The Special Police Sergeant patrols and monitors Institute buildings and grounds to prevent fire, theft, vandalism, illegal entry and other illegal activities and possesses arrest powers while on duty. Provides a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors and employees; provides public relations activities; sets up, maintains and troubleshoots access control and video systems for the Institute; plans implements and conducts officer training certifications and programs. The Sergeant must be certified (within 1 year of service) as a NYS Municipal Police Training Council Instructor. The duties of a Special Police Sergeant include but are not limited to maintaining their status as a NYS Peace Officer and meeting annual firearms qualifications. Candidates must possess a current NYS Pistol Permit, pass a psychological test/review and meet minimum medical and fitness standards
License and Certification Requirements
1. Valid New York State driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within thirty (30) days of appointment; and
2. Certification or the ability to obtain certification as a New York State Peace Officer within one (1) year of appointment; and
3. Certification or the ability to obtain certification as a New York State, Department of Criminal Justice Services, General Topics Instructor- Police/Peace within two (2) years of appointment; and
4. Certification or the ability to obtain a CR 2600 Lenel Operator Certification, a CR 2500 Lenel Administrator Certification, or a comparable video and access control system certification recognized by Roswell Park Cancer Institute that demonstrates system understanding and troubleshooting expertise of related computer-based operating, access, and video systems.
Education and Experience
1. Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science or a related field and the equivalent of one (1) year of full-time experience in a law enforcement or security organization, exposed to functions whose diversity is similar to those at RPCI; or
2. Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science or a related field and the equivalent of two (2) years of full-time experience in a law enforcement or security organization, exposed to functions whose diversity is similar to those at RPCI; or
3. High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma and the equivalent of four (4) years of full-time experience in a law enforcement or security organization, exposed to functions whose diversity is similar to those at RPCI.
Additional Candidate Requirements Prior to Appointment
1. Absence of a felony criminal record; and
2. Absence of a conviction for any Domestic Violence offense; and
3. Absence of a Dishonorable Discharge from the Armed Forces; and
4. Must be at least 21 years of age; and
5. Must be a United States citizen; and
6. Must pass a background and character investigation; and
7. Must pass medical, drug, and physical agility tests; and
8. Must pass a psychological evaluation.
The preferred candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and 3 years of experience as a Peace or Police Officer. The preferred candidate will also possess extensive computer skills in Access Control and Video Systems and have completion of a CR 2500 Lenel Administrator Certification Course or CR 2600 Lenel Operator Certification Course or similar video and access control systems certification.
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