The Special Response Team (SRT) Sergeant provides the day to day supervision, and plans and coordinates the activities and operations of Special Response Team members. Serves as the responsible official in charge of SRT operations during regular duty hours of team members in the absence of the SRT Lieutenant Commander.
Responsibilities include uniformed patrols and crime prevention services to protect life and property; offering proactive support of student and staff initiatives; development and maintenance of a positive rapport with students, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding neighborhoods; coordinating and cooperating with various University administrators in the preliminary and follow-up investigation of complaints; reporting criminal offenses and disruptions; enforcing University policies and regulations, State laws and Baltimore City Ordinances; writing reports and keeping records; Position involves shift work; rotating days off, and may include schedule changes as needed to meet the security and safety requirements of the university.
Essential Job Functions:
Patrol assigned areas on foot, bicycle, Segway Human Transporters, T-3 Patrol Vehicles or any other vehicles assigned for patrolling. Actively participate in crime prevention and community policing activities. Respond to routine and emergency calls for various types of service and take action as appropriate to support the on-duty Patrol Shift as needed. Conduct preliminary investigations and collaboratively work with the on-duty Patrol Shift; maintain confidentiality while writing clear, concise and accurate reports. Direct pedestrian and vehicle traffic and enforce campus parking regulations as needed. Provide escorts and other general services as needed to support the on-duty Patrol Shift., Work flexible shifts and any day of the week that includes holidays or weekends to assist with operational and special event assignments. Use various computers and other equipment as a routine function of this position. Perform other security related services for the faculty, staff, students, and visitors of The Johns Hopkins University as may be necessary. Provide security for the University's on-and off-campus property, facilities, activities. Act as the university's Special Response entity as first responders to any incident or event that presents a high risk to the university community, and quickly act to mitigate such incidents.
Supervises, trains and provides guidance to subordinate personnel
Directs and leads subordinates in enforcing criminal laws and university's policies and procedures
Ensures subordinate compliance with the Department of Campus Safety and Security rules, policies, and regulations
Supervises special assignments and details as required
Coordinates and cooperates with Campus Safety and Security Command Staff in the preliminary and follow-up investigations of complaints, reported criminal offenses, and disruptions
Coordinates preliminary investigative activities at a crime scene or significant or unusual event until the arrival of an investigative entity.
Ensures that subordinate SRT team members enforce university policies and regulations, laws of the State of Maryland, and ordinances of the City of Baltimore as appropriate.
Communicates and maintains good relations with the faculty, staff, students, general public, other law enforcement agencies, and public officials
Must be able to function in keeping with a community-oriented value-based philosophy.
In the absence of the SRT Lieutenant:
assigns all schedules for regular and special assignments for the Special Response Team
effectively utilizes available resources by assigning personnel and monitoring their work to ensure proper performance of the Special Response Team.
Supervises SRT Team members during drills and exercises on campus in coordination with the Patrol Shift(s), and local law enforcement agencies
Assists with coordinating responses by SRT Team members to all major incidents or events on campus.
Assists the SRT Lieutenant in analyzing crime data and directs resources accordingly
Collaborates with the SRT Lieutenant and the Training Commander all training activities for the SRT Team
Must be trained and certified to carry and operate any weapons or devices when appropriate (i.e. firearms, less-lethal weapons (i.e. Taser device), OC Spray, collapsible baton, handcuffs etc.) assigned to enable the officer(s) to mitigate a threatening incident or event on property owned or leased by the university located in the State of Maryland.
Application for a special police officer commission and, if armed with a firearm, a handgun permit, will be made after hire and during the initial training period. The University will cover any expenses related to the application for the commission and permit. Denial by the Maryland State Police of a commission or permit, or subsequent revocation of those privileges, may result in dismissal.
Performs other related duties as required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Experience in managing a diverse work force highly desirable
Extensive knowledge of city, state and federal criminal laws
Broad knowledge and understanding of public safety and security issues
Strong analytical, critical thinking and decision making skills
Ability to effectively supervise and train employees
Proficiency in database management, Microsoft Office, and familiarity with various security systems
Skilled in developing community relations between the campus community and the surrounding neighborhoods
Must have a collaborative style of leadership, with the ability and willingness to foster a team environment with the department
Must be ready, willing, and able to lead a response and take action to mitigate any high risk incident or event that presents a danger to the university community.
Must be willing to oversee the SRT members work in a collaborative manner with university mental health professionals in stressful situations involving university personnel.
Must be trained and certified to ensure that the SRT Team members take actions in situations that are inherently dangerous (i.e. Bomb Threat or Suspicious package situations, chemical, or biological threats, active or armed assailant(s) etc.), Note: The preceding listing is not all inclusive.
A Campus Police Special Response Team Sergeant must be certified as a Special Police Officer by the State of Maryland and must comply with the Scope of Commission per MD Public Safety Article Section3-307. If Armed the Special Police Officer must have a valid permit to carry a handgun.
Must be able to pass physical examination to perform related police duties, and qualify as commissioned special police officer after background investigation
Position is a uniformed position and involves flexible shift work
Must pass certification for expandable baton, OC spray, and possess physical attributes to operate a bicycle, Segway, T-3, Golf cart and automobile.
High School diploma/GED required. Associate of Arts (A.A) degree in Criminal Justice, Business, Liberal Arts, or Social Sciences discipline preferred. Bachelor's degree highly desirable
Related Work Experience:
Two years law enforcement experience required. 5 years of experience in State, Federal, City, County law enforcement agency or campus security, or prior military service strongly preferred. At least 5 years of law enforcement supervisory/management experience preferred. Prefer experience involving more complex assignments.
Must meet Maryland State Police requirements and investigation for a Special Police Commission and have exemplary background and integrity in possession of a valid U.S. motor vehicle driver's license; must pass a University criminal background investigation; have and maintain a clean motor vehicle driving record (no more than two current points).
Minimum Physical Requirements:
Must successfully complete a physical/health screening examination by the Office of Occupational Health and Safety, which includes drug screening; successfully meet and maintain Campus Safety and Security physical requirements. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work and officers must be able to remain on their feet for extended periods of time, as well as stoop, kneel, crouch, and lift. Officers must be able to pursue offenders, restrain or apprehend aggressive individuals and make arrests when necessary. Must be able to run moderate distances, and go up or down flights of steps. Must be able to also withstand exposure to inclement weather.
The incumbent must be able to do the following:
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
Communication skills using the spoken word
Ability to see within normal parameters
Ability to hear within normal range
Ability to move about
Occasionally lifting, carrying objects weighing 40 lbs. or less
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Good communication skills, including handwriting.
Proficiency with personal computers and modern word processing.
Valid MD driver's license with excellent driving record.
Must meet MD State Police requirements and investigation for a Special Police commission.
Applicant's background, integrity, and MV operating record must be exemplary.
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