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Non-Discrimination Statement


The University of Scranton embraces diversity and inclusion through its mission, Jesuit identity, strategic plans, community outreach programs, and numerous diversity programs. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from historically underrepresented candidates. Please see our full non-discrimination statement below.


The University is committed to providing an educational, residential, and working environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. Members of the University community, applicants for employment or admissions, guests and visitors have the right to be free from harassment or discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.


Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.


Anyone who has questions about the University’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy, or the University’s Non-Discrimination or Anti-Harassment Policy, or wishes to report a possible violation of one of the policy should contact:


Elizabeth M. Garcia

Title IX Coordinator

The Office of Equity and Diversity

Institute of Molecular Biology & Medicine, Rm 311

(570) 941-6645


University Mission


The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding. All candidates must indicate how they would help communicate and support the Catholic and Jesuit identity and mission of the University. The University’s mission statement and a description of the history and concepts of the Ignatian teaching philosophy may be found at




University Police


Job Purpose:


The Police Sergeant is the first line supervisor of Officers assigned to their shift and assists in the effective operation and delivery of law enforcement, safety, and security services to the University community.


Essential Duties:


– In the absence of the Chief of Police or Police Captain, function as the representative of the University of Scranton Police Department

– Provide direct supervision for all personnel including University Police, Service Officers, and Dispatchers assigned to their shift, making certain they understand their role specific to our role as a law enforcement agency

– During every shift, ensure all fundamental police duties and functions are being performed, to include serving and protecting the community and safeguarding lives and property

– Manage and supervise all incidents that may directly affect the safety of all guests, students, or employees, and assure University Police provide for, and promote the delivery of safe and professional police services

– Promote the efficient and effective operation of the University of Scranton Police Department, designate patrol assignments, and fill any designated posts

– Review and approve all shift-related reports through the Report Exec record management system

– Assure all staff act professionally and adhere to the highest standards of conduct

– Investigate any citizen complaints, grievances, or minor policy violations, to determine an appropriate course of action

– Assure all University of Scranton Police Officers enforce the law in terms of all constitutional requirements, federal and state statutes, case law, and the rules of criminal procedure

– Hold all departmental members accountable to all University policies and standard operating procedures

– Respond to the scene for any physical force, conduct an Investigate as it pertains to the use of force, and determine the reasonableness of the use and level of force

– Assist in developing, planning, coordinating, and managing crime prevention and community relations programs and activities

– Help establish and maintain positive working relationships with community groups, student organizations, and all members of the university community

– Manage any tactical or emergency situations that arise during a assigned shift, function as the Incident Scene Commander until relieved by a superior

– Assist in planning, coordinating and managing any special or large events

– Provide supervision and direction involving any felony investigations, missing person investigations, serious injuries, or other complex or serious incidents

– Ensure the University’s Emergency Notification System is activated when appropriate

– Conduct a roll call prior to the beginning of all shifts, evaluate each officer’s readiness to assume patrol, and notify officers of any specific assignments or incidents

– Provide training on recent events or changes affecting the law

– Conduct administrative tasks such as distributing subpoenas, granting time off, and assigning or authorizing overtime

– Oversee all investigations, arrests, detentions, transports, and evidence collection

– Provide guidance and direction as it relates to the issues of police authority, jurisdiction, and mutual aid

– Enforce and report any violations of the Non-discrimination and Anti-harassment Policy or the Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy

– Respond to all incidents of a serious or sensitive nature during their watch and ensure that appropriate notifications are made

– Be physically capable to perform all fundamental police duties of a Police Officer, to include serving and protecting the community and safeguarding lives and property

– Enforce the law in terms of all constitutional requirements, federal, state and local statues and regulations, Pennsylvania case law, and the rules of criminal procedure

– Must demonstrate and have the ability to perform, in dangerous and/or life-threatening situations, extreme weather conditions, or where unexpected changes and unsafe conditions exist

– Conduct assigned patrols both on foot and in a patrol vehicle, and be alert for and investigate suspicious activities

– Enhance safety by addressing student behavioral issues

– Appear and testify in court proceedings, and participate in the Student Code of Conduct disciplinary process when requested

– Must be available to work an assigned shift, to include days, nights, weekends and holidays

– Successfully complete a supervisor training program

– Maintains proficiency in the use of police related equipment

– Remain current in all annual mandatory updates as required by MPOETC

– Abide by the ethical standards within the Code of Conduct and the Code of Ethics


Additional Skills Required:


– Must be able to attain Pennsylvania Title 53 (Act 120 or equivalent) certification prior to beginning employment

– Must be a citizen of the United States

– Must be 21 years of age or older

– Must possess a valid driver’s license

– At the time of appointment, must be a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

– Must possess the requisite skills, knowledge and abilities to be a police officer

– Must be physically capable to perform the duties of a police officer

– Must meet the certification requirements of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Lethal Weapons Training Act (Act 235)

– Must be of good moral character. Any candidate offered employment, must submit to a background investigation, to include:

– A criminal record check for convictions of any disqualifying criminal offense

– A credit history check

– A driving record

– A drug screen for drug and alcohol which shall be determined using laboratory testing procedures

– Be personally examined by a Pennsylvania licensed psychologist and found to be psychologically capable to exercise appropriate judgment or restraint in performing the duties of a police officer

– Must have the visual and hearing acuity acceptable for performing all functions and responsibilities of a police officer as specified by the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission

– Able to help review and create polices

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills

– Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills

– Able to work on multiple projects at one time and complete projects on time within a tight time frame

– Must be able to support the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture

– Must be able to respect, support and contribute to the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission


Minimum Education Requirements:


– High school diploma or equivalent


Preferred Education:


Minimum Job Experience Requirements:


– Three years of full-time law enforcement experience


Preferred Qualifications:


– Prior Supervisory experience preferred


Schedule/Work Hours:


Shift will be dependent on availability


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