Police Sergeant

City of Holdrege, Nebraska   Holdrege, NE   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on January 29, 2024


The City of Holdrege, NE, is accepting applications for the position of Police Sergeant until February 9th, 2024. 

Qualified applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and have a thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment. Considerable knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations; the ability to train and supervise subordinate personnel;  an aptitude for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors; and the competence to determine and achieve long-range goals and needs are all essential.

Police Sergeants are responsible for a broad range of duties, including but not limited to overseeing and participating in investigating criminal law violations occurring within the jurisdiction of the department, obtaining evidence and compiling information regarding these crimes, preparing cases for the filing of charges, testifies in court, and other related activities. Supervises the scheduling and coordination of shift changes. Be counted on to find or take over the shift of officers for sick leave or other issues. Review a variety of police-related reports prepared by subordinate officers or others. May evaluate officers' arrests based on circumstances and evidence to determine whether the subject may be detained or placed in jail. Makes day-to-day police assignments as required by the needs of the service. Determines how to deploy personnel during emergency responses. Maintains contact with the public, court officials, and other City officials in the performance of police activities. Conducts periodic performance evaluations and planning sessions for assigned personnel. Counsels assigned personnel on job performance and disciplinary matters. Recommends subordinates for commendation for exemplary work. Maintains availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or precedents.

Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and City laws and ordinances. Oversees and assists, as needed, in the patrol of City streets, parks, and commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law. Controls vehicular traffic, detects, prevents, and investigates misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies, and other law violations, and otherwise serves and protects the public. Oversees and assists, as needed, in response to emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs and other disruptive or illegal incidents. Takes appropriate law enforcement action. Prepares a variety of reports and records. Reviews, evaluates and develops programs, policies, and procedures for various departmental operations.   


Desired Qualifications:

A high school diploma or equivalent supplemented by a two-year community college degree or vocational training in police sciences, law enforcement, criminal justice administration, public administration, or a closely related field. Completion of basic training at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center. A minimum of seven years of work experience as a fully commissioned police officer, three of which shall have been in a supervisory position or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

This is a full-time position with paid training and a generous benefits package. The City offers competitive wages of $31.00 to $39.28 per hour commensurate with experience, plus a $5000 sign-on bonus for new employees to the department. Benefits include fully paid family health insurance with an annual HSA Disbursement of $4000 for a family and $2000 for employee-only coverage for those choosing the City’s High Deductible Health Plan. Police Officers also receive 40 hours of vacation and 40 hours of sick leave on their hire date.

Application packets may be requested from the Office of the City Clerk, PO Box 436, 502 East Avenue, Holdrege, NE  68949, by calling 308-995-8681 or emailing djensen@cityofholdrege.org for application via email. The City of Holdrege is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have any questions, contact Chief Martin McIntire at 308-995-4407.