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Chief of Police

Bethlehem, PA
Moravian College

The Chief of Police serves as the chief administrator for and supervisor of the Moravian College Police Department and, as such, advances the mission of the Department which is the following: “The mission of the Moravian College Police Department is to promote a safe and well-ordered environment for students, faculty, staff and other members of the community by extending care and assistance, by overseeing the physical surroundings and, when necessary, by enforcing laws and regulations, all carried out in a compassionate manner hallmarked by the values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence (RISE).”

Responsibilities:

1. Direct, monitor and enforce the rules of the institution and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to protect the security and safety of all constituents.
2. Formulate, evaluate, and implement policies to cover issues such as crisis incident protocols, campus and building accessibility, parking, keying, lighting, and crime prevention.
3. Develop and conduct programs to heighten the awareness of the College community regarding personal security and sound security practices.
4. Select, train, evaluate, and discipline all members of the Police Department to include all officers and dispatchers.
5. Oversees the operation of the dispatch center that is immediately supervised by the Office Manager/Dispatcher who exercises supervision over the dispatchers.
6. Oversees the issuance of E2Campus Alerts, Timely Notifications and Crime Alerts to the College Community.
7. Direct and/or participate in incident investigations.
8. Coordinate all emergency response plans, protocols, tests, drills, and tabletop exercises.
9. Work closely with staff in Student Affairs to resolve student incidents (administrative judicial matters), matters involving safety and security and non-police matters that involve the overall support of the Student Affairs Division.
10. Work closely with Facilities and Information Technology concerning safety and security matters involving students, faculty, staff and college-owned property.

Qualifications:

 A master's degree in police administration, public administration, or a related field is preferred; a bachelor's degree in one of these fields is required.
 15+ years of police experience is required; experience in college or university policing is essential as is experience as a department head (or assistant department head at the management level of a large department).
 Certification under PA Act 120 or, if from outside PA, the ability to get comparative compliance as a police officer in PA, is preferred.
 Certification under PA Act 235 or the ability to become certified is required.
 Appreciation of the service and educational role of a college Police Department
 Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
 Excellent organizational skills as well as superior interpersonal skills (verbal and written), and an ability to work closely with all constituencies of the College including students, staff and faculty, in addition to the general public.
 Computer literacy as well as experience with Microsoft Office, particularly in terms of database applications, word processing and spreadsheets.