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169720
POLICE SERGEANT--A
PS111     $39,666 - $70,346
Creation Date: 08/29/2005
Change Date: 11/30/2018

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To oversee a full range of police services on an assigned shift with primary emphasis on the enforcement of laws, investigation of crimes and accidents, and providing emergency services and crime prevention programs.

LEVEL OF WORK:
Supervisor.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
General from a higher-level police official.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
Direct over Police Officers 1, 2 and 3.

LOCATION OF WORK:
Statewide.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from Police Officer 3 by the presence of supervisory responsibilities.

Differs from Police Lieutenant-A by the absence of second-line supervisory responsibilities or by serving as shift supervisor in a police department of a large university.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.

Oversees and evaluates performance of lower-level officers on an assigned shift.

Conducts roll call and officer, vehicle, and equipment inspections.

Serves as training officer by planning and coordinating training programs.

Reviews and signs all reports submitted by lower-level officers.

Keeps firearms, armory, and other equipment.

Performs all the duties required of lower-level officers as necessary.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Three years of experience in law enforcement work.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS:
College training will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.
 
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must have attained eighteenth birthday at time of appointment.
 
An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.
 
May be required to possess a valid Louisiana driver's license at time of appointment.
 
For some positions, evidence of POST certification must be submitted at the time of the application.
 
May be required to qualify annually with a firearm.
 
For some positions, applicant must be eligible for bond.
 
NOTE:
All classified jobs in State service with police officer and wildlife enforcement titles qualify as law enforcement.
 
Jobs outside State service that will qualify as law enforcement are those performed while commissioned with the power of arrest.
 
Military police in the armed services are law enforcement; security/guard duty is NOT qualifying.
 
NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:  the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.