Chief of Police

Farmingdale State College

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EducationBachelor’s Degree
SkillsLaw Enforcement
Supervising Experience
BenefitsRetirement Plan
Health Insurance
Farmingdale State College seeks to fill the position of Chief of Police. The Chief of Police is responsible for the proper administration and efficient operation of university police/security forces including a staff of 20+ officers, supervisors, and civilian employees, emergency preparedness, and public safety activities.

Supervises the maintenance of law and order, safety, and security on campus and the enforcement of Federal, State, and local laws as well as the rules and regulations of SUNY and the campus;
Develops appropriate preventive and security techniques to control crimes on campus;
Reviews all reports submitted by university police personnel concerning incidents and investigations on campus;
Acts as a liaison with Federal, State, and local law enforcement officials and agencies to assure a mutual understanding of policies;
Supervises the scheduling of personnel in the university police force to assure their efficient deployment;
Acts as a liaison with the SUNY System Administration Coordinator of University Police services in matters concerning recruitment, training and deployment of university police personnel;
Responsible for submitting information concerning prospective university police employees to the System Administration Coordinator of University Police/Security for an appropriate background investigation prior to employment;
Ensures that each university police employee receives basic and in-service training as required;
Maintains liaison with the campus Office of Student Affairs to assure the accomplishment of university objectives in relation to the University Police Office;
Responsible for managing the Card Access System
Additionally, this position oversees police support for special events, law-enforcement information management, emergency preparedness and communication, departmental budget administration and public assistance services; will liaison with external and internal agencies.

The successful candidate must demonstrate cultural competency including awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the university and surrounding community and a commitment to developing a diverse and culturally competent workforce.

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:

Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.
Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.
Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College’s many community partners.

At least ten (10) years police/law enforcement experience with at least five (5) years supervisory experience.
At least two (2) years of formal training beyond the high school level.

Bachelor’s degree.
Experience working at University Police Department within SUNY.

Additional Information:
This is a full-time M/C position.

Salary $125,000/year, may increase commensurate with experience
The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans


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Farmingdale State College seeks a broad and diverse pool of candidates for this position. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status.

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