability to use and care for police equipment, including firearms and motor vehicles.

*Ability to deal firmly and tactfully with other employees, subordinates, and the public.

*Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, prepare clear and comprehensive reports, and express one's self orally or in writing.

*Ability to assign, instruct, and review the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

*Ability to consistently react appropriately in emergencies or stressful situations.

Ability to observe situations analytically, impartially, and objectively, and to record pertinent information accurately and completely.

*Ability to express one's self clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

*Ability to enforce laws, ordinances and regulations with skill, firmness, tact and impartiality.

*Ability to understand and carry out oral and written orders.

*Ability to work independently with or without detailed supervision.

Ability to interview and/or interrogate others to elicit pertinent information.

*Ability to interact with a variety of individuals to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to accurately recall and to verbally present information concisely.

Ability to evaluate the relative importance of all information received.

Ability to remain alert over long periods of time.

*Ability to remain calm under stressful conditions.

*Ability to read and comprehend written material for application to daily work.

*Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Ability to work long hours under difficult and arduous conditions.

*Necessary at Entry


High school diploma or equivalent, valid driver’s license, and four years experience in general law enforcement, including one year  administrate or supervisory experience. Education in criminal justice, fire science, or law enforcement may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Necessary Special Requirements:  

Must be a United States citizen and at least 21 years of age.  Must complete a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission and obtain certification as a law enforcement officer from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission before being given permanent status. At time of appointment, candidate must take and pass a drug screening test approved by the Division of Personnel Services. This class requires the use of a firearm for law enforcement duties and therefore, candidates cannot have been convicted of, and must be free of any diversions from, a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 922 (d) (9) and (g) (9).   

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