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Police Lieutenant

Santa Cruz, California



University of California, Santa Cruz

1156 High Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Phone: 831-459-0111



Starting Salary: $157,300.00


Application Deadline: Until Filled


Initial Review Date: 11/19/2018




Police Department


Job #: 1808345


Full Time; Career



Starting Salary Range:





UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.


Involves protecting life and property, maintaining security and order, and preserving the general welfare of the organization. Engages in a variety of police activities such as patrolling, investigation, law enforcement, crime prevention and detection. Certified and conforms to the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST).


Spends the majority of time (50% or more) achieving organizational objectives through the coordinated achievements of subordinate staff. Establishes departmental goals and objectives, functions with autonomy. Manages the accountability and stewardship of human, financial, and often physical resources in compliance with departmental and organizational goals and objectives. Ensures subordinate supervisors and professionals adhere to defined internal controls. Manages systems and procedures to protect departmental assets.


Reports through Police Chain of Command. Provides management for one or more department units or divisions. The police department is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week operation. Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals. Reviews and approves recommendations for functional programs. Provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals results in additional costs and personnel.


A Police Lieutenant reports to the Chief of Police and may be assigned a variety of work shifts including day, night or other shifts as needed to achieve desired goals and objectives.


A Police Lieutenant manages, plans and directs the activities and provides oversight and supervision of a division of the Police Department including but not limited to: patrol, investigations, special events, administrative investigations, crime prevention, records management, parking enforcement, dispatch, traffic enforcement and community policing. Provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies; Provides planning, organizing, monitoring, and controlling of a variety of law enforcement functions, programs/projects, and related activities; Develops and directs special field operations, community-oriented policing programs and directed patrol programs; provides oversight and supervision to a variety of units and programs including but not limited to internal affairs, use of force and collision review, crime prevention, public information and outreach, crime analysis, training and development, investigations, recruitment and hiring, counter-terrorism and intelligence. Assumes responsibility for the Department in the absence of the Chief of Police.


This position requires passing a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check. Please note: Time required to complete this process may vary and can be lengthy.


Some special conditions include:


Currently employed as a University of California Police Department (UCPD) Police Lieutenant or higher; OR


Currently employed and qualified as a UCPD Police Sergeant with at least three years of UCPD service at the rank of Police Sergeant; OR Currently or previously employed as a sworn police officer with another California law enforcement agency (non-UCPD) and at the rank of sergeant or above for at least 5 years.


At least 21 years of age



Please reference the Police website for all the

full information about the Lt. process:



Qualifications include:

  • Possess a valid California Driver's License, clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull-Notice Program.

  • 60 College Semester Credits

  • Current CA-POST Advanced and Supervisory certificate

  • Possession of a POST Supervisory certificate and successful completion of the probationary period as a sergeant.

  • Ability to successfully earn the POST Management certificate by completing a POST-certified 104-hour Management course within one year of appointment and serving as a Lieutenant for a period of two years.

Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.


Position is open until filled. Initial Review Date: 11-19-2018






View full job description and access on-line application:



To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted ON OR BEFORE the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site mailto:@ A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066.


To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922.




The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.











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