The George Washington University Police Department is seeking highly motivated individuals for the position of Police Lieutenant. Our goal is to be the premier university law enforcement agency in the region; best paid, best equipped and best trained. The GW Police Department is responsible for providing primary law enforcement and public safety service to a diverse university population of 25,000 students, faculty, and staff across two urban campuses located in Washington, D.C. The department is committed to encouraging professional growth and development of its officers and takes a progressive approach to promote public safety and community engagement centered on its core values of accountability, trust, and transparency. If this is what you want in a career, GWPD is looking for you.
Reporting to the Operations Captain, the Police Lieutenant serves as the primary manager, providing administrative and operational oversight, for their assigned shift within GW Police Department. The Lieutenant is also an integral part of the leadership team that manages all public safety functions for the University. The Lieutenant oversees the assigned shift on such items as overall deployment planning, incident and crisis issues, supervisory and line training and scheduling. This position plays a vital role also in recruitment and hiring, and developing goals for ongoing guidance, and training in supervision, leadership, personnel evaluation, and tactical response. This position is also responsible for establishing an emphasis on campus and community engagement for an increased community policing focus. Plans organize and direct activities of the operational areas(s) for which they are responsible. This is a management position at the university that, in addition to leading a work unit, leads and supervises staff directly, makes hiring decisions, provides coaching, training and mentoring, manages performance and determines future staffing needs.
Primary Responsibilities include:
- Establishes policies and procedures, develops goals, objectives, and assesses program efficiency and effectiveness.
- Manages the employee evaluation process and provides effective leadership to staff members within the operational areas for which they are assigned to.
- Administers discipline, recognizes commendable employee actions, and provides supervision and leadership for department operations that promote excellent customer service, community policing, high morale, and a professional image.
- Prepares and maintains a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, and files related to campus safety programs and activities for submission to federal, state, and local agencies.
- Serves as the Incident Commander during major criminal incidents, natural and man-made disasters, demonstrations, or special events.
- Works closely with the campus and surrounding community on issues affecting public safety.
- Serves as a liaison with surrounding law enforcement agencies, local police, government officials, community leaders, commissions, multi-agency workgroups, advises campus administration on law enforcement and public safety issues.
- Communicates and/or meets with the public to address complaints and safety issues; monitors and ensures appropriate follow up on community concerns.
- Provides on-scene presence, review, and approval of written reports and documents.
- In Patrol assignments, functions as shift supervisor, responsible for oversight in departmental field activities during an assigned shift.
- Conducts fleet vehicle crash investigations when departmental vehicles are involved.
- Supervises basic crime scene investigations, which includes evidence collection, interviews and police related searches; reviews and approves written reports prior to submission to Investigations unit.
- Supervises the apprehension, arrests and reviews charges filed on suspects when appropriate.
- Testifies in court or administrative hearings concerning violations or offenses.
- Reviews body worn and in-car camera video associated with incident reports prior to approving reports to ensure compliance with department policy.
- May assume all the responsibilities of the Operations Captain to include oversight, leadership, and administration of the Police in the absence of the Captain.
- May perform the traditional uniform duties of a police officer when necessary, and maybe required to work weekends, holidays, and/or after normal business hours.
Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.