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Law Enforcement Sergeant


This is work supervising* law enforcement operations on an assigned shift; law enforcement operations on a branch campus; or a specialized* law enforcement function.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Conducts roll call briefings prior to field assignments.
  • Submits written or oral reports.
  • Receives complaints from and/or against shift personnel.
  • Serves as Field Supervisor to assigned law enforcement personnel.
  • Instructs law enforcement personnel in operational procedures.
  • May assume Command Officer responsibility for a shift.
  • May develop, coordinate, and/or deliver in service law enforcement training.
  • May act as public information officer.

Education and Experience

Must possess a Bachelor’s degree and meet Florida Statutory and Administrative Code requirements. Must meet the requirements of Chapter 943, Florida Statute. Only those employees who have been certified as law enforcement officers pursuant to Chapter 943, Florida Statutes, and are not in a probationary status, shall be eligible for promotion. Promoted Employees shall serve a one year promotional probationary period.

Licensure and Certification

Must meet Florida statutory and Administrative Code requirements. Must meet the requirements of Chapter 943, Florida Statutes, and for promotional appointments, successful completion of the Board of Education’ written test for this class. Current Florida Police Certification. Valid Florida Driver’s License.


This position does have supervisory responsibility.

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