Central Michigan University


EducationBachelor’s Degree
SkillsDriver’s License
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 more than 125 years ago to meet Michigan’s need for teachers and business leaders, Central Michigan University prepares students to become leaders and changemakers in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 22,000 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. We offer approximately 300 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels — many of which are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5 percent of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with students at the graduate and undergraduate levels in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 18 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes are achieving great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing titles in Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.2.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. Residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. The city is a short drive from other major Michigan destinations including Grand Rapids and Detroit, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and more.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

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