As our Assistant Director/Assistant Chief of Police you will report and work in partnership with the Director for Public Safety/University Chief of Police in managing the departments operations including University Police Operations, Public Safety Dispatch, and Emergency Preparedness/Emergency Planning.
You will play an integral role in providing an open, transparent leadership environment that emphasizes employee engagement, promotes diversity, encourages positive morale, and promotes effective employee mentorship and development within the Department of Public Safety. The successful candidate possesses a proven history of high integrity, accountability, including having difficult development conversations with employees when required, and the ability to do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reasons.
You will provide effective and efficient law enforcement and public safety services to the citizens of the University community. Responsible for managing a staff of approximately 22 employees and 21 part-time student employees who are responsible for providing these services while maintaining exemplary professional standards. Receive and respond, or oversee the response, to citizen complaints concerning misconduct, rule violation, and/or other special confidential investigation requests; examine personnel and case records to ensure that personnel conform to prescribed standards of conduct; conduct in-depth case analyses and make disciplinary recommendations to the Director for Public Safety/Chief of Police, if applicable; oversee the department’s training, recruitment/selection and accreditation efforts; prepare periodic reports; monitor staffing and take command in emergencies in civil disorders or disasters; and perform other related duties. Assist the Director for Public Safety/Chief of Police in the development and control of the annual budget. Second in command of the Department of Public Safety and to assume command of the Department in the absence of the Director for Public Safety/Chief of Police.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide leadership to a multi-faceted organization. Plan, direct, and manage the operations of Patrol and Support Services and over the entire department in the absence of the Director for Public Safety/Chief of Police. Assist the Director for Public Safety/Chief of Police in the development and control of the annual budget including monitoring expenditures, making projections, and preparing budget documents. Assist the Director for Public Safety/Chief of Police in the formulation and implementation of departmental policy, procedures, rules, regulations, and programs.
Maintain a fully present, hands on awareness of the Department of Public Safety, and a working knowledge of personnel for the purposes of mentorship, training, and development. Monitor department operations by attending various meetings and by regularly reviewing schedules, timesheets, criminal reports, operational reports and other department activity reports for quality and approval.
Evaluate subordinate performance; participate in personnel actions such as appointments, promotions, demotions, discipline and scheduling; review crime trends. Participate in the recruitment and placement of personnel, assign and/or conduct background investigations on candidates that successfully complete the selection process.
Supervise the efforts of department personnel to conduct departmental self-assessment and related accreditation activities.
Foster communications and cooperation with other law enforcement agencies, departments and personnel.
Respond to scenes of major crimes, emergency situations or other critical incidents and support or direct activities as necessary.
Conduct University investigations in coordination with other University departments, such as the Office of the Internal Auditor and the Equal Opportunity Office on sensitive matters.
Assign and/or conduct internal investigations for alleged violations of department policy, procedures, and standards.
Monitor compliance to departmental and University policies and procedures. Responsible for publishing the Department’s annual report, and the Annual Security Report information to the Dean of Students Office as part of Clery Act compliance.
Oversee the training for all Department personnel.
Serve as the Department’s public information officer in the absence of the Director for Public Safety/Chief of Police.
Participate in labor/management relations and negotiations.
Manage all investigations conducted within the Department.
Manage and oversee campus emergency preparedness/emergency planning activities, including plan development, response team coordination, information management, and campus training.