Chief of Police

Bronx, NY
SUNY Maritime College

Salary: $110,000 to $120,000 annually.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

The Chief of Police is responsible for the proper administration and efficient operation of university police/security forces and safety activities at the college. Supervises the maintenance of law and order on campus, the enforcement of Federal, State, and local laws, and the rules and regulations of SUNY and SUNY Maritime College.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop appropriate preventive and security techniques to control crimes on campus.
  • Review all reports submitted by university police personnel concerning incidents and investigations on campus.
  • Acts as a liaison with Federal, State, and local law enforcement officials and agencies to ensure a mutual understanding of policies.
  • Supervises the scheduling of personnel in the university police force to ensure their efficient deployment.
  • Provide flexible, responsive, and high-quality customer service to all who are served by the police department through the continuous assessment of processes, policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Acts as a liaison with the SUNY System Administration Coordinator of University Police services in matters concerning recruitment, training, and deployment of university police personnel.
  • Submits information concerning prospective university police employees to the System Administration Coordinator of University Police/Security for an appropriate background investigation before employment.
  • Ensures that each university police employee receives basic and in-service training as required.
  • Maintains liaison with the campus Student Affairs & Regimental Affairs to ensure the accomplishment of university objectives concerning the University Police Office.
  • Administers a program of campus safety as directed by the office of the Coordinator of University Police/Security.
  • Work with Title IX Coordinator to address compliance and Title XI complaints.
  • The Chief is expected to be an effective communicator and will have overall responsibility for all emergency preparedness and emergency operational systems, procedures and policies for the campus.
  • Performs annual or as needed tabletop exercises for active shooter drills and any other necessary security exercises.
  • Annual Review of the ERP (Emergency Response Plan).
  • Responsible for completing and submitting the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.
  • Takes a leadership role in emergency response.
  • Serve on College-wide committees.
  • Other duties that your supervisor may assign.


  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, police science, public administration, or related field.
  • Certification as a sworn police officer in New York State.
  • 8 – 15 years’ experience and training in law enforcement, criminal justice, security, and related areas (e.g., traffic and crowd control, parking, etc).
  • 8 – 10 years’ experience in a supervisory role.
  • Minimum of 4 years command experience in a leadership position above the rank of Lieutenant.
  • Demonstrated commitment and the ability to work with and provide service to diverse students, faculty, staff, and constituents in support of campus and department mission.
  • Emergency Management background and training.
  • A demonstrated ability to conduct and supervise both criminal and internal investigations.
  • A strong service orientation and a demonstrated ability to work in a diverse, multicultural, and complex community.
  • A demonstrated commitment to training and staff development.
  • Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Police Instructor Certification.
  • Familiarity with the NYS police accreditation program.
  • Must have, keep, and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver’s License; have a motor vehicle record free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations.
  • Experience with supervising employees who work under negotiated union contracts.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Previous command experience in a leadership position above the rank of Lieutenant in the State University of New York Police System.
  • Familiarity with NYS Civil Service Regulations.
  • A demonstrated ability to work successfully with other college disciplines and exhibit a creative and positive approach to supporting student social events and the residential population.
  • Experience with Title IX regulations, federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy, and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
  • CPR and First Aid Certified.