Bradley University Police Department Patrol Lieutenant

The University Police Department invites applications for the position of Patrol Lieutenant.  This position reports to the Captain.  The University Police Department is seeking to fill between one and three positions and could be assigned to one of three shifts. 

In addition to the duties for Bradley University Patrol Officer, Corporal, and Sergeant, the following duties and responsibilities are included in the position of Lieutenant:

  • Shift Commander of their assigned shift;
  • Oversight of all activity and personnel direction of their assigned shift;
  • Ensures compliance of departmental goals, policies, directives, and orders, especially the BUPD’s vision statement, mission statement and core values;
  • Conducts written annual evaluations of assigned personnel;
  • Initiates or conducts internal complaint investigations as assigned;
  • Issues discipline and commendations to subordinate officers as necessary;
  • Coordinates and supervises personnel assignments at special events;
  • Reviews, corrects, and approves officer reports and investigations;
  • On-call responsibility 24/7/365;
  • Develops and implements departmental policies and procedures;
  • Creates and implements Directed Patrol Missions;
  • Build and sustain strong working partnerships with municipal, county (sheriff’s department), and state police;
  • In the event of a campus emergency, be equipped to make strategic and tactical decisions;
  • Actively support the ongoing professionalization of the Police Department;
  • Recognizes that building positive relationships with students is essential and extends to all police interactions both on-campus and in the surrounding area;
  • Directs and leads subordinates in enforcing state and federal laws, local ordinances and University policies;
  • Interprets policies and procedures to apply to law enforcement activities and situations;
  • Exhibits good community relations by supporting and getting involved in community-oriented policing programs and activities and maintains those good relations by providing quality service;
  • Acts as a liaison between upper management and subordinates;
  • Effectively utilizes resources by assigning officers, their work and equipment to ensure the proper performance of police functions; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

In order to meet the needs of the University, the University retains the right to assign additional duties and requirements to employees.

In addition to the minimum qualifications for Bradley University Patrol Officer, the following preferred qualifications are included in the position of Lieutenant:

  • Five years police or related experience;
  • Able to demonstrate previous leadership experience;
  • Graduate of a State of Illinois accredited police academy or equivalency if out of state;
  • Experience and demonstration of supervision and personnel administration;
  • Possess excellent communication skills—written and verbal;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build working partnerships with all members (students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests) of the internal campus community, as well as external parties including neighbors/local residents, city officials, municipal/county/state police agencies, local health services, first responders, and members of the media;
  • Demonstrate a high level of professional ethics and personal integrity; and
  • Previous university law enforcement experience is preferred but not required. 

The Patrol Lieutenant must possess physical strength and agility sufficient to handle aggressive situations, be able to work under adverse weather conditions, be able to think and act quickly in emergency situations and possess good general intelligence and emotional stability, be able to remain in a standing or sitting position for extended periods of time.  Position may require the performance of other essential functions depending upon work location.  The position will maintain a high level of visible presence on campus. 

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, current resume, and completed Police Applicant Questionnaire packet to LTsearch@bradley.edu.  Review of applications will begin on February 21, 2014 and will continue until position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Examination Process

Physical Agility Testing and Written Examinations – Depending on status of current certification from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and employment, select applicants may be required to undergo physical agility test (Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board POWER Test) and/or complete the written examination process (as a large part of a police officer's job involves report writing, reading and interpreting policies and procedures, rules and regulations, state statutes, etc.; these exams are designed to measure abilities in these areas).    

Background Investigation – All qualified candidates are subject to background investigations that include fingerprinting, police records check, credit check and inquiries of neighbors, relatives, employers, etc.  A conviction record may be considered on a case-by-case basis and will not necessarily disqualify a candidate.  Illinois State law precludes appointments as a police officer with any felony conviction or any disqualifying conviction as identified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

Personal Interview – A personal interview(s) will be held with selected candidates. 

Medical Examination – Selected candidates must successfully complete post-offer medical examinations to include drug screening.  

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.