Police Sergeant

  • Other Administrative Postion
  • Stockton, CA

San Joaquin Delta College

San Joaquin Delta College

Stockton, CA

Police Sergeant

Salary Range: $92,808 – $110,818 per year

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled (Completed applications received by December 4, 2022, are assured consideration)

Under direction of the District Police Chief, acts as working shift supervisor and participates in patrol, criminal, internal and administrative investigations, disciplinary actions and supervises the day-to day operation of assigned programs or functions.


  •  Receives general direction from the assigned administrator; working within a framework of established goals and objectives.
  • Directs, coordinates, supervises, and evaluates the work of assigned staff.


  • As a shift supervisor; plans, directs and supervises the patrol, dispatch and law enforcement activities during an assigned shift.
  • Prepare, supervise, and direct work schedules; conduct inspections for conformance to dress and uniform codes.
  • Monitor and evaluate work performance of subordinate staff.  Plan, coordinate, and conduct evaluations and disciplinary actions. Maintain discipline and insure that Department rules, regulations, and policies are followed during an assigned shift. Writes thorough evaluations and maintains updated performance logs of employees.
  • Assign staff development activities for assigned personnel.  Assist with, plan, and oversee or facilitate training programs for police personnel and the campus community.
  • Participate in the screening of and selection of assigned personnel.
  • Respond to crime and accident scenes. Supervise and participate in investigations. Participate in follow-up investigations, including gathering of evidence, questioning of witnesses, and apprehension of suspects. Oversee the collection and preservation of evidence.
  • Ensure that District police officers are dispatched to the scenes of crimes, accidents, and other emergency situations and provides leadership and supervision on these calls where required.
  • Assume lead role in preparing reports in cases for trial and may personally appear in court to present evidence and testimony.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with prosecutors and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Maintain communications with dispatching center and department officers.
  • Oversee the preparation of reports of shift activity and reviews reports submitted by dispatchers, officers and campus safety officers.
  • Assist in the development of crime control and prevention materials.
  • Cooperate with other shift sergeants to prepare work schedules for assigned staff.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating the automated parking system.
  • Assist in maintaining and upgrading the Automated Records Management System.
  • Assists in the collection, preservation, and destruction of evidence and property.
  • Assist to coordinate police activities with other campus departments and with outside agencies.
  • Participate in the planning, development, implementation and management of the District Police Services department budget as assigned.
  • As assigned, perform the duties and responsibilities of the District Police Chief in the absence of, or in coordination with, the Chief.
  • Participate and assist the District Police Chief to plan, coordinate, and administer the development of District police services operations, policies, goals, objectives and procedures.
  • Participate on committees, task forces, and in special assignments.
  • Maintain currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
  • Respond to citizen complaints and requests for information; conduct informal and formal complaint investigations as assigned. Conduct administrative reviews and or investigations as assigned.
  • Provide technical staff assistance to the District Police Chief or College Administration involving such work activities as specialized project research, public information, legislative analysis, statistical analysis and other activities.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibility; recommend improvements and modifications.
  • Assume command and coordination of police activities at emergencies and function as an onsite incident commander. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  •  Police methods and procedures including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation, identification techniques, and emergency response.
  • Police records and reports.
  • Criminal law with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies, including rules of evidence pertaining to the search and seizure and the preservation and presentation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases.  Pertinent laws and codes.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, leadership, training, performance evaluations, and personnel management.
  • Well-developed oral and written language skills to prepare reports, professional correspondence, give testimony in court, make presentations, and conduct trainings.
  • Departmental policy and procedures.
  • Geography of the District.

Ability to:

  • Supervise, coordinate, schedule, evaluate, and train subordinates.
  • Analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action.
  • Interpret and apply laws and regulations.
  • Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work and with the general public.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic, ethnic backgrounds and disabilities of community college students and staff.
  • Work constructively to resolve conflict and develop a consensus.
  • Work as a contributing member of a team, work productively and cooperatively with other internal or external teams.
  • Oversee Student Service Officer program, Communication Center, Parking program, Emergency Preparedness, Clery/VAWA reporting; as well as, Crime Prevention programs; Evidence/Property Management; Background Investigations.
  • Supervise a variety of special services, programs, projects, and units including the rotation towing program.
  • Staff training and development and coordination of Special Events.
  • Work irregular and on-call hours including weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Meet and maintain the departmental firearms qualifications standards.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  •  Associate in Arts Degree, or equivalent, in Police Science or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Three (3) years of active law enforcement experience as a Post Certified Peace Officer in California with one (1) year of leadership or supervisory experience, preferably in a college/university setting.


  •  Possession of an appropriate valid (not expired) California Commission on Peace Officer Standards POST Basic Course certificate or Basic Course POST certificate waiver. Possession of, or eligible (and applied for) POST Intermediate Certificate is preferred.
  • Completion of a police supervisory program approved by the California Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (POST) within one year of appointment to position as a condition of continued employment.
  • A valid Class “C” California Driver’s License, required.
  • Valid First Aid and CPR certificates.


  •  Pre-Employment Requirements
  • Meet background and character qualifications and pass physical and psychological testing for this position pursuant to the California State Government Code and in accordance with standards established by the California P.O.S.T.

Apply Online:

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