Chief of Police

POSITION PURPOSE:

Under the direction of the Vice President of Operations and Institutional Advancement, the Chief of Police; plans, supervises, assesses, and evaluates, the activities of the Navarro College Department of Public Safety. The Chief of Police coordinates and implements security programs for the college community and campus facilities. Such programs include crime prevention and safety training programs. The Chief of Police, leads and supervises campus police officers and staff in campus law enforcement efforts, assures appropriate interface with local, county, and state law enforcement agencies and officials, organizes, sequences, and coordinates assigned activities with other campus divisions, acts as a District resource in matters of safety, security, and crisis, and possesses the ability and willingness to discharge the responsibilities and obligations of a Texas peace officer.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans, coordinates and implements security programs for the college community and campus facilities.
  • Assures that crime prevention and personal safety training programs are operational for students and employees.
  • Maintains ongoing contact and appropriate interface with local, county and state law enforcement agencies and officials.
  • Directs college police communications and emergency response measures.
  • Informs and educates the college community regarding important emergency procedures and maintains a close working relationship with area emergency management officials and local fire/rescue organizations.
  • Plans, develops and implements security and safety inspections.
  • Analyses and evaluates college internal security systems.
  • Assists in the development of educational programs regarding occupational safety and health issues insuring compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Provides the overall direction and management and participates in foot and vehicular security patrol and surveillance of the college campus.
  • Provides overall supervision in the investigation of criminal, civil and motor vehicle complaints committed by or against the college community.
  • Determines that the overall reporting and accountability systems are in place within the department.
  • Stays abreast of and provides overall leadership in the investigation of complaints involving misconduct, suspicious behavior, illegal activities, improper conditions and other matters within the field of police operations.
  • Responsible for complying with Department of Education regulations as it relates to the Clery Act and other federal legislation.
  • Responsible for reporting and maintaining Navarro College campus crime statistics in compliance with the Clery Act.
  • Provides oversite to ensure daily crime logs and reportable crime statistics in the Annual Security report are maintained and provided in a timely manner.
  • Collaborates with other Navarro College departments to provide accurate Clery reporting for Navarro College campus statistics across the District.
  • Responsible for submitting written requests for Clery incident data to other law enforcement agencies for Navarro College student(s) involved activities/locations off campus.
  • Ensures department personnel are trained on procedures to; comply with the Campus Security Authorities (CSA) reporting roles, provide appropriate safety measures, and implement the WatchDog Alert System and timely warning notification requirements.
  • Responsible for compiling and submitting the mandated annual Racial Profiling report.
  • Develops, administers and monitors the departmental budget, and reviews and approves or disapproves requests for expenditures.
  • Supervises the department staff and directs the work operations.
  • Develops performance standards, reviews and makes performance evaluations.
  • Provides guidance and counsel to staff and approves personnel actions including hiring, promotions, and terminations in collaboration with Human Resources.
  • Performs other related duties assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Criminology, or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Texas Peace Officer license and a Master Peace Officer certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
  • Ten years of varied experience and progressive responsibility as a commissioned police officer in an organized police agency including at least five years in an administrative , management, or supervisory position at the rank of Police Lieutenant or above (or the equivalent).
  • Possess strong leadership skills. Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Possess effective, clear, concise written and oral communication skills.
  • Show proficiency in the operation and safety procedures of all equipment utilized by the Navarro College Department of Public Safety.
  • Possess and maintain the physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out responsibilities and duties as a commissioned police officer.
  • Able to provide credible testimony in a court of law.
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License in the State of Texas.

Preferred

  • Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Criminology, or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Five years of major command responsibility at the rank of Police Captain or higher.
  • Working knowledge of the Jeanne Clery Act.
  • Experience in the areas of event management, homeland security, risk management, and building security.
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) training certificate.
  • Completion of advanced police management/leadership training such as Leadership Command College (lcc) or FBI National Academy.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the proper police procedures to be used in the dealing with people and safeguarding buildings and property.
  • Ability to acquire a wide detailed knowledge of all campus locations, including doors, switches, heating plants and fire and safety equipment as well as department locations and the time and place of regular and special meetings and events.
  • Ability to comprehend, to analyze, to interpret and to apply to specific situations, the laws, local ordinances and campus police rules and regulations.
  • Ability to organize assigned campus police work, analyze the problems likely to arise, and develop effective work methods and schedules for campus police officers or security personnel.
  • Ability to remain cool and decisive in emergency and other stress situations.
  • Wide knowledge of the problems involved in following prescribed procedures embodied in police rules and regulations.
  • Ability to write and supervise the preparation of clear, accurate and comprehensive police reports.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with associates, campus visitors, students, faculty and others.
  • Basic knowledge of maintaining order in the buildings and on campus ground and areas among visitors and in controlling and regulating vehicular traffic to assure safety, a reasonable rapid movement of traffic, and a minimum of interference.
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize, delegate and follow-up on a variety of projects, goals, tasks and day-to-day operational matters.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with subordinates, members of the college community, administrators and visitors.
  • Possesses considerable knowledge of FERPA and Clery Act requirements in a higher education context, and be able to competently apply knowledge for compliant reporting and management.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate large special events.
  • Ability to interpret written materials such as safety rules/regulations and procedural manuals.
  • Ability to solve problems and relate to faculty, staff, students and other community members in a positive and professional manner.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Variances from regular working hours may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
  • Busy working environment with numerous interruptions.

REPORTS TO:  Vice President of Operations & Institutional Advancement

SALARY:  Commensurate with Education & Experience  (This is a 12 month position to be paid over 12 months annually)

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE:  Open Until Filled