Job Summary

Oversees an assigned area of the police department. Supervises designated personnel, including hiring, firing, performance evaluations, and disciplinary action. Ensures shifts are staffed properly. Responds to emergency situations; takes command on-site as required. Provides work direction, management, and oversight to designated personnel.

Job Functions

  • Oversees and manages a specific section of the police department.
  • Makes decisions regarding the daily operations of the section.
  • Makes decisions on upgrades for technology and equipment.
  • Reviews purchases and payroll for section.
  • Works special events and makes decisions pertaining to it. Refers complex decisions to Assistant Chief of Police.
  • Provides information about The University of Tennessee to students, staff, and the general public.
  • Handles employee disputes which the Lieutenant or Sergeant cannot resolve.
  • Assigns the correct number and placement of officers for special events.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Must be able to certify as officer and qualify with firearm, plus ten years of experience in law enforcement.

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