Carlow University, a private, Catholic, liberal arts, comprehensive University in Pittsburgh, PA. Carlow University was founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy, an international community of Roman Catholic women with a mission to serve the poor, the sick, and the uneducated. Carlow, an institution grounded in the liberal arts while also offering strong professional programs, is committed to engaging its diverse community in a process of life-long learning, scholarship, research, and service. Degrees are offered at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. Carlow is recognized as a College of Distinction, a Catholic College of Distinction, and a Pennsylvania College of Distinction for 2016-17. Carlow has also been selected by Abound as a provider of Top Degrees for Adult Undergraduates for 2017 and is regionally ranked by US News & World Report. The University was recently named one of Money Magazine's "Best Colleges for Your Money.

Carlow University invites applications for the position of Sergeant of the Campus Police department. She/he is responsible for the command of all Dispatches/Police Officers as first line supervisor in addition to the following below.


  • Shift discipline and shift call response and performance as well as any collateral responsibilities assigned by the chief of police.
  • Maintains direct daily oversight and reporting as the first line supervisor.
  • Directly oversees the Corporal
  • Arranges reserved parking requests
  • Acts as Evidence Custodian
  • Coordinates monthly drills
  • Oversees all criminal investigations within the department.
  • Provides accident reports as requested by insurance or 3rd party designee.
  • Suggests corrective measures/disciplinary action as necessary
  • Conducts normal patrol duties which include:
    • Maintain peace, order and morality, protect persons, prevent crime, and apprehend criminals within Carlow University and Sisters of Mercy areas
    • Investigate all crime, protect crimes scenes, collect and preserve evidence, investigate accidents, unlawful acts, make legal arrests of offenders, and serve warrants and subpoenas when required.
    • Review reports of investigations and recommend further action as necessary.
    • Be familiar with an enforce Carlow University Rules and Regulation, and procedures of the Department.
    • Demonstrates and reflects an understanding of and commitment to the mission and core values of Carlow University and the Sisters of Mercy.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Act 120 completion
  • Valid Driver's License
  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in person, via telephone, and in writing.
  • Ability to efficiently operate the telephone, two-way radio, email, and related systems.
  • Proven problem solving skills with ability to make decisions and take initiative to resolve issues.
  • Proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality and to handle sensitive matters using discretion, diplomacy, and good judgment.
  • Evidence Custodian certification (Preferred)
  • 5 years of policing, preferably with at least one year in university policing
  • Strong business ethics.

Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct.  They commit to act with integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality, and to comply with legal and professional obligations. 

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Carlow University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strive for a campus that reflects our urban setting and is inclusive of underrepresented groups to enhance our University community.

Full/Part/FT&PT: Full-time - exempt
Department: Campus Police
Contact Name/Title: Search Committee
Contact Address: Carlow University 3333 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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