Deputy Chief of Police

Washington, DC
Howard University Service Center

The purpose of this position is to assist the Chief of Public Safety in designing, directing, managing and controlling assigned security activities within all facilities within and immediately adjacent to Howard University and Howard University Hospital (HUH) in keeping with established goals and objectives of the Department of Public Safety serving the University and Hospital community.


Internal contacts include academic and medical executives, administrators, faculty, students, and staff of the University and Hospital.  External contacts include parent/guardians, patients, Mayoral Command Post, representatives from local and national Homeland security operations, social service agencies, special police officers, Security Officer’s Management Branch, members of the local criminal justice system to include Metropolitan Police, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Department of Corrections, Youth Services organizations, etc. and the general public.


  • Implements all policies and/or procedures for internal security and protection of life and property owned by the University and HUH.
  • Represents the University in matters pertaining to criminal activity in or against the University; filing complaints and/or testifying in court and at community meetings.
  • Works in concert with the University Department of Environmental Health and Safety to ensure execution of the University’s safety programs necessary to control and limit incidents involving students and employee; eliminate fire hazards, and other safety issues.
  • Gathers and summarizes data related to safety and security incidents, advising appropriate personnel in writing, of unsafe practices, equipment and facilities.
  • Consults with University and or HUH administration regarding safety and security concerns.
  • Ensures the most efficient and effective use of human, and fiscal resources in achieving the goals of the Department of Public Safety.
  • Identifies equipment, supply and weapon needs and purchases.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through educational programs, seminars, workshops and professional affiliations; ensures opportunities for professional growth and development of subordinates.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice or closely related field and six (6) years of work experience which included five (5) years at a supervisory level or the equivalent combination of ten (10) years combined relevant training and experience.
  • Must; possess a valid driver’s license (with a good driving record) recognized by the District of Columbia;
  • Must successfully pass random drug tests;
  • Must  have successfully  completed  a  law  enforcement  academy and  be able to secure a Special Police Commission with firearm authorization for the District of Columbia during the first year of employment;
  • Must successfully pass  an annual qualifying physical examination to include vision and hearing screening  and any appropriate physical or psychological examination when conditions warrant.