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The University of Chicago Lieutenant - JR24376-3800 in Chicago, Illinois

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DSS Police: Patrol Services

About the Department

The University of Chicago campus is part of Chicago\'s Hyde Park neighborhood, which contains a significant amount of off-campus housing for undergraduate and graduate students. More than a third of the University\'s staff resides in areas surrounding the campus, and more than 50% of the University\'s faculty live in the Hyde Park area. The Department of Safety and Security includes the University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD), Management Operations, Transportation and Parking Services, Emergency Communication and Security Services and UC Medical Center Public Safety. In agreement with the city of Chicago, the UCPD assists the Chicago Police Department in policing Hyde Park and surrounding neighborhoods. The University Police patrol an area encompassing 6.5 square miles and a population of approximately 65,000 people, many of whom have no direct connection to the University.

Job Summary

The Lieutenant is responsible for ensuring all departmental policies and procedures are consistently followed, and issues of non-compliance are addressed and corrected through progressive discipline. Direct patrol operations assigned to a shift in accordance with the UCPD mission statement by interpreting policy, program priorities, and the utilization of resources to ensure the efficient and effective implementation of the goals and objectives mandated by state and federal laws, local laws, University and department rules and regulations. Analyzes complex problems and unusual or critical situations and develops appropriate strategies to mitigate and resolve them. Performs duties associated with direct management and supervision of daily police operations throughout the University of Chicago Police Department. Responsible to the Patrol Division Commander. Capable of effective performance in any of the designated Lieutenant roles.


Supervises all police personnel assigned to the watch.

Serves as the Incident Commander at scenes while on duty unless relieved by higher ranking personnel.

Identifies public safety problems and develops solutions with the scope of responsibilities and effectively implements them.

Conducts and oversees audits and inspections of internal operational processes within all units of responsibility to insure policies and procedures are applied consistently, and assures compliance with regulatory entities such as CALEA, Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards (ILETS), and both the Illinois and United States Department of Education.

Prepares and conducts performance evaluations.

Verifies and approves daily worksheets.

Conducts daily roll calls at the beginning of each shift to include inspections and subsequent documentation of compliance/non-compliance, special announcements, training, and other relevant information related to criminal activity and crime trends.

Reviews and approves all incident reports, accident reports and any other such reports submitted by sergeants, ensuring accuracy of all information including case number, report number, crime log reportable incidents and classification.

Makes recommendation to management on disciplinary actions as warranted.

Prepares and submits reports/data/records for local and/or state compliance.

Leads the execution of police services and strategies that are reflective of 21st Century Policing guidance.

Leads and implements accountability measures to ensure that police services are delivered fairly and impartially.

Responsible for police activities and management of personnel, equipment, and field emergencies on an assigned shift; or in a special investigative or intelligence section.

Performs routine uniform inspections and eq ipment.

Implements crime prevention practices, in addition to listening to the officer\'s feedback and recommendations.

Remains in frequent contact with members of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to exchange information, provides any assistance, and requests assistance as necessary.

Provides notifications to appropriate personnel in a timely manner in accordance with policies and procedures.

Develops tactical plans of action and instructs officers and sergeants on the methods to be followed.

Supervises the work of Police Sergeants, Police Officers, and/or civilian employees.

Utilizes data to inform and create crime mitigation strategies, identifies crime trends, and enhances community collaboration.

Monitors notifications alarms, sirens, gun shots and other audible signs of warning to detect crime, determine directions, and ascertain the seriousness of incidents.

Communicates with the general public, coworkers, subordinates, or others in order to provide direction and training.

Reviews and explains departmental policies and procedures.

Gathers and disseminates information.

Serves as a liaison between the police department, University and community key stakeh