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#115585 Police Lieutenant Manager 1

Filing Deadline: Mon 6/6/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy


The police department is a 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week operation. Under direction of senior command, the Police Lieutenant Manager 1 will direct and manage the activities of the Operations Division or Specialized Services Division which, in total, comprises the following departmental units, programs and functions: Patrol Unit, Bicycle Enforcement, Communications/Dispatch, Investigations/Detective Unit, University Safety Official Program, and Community Programs Unit; and Special Events, Training and other related functions. Lieutenants will also be responsible for overseeing the completion of guidelines in the UC Community Safety Plan; external law enforcement liaison, including intelligence, terrorism, taskforce coordination, and various prevention coalitions; and external department liaison to campus units such as Housing & Dining Services, Student Affairs, and University Events. Lieutenants will be responsible for promulgating the tenets of community policing (forming partnerships through public interaction/engagement and problem solving through public collaboration).

Lieutenants will be responsible for ensuring that all personnel under their supervision are performing their tasks in a manner that embraces the spirit of equity, diversity, and inclusion both internally and externally. Responsible for administrative personnel as necessary. Oversee internal affairs investigations as assigned by Chief or designee. May act for senior command in their absence. Responsible for all functions/tasks appropriate to the classification. The Lieutenant will receive assignments in the form of objectives and determine how to use resources to meet schedules and goals. Review and approve recommendations for functional programs. Provide guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with the University and Department Missions, goals, and established policies. The Chief of Police reserves the right to reassign areas of responsibility amongst department management.

The following items are required for a complete application packet:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Completed Questionnaire
  • A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity (include as an addition to your cover letter). Guidance for preparing diversity statements can be found at: Center for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion


  • Broad experience performing all aspects of police officer and sergeant of police functions.

  • Strong knowledge of law, regulation and University policy regarding public safety and law enforcement functions.

  • Strong knowledge of modern policing issues, philosophies, practices and trends as applied within the University environment. Strong knowledge of current law enforcement management theory and administrative standards. Strong knowledge of supervisory, management, administrative, and command leadership principles.

  • Ability to effectively orchestrate the ongoing deployment of multiple employees and resources. Strong ability to supervise and train staff in the relevant and necessary aspects of their duties. Strong knowledge of labor issues and other employee development and disciplinary practices. Experience completing performance evaluations on police officers.

  • Ability to credibly represent the police department in an official capacity. Strong ability to maintain a professional demeanor in all situations and to speak before varied audiences and to conduct productive meetings, interviews, and interrogations.

  • Advanced knowledge of the principles and procedures for conducting background and internal investigations.

  • Broad knowledge of use and legal application of firearms and other police weapons, equipment or tools.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of transformational policing principles and practices to facilitate creation or maintenance of public trust.

  • Proven experience with methods and practices to ensure appropriate accountability measures are enacted to maintain public trust.

  • Strong ability to take command in emergency situations including the ability to provide leadership to the campus community as needed. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply principles and concepts of organizational emergency management. Ability to apply all elements of incident command, emergency operations, center operations, and emergency planning.

  • Strong knowledge of budgeting and financial practices applicable to law enforcement in a University environment.

  • Strong ability to operate computers and other relevant or specialized technology.

  • Excellent problem-solving ability. Strong ability to take decisive action based upon sound judgment. Knowledge and experience developing and implementing policies and procedures.

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing. Strong ability to develop and maintain effective, cooperative, and collaborative partnerships and relationships with students, staff, faculty, management, and external constituents and stakeholders.

  • Experience facilitating meetings, which include community members and police, that focus on community and police relationships.


  • Knowledge of the organizational structure of the UC system preferred.

  • Knowledge of the University community including various populations (student, faculty, staff), organizations, physical structures, roadways, and jurisdictional responsibilities preferred.


  • Must have a minimum of 60 semester units from an accredited college/university. Possession of an accredited degree (i.e., AA, BA, MA, etc.) at time of application, and/or relevant experience/training preferred.

  • Possession of a POST Advanced Certificate (or equivalent as determined by department) at time of application.

  • Possession of a POST Supervisory Certificate (or equivalent as determined by department) and successful completion of the probationary period as a sergeant or equivalent at time of appointment.

  • Ability to successfully earn the POST Management certificate by completing a POST-certified 104-hour Management course within one year of appointment and serving as a Lieutenant for a period of two years.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age and a US citizen, or have permanent resident alien status and achieve citizenship within three (3) years.

  • Background investigation required. Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver License.

  • Successful medical and psychological evaluation required.

  • No felony convictions or other legal restrictions on the ability to carry firearms or to perform other work responsibilities.

  • Incumbent must successfully complete a Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)-certified Management Course and achieve a minimum of two years law enforcement experience as a permanent middle manager (lieutenant) or higher and obtain their POST Management Certificate at the end of their second year.

  • Must be able to work rotating shifts in all weather conditions and during extended periods during disaster or civil disorder. May be temporarily deployed pursuant to event/mutual-aid requests, including, but not limited to, at other UC Campuses.

  • Meets all other requirements for peace officers and the rank of Lieutenant as established by law and the POST.

  • Must meet CANRA compliance requirement per "California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act ("CANRA," Penal Code sections 11164-11174.4)".

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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