Deputy Chief of Police


University of Central Arkansas -


Under the general supervision of the Chief of Police, the Deputy Chief holds the rank of Major and serves as a member of the command staff and as the senior ranking officer of the Department. The Deputy Chief performs complex professional and routine administrative work in command of all subordinate divisions of the Department including the Office of Operations Command, Patrol Services, Community Outreach, Special Events, Records and Communications, and Parking and Traffic Services. Utilizing established procedures, serves as the second highest-ranking officer within the Police Department responsible for executing policies and procedures established by the Chief of Police.

Direct, coordinate, and evaluate the activities of personnel, including support staff, engaged in administering programs of academic institutions and departments. Recruit, hire, train, and terminate departmental personnel. Formulate strategic plans for the institution. Plan, administer, and control budgets, maintain financial records and reports. Establish operational policies and procedures and make any necessary modifications, based on analysis of operations, demographics, and other research information. Participate in faculty and college committee activities. Represent the institution at community and campus events, in meetings with other institution personnel, and during accreditation processes. Promote the university by participating in community, state, and national events or meetings, and by developing partnerships with industry and secondary education institutions.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
(1) Responsible for providing oversight to the Patrol Services, Records & Communications, Parking Services, Community Outreach and Special Events and serves as the senior command officer over all police field operations. The incumbent is responsible for the effective and efficient functioning of patrol services, records and communications, parking services, community outreach and special operations on all shifts and for the expedient completion and quality of assigned tasks.

(2) Serves as a command officer under the Chief of Police, and as such, assists the chief in planning, organizing and directing the day-to-day operations of the department. Assists in the development, review and inspection of departmental programs and activities and recommends as necessary.

(3) Assists in planning, organizing and directing the day-to-day operation of the Department and, in the absence of the Chief of Police, assumes full command of the Department. Responsible for the execution of policies and directives established by the Chief of Police. Exercises direct responsibility for the effective and efficient operations of all functional subdivisions of the Department and for the management and command of all assigned functions and supervision of assigned personnel.

(4) Development, analyze, reviews and recommends the implementation of policies and procedures that will improve the quality of all services and operations and which enhance the community-oriented policing mission of the Department. Issues and enforces directives to subordinate staff in conjunction with the daily operations of the Department, to include changes or exceptions to normal operating procedures.

(5) Ensures that Department operations comply with federal, state and local laws and regulations and with University policies and procedures. Develops and implements specialized programs to ensure the safety and security of the University community through crime prevention and awareness initiatives and directed patrol efforts.

(6) Ensures adequate staffing for both short- and long-term needs, to include approving overtime and scheduling changes.

(7) Provides direction in the enforcement of all laws and University regulations and coordinates departmental activities as required with prosecutors, courts, and university judicial operations.

(8) Meets and confers routinely with the Chief of Police and other command staff to maintain communication, resolve problems, identify critical issues, and coordinate departmental operations, programs and projects. Manages and controls the preparation of plans to improve departmental operations to cope with future, as well as, emerging problems.

(9) Resolves, or if required, refers to the Chief of Police, conflicts, problems, or disciplinary matters arising from assigned personnel; maintains moral and provides for on-going training of assigned personnel to ensure quality performance.

(10) Ensures that all activity of assigned divisions is conducted in compliance with departmental policy and procedures. Develops and maintains productivity standards and priorities to achieve Department goals and objectives.

(11) Advises and assists assigned personnel in the proper disposition of complex or difficult assignments or situations. Reviews crime, incident, accident and related police reports submitted by assigned personnel to ensure compliance with departmental standards.

(12) Coordinates assigned activity with all other divisions and offices within the Department to ensure effective communications and a uniform delivery of services to the community.

(13) During declared emergencies, assumes command of the police department and all law enforcement functions on campus when the Chief of Police is activated to the Emergency Operations Center.

(14) Responsible for departmental personnel management functions as assigned including investigation of citizen complaints and officer misconduct, recommending disciplinary action, maintaining commendation programs, and recruitment of certified and support personnel. Responsible for ensuring compliance with police personnel and training requirements established by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training.

(15) Assists the Chief of Police in establishing and maintaining direct contact with the Administration, faculty, staff, students and visitors to the University, and in assessing community needs. Designs and implements programs to further the community-oriented policing mission of the Department and in meeting university community needs and expectations.

(16) Serves as a liaison to other criminal justice agencies as required. Serves on various University committees and outside committees and task forces dealing with law enforcement and crime prevention programs and problems. Represents the Department at meetings, conferences and other public functions as assigned.

(17) Assists the UCAPD Clery Compliance Coordinator to ensure department members compliance with the Clery Act.

(18) Assists the UCAPD Accreditation manager with departmental compliance with the Arkansas Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. Provides needed policy updates, reports, and other compliance items for submission to the accreditation board.

(19) Performs other related administrative and command duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
(1) Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and University regulations, including rules of criminal procedure, laws governing search and seizure and rules of evidence.
(2) Knowledge of modern police methods.
(3) Knowledge of the principles of management.
(4) Knowledge of the principles of organizational development.
(5) Ability to organize the work activities of others.
(6) Knowledge of techniques and procedures used in the successful investigation of criminal incidents and determination of events involving criminal conduct.
(7) Knowledge of the principles, application and implementation of a departmental philosophy of community-oriented policing.
(8) Knowledge of police interviewing and interrogation methods and procedures.
(9) Ability to physically and mentally react in a variety of emergency situations.
(10) Good social and general intelligence with the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
(11) Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
(12) Ability to drive an automobile safely and to use good judgment in its operations and use.
(13) Considerable skill in the use of Department approved firearms and other law enforcement equipment including, but not limited to, communications and drug testing equipment.
(14) Physical ability to react to a variety of emergency law enforcement situations including juvenile crime, automobile accidents, and domestic disturbances and to use the best effort but least force needed to restore peace and order.
(15) Ability to observe situations and to report and record them clearly and accurately.

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Communicating effectively in orally and in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience

Required Education and/or Experience
The formal education of a high school diploma is required. Equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university in a criminal justice discipline or related field is preferred. A minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience in law enforcement with a minimum of ten years of supervisory experience and at least five years at a command level within a law enforcement agency, preferably on a college or university campus. Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements upon approval of the Qualifications Review Committee.

Preferred Education and/or Experience
Equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university in a criminal justice discipline or related field is preferred.
Preferred law enforcement experience on a college or university campus.

University, Campus, and Community Description
Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of approximately 11,500 students. The university offers more than 75 undergraduate and more than 50 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in scholarship and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty. UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 60,000 in central Arkansas, and thirty minutes from Little Rock. Conway is home to several major industries, two private colleges, an excellent public school system, and strong private K–12 schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National forests and pristine wildlife areas near the Buffalo National River.

Desired start date 08/01/2018
Position Summary and Qualifications
Must be a citizen of the United States of America. Must meet the standards established by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training (CLEST) for law enforcement certification and or be able to receive certification within one year of employment. Must be able to pass a comprehensive personal and criminal history background investigation. Must be examined by a physician and a psychologist and meet minimum medical standards required by CLEST. Must have a valid driver’s license for operation of motor vehicles within the state of Arkansas and possess an acceptable driving record.

Physical Demands Checklist Sitting, Kneeling, Standing, Balancing, Lifting/Carrying, Walking, Climbing, Crawling
Physical Exertion Administrative Work – Exerting up to 10 pounds, Light Work – Exerting up to 20 pounds, Medium Work – Exerting 20-50 pounds, Heavy Work – Exerting 50-100 pounds, Very Heavy Work – Exerting in excess of 100 pounds, Activities occur inside or outside in approximately equal amounts
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Background Check Statement
This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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