Chief of Police
The Chief of Police is the Senior Law Enforcement Officer and Director of Public Safety for the college community. The Chief of Police will plan, direct, coordinate, and implement departmental goals, policies, procedures, and activities associated with the protection, safety, and welfare of students, staff, visitors, and college property. The Chief of Police is responsible for coordination of emergency responses, facilitation of emergency management planning and provides leadership in all aspects of crime prevention, law enforcement and emergency response.
- Oversee all activities related to college law enforcement services, including the recruitment, supervision, scheduling, and evaluation of patrol officers and supervisors
- Serve as college liaison with all state, federal, and local agencies concerning law enforcement and emergency response issues. Perform all required reporting
- Oversee the response and investigation of crimes, injuries, and accidents on campus
- Coordinate the investigation of crimes and incidents on College property or involving College related individuals with local, state, and federal agencies
- Inform College administration of non-criminal personnel issues identified during investigations to be addressed through supervision
- Develop appropriate crime prevention and personal safety training for all staff.
- Responsible for providing a safe environment for students, staff, and visitor
- Should be able to teach as needed, and train new personnel in the aspects of the position of Police Officer
- Coordinate the development and maintenance of emergency response plans
- Lead the College’s Emergency Response Team
- Manage the departmental budget and prepare the department’s annual budget request
- Serve on various committees and task forces addressing problems and issues relating to crime prevention, law enforcement, and emergency response; Make recommendations to executive staff for approval.
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree with five years of supervisory experience in law enforcement or thirty hours of college credit with ten years of supervisory experience primarily in the advanced ranks
- Must be currently certified as a Texas Peace Officer, or have been certified in the past and eligible to re-certify and must maintain license throughout employment
- Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License
- Must possess Advanced or Master Police Officer’s Certification issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
- Must have in-depth and current knowledge of law enforcement operations, investigative procedures, and emergency planning and response
- Requires excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills to effectively deal with difficult and complex problems requiring tact, diplomacy, and maintenance of confidentiality.
- Ability to manage a department, including supervising employees, managing budgets, and addressing performance issues through leadership
- Must be physically and technically capable of responding to emergencies or physical altercations and able of performing the duties generally expected of police officers
- Computer literate
- Must qualify annually with department-issued weapon
- Ability to obtain state-required Chief’s training
- Good driving skills and driving record and be insurable on College’s auto insurance plan
- Understanding of Texas Code of Criminal Procedures and other Texas laws
Advanced training or formal education in law enforcement leadership and/or emergency response
12 years in law enforcement leadership and supervision