This is only an example of a Sergeant job description – not an official job announcement.
- Under general supervision, directs and leads subordinates in enforcing state and federal laws and local ordinances for the Minneapolis Police Department. Typical duties include:
- Interprets and applies ordinances in a wide variety of situations
- Interprets policies and procedures to apply to law enforcement activities and situations
- Supervises, evaluates, trains and provides guidance to subordinate personnel
- Recommends commendation and disciplinary action
- Assists in development and implementation of policies and procedures
- Exhibits good community relations by supporting and getting involved in community-oriented policing programs and activities and maintains those good relations by providing quality service.
- Acts as a liaison between upper management and subordinates
- Acts as a liaison with other law enforcement agencies and related organizations
- Effectively utilizes resources by assigning officers, their work and equipment to ensure the proper performance of police functions
- Assists with internal complaint investigations
- Coordinates activities at crime scenes
- Investigates crimes and performs or directs apprehension activities
- Interviews and interrogates victims/witnesses/suspects
- Interprets and implements laws on search and seizure
- Instructs on detection methods
- Writes complete, concise and coherent reports for a variety of purposes and evaluates reports for continued investigations
- Relate to and work effectively with people of diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds.
- Prepares for and testifies in court
Experience Requirement for Promotion to Sergeant
- Applicant must be a permanent employee, classified as Police Officer, who has a minimum of five years of continuous service with the Minneapolis Police Department. Continuous service may include time served as a Minneapolis Police Cadet immediately prior to being classified as a Police Officer.
- Applicant must been assigned to uniformed patrol for at least 18 months after recruit school, which can include the Field Officers Training Program.
Applicants must be able to mentally and physically perform all duties of the position, including:
- Effect an arrest
- Drive department vehicles
- Subdue and search suspects and prisoners
- Use police weapons
A physical and/or psychological examination may be required before appointment.
Last updated Sep 27, 2011