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Police Sergeant
Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento, California
Date Posted 05/03/2021
Admin-Campus Safety And Police
Salary $7,096.09 per month (Exempt) <a href="http://www.losrios.edu/hr/sal_schd.htm" target="_blank">LRCCD Salary Schedules</a> -  
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Posting Title

Police Sergeant


Los Rios Community College District (District Office)

Department Location

Police Services

Posting Number


The Institution

The Los Rios Community College District is the second largest, two-year public college district in California, serving approximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. The district’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento and El Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano counties and is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. In addition to each college’s main campus, the district offers educational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.

The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart of the Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strong communities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby some of the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is a great place to live and work!

Strengths The district has approximately 6,000 employees throughout our four colleges and district office complex. The District office is centrally located between all four colleges and provides welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students, employees and our community partners. Our departments strive for the highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, and are focused on advancing the learning of our diverse student population through improved academic and social outcomes.

Our Vision Our colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, student success centered education. Our objective is to help our students successfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want to transfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associates degree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demand career fields.

Position Summary

Under the direction of a Police Captain or designee and subject to District regulations and Los Rios Police Department (LRPD) General Orders, coordinates, directs and supervise sworn and civilian staff using a community-based policing approach; provide police services, protecting life and property; may assist with special programs and investigations. [For a detailed job description for this LRSA Los Rios Supervisors Association posting Job Descriptions click here].

This person is assigned to Police Services.


Los Rios Community College District offers competitive salaries and a very comprehensive employee benefits package to include medical insurance, CalPERS retirement, and opportunities for additional insurance and financial investments.

Full-time, twelve-month employees receive 17 days of annual paid holidays, 21 days’ vacation yearly and 8 hours of sick leave per month. Los Rios also offers extensive professional development opportunities with the district and financial support and/or paid time off to complete external academic studies. (See full LRSA contract agreement details).

Assignment Responsibilities

Patrol: Coordinate, direct and supervise staff; lead teams and projects; coordinate security for district and community events; conduct use of force reviews.

Administrative: Coordinate, direct and supervise the department’s dispatch operations, staff, and Police Detective; ensure adherence to California Peace Officer Standards and Training (CA POST) dispatch standards and operations; oversee Evidence Room and ensure proper administration of records, documents, and evidence and property; oversee background investigations.

Both: Train and evaluate assigned staff; hire temporary employees; make recommendations for discipline and on other personnel matters; counsel staff and administer discipline as required; schedule shifts and assignments which includes authorization of leave and overtime; oversee temporary employees and volunteers; interpret laws, codes, policies and procedures and ensure legality and consistency in application; monitor legal, regulatory, technological, societal changes and court decisions that may affect the work of the department; determine course of action to be taken during shift, emergencies, or complex law enforcement situations; may assist with Evidence Room in the oversight and ensure proper administration of records, documents, and evidence and property; oversee and ensure proper handling of evidence and property; document accident and incident scenes through the use of appropriate audio/visual equipment; prepare a variety of reports, documents and correspondence; review and approve criminal reports as well as a variety of general reports, correspondence, memoranda and files for accuracy, completeness and compliance with department directives; analyze trends in data and information; determine cases to be investigated and identify problem areas; recommend equipment acquisition, training programs and procedural changes to ensure effective department operations; account for all assigned equipment, materials, supplies and vehicles to ensure proper inventory levels and operational readiness; work with outside agencies as needed; assist in maintaining positive relationships with internal and external agencies and groups; serve on committees, teams and projects; conduct presentations; serve as on-call Sergeant and Watch Commander; may serve as either Patrol or Administrative Sergeant as needed; perform the duties of a Police Officer when required; render emergency first aid and CPR.

Emergency Operations: Assist with the department’s emergency and disaster preparedness and response programs; may serve as the incident commander at emergencies involving Los Rios Community College District jurisdiction or mutual aid events as requested by the Chief of Police or Police Captain.

Investigations: May oversee and conduct investigations regarding community inquiries, citizen complaints, internal affairs, and other investigations as appropriate; conduct staff investigation training as needed.

Training/Professional Development: May assist with oversight, implementation and evaluation of department Continued Professional Training programs to ensure compliance with CA POST mandates and the professional growth and development needs of department members; may assist with the coordination, oversight and evaluation of the department Field Training program to ensure Officers are appropriately prepared for assigned responsibilities.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Work Year

12 month

Work Schedule

7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
Days and hours subject to change.

Total Hrs per Week/Day

40 hours per week

Special Requirements

Possess and maintain all the requirements of the position, including but not limited to, the following: The requirements of applicable Government Code Sections, including but not limited to, sections 1029, 1030, 1031. Successful completion of a CA POST Basic Academy and meet all CA POST Peace Officer Selection Requirements by the date of hire.

Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License in compliance with Los Rios Board Regulation R-8343. This position may require operating a District or personal vehicle in order to complete assigned work within the scope of the position duties.

Possess and maintain a valid first aid certificate issued by an authorized agency, and a valid cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate within 30 days of a conditional offer of employment.

Successfully complete a Campus Law Enforcement course within two years of employment.

Successfully complete a CA POST certified Supervisory Course within one year of employment.

Respond to emergency calls at night and on weekends as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience as a law enforcement officer in a public agency or in the military service. One year of experience in a lead or supervisory capacity in any field preferred.

EDUCATION: The equivalent of an Associate degree (60 semester units) from an accredited institution. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the educational requirement.

Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

(Experience Requirement: One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement. Education Requirement: 15 units are equal to six months of education; 30 units are equal to one year of education.)

Education must be from an accredited institution.

Application Instructions

1. A completed Los Rios Community College District Classified Application (required).
2. Resume (required).
3. Letter of Interest (required).
4. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (required if using education to meet the Minimum Qualifications of this position).

● Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified.
● Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified.

● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as official transcripts.
● It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College District employees to also provide official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualification for the position. (Within 60 days of the time of hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualification for the position).
● Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.
● A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
● Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.


$7,096.09 per month (Exempt) LRCCD Salary Schedules

Additional Salary Information

No additional salary information to note

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Closing Date


Open Continuously


Beginning and/or Ending Dates


How and where to apply

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 during our business hours.

After hours inquiries should be emailed to hr@losrios.edu. Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m., of the posting closing date.


Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.


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