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Police Lieutenant Job – Eastern Illinois University Police Department

Eastern Illinois University at Charleston is seeking applicants for a position of College Police Lieutenant. This post is in a promotional line.

Employees in assigned positions at this level are responsible for assisting in the overall management of police operations and personnel. They work under the general direction of higher level staff.

An EIU Police Lieutenant protects lives and property, enforces applicable laws and regulations, and promotes positive university-community relations. Typical duties include: foot/bicycle/vehicle patrol, investigating incidents, making arrests, conducting investigations as required and submitting reports to supervisors, directing traffic and enforcing parking and traffic rules and regulations. traffic ; investigate and report obstructions and faulty utilities or unusual conditions that could endanger public safety; assist local police in an emergency. The Lieutenant will also manage and supervise the activities of designated personnel; organize and structure the work; participate in the hiring and promotion process; ensure good appearance, performance of duties and conduct of all subordinates; develop and maintain employee performance records and recommend disciplinary action if necessary; conduct disciplinary investigations into offences, performance and complaints; assume responsibility for meeting the public safety requirements of the institution by maintaining effective work performance and labor utilization; develop and implement operational policies and procedures; represent the department to the public and other government and private agencies; provide an effective response to emergency public safety needs; overseeing the security of special events (for example, sporting events, graduations, concerts or demonstrations); writing police and administrative reports; assist in the development of the departmental budget and the fiscal management of the agency; perform all duties normally required in the lower levels of the Constable Series, as required; perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications include: A bachelor’s degree or 120 semester hour credit from an accredited institution of higher education, preferably in police science, law enforcement, or other police or law program and four (4 ) years of full-time experience as a police officer with a federal, state, county, college or university, municipal, or public institutional police organization with a recognized merit system, with at least one (1) year of supervisory experience in the field.

NOTE: Individuals who have not successfully completed the mandatory firearms training course, as approved and recognized by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board, must complete the course during their probationary period. . Police officers are not permitted to carry a service weapon until they have successfully completed this training.

NOTE: Education credit awarded only for courses taken at a college or university accredited by one of the following associations:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

New England Association of Schools and Colleges

North West Schools and Colleges Association

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

NOTE: At the request of an employee, a waiver of educational requirements for supervisory positions may be submitted and considered for current police officers initially and continuously employed by the state university system prior to June 1, 2010.


Integrity (Being honest and ethical.)

Knowledge of police work principles, practices and procedures (ability to develop and maintain a working knowledge of police work principles, practices and procedures (such as Illinois Criminal Laws, Illinois Vehicle Code) Illinois, local ordinances, university rules and regulations, and civil laws) law relating to the police mission.)

Oral Communication (Ability to communicate effectively orally in normal, stressful and emergency circumstances; ability to communicate clearly in writing, using correct grammar and spelling.)

Decision making and problem solving (Ability to analyze information and evaluate potential outcomes to choose the most appropriate solution.)

Verbal comprehension (Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.)

Information seeking (ability to pay attention to detail; gather and organize information; and prepare complete, concise, and accurate reports.)

Conflict Management (Ability to handle complaints, resolve disputes, and resolve grievances and conflicts.)

Knowledge of areas such as (but not limited to) psychology and customer service.

Defensive Techniques (Ability to develop and maintain proficiency in the use of firearms and other defensive techniques (armed and unarmed.))

Vehicle Driving (Ability to drive a vehicle safely under normal, stressful and emergency circumstances.)

Computer skills (Ability to use computer hardware and software (such as graphics, database, and word processing software).)

Ability to develop and maintain a working knowledge of the geography of the University community.

Ability to apply laws, ordinances, rules and regulations with tact, impartiality and firmness.

Ability to react mentally and physically effectively, quickly, calmly and rationally in times of conflict and emergency.

The civil service exam for this classification is a credential assessment. No participation other than the submission of candidate documents is required from qualified candidates.

To applyplease submit your application, resume, transcripts, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references online to: . Review of applications will begin May 13, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

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