Uniformed Police Sergeant

Job Closing: Oct 26, 2018

Division: Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police

Job Code: 33-1012.2

Salary Range: $55,057.60 to $96,158-40

Status: Full-time, permanent, non-exempt

Summary: The Uniformed Police Sergeant position is a first line supervisory position with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department. The patrol sergeant supervises the activities of the police officers within the uniform force. A sergeant frequently participates in work performed by subordinate officers such as, traffic enforcement duties and first responder. A sergeant receives assignments for their shift from the Lieutenant and in some cases higher authority such as the Chief of Police. Sergeants are responsible for overseeing training of new police officers and monitoring their progress. A police sergeant generally works independently in performing regularly assigned duties and assumes complete charge in the event of absence of a superior officer. Work is performed in accordance with Federal, State laws and Tribal rules, regulations and policies. As well as, local laws and departmental policies, procedures and general orders. A sergeant is responsible for the complete, accurate and timely submission of annual and semi-annual performance evaluations. A sergeant is also responsible for keeping the Uniform Lieutenant apprised of all matters of concern on the Sergeant's shift. A Sergeant is a shift supervisor.

Patrol Sergeants: The Patrol Sergeant's duties include but are not limited to:

  • Providing leadership, supervision, training as well as providing policy and procedure direction to personnel assigned to their supervision to ensure assignments are conducted properly.
  • Maintain discipline.
  • The Sergeant receives completed personnel complaint investigations from the Inspector for officers under the Sergeants command. It is the responsibility of the Sergeant to review the report, consult with the Inspector and then, if the complaint is founded to decide punishment for the offense unless the offense is of such a nature that it should be brought immediately to the attention of the Lieutenant. Upon making a determination of disciplinary action to be taken the report will be forwarded to the Uniform Lieutenant for review.
  • Maintaining positive moral among subordinates assigned to their shift.
  • Performing roll call / general meetings to provide the subordinates under their command information necessary regarding car assignments, pertinent crimes, Community events investigations and other important information
  • Ensuring each officer they supervise is aware of and understands all current orders, policies, directives and the Rules and Regulations of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department
  • Ensuring correct and efficient completion of job assignments by subordinates assigned to their supervision and taking action in cases of misconduct, incompetence, inefficiency or neglect of duty via monitoring on duty officers under their command
  • Determining assignments and calls for service
  • Responding to routine calls for service or other assignments to personnel assigned under their command to observe the manner in which subordinates respond to and handle their assignments or calls for service
  • Responding to the scene of serious incidents or major felonies and make the appropriate notifications as per current directives
  • Initial crime scene management
  • Conducting an initial debriefing after a serious incident
  • Evaluating the performance of officers under their command and correct deficiencies and provide training to officers under their command
  • Reviewing, correcting and approving reports submitted by officers under the Sergeants command, insuring inadequate reports are corrected and resubmitted prior to submission to the Lieutenant and/or to the Chief of Police for their review prior to submission to the Police Chief’s Administrative Assistant for filing
  • Conducting routine inspections of the department facilities, vehicles and equipment and officers uniforms
  • Promoting fiscal responsibility within their chain of command
  • Conducting other duties and assignments as directed.
  • Keeping informed of situations within the community involving the Police Department
  • Look for ways to bring together members of the Police Department and members of the Community in a positive setting.
  • Act, upon request, as Public Information Officer providing information to the members of the Department and the Tribe concerning upcoming events within the community and the area
  • Any other duties and/or assignments determined by the Patrol Lieutenant or the Chief of Police.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty successfully. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Certificate of Completion of Basic Course for Police Officers from the State of New York.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Three years of service

Demonstrated supervisory experience relating to supervision of a Native American Law Enforcement agency together with; training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required in connection with the following:

  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of modern police administration and police methods
  • Thorough knowledge of state statutes and codes, Federal guidelines and protocols, local ordinances relating to law enforcement as well as Tribal rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the standards by which the quality of police service is evaluated and the use of police records and their application to police supervision and administration.
  • Experienced in the use of computers and standard office software.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of subordinates on their assigned shift.
  • Assist the Lieutenant in development of proper training and instructional procedures.
  • Accurately assess the potential consequences of alternative courses of action and select the one which is most acceptable and appropriate.
  • Recognize potential dangerous situations and act to decisively protect persons and property from harm.
  • Prepare and present concise and meaningful oral and written material relating to the activities, performance and supervision under their command.
  • Create and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, town officials, department heads, State and Federal authorities and Tribal and civic leaders.
  • Work effectively and cooperatively with community members
  • Be able to work under physically and emotionally stressful conditions.

REASONING ABILITY: Possess the ability to solve practical problems and work with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.