Deputy Chief

Florida Atlantic University


EducationBachelor’s Degree
SkillsEmployee Evaluation
Supervising Experience
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Position Summary:
Florida Atlantic University’s Public Safety Office if seeking a Deputy Chief, Boca Raton, FL.

With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic’s faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

Summary of Responsibilities:
Assists in directing the operations and activities within the Police Department for all public safety and security functions on all FAU campuses through administrative authority, including: staff recruitment, retention, performance evaluation, policy development, and the promotion of IACLEA best practices, staff administration, staff development, community projects and other assignments as assigned by the Chief of Police.
Work is performed with considerable discretion and latitude in the conduct of police operations. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports and observations of results obtained.
Establishes department goals and objectives, formulates comprehensive plans, provides guidance and direction to subordinate managers and monitors operations to ensure the proper development and successful implementation of law enforcement, crime prevention and related support programs.
Assists in departmental planning and the development of a broad outline of the work to be done; assists in ensuring the consistency of departmental goals and objectives.
Assists in the function of departmental staffing; identifies and documents departmental staffing needs; develops requests and/or proposals for additional staff; assists in the preparation of the department budget.
Communicates general and specific departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures; monitors the selection, training, promotion and disciplinary practices of the department to ensure compliance with applicable contracts and laws; resolves major operational deficiencies and conflicts. Authorizes major personnel actions and organizational changes.
Engages the campus community through working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators to promote a safe and secure environment.
Collects and evaluates daily or periodic criminal statistical data; writes crime related reports as required; reviews and updates criminal records, files and arrest reports.
Supervises and oversees training of staff in new techniques and briefs on special problems or important changes in law regulations and procedures.
Researches policies, programs, legal issues, local and state law pertaining to department operations; prepares and/or reviews reports of findings and recommendations for new and/or revised programs.
May assume command in emergency situations to determine threats/tactics/strategies which may directly affect the safety and security of lives and property.
Maintains continuous liaison with department heads, university staff and various outside agencies.
Serves as Police Chief in Police Chief’s absence.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and seven (7) years of supervisory or managerial experience at a Police Department required.

Southern Police Institute Command Officer Development Course (SPI) or FBI National Academy training required.

Must meet the requirements of Chapter 943.13 Florida Statutes.

Must possess one of the following memberships:International Association of Chiefs of Police, Florida Police Chief Association; or any other nationally recognized law enforcement associations.

$95,000 – $100,000

College or Department:
Public Safety

Boca Raton

Work Days and Hours:
Monday – Friday 8 hour shifts. May require some evenings, weekends and holidays.

Application Deadline:

Special Instructions to Applicant:
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.

Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.

A resume and a cover letter are required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents may result in disqualification.
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