Responsible for the overall direction and administration of the Providence College Office of Public Safety, involving crime prevention, law enforcement, emergency response, policing of special events, parking management, card access control, and various other campus community services.
1. Direct the Office of Public Safety. Work cooperatively with all campus offices to ensure the safety and security of a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. Direct the enforcement of policies, procedures, and protocols which are designed to maintain a secure campus environment. Administer emergency crisis procedures in accordance with the College’s Crisis Management Plan. Continuously assess, monitor, and recommend policies and protocols to address campus safety needs. Oversee the general administration and maintenance of all day-to-day operations. Coordinate community policing with other functions within the department to ensure that appropriate decisions are made and issues resolved.
2. Oversee both internal and external investigations, and make recommendations as necessary, including Title IX complaints, complaints of bias, and other complaints against students, faculty, or staff members.
3. Provide leadership and oversee the hiring, training, and supervision of a staff of approximately 40 directors, supervisors, investigators, police officers, security officers, dispatchers, and clerical support. Lead and direct staff members in the rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and codes of conduct to best serve the diverse campus community. Assign and approve department projects, promote good relations among all department employees, strengthen cooperation and teamwork at all levels, and make final decisions on all hiring, termination, and promotions within the department. Recommend and oversee professional development and training programs for department personnel. Work cooperatively with union leaders by participating in labor negotiations and resolution of grievances as they arise.
4. Ensure that the College community is well-educated about safety and security issues, as well as available department, College, and community-based services. Serve as a major liaison with local, state, and national enforcement agencies. Develop and oversee the implementation of policies consistent with the needs and requirements of the department, the College, the neighboring Smith Hill community, federal and state mandates, and outside agencies.
5. Oversee the College’s parking program, and establish, regulate, and enforce the parking regulations for faculty, staff, students, guests, special events, and athletic programs.
6. Adhere to reporting requirements as mandated by federal, state, and local agencies. Maintain statistics and publish the annual Cleary report to comply with the federal law statues regarding Student Right-to-Know, Crime Awareness, and Campus Security Acts.
7. Administer and make recommendations to the Executive Vice President related to the department’s budget, including, but not limited to, all department purchases and financial needs.
1. Perform all other duties as may be required.
Education and Experience Required
Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution
Minimum of ten years’ of supervisory experience in a law enforcement and/or campus security role required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge and experience with a hybrid security force of sworn and non-sworn officers
Knowledge of union contracts and negotiations
Established record of effective leadership in a college environment preferred
Demonstrated staff supervision skills, and a strong appreciation for diversity
Good oral and written communication skills
Excellent investigative skills
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
Communication skills using the spoken word
Ability to see within normal parameters
Ability to hear within normal range
Ability to move about
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