Chief of Police

California State University -


The salary range will be from $155,000 – $165,000 per year.

This position is a Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position in the CSU, and serves at the pleasure of the President.

The CSU enjoys a generous benefits program with employer paid life insurance ($100,000), as well as health, dental, and vision insurance with the monthly premium largely paid by the CSU. Additionally, we offer a broad range of other benefits which includes dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, tuition fee waiver, 401k, 457 and 403(b) plans.

The CSU belongs to the CalPERS retirement plan in which medical and dental insurance continues in qualified retirement.

The CSU has 14 paid holidays and the position earns 24 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave per year.

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California State University, East Bay’s beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, California State University, East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). With an enrollment over 15,800 students, California State University, East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

Dedicated to protecting and serving our Community.

The University Police Department is a professionally trained police department established pursuant to Section 89560 of the Education Code to fulfill the Public Safety needs of the campus Community. The department has primary responsibility for public safety on the Hayward and Contra Costa Campuses and one mile beyond its borders.

Reporting directly to the Vice President for Administration and Finance (A&F), the Chief of Police is directly responsible for overall leadership, management, and supervision to a department of approximately 30+ staff located on two campus sites (Hayward and Concord).

The incumbent plans, directs, organizes, and maintains the campus public safety program which includes: crime prevention, investigations, facility security, emergency/disaster preparedness, traffic control, annual safety and Clery reports, and confidential law enforcement. This position also has administrative oversight and management responsibilities for the campus parking and alternative transportation services program.

The Chief acts as a liaison to external law enforcement agencies, administers the department budget, and provides guidance to campus administrators as appropriate.

Provide overall leadership and management to the University Police Department unit. This includes, but is not limited to: supervising and providing guidance to direct reports and their staff; fostering a culture based on Administration and Finance’s (A&F) core values of integrity, collaboration, respect, empathy, and stewardship; ensuring processes and procedures are in compliance with University, California State University (CSU), state and federal regulations and laws; managing operating budgets appropriately; emphasizing and promoting quality community policing services.

Plan, direct, organize, and maintain the campus safety programs which includes, but is not limited to: crime prevention, investigations, facility security, emergency and disaster preparedness, traffic control, confidential law enforcement, tort liability, and training.

This position has direct responsibility for managing the parking and alternative transportation services program. Ensure processes and procedures are in compliance with University, CSU, and state laws; manage operating budget appropriately.

Serve as an active member and adviser on various committees including, but not limited to: Campus Awareness and Strategy Team (CAST), Student Care Team, Sexual Misconduct and Assessment Response Team (SMART), Campus Safety Team, Clery Compliance Team, etc.

Demonstrated experience developing and implementing community oriented policing to solve complex community issues
Demonstrated leadership skills that inspire and motivate a diverse workforce, and the ability to drive and sustain a high performing, service-focused organization
Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively across a diverse campus community
Experience managing and overseeing budgets, with specific experience related to maintaining overtime costs and training needs
Strong leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to lead, manage, and mentor a team of professionals and staff
Proven record of directing and supervising unit in the formulation of goals and objectives, organizing work flow, delegating authority, and evaluating performance
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in recruiting, hiring, and training quality personnel
Creativity and solution-oriented thinking, comfort adapting to rapidly changing territory and addressing ambiguity
Proven ability to execute change and communicate it clearly
The highest standards of personal and professional excellence and integrity
Requires response to emergency situations, the ability to qualify with a firearm, and the ability to perform well under stressful working situations.
Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public safety, or other closely related field.

Minimum of 15 years of sworn law enforcement experience, including at least 7 or more years of progressively responsible experience at the level of lieutenant and above, or a combination of experience and education that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

California Peace Officers Standard and Training (POST) Certification; POST Supervisory Certificate and POST Management Certificate, or satisfaction of all POST requirements within the first year of employment.
Valid California Driver’s License.
Master’s degree in a related field.
Experience working in higher education environment.
Advanced training in emergency management.
In addition to the standard CSUEB application, please submit a:

1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. List of three (3) or more professional references

Resumes alone will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online application.

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This position will remain open until filled and may close without further notice.

Applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt via automatic email reply regarding their application materials. In addition, all applicants who were not selected will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process. Please be patient as this process may take several weeks.

This is a position with supervisory/lead responsibilities, subject to completion of the University on-line Sexual Harassment training as a condition of employment.

This position is a “designated position” in the CSU’s Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

California State University, East Bay conducts pre-employment screening that may include, but is not limited to: criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history. Candidates must submit to a background check before being offered a position with CSUEB. Unsatisfactory results of the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSUEB employees who apply for the position.

All California State University campuses, including CSUEB, are smoke and tobacco-free. For more information, please visit our website at

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) position under the federal Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. CSAs are responsible for reporting allegations of Clery Act Crimes reported to them or that they witness. CSA training is required.

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the California State University East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available at:

At CSU East Bay, the following nine competencies have been identified as valued leadership qualities: Communication, Cooperation, Delegation, Empathy, Feedback, Innovation, Leadership Presence, Passion and Strategic Ability. While we may not expect our managers to exhibit all of these competencies, we do expect them to aspire to develop them. As part of the annual evaluation review process, the Chief of Police, University Police Department will be evaluated on each.

All California State University, East Bay employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

CSUEB is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

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