Chief – Campus Police/Security

Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana State University

Position Summary:

Job Summary: The Chief of Campus Police & Security is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and supervising all phases of law enforcement activities and police services provided by the LSU Police Department.

Essential Functions:

  • 40%- Directs the LSU Police Department so as to effectively carry out the missions and responsibilities. Develops and implements a major personnel program involving recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, and assigning LSU police officers, clerical employees, and student employees. Oversee all security on campus and also oversees safety and security activities on campus during rentals and use of college facilities. Responsible for overseeing the scheduling of personnel in the university police department to assure their efficient deployment; oversees the training of university police personnel; oversees the recruitment, hiring, and background checks for new or transferring department employees prior to employment; oversees in-service training as needed and required;
  • 20% – Coordinates with city and state traffic departments to provide for enforcement of traffic programs pertaining to the city streets and highways which traverse the campus. Develops plans, in coordination with appropriate sponsoring departments, for traffic control and safety plans related to major events held on campus, e.g., football, basketball, rodeos, ice shows, etc. This includes coordination with City Police, State Police, and the Sheriff’s Office. Develops plans in coordination with the campus administration for the security and safety of University buildings and facilities. Acts as a liaison with Federal, State, and local law enforcement officials and agencies to assure a mutual understanding of policies;
  • 20%- Responsible for the initiation and controls of appropriate preventive and security initiatives to control crime on campus; prepares studies, reports, and analyses of activities and developments for reporting purposes, risk assessment, and mitigating risk.
    Develops plans and procedures, in cooperation with local and state law enforcement agencies, to prevent thefts and vandalism and to effect apprehension of those suspected of committing such offenses. Investigates or directs investigations of all types of offenses related to campus security matters, to include close cooperation with federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies;
  • 10%- Provides strategic leadership and direction to the University’s internal and contracted public safety components, ensuring that optimal integration, synergy, and cost-efficiencies are obtained in the development and administration of operating plans, systems, and procedures. Responsible for the oversight of the departmental budget and supervises the expenditures of funds as allocated by the approved budget. Interprets and explains the role of the campus police system to students, faculty, and other groups on the campus and in the community. Ensures regulatory compliance to include but not limited to; the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), Title IX, and the Clery Act;
  • 5%-Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and implements changes required for improvement. Recommends and participates in the development of university policies and procedures; serves as a member of the university planning and policy group, and unified command group during major emergencies and/or disaster events;
  • 5%-Performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Public Safety & Emergency Management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Safety, Public Administration, or a related field.
  • Degree substitute of college training will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience on the basis of 30 semester hours for one year of experience.
  • This position requires ten years of experience in law enforcement work, and 4-6 years of experience in a managerial and/or leadership role.
  • Five years of progressively responsible supervisory and administrative law enforcement/public safety experience.
  • Firearms Certification.
  • P.O.S.T. Certification.
  • Valid Class E Driver’s License.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s degree with ten years experience in law enforcement work, and 4-6 years experience in a managerial and/or leadership role.
  • Five years of progressively responsible supervisory and administrative law enforcement/public safety experience.