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Campus: 139 Wyoming Hall

Mail: Dept 3422

1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: 307.766.2377

Fax: 307.766.5607


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Classification Description

Employees Human Resources - Classification Compensation

Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Police Sergeant

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 7279

UW Job Family: 71

SOC Code: 33-1012

Pay Grade: 23

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Supervises activities of less senior officers; performs professional law enforcement work; enforces University, city, state, and federal laws; protects life, property and prevents crime; assists in crime investigations, preserves, collects and processes evidence.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma/GED and successfully completed 60 college credit hours


2 years of law enforcement experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Certification as a Police Officer in the State of Wyoming is necessary. NOTE: Continuing education/skills are required to maintain certification. Police Sergeant must maintain physical fitness standards as determined by Chief of Police in order to perform maximum physical effort when required.
  • Applicants are subject to a thorough background and reference investigation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Loading, unloading, aiming and discharging a firearm from a variety of positions and under stressful conditions.
  • Methods in determining when reasonable suspicion exists to detain, probably cause to search and arrest, and use force when required.
  • Geography of the City of Laramie and the location of buildings on campus.
  • Peace Officer certification and continuing education requirements.
  • Supervisory methods and techniques.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Instruct and train designated support staff in methods and procedures.
  • Assign, check and approve work of designated staff.
  • Learn new methods, techniques, skills, and procedures.
  • Exercise judgment in assisting with determination of reasonable suspicion to detain, probable cause to search and arrest, and use force as directed by supervisor.
  • Quickly enter and exit a vehicle; lift and drag heavy objects; climb or pull oneself over obstacles; crawl in confined spaces and balance on uneven or narrow surfaces
  • Conduct visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.
  • Endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with hostile views, opinions, and antagonistic environments.
  • Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents sufficient to assist in preparation of citations, affidavits, warrants, and investigative reports as directed by supervisor.
  • Acquire knowledge of police methods, practices, procedures and techniques and apply this specific knowledge to specific regulations.
  • Work cooperatively, courteously, but firmly, will all segments of the population.
  • Evaluate a situation and make decisions as to appropriate action under pressure in accordance with rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Observe and monitor people's behavior or objects to determine compliance with laws, codes and regulations, and accurately recollect details.
  • Produce written documents in the English language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Demonstrate physical fitness by meeting physical fitness standards as determined by Chief of Police.
  • Communicate effectively by phone, police radio system, or in person in a group or one-on-one setting.
  • Learn, understand, make inferences, interpret, and enforce federal, state, and city laws, codes and regulations.
  • Use and properly care for firearms and related police emergency equipment.
  • Foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Perform searches involving feeling to detect objects and walking for long periods of time.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Instruct and train designated support staff in methods and procedures; assign, check and approve work.

 Patrol assigned post, investigate reported incidents, and perform arrests according to violations of city, county, state and federal laws; process arrested suspects including taking photographs and inked fingerprint impressions.

 Prepare investigative accident and condition reports including sketches and mathematical computations; gather information for criminal investigations including interviewing, obtaining statements, and collecting evidence.

 Direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic; enforce parking and traffic rules and regulations.

 Provide crowd and traffic control during sporting events, concerts and other special events.

 Respond to emergency situations and assist local police agencies as necessary

Supplemental Functions:

Provide information and directions; mediate disputes and advise of rights and processes.

 Perform rescue functions at accidents, emergencies and disasters including directing traffic, administering emergency medical aid, extinguishing small fires; moving, securing and evacuating people from dangerous situations.

 Process and transport prisoners and committed mental patients using handcuffs and other appropriate restraints.

Working Conditions:

Patrolling by foot, bicycle, or other law enforcement vehicle, in/outdoor environments; regularly exposed to hazards associated with law enforcement.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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