Director of Public Safety – Deputy Chief of Police

Springfield Technical Community College

Location: Springfield, MA Category: Other Posted On: Tue Sep 4 2018 Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Chief of Police/Senior Director of Public Safety, plans and coordinates Law Enforcement Services. Assists the Chief in the management of the Campus Police Department, a 24/7/365 operation. Assists in the development of campus police, safety, and emergency response policies and procedures.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assists with the drafting, implementation and/or update contemporary rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Coordinates campus emergency and disaster preparedness, response and recovery planning.
Actively facilitates and supports communications and collaboration among staff and strives to continue improvements in departmental services to meet or exceed internal and external customers.
Coordinates with Student Affairs personnel to provide student-centered public safety support services.
Provides for the safety and professional development of staff through training and mentoring and conducts and assists others in conducting roll call trainings and briefings designed to maintain the readiness and awareness of staff.
Evaluates and monitors a comprehensive police records management system using relational database technology.
Assists in compliance with all federal, state and local reporting requirements, including the Clery Act.
Conducts grant research and prepares and submits requests for funding when appropriate.
Oversees major event pre-planning and operations.
Oversees Patrol and Dispatch staffing schedules.
Oversees Parking & Transportation Operations.
Ensures department compliance with Special State Police Officer standards including certification and training.
Directly Manages the department Accreditation Process
Assists with the budget process and serves as grant coordinator.
Ensures that affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity are integrally part of all actions and decisions within the scope of duties.
Oversees the department’s inventory systems including property and evidence.
Assists in the recruitment, selection, evaluation and retention of exceptional police department staff members and performs supervisory duties included but not limited to discipline, performance evaluation, scheduling, etc.
Reads, interprets, applies and explains complex and technical State and Federal laws and regulations related to assigned program.
Relates effectively to others using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy.
Resolves confrontation, affect behavior of others, facilitate small group processes, supervise the work of others, reviews performance and conveys a positive image of the organization.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice; Graduate from the Municipal Police Training Committee Recruit Academy or the Special State Police Officers Academy
Seven (7) years of experience in a sworn law enforcement position, three of which must have been at the supervisory level
Demonstrated experience in conflict management and resolution skills
Demonstrated experience in leadership and supervisory skills
Good oral and written communication skills
Certification as a police officer and the ability to obtain police powers under MGL Chapter 22C S 63; Current and valid Massachusetts Class A license to carry firearms, or ability to obtain
Current and valid CPR/AED/First Aid certification.

Master’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field
Graduate of the FBI National Academy or executive level Command Staff training
10 years’ experience in a sworn law enforcement position with 5 years at a rank of Lieutenant or above.

Additional Information:
SALARY: Commensurate with experience

BENEFITS: Yes – State Funded

UNIT: Non Unit Professional

WORK SCHEDULE: 37.5 hours per week (Required to be on call 24/7 and available nights, weekends and holidays if needed.


TRAVEL: Occasional travel on behalf of the college

STCC conducts a pre-employment screening on specified positions, which may include, but is not limited to, a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position must pass a thorough, pre-employment background investigation, physical and drug screening. Final candidate will undergo a psychological exam.

CLOSING DATE: Until filled

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