Sergeant, University Police - University of Texas Police Department

Houston, TX

Sergeant, University Police - University of Texas Police Department

Location: Houston, Texas

Category: Protective Services

UTHealth Houston General Administration

Requisition #: 240000OZ

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you wont want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

The primary purpose of the Sergeant, University Police position is to provide supervisory and enforcement skills in the commissioned law enforcement services of The University of Texas System. Responsible for supervising police personnel engaged in law enforcement duties associated with the protection, safety, and welfare of students, employees, visitors, and property within the area under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System. Exercises independent judgment within limits prescribed by law, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, institutional rules and regulations and Director of Police departmental policies and procedures.

Position Key Accountabilities:

Leadership and Administration Provides leadership to and management of assigned personnel through clear direction, communications, development opportunities, and ongoing feedback. Supervises and participates in the policing of the property of The University of Texas System. Provides service, information, and direction to students, employees, and visitors. Ensures conformance to policies and procedures by checking quality of subordinate’s performance. Keeps staff informed of changes in departmental policies and regulations and legal interpretation. Monitors police officers and public safety guards on assignments, reviewing, evaluating, and correcting performance. Conducts formal and informal training for continual development of police officers. Performs office and administration tasks.

Enforcement Functions Preserves the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding without warrant when authorized by law to prevent or suppress crime. Executes all lawful process. Gives notice to magistrate of offenses committed within the areas under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System. Arrests offenders with and without warrant where authorized by law. Investigates all criminal offenses, to detect and arrest criminals and to recover lost or stolen property. Attempts to locate missing persons. Detects violations of the Transportation Code, makes violator contacts, and places violators in custody or issues citations or warnings. Investigates motor vehicle collisions. Enforces Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents.

Additional Operations Writes reports, analyzes workloads, and plans work schedules. Confers with law enforcement agencies on matters of mutual concern. Screens employment applications to determine eligibility. Conducts surveillance, internal and background investigations. Executes court orders and serves warrants. Testifies in court and before Grand Juries.

Other Duties as Assigned Other duties to include, but not limited to, emergency recall and/or may be required to remain onsite or work extended hours during man-made or natural disasters and unusual occurrences on campus. Local or long distance travel may be required for training or other business purposes occasionally.


All of the following:

Peace Officer Commission certification by the University of Texas System.

Posses Peace Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and Valid (or ability to obtain) Class A, B or C Texas driver’s license.

Minimum Education:

In accordance with current levels of education for commissioned police officers of the University of Texas System as adopted by the Board of Regents. Preferred Education: Some College.

Minimum Experience:

At the time the promotional examination is taken, applicant must have three years experience as a Commissioned Texas Peace Officer with the University of Texas System Police or two years experience as a Commissioned Texas Peace Officer with the University of Texas System Police and one year of experience as a commissioned officer in another full service law enforcement agency immediately preceding the date of examination. Preferred Experience: Four years experience as a commissioned police officer, which includes at least two years of experience as a commissioned police officer at a University of Texas System Police Department.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.