Chief of Police
McNeese State University invites qualified applicants and nominations for the position of Chief of Police in the Department of University Police. The Chief of Police reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs & Enrollment Management and will work closely with University Administration, the Director of Public Relations, and all campus law officers. This is a full-time, 12–month, unclassified position. The appointment is available July 1, 2018.
Position Description and Responsibilities:
The responsibilities and expectations of the Chief of Police are as follows:
- Manage and direct the University’s police department to create a safe and secure environment for all students, faculty, staff, visitors, and assets of the University. Provide supervision of department personnel and foster collaborative working relationships between the police department, the campus, and local law enforcement agencies.
- Provide leadership to create an environment that supports student educational and social growth, faculty development and staff support, and a visitor friendly and service oriented atmosphere.
- Ensure officers receive appropriate training and embrace a community policing philosophy. Build a team approach and a student/customer service focus in the delivery of all law enforcement, security, safety and related work.
- Assume accountability for knowledge of and compliance with Federal, State, and University policies, rules and regulations and reporting requirements.
- Participate in Incident Management Team operations; make recommendations regarding safety. Provide leadership regarding emergency preparedness, response, and recovery planning and operations. Work closely with University administration responsible for disseminating information to the media or campus populations.
- Serve as liaison between university police and local law enforcement agencies. Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with local law enforcement agencies as best benefits the university.
- Implement strategic priorities in patrol, investigations, crime prevention, event management, traffic control/enforcement, student crisis, and critical incident response. Supervise police personnel and ensure correct application of Federal, State, local or University regulations.
- Work with and support the campus student discipline system.
- Oversee hiring, selection, and evaluation of staff; report to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management; maintain open line of communication with supervisor.
- Serve on University committees or participate in activities as requested by the Provost or President.
- Other duties as requested by the Provost or President.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required
- Minimum of 7 years of police supervisory or command experience; have appropriate law enforcement certification
- Excellent written/oral communication and presentation skills
- Strong computer skills and understanding of technology and social media; knowledge of law enforcement records systems and parking administration programs
- Experience working with and supporting community policing operations
- Working knowledge in budget and fiscal management
- Strong strategic planning, leadership, interpersonal, and managerial skills; Demonstrated ability to use discretion and good judgment in a variety of circumstances
- Experience working with and implementing emergency preparedness, response, and recovery systems
- Awareness of diversity issues (demographic, mental health, ADA, and others); understanding and appreciation for the college campus culture
- Working knowledge of Federal, State, local laws, as well as University policies, including Jeanne Clery Act and other applicable rules and regulations
- Experience collaborating with diverse entities to perform complex tasks and manage safety and security at events
- Demonstrated abilities in conducting or overseeing investigations
$60,000 – 64,350
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.
Application Materials and Contact:
Applicants are required to submit: a Letter of Application, Resume, Three References (name, phone number, and e-mail address), and an Unofficial Transcript for the application process. All required documents must be submitted electronically to the following email address: email@example.com (PDF Preferred format).
Please address all questions or comments to the Search Committee Chair:
Chris Thomas, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice President
McNeese State University
Phone: (337) 475-5706
TDD: (337) 562-4227
McNeese State University, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a public university and a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and al l supporting materials will become public record. All applicants are expected to submit complete and accurate materials as specified in the position announcement. A background check and an English Proficiency assessment will be conducted on selected finalists. We comply with Louisiana Revised Statute 49:1001, et seq, and State of Louisiana Executive Order 98-38, which provides for drug testing of employees, appointees, prospective employees, and prospective appointees. Prospective employees and employees are informed if a drug test is required.
McNeese State University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires McNeese State University to inform applicants that the University can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and right to accept employment.
McNeese State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. An executive session pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. 42:6.1(A) may be required.
Persons needing reasonable accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Equal Opportunity Office: Voice: (337) 475-5428; TDD/TTY, Hearing Impaired: (337) 562-4227; Fax: (337) 475-5960; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructional Faculty Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees, an official comprehensive course-by-course report and U.S. Equivalency Statement, from World Education Services. The official Credential Evaluation Report and U.S. Equivalency Statement must be submitted directly to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, Box 93220, Lake Charles, LA 70609; (337)475-5508. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice and will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.