Chief of Police

Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma City University Police Department

Position Summary:  The Chief of Police provides leadership, guidance, and direction for the Oklahoma City University Police Department to ensure a safe and secure campus community.  The Chief of Police is a key, visible member of the university community committed to upholding the institution’s core values.

The Chief of Police reports to the CFO.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Demonstrate an attitude and behavior that is reflective of the values and mission of the university and department.
  • Develop, administer, and evaluate policies and procedures for the Oklahoma City University Police Department to ensure the appropriate protocols reflect new case law, legislation and best practices in university policing. The Chief works with administration to ensure policies, programs and procedures are consistent with the university mission and core values.
  • Create and foster a safe and welcoming campus environment in which each person feels included and valued as a member of our campus community.
  • Cultivate relationships and develop rapport with the campus community and surrounding area to foster mutual trust, understanding, and respect of individual rights and responsibilities.
  • Utilize best practices in law enforcement to support and enhance program development with the intention of seeking IACLEA accreditation within three to five years.
  • Direct and coordinate university security, safety, and protection programs to include traffic control, patrolling of physical property; enforcement of statutes and University regulations, crime prevention and investigation of accidents, injuries and criminal acts.
  • Responsible for the coordination, evaluation, and documentation of campus-wide emergency drills in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws.
  • Plan and direct the implementation of the department’s short and long term goals, objectives, and strategies. Ensure the department mission aligns with the mission of the university.
  • Provide law enforcement advice, support, and information to Oklahoma City University administration on policy and procedural changes that reflect current best practices for police department.

Required Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate with diverse individuals and groups honestly, fairly and respectfully
  • Excellent leadership abilities with a progressive and inclusive approach to law enforcement
  • Excellent computer skills, with a proficiency in MS Word, MS Outlook and MS Excel with a Windows operating system
  • Knowledge of applicable state, local, federal laws and campus policies
  • Skill in resolving conflicts and problems
  • Ability to gather and analyze data
  • Ability to prepare reports in a clear, concise, and detailed manner
  • Ability to develop and review department policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and use of firearms in police operations.
  • Possess knowledge and understanding of routine and emergency police operations
  • Ability to develop and manage a departmental budget
  • Knowledge of human resources principles and employment law
  • Knowledge of Incident Command System and Emergency Management
  • Skills in organizational management and planning

Required Experience

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible management experience in law enforcement is required.
  • A Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, or a related field is preferred.
  • A suitable combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum qualifications.