Assistant Chief of Police

SUNY Oneonta

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EducationBachelor’s Degree
SkillsLaw Enforcement
Driver’s License
Location: Oneonta, NY Category: Management / Confidential Posted On: Wed Mar 6 2019 Job Description:
The University Police Department at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oneonta invites applications for the management confidential position of Assistant Chief of Police. Reporting to the Chief of Police, expectations include assuming a broad array of command responsibilities including administration, operation, strategic planning, and other senior-level leadership roles for a comprehensive, full-service police agency. The University Police Department at SUNY Oneonta is an accredited law enforcement agency through the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Public Safety. We are dedicated to the policing philosophy of community-oriented policing. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit or

Duties include but not limited to: supervising, under the general direction of the Chief of Police, sworn and non-sworn personnel and exercising direction over lieutenants, police officers, non-sworn officers, and civilian staff; collaborating with a broad array of campus stakeholders, municipal police departments, and other agencies to implement comprehensive services and programs for the safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors; training personnel in accordance with established law enforcement/public safety standards, emphasizing expertise in community-oriented policing practices and a commitment to delivering community-centered services within a campus setting.

Other responsibilities of the Assistant Chief include organizational development and campus safety management; critical/emergency management planning and crisis response; professional development of officers, with a strong commitment to staff retention and morale; spectator and event coordination; budget development and fiscal oversight; application of relevant federal, state, and local laws and ordinances (including Clery and Title IX); the evaluation and development of departmental policies and procedures; understanding student life and the needs/issues of a campus community; and a commitment to sustaining and advancing the department’s diversity. The new Assistant Chief will possess a vision for continuing to build a progressive law enforcement agency with an emphasis on current trends and best practices in a higher education setting.

Job Requirements:
Required qualifications: bachelor’s degree; 8 years of progressively responsible experience as a sworn law enforcement officer; 4 years of experience in a command level position (lieutenant, captain, deputy/assistant chief); current NYS Municipal Police Training Council (MPTC) Basic Course for Police certification or equivalent out-of-state certification (out of state applicants are required to meet NYS MPTC Basic Police Course requirements within 6 months of hire); a valid NYS driver’s license or ability to obtain one.

Preferred: law enforcement experience in a university or campus setting; a record of highly effective communication skills; training in the National Incident Management System and emergency response coordination; command level leadership training such as FBI National Institute, IACP Leadership training, etc.; and experience working with and serving diverse populations.

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