Chief of Campus Police

Hannibal, MO
Hannibal LaGrange University

Position Summary:

Position available due to a recent retirement. The Chief of Campus Police is responsible to the Vice President of Business, Finance, and Campus Operations. The position is full-time and does offer benefits. The Chief of Campus Police is to supervise the safety and security of the campus of Hannibal-LaGrange University. Employee must possess a vibrant, personal Christian faith including a clear testimony of Christian conversion and be actively involved in an evangelical church. Depending on qualifications, this position could be combined with the Criminal Justice Instructional Faculty position.

Essential Functions:

  • Must affirm and sign 1978 Missouri Baptist Convention resolution on Higher Education, the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 from the Southern Baptist Convention, the HLGU Statement of Sex and Sexuality, the HLGU standard on sexual conduct & HLGU alcohol policy.
  • Assume full responsibility for security of University buildings.
  • Hire, train and supervise all public safety officers.
  • Ensure compliance with the & Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus
    Crime Statistics Act. This includes publishing all information related to the Clery Act and distributing the information to all campus community.
  • Assures confidentially of all security and safety issues.
  • Maintain systematic approach to public safety (i.e. open and close buildings at scheduled times).
  • Provides environmental design input that could enhance loss prevention and maintain a safe campus.
  • Promotes an awareness of safety issues to the college community. Provides seminars and
    printed information that will educate students, staff, and faculty about safety and security issues.
  • Issue reports to Executive Cabinet.
  • Work closely with the Director of Residential Life in the investigation of university policy
  • Be on call 24/7 for any on-campus emergency.
  • Responsible for parking control on campus year-round; especially during special events.
  • Issues parking permits.
  • Listen to and act on appeals to parking tickets issued by public safety personnel.
  • Conduct emergency training and real-life training scenarios.
  • Maintain budget and fiscal responsibility for the public safety department.
  • Cooperates with local, state, and federal law enforcement officials to effectively enforce laws and
    maintain a safe campus.
  • Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and
    attending training and or courses required by the Dean of Student Development.
  • Maintains the surveillance system on campus.
  • Third in command for on campus emergencies (See HLG’s Emergency Management Plan)
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the President or Vice President of Business, Finance, and
    Campus Operations.
  • Sets an example of a Christian lifestyle for students.
  • Act as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).


  • Must be knowledgeable of HLGU’s Emergency Management Plan.
  • Must be familiar with State, Local, and Federal laws regarding campus safety and security.
  • Must be able to perform duties under any weather conditions including inclement weather.
  • Must be familiar with reporting crime statistics.
  • Maintain membership in a profession organization such as Missouri Association of Campus Law
    Enforcement Administrators (MACLEA).
  • Must have values consistent with the mission and purpose of Hannibal-LaGrange University.
  • Must agree to sign off on, and abide by the standards of employment on the back of the
    application, on the yearly contract, and in the staff handbook.
  • Bachelor’s degree or professional accreditation required.
  • Must have experience in campus safety or have law enforcement experience.
  • Preferred experience and/or proficiency in surveillance equipment and security equipment.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.