Deputy Chief of Police

Elgin Community College


Plan, coordinate and direct the activities of the campus police department. Supervise personnel in the prevention detection and investigation of crimes, maintenance of order, enforcement of traffic regulations, etc.

Essential Responsibilities:
1. Manage the day-to-day operations of the ECC Police Department personnel. Interview, hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate the ECC law enforcement, security and administrative staff. Respond, or provide staff to respond to all off-hours situations.

2. Make all follow up investigations on criminal incidents on campus. Apprehend and arrest suspects for felony or misdemeanor offenses in accordance with applicable State statutes. Collect evidence and interview any possible witnesses for subsequent court hearings.

3. Make recommendations to management on any necessary policy/procedure changes, equipment purchase/replacement and employee performance issues.

4. Develop educational programs to enhance awareness of campus crime and safety.

5. Maintain the “Standard Operating Policies and Procedures” manual of the ECC Police Department. Develop and maintain the Colleges’ “Emergency and Evacuation” manuals.

6. Supervise all vehicle maintenance and operations for the Police Department.

7. Prepare Clery Annual Campus Safety Report

8. Liaison with other law enforcement agencies

9. Serve as Acting Chief of Police as needed

Essential Responsibilities Continued:
Other Responsibilities:
1. Participate in a minimum of 20 hours of mandatory in-service training per year.

2. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.

Work Relationships:
Supervises Others

Physical Demands:
Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Working Environment:

Required Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

2. Fifteen years experience in law enforcement with five years at a command level at an increasing level of responsibility(equivalent to police lieutenant or higher).

3. Experience in policy development, budgeting, personnel, and training

4. Certification by the Illinois Local Governmental Law Enforcement Officer Training Board.

5. Strong leadership, communication and organization skills.

6. Ability to prepare clear and comprehensive written reports.

7. Working knowledge of pertinent federal, state laws and local ordinances.

8. Knowledge of operation and use of Law Enforcement equipment.

9. Ability to analyze situations and adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action.

10. Possess physical coordination, strength, and ability sufficient to meet strenuous police duty requirements.

11. Ability to adapt to exposure to extreme weather conditions, intense physical activity and safety hazards.

12. Ability to operate a variety of police vehicles and equipment.

13. Maintain mandatory annual firearms certification as required by Illinois Public Act 94-103.

14. Acquire and maintain LEADS and AED/CPR certification.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Completion of an administration/command school.

2. Supervisory/management experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 10/18/18 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document for information related to the ECC Hiring Process and Applicant Tracking System.
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