Chief of Police

Mount Pleasant, MI
Central Michigan University
Salary: $110,000-$130,000

Plans, directs, coordinates, and implements a comprehensive CMU policing program in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Pay Range $110,000 – $130,000


Ensures the presence of a motivated and highly effective university police force.
Plans and develops policing policies and procedures for crime prevention, law enforcement, and safety and security services for Central Michigan University.
Responsible for the direction of all police activities, utilizing modern approaches and technology for conducting police activity.
Develops and implements programs which maintain the trust of the community and creates a positive relationship within the police department.
Develops and implements short and long-range strategic plans for the CMU Police Department.
Develops and implements goals and objectives for the CMU Police Department.
Develops and implements creative methods to achieve a campus community policing philosophy.
Provides a commitment to interactive engagement to encourage confidence and trust with students, parents, faculty, staff and surrounding communities.
Develops programs to recruit a diverse population of police officers with the skills, talents and personalities to excel at policing on a college campus.
Directs the recruitment, selection, training, evaluation and discipline of law enforcement officers, administrative, managerial and support staff.
Develops or revises departmental policies and procedures; maintains relevant plans to reflect changes in laws and law enforcement.
Implements and maintains plans for compliance with state and federal regulations.
Maintains liaison with state, local and tribal police agencies.


Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Criminal Justice or related field.
Eight years of policing experience with progressive and diverse experience in law enforcement, public safety and security.
Five years of law enforcement-related administrative experience, with proven leadership.
Certification by the Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) or ability to obtain MCOLES certification within 90 days of hire.
Possession of a valid driver’s license.
Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise law enforcement operations.
Demonstrated knowledge of police enforcement laws and safety regulations.
Demonstrated knowledge of all aspects of law enforcement, traffic and parking management, security and crime prevention techniques.
Demonstrated understanding of pre-service and in-service training of police officers, including training course objectives and requirements for admission to a certified academy.
Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to perform the essential functions and requirements of the job.