Deputy Chief

Florida State University


EducationBachelor’s Degree
High School Diploma or GED
SkillsLaw Enforcement
Airframe & Powerplant License

Public Safety
Equal Employment Opportunity

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Assists and supports the Chief of Police in every phase of the Department’s operation. This includes the enforcement of criminal and traffic laws, regulations and ordinances in order to preserve and protect life, health and property. Coordinates
assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies, while providing highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Chief of Police. In the absence of the Chief of Police, the Deputy Chief assumes command and control of police operations.

Plans and administers the support services and patrol activities for the FSU Police Department. Oversees the daily operations of Patrol, School Resource Officers, Security Staff, Dispatch, Accreditation, Training, Support Services, Evidence and Investigations sections of the FSU Police Department.

Establishes and manages relationships with local law enforcement agencies on all levels, University departments, news media representatives, social service agencies and general public special interest groups to provide information on crime prevention and criminal activity.

Manages the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the support services unit. Monitors and plans for proper budget utilization, allocation of personnel, supplies and equipment.

Supervises reporting USPS and A&P staff; completes employee performance evaluations, provides opportunities for professional development and assists with hiring process.

Coordinates and cooperates with other staff and personnel in the development of procedures to develop investigators and evidence handing, technology, morale, discipline, training and other functions to improve the efficiency of the Department.

Bachelor’s degree and six years of sworn law enforcement experience; or a high school diploma or equivalency and ten years of sworn law enforcement experience.

(Note: a combination of post high school education and experience equal to ten years in same as above.)

Ability to apply the principles and practices of strategic planning, development, and evaluation.

Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.

Ability to effectively train and direct the work of others.

Ability to evaluate process effectiveness and develop change or alternatives.

Ability to maintain and improve personal and team effectiveness, and foster change and creativity.

Ability to understand and interpret the training needs of members of the department and to develop effective instructional solutions.

Ability to interpret and apply all related university, state and federal laws and regulations

Ability to use a firearm proficiently per standards set by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC)

Knowledge of the principles and practices of project planning, development, and evaluation.

Knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply related University policies, procedures, principles, and practices.

If not otherwise specified, schedule is M-F, 8-5.
Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.
Financial Disclosure

This position requires annual Financial Disclosure based on Florida Statutes 112.3144 and 112.3145. Additional information regarding Financial Disclosure requirements can be found on the Florida Commission of Ethics site at:
How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.
Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

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