The Deputy Chief of Police is responsible for assisting the Chief with the overall safety and protection of the students, employees and visitors to the campus as well as the property of the college. This includes normal policing functions related to campus security, such as crime prevention and investigation, and access to the campus by authorized individuals and the general public.
The Deputy Chief supervises Public Safety Department personnel of all subordinate grades, and reviews work for conformance with relevant laws, rules, and standard operating procedures.
Job Description: - Public Safety of Campus and Community and Property: • Assists the Chief with the direction and coordination of all aspects of the Public Safety Department and the physical Safety of the College Community and its material assets.
• In the Chief’s absence, the Deputy Chief assumes the Chief’s duties and responsibilities. Serves as liaison with college administration for public safety services and issues.
• Assists the Chief in overseeing a force of nine campus police officers and 20+ institutional security officers ensuring proper safety and security of MassArt community and campus.
- Policies & Procedures / Training & Certifications: • Develops, evaluates and reviews written Department policies, procedures, rules and regulations; and ensures proper dissemination to all Department staff, insuring compliance and implementation of same by all Department staff.
• Provides and mandates required training and certifications for all personnel in the Public Safety Department (including SSPO for CPO’s).
• Coordinates professional staff development and other suitable training for Campus Police Officers and Institutional Security Officers.
• Oversees Safety Training for Campus Community. Backup Rep for CJIS, and coordinates training of officers in CJIS Use and Compliance.
- Reporting: • Reviews, edits, and disseminates Police Reports. Directs follow-up with reports and investigations.
• Compiles and submits monthly Crime Stats to State and Federal Government.
• Responsible for ensuring the college’s compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and other related safety and security regulations including the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Serves as the college’s Clery Compliance Officer.
• Submits reports to Student Development office.
• Assist Administrative Assistant with department employee payroll duties.
- Personnel: • Heads all Search Committees for the hiring of new CPOs and ISOs for the Public Safety Department.
• Reviews, coordinates, and approves the scheduling and filling of shifts and details for CPO’s and ISO’s requests for Leave.
• Performs Annual Evaluations of all CPO’s and ISO’s.
- Campus Community Participation: • Active member of essential groups on campus, including Monday Morning Quarterback, ACT, Rapid Response Team, Complex Event Advising Meeting, Bias Response Team and Affirmative Action committee.
• Assists Chief and Lieutenant with coordinating large events on campus, such as the Annual MassArt Auction.
- Vehicles/ Equipment: • Coordinates and manages vehicle fleet and specialized campus safety equipment and supplies. Including the care and maintenance for Police Cruiser, two shuttle mini-vans and a 10-passenger Student Shuttle van.
- Promote the University’s commitment to diversity, collegiality, and service excellence by: • Building effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed. • Ensuring optimum service to all internal and external partners in response to all requests for service and information. • Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
The Deputy Chief is on-call twenty-four hours a day for emergencies and critical situations. This position is considered to be “essential personnel” and may involve the performance of tasks during all types of weather, and in potentially dangerous situations that may include various hazards that present a threat to health and safety.
Education: -Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level of college course work is required in criminal justice or related area.
-Graduation from MCJTC academy for municipal police officers, or Massachusetts State Police Academy for campus police officers.
-Eligibility for appointment as Massachusetts Special State Police Officer.
-Must possess at time of hire, or obtain during employee’s probationary period, certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator operation.
-Must possess at time of hire, or obtain during employee’s probationary period, certification for operation of Criminal Justice Information System computer
Experience: -Five or more years’ experience including patrol, investigation, supervision, training and administration in a campus police department, municipal police department, or other law enforcement agency. A strong track record of progressively responsible positions in law enforcement, preferably in an urban setting with higher education experience.
-Training or experience in CLERY and UCR (Uniform Crime Reports).
-Experience leading department-wide community engagement.
Skills: • Experience working in a diverse, multi-cultural college community with people of various ages and backgrounds and with diverse constituencies. • Ability to demonstrate a track record with proven administrative leadership, and effective oral and writing skills. • Ability to diplomatically lead Public Safety/ Police operations and sustaining a high level of service delivery when interacting with department and community members. • Experience building consensus and credibility and maintaining strong community relations. • Considerable knowledge of principles of crime prevention and problem solving, community policing, campus law enforcement operations, and emergency management. • Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, court decisions and regulations concerning the operation of a college campus Police and Campus Safety department. • Advanced training in a broad range of police-related disciplines. • Experience developing programs, including crime prevention programs and safety programs designed to mitigate and deter criminal activity. • Experience in emergency preparedness functions, including incident command training, developing and updating emergency response, participating in drills and act as a liaison officer to other agencies when needed. • Computer and technology skilled as it relates to department functions such as ID machine, CJIS, CCTV, Report Exec system, RAVE alert system, etc. • Ability to lift heavy objects or persons
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a satisfactory driver history. This is a security sensitive position.
- Experience working in a senior level administrative position in a higher education environment.
- A thorough personal background check is required for this position.
- Must pass a medical examination arranged by the Public Safety Department.
- The physical requirements of the position will be discussed with the candidate at the job interview.
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