Suisun City is a progressive and proactive law enforcement agency situated in the heart of Solano County. As a result of its proximity to neighboring jurisdictions, the men and women of the Suisun City Police Department remain extremely busy as they address the needs of the community. Candidates interested in testing for the position of Police Sergeant with the Suisun City Police Department must be prepared to take on the challenges of a fast paced work environment.
THE POSITION Under direction of a Police Commander, supervises, assigns, reviews, and participates in the work of law enforcement staff involved in the protection of public health, safety, and welfare and the enforcement of applicable federal, state, and local laws; assumes responsibility for assigned collateral services, special programs, projects, or department-wide functions or activities; coordinates activities with other divisions, units, watches, City departments, outside agencies, organizations and the public; and performs a variety of administrative and technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Assumes supervisory responsibility for activities, operations, and services of an assigned program area including patrol shifts, training, reserves, task forces, administration, and community relations; may assume responsibility for assigned collateral functions and supervise and participate in special programs and special assignments.
Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of sworn law enforcement staff providing a wide range of patrol, investigative, and other law enforcement activities; supervises non-sworn staff in dispatch,records, parking enforcement, property and evidence room, and other functions as assigned.
Receives, prioritizes, and coordinates response to complaints, emergency situations, and investigations;supervises and coordinates the allocation of assigned personnel and equipment in response to calls for service,case investigations, and administrative issues.
Reviews and monitors work of assigned staff; monitors work activities to ensure safe work practices, quality, and accuracy; ensures compliance with applicable policies and procedures; works directly with sworn and non-sworn personnel in the interpretation of City and department policies; reviews police reports; spot checks staff work in the field and interviews citizens to see how calls were handled.
Trains and evaluates assigned personnel; provides training, guidance, and counseling to assigned personnel;completes employee performance evaluations and reviews as required; promotes career development of subordinates.
Responds to major crimes, accident scenes, and emergencies; assumes initial command; establishes field command.
Provides a full range of administrative support to management staff; conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommends modifications to programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate; prepares departmental policies and procedures; assists in the development of new and revised City ordinances pertaining to the law enforcement services and activities; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
May supervise and personally conduct complete and detailed investigations of a general and specialized nature;coordinates investigations including those involving several officers, units and divisions; oversees and participates in undercover and surveillance operations; reviews all investigation reports and make recommendations and suggestions to officers.
Coordinates activities with other shifts, units, City departments, outside agencies, organizations, and the public.
SCPD is looking for a Police Sergeant who possesses the qualities required to deliver the highest level of service with honor and civility while maintaining the highest ethical and moral standards. An ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability and willingness to live up to the Department Core Values, demonstrate integrity in all they say and do and possess a strong commitment to public service. Above all the successful candidate will continually display only the highest level of respect and professionalism.
Education and Experience Guidelines
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Business or Public Administration, or related field is desirable.
Three years of law enforcement experience comparable to a Police Officer in the City of Suisun City.
License or Certificate:
Possession of and ability to maintain an appropriate valid State of California driver license is required and must be maintained as a condition of employment. Possession of a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate and qualify for a P.O.S.T. Supervisory certificate two years after appointment.
Additional Salary Information: Incentive Pay
Accelerated Merit Increases - Employees hired at A-Step are eligible for accelerated merit increases of 5% each based on achieving successful progress at 1 year, 18 months (successful completion of standard probation), 2 years and 3 years.
Medical Insurance - Fully City-paid medical up to the CalPERS Kaiser Rate for employee, spouse and dependents. A cash payment of up to $700 per month in lieu of enrolling in City's health plans.
Retirement - California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retirement of 3% @ 50 for Classic Employees (City pays employer's contribution plus 5% of employee's 9% contribution), or 2.7% @ 57 for new employees subject to the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013. City does not participate in Social Security, but does withhold for Medicare, in accordance with federal law.
Life Insurance - Fully City paid life insurance of $200,000 for employee only.
Uniform Allowance - $1,300 annual
Education / Training Programs:
Safety Education Loan Forgiveness (SELF) Program - Up to $10,000 forgivable loan for a program leading to a Bachelor's or Advanced Degree.
Education Reimbursement for Pursuit of a Degree - Up to $1,800
About City of Suisun City Police Department
Suisun City Police Department is a progressive and proactive law enforcement agency situated in the heart of Solano County. As a result of its proximity to neighboring jurisdictions, the men and women of the Suisun City Police Department remain extremely busy as they address the needs of the community. Candidates interested in testing for a position with the Suisun City Police Department must be prepared to take on the challenges of a fast paced work environment.