Police Sergeant Job Description

A police sergeant is a rank in the police department.

A sergeant has the responsibility of overseeing and training other officers.

He or she is responsible for taking cases to court, providing testimony, and presenting the case to a jury.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Police Sergeant to lead our team of officers. The ideal candidate will have experience leading a team of police officers and will be able to maintain order and discipline among them. They will also be responsible for investigating crimes and responding to emergencies.

Police Sergeant Duties:

  • Coordinate patrols, assign units to patrol areas, and recommend and implement measures for crime prevention and detection
  • Assist in investigations, arrests, court testimony, and in investigations of traffic collisions
  • Promote morale and discipline of subordinates
  • Track and maintain reports on vehicle accidents, arrests, traffic and other incidents
  • Use effective communication and problem-solving skills

Police Sergeant Responsibilities:

  • Maintain order and maintain security for VIP's and dignitaries at various events
  • Enforce compliance with city ordinances, codes, and regulations, and uphold due process in carrying out duties
  • Identify and investigate crimes and violations, perform booking and fingerprinting, supervise detention of persons, and interrogate suspects
  • Train, supervise, and discipline police officers, and counsel citizens with problems, complaints, or appeals
  • Supervise criminal investigations, surveillance, and undercover activities, and supervise the use of police dogs and other investigative tools
  • Manage all radio and telephone communication
  • Complete administrative duties, including maintaining records, filing reports, and preparing correspondence

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher degree in criminal justice
  • 3+ years previous experience as a patrol officer
  • Ability to handle stressful situations
  • Vision for excellence in community policing
  • Believing in community policing and prevention
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and customer service skills

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to success. We are committed to building a team that reflects our values of respect, fairness, and opportunity. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender or age.