Chief David Tedjeske
The shift lieutenant is responsible for effectively managing the daily security operations associated with a shift within the Department of Public Safety. Lieutenants provide proactive leadership and guidance to ensure that uniformed patrol security officers and police officers work cooperatively with one another and with Villanova University's faculty, staff, and students to provide a safe and secure environment on Villanova's property and within Villanova's buildings, facilities, and residence halls. The shift lieutenant must possess good problem solving and decision making abilities along with excellent judgment and discretion.
Sergeants assist shift lieutenants in managing the day-to-day operations of a shift. Sergeants also act as shift supervisor in the absence of a lieutenant and provide direct supervision of officers assigned to the shift. Sergeants follow up to ensure that incidents have been handled properly by subordinates and also help ensure that reports and other forms are properly completed and approved. Sergeants also make frequent periodic checks of personnel assigned to posts and patrol areas. Sergeants provide feedback to the Lieutenant on employee performance to assist in the preparation of performance evaluation reports.