Chief of Police/Director Public Safety

Colorado School of Mines

Reporting to the Vice President of Student Life, the Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety (COP/DPS) is directly responsible for leadership of a department of eleven staff members serving a 500-acre campus that includes approximately 1,600 students living on campus. The COP/DPS plans, directs, organizes and maintains the campus public safety program. The law enforcement aspects of the job include: community policing, crime prevention, incident response, victim assistance, documentation, investigations, Clery reporting, traffic control and facility security. Department leadership responsibilities include staff recruitment, staff training and performance management, maintenance of department equipment and facilities, program management and department budgeting.

The COP/DPS collaborates with the Director of Environmental Health and Safety to deliver a comprehensive and effective campus emergency management program. This partnership involves maintaining programs and procedures as well as regularly evaluating hazard vulnerabilities and developing plans to mitigate these vulnerabilities. The COP/DPS is a member of the Mines Emergency Alert team.

The COP/DPS is a member of the Mines CARE (crisis assessment, response and education) team. This team is dedicated to assisting students who may be in crisis or who reported an observed threat. The team provides education and outreach to promote a campus culture that is supportive, respectful and caring.

Mines is seeking a skilled and dedicated Chief who can successfully lead a diverse department in a complex environment, collaborate with other campus constituents, and facilitate a student/community focused public safety program.

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Directs, plans, coordinates and evaluates the activities of the department, which includes daily operations, programs, services, and policies.
Administers operating budget, ensuring the proper and efficient use of funds.
Develops departmental goals and seeks continuous improvement opportunities.
Manages, develops and updates applicable policy and procedures.
Oversees department staff and the campus policing activities, community policing programs, event policing and security, and public safety-related campus emergency response activities.
Directs and manages emergency and crisis situations.
Partners with campus stakeholders related to student conduct, threat assessment, and personnel issues.
Selects, trains, supervises and evaluates staff members. Identifies and provides comprehensive training for officers as needed.
Gathers, analyzes, authors and disseminates statistical data and prepares required crime reports for Mines in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (i.e. Clery Act).
Shares data with Mines Title IX staff.
Collaborates and maintains effective working relationships with campus leadership, other agency chiefs and directors, district attorney, and other statewide campus leaders.
Represents Mines PD and provides excellent customer service as necessary at faculty/staff meetings, student organization gatherings, campus events, and community functions.
Develops and coordinates collaborative relationships with campus departments and campus constituents to provide the highest level of safety, security and customer service.
Monitor for and respond to changes in laws that impact campus – updating work practices and procedures as necessary.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution of higher education in law enforcement, public administration, business administration or related area.
A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible policing experience.
Possession of Colorado POST certification or ability to obtain and capable of qualifying with a firearm and in arrest control.
Demonstrated direct supervisory/management experience and experience training and developing police staff.
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Colorado driver’s license
Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in public administration, police science, management or a related field.
Extensive knowledge and experience in law enforcement on a college campus, including working knowledge of criminal laws, rules of evidence and community policing principles.
Working knowledge and skilled experience managing Title IX and the Clery Act responsibilities.
Department Description:
How to Apply:
The University is being assisted in this search by KRW Associates, LLC. Applications will be accepted electronically by KRW Associates, LLC, and must include a cover letter, resume (with salary history), and 6 professional references. Application deadline is 5PM MDT October 5, 2018.

The salary range for this position is $103,000 to $123,000 and will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Mines offers an outstanding benefits package including employer paid medical, dental, life, long term disability and travel accident insurance. Employees also participate in either the Mines Defined Contribution Plan or Colorado PERA (must meet qualification requirements) retirement plan. Part of Mines’ mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming.

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