Central Michigan University


EducationBachelor’s Degree
SkillsDriver’s License
Administrative Experience
Plans, directs, coordinates, and implements a comprehensive CMU policing program in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations to include:

– a comprehensive community policing program,
– a comprehensive crime prevention program,
– enforcement of all laws and local ordinances,
– response to emergencies,
– investigation of complaints,
– security of the physical plant, and
– traffic and parking controls.

Participates with campus and local community emergency preparedness and emergency management. Ensures public safety and the security of people and property for the university community.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Criminal Justice or related field.
Eight years of policing experience with progressive and diverse experience in law enforcement, public safety and security.
Five years of law enforcement-related administrative experience, with proven leadership.
Certification by the Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) or ability to obtain MCOLES certification within 90 days of hire.
Possession of a valid driver’s license.
Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise law enforcement operations.
Demonstrated knowledge of police enforcement laws and safety regulations.
Demonstrated knowledge of all aspects of law enforcement, traffic and parking management, security and crime prevention techniques.
Demonstrated understanding of pre-service and in-service training of police officers, including training course objectives and requirements for admission to a certified academy.
Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to perform the essential functions and requirements of the job.

Preferred Qualifications
Duties & Responsibilities

Ensures the presence of a motivated and highly effective university police force.
Plans and develops policing policies and procedures for crime prevention, law enforcement, and safety and security services for Central Michigan University.
Responsible for the direction of all police activities, utilizing modern approaches and technology for conducting police activity.
Develops and implements programs which maintain the trust of the community and creates a positive relationship within the police department.
Develops and implements short and long-range strategic plans for the CMU Police Department.
Develops and implements goals and objectives for the CMU Police Department.
Develops and implements creative methods to achieve a campus community policing philosophy.
Provides a commitment to interactive engagement to encourage confidence and trust with students, parents, faculty, staff and surrounding communities.
Develops programs to recruit a diverse population of police officers with the skills, talents and personalities to excel at policing on a college campus.
Directs the recruitment, selection, training, evaluation and discipline of law enforcement officers, administrative, managerial and support staff.
Develops or revises departmental policies and procedures; maintains relevant plans to reflect changes in laws and law enforcement.
Implements and maintains plans for compliance with state and federal regulations.
Maintains liaison with state, local and tribal police agencies.
Directs the implementation and administration of a complaint procedure, including notification and communication with leadership and relevant campus organizations.
Plans and directs the administrative, operational and budget activities of the department.
Maintains fiscal responsibility in the creation and management of a police department budget.
Ensures the use of the most current technology available to provide police services, and provides in-service training to our department members on the use and capabilities of the technology.
Provides advice and guidance to executive management, the campus Emergency Management team, and the university community regarding law enforcement, safety and security programs, emergency management and emergency response.
Directly supports university emergency preparedness; coordinates planning with city, county and state civil defense authorities.
Apprises the University President, the Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services, the Director of Residence Life, and other key university personnel of serious incidents or other matters requiring special action or input.
Directs departmental public relations activities to ensure the provision of accurate and timely information to the university community and external agencies.
Partners with University Communications regarding announcements and messaging.
Actively communicates with members of the department staff, university personnel and students to discuss topics related to public safety operations.
Serves as liaison with internal and external public pertaining to law enforcement, crime prevention, security, emergency preparedness, parking and traffic regulations, and public safety.
Maintains liaison with the County Prosecutor.
Develops, implements, directs and effectively communicates parking and traffic regulations; directs enforcement, including the issuance and management of citations.
Issues, prepares and approves all traffic control orders for the university.
Deputizes law enforcement, campus parking and traffic administration personnel.
Directs safety and security inspections of university facilities and infrastructure, and communicates areas requiring corrective or preventive actions.
Serves as a member, advisor or chair of various university and community committees.

Supervision Exercised
Supervisors are expected to support the Leadership Standards of Central Michigan University and foster a culture that inspires excellence. The Leadership Standards define how we lead and treat others in our teams. As leaders, it is our responsibility to seek input from our teams to continuously improve leadership abilities and demonstration of the standards. Additionally, it is our responsibility to encourage and support the growth and development of those whom we lead. At CMU, we encourage employees to grow both personally and professionally, and thus advance CMU’s culture of excellence.

Message to Applicants
You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Employee Group Professional & Administrative -Salary
Staff Pay Level

Pay Range $110,000 – $130,000
Division Finance and Administrative Services
Department CMU Police Department
Position Status Regular
Position End Date
Employment Status Full-Time
FTE 1.0
Position Type 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule Monday – Friday; 8:00am – 5:00pm; Some Nights and Weekends as Required
At Will? Yes
Location Mount Pleasant, MI
About the Department
About CMU
Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.

CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.

Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.

The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.

Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.

Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

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