CLASS TITLE: COLLEGE POLICE LIEUTENANT
Class Code: 02182300
Pay Grade: 16G
EO Code: B
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: On an assigned shift, to supervise the work of College
Security and Safety Officers and others of a lesser rank engaged in performing duties of a patrolling,
protective and policing nature upon the premises of a post-secondary educational institution; to make
arrests in accordance with provisions of the law; to act as shift commander in the absence of a superior
officer; and to do related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a superior from whom
assignments and instructions are received; work is reviewed for conformance to law, regulations,
institutional policy and instructions.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises the work of College Security and Safety Officers and other
subordinates on an assigned shift; reviews work by frequent inspections, to insure compliance with law,
regulations, institutional policy and instructions.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
On an assigned shift, to supervise the work of College Security and Safety Officers and others of a
lesser rank engaged in performing duties of a patrolling, protective and policing nature upon the premises
of a post-secondary education institution.
To take roll calls; to conduct inspections of personnel at the beginning of duty tour; to give special
orders and assignments and to certify time and attendance records for personnel on the shift.
To make periodic tours to provide field checks on all patrols; as required to patrol an assigned area.
To direct and regulate traffic; to provide information to the public; to respond, investigate and make
detailed reports on traffic violations, accidents and criminal incidents.
To operate a Breathalyzer, take fingerprints and pictures as required.
To arrest with or without a warrant, as permitted within the law, any person for violations of state and
federal criminal statutes or for violation of local town ordinances occurring on said premises or upon
streets and highways immediately adjacent to said premises and to process and/or detain such person(s) as
required; and to write and submit reports concerning such actions.
To appear in court or at hearings such as campus judicial boards and give testimony, and prepare
paperwork relating to such appearances.
To cooperate with other law enforcement agencies, fire departments and the State Fire Marshal’s
Office in the enforcement of laws and regulations.
To operate a communications office and keep police and fire records.
To perform the duties of shift commander in the absence of a superior officer.
To do related work as required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT:
KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES: A thorough knowledge of applicable Board of
Governors’ and institutional regulations; a thorough knowledge of applicable state laws, rules and
regulations including the State Fire Safety Code; a working knowledge of the principles and practices
commonly applied by a police officer in the enforcement of law and regulations to protect life and
property; the ability to apply such knowledges, principles and practices; the ability to plan, supervise and
review the work of a subordinate staff; the ability to assist in training the work of subordinates engaged in
maintaining law and order and protecting persons and property; the ability to review and evaluate findings
of investigations; the ability to assist subordinates in the prosecution of persons arrested for violations; the
ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to act quickly, calmly, decisively and correctly in
an emergency; the ability to evaluate fire hazards and have thorough knowledge of State Fire Safety Code;
the ability to qualify and carry firearms; the ability to understand and carry out oral and written
instructions; the ability to write and speak effectively; the ability to operate a communications office and
keep records; and related capacities and abilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: Such as may have been gained through: graduation from an approved senior high school; and
Experience: Such as may have been gained through: considerable employment in a responsible full-time
position requiring maintenance of law and order, and the protection of life and property including the
responsibility for the arrest and detention of persons in violation of the law.
Or, any combination of education and experience that shall be equivalent to the above education and
1. Must have satisfactorily completed the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy
2. Must be physically qualified to perform assigned duties as evidenced by a physician’s
3. Must possess a valid Rhode Island driver’s license.
4. Must satisfactorily complete a Fire Safety Program in conjunction with the State Fire
Marshal’s Office within six months of appointment.
Class Revised: November 14, 1993
Editorial Review: 3/15/03