Division Chief, Police Services

University of Nevada

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EducationBachelor’s Degree
SkillsAdministrative Experience
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Division Chief, Police Services [R0114931]


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


Reporting to the Associate Vice President and Director of University Police Services, Southern Command, the Police Services Division Chief works closely with the Director, other Divisional Chief(s), police department staff, academic/administrative campus, medical school, other NSHE campuses and the local community to plan, coordinate, direct and administer comprehensive and compliant policing activities, which promote a safe and secure environment for the campuses that Police Services are responsible for.

With the Director, the Division Chief will develop the police services strategic vision and will provide comprehensive leadership and general oversight for patrol operations and administrative functions of their respective division. Incumbent will ensure policing program compliance/reporting with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. Position will manage 24-hour/365 day-a-year law enforcement agencies. Position will be responsible for assisting in hiring, training, developing, evaluating, and supervising public safety support service staff, including facility monitors, dispatchers etc. The position will serve as a liaison with outside law enforcement agencies. Will assist in the development of budgets, and departmental expenditures.


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Public Safety or related field from a regionally accredited college or university and 10 years of related professional experience (5 of required 10 years must be in law enforcement related administrative experience. Must have Professional License.

Preferred: FBI National Academy


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Review of candidates’ materials will begin immediately and this position will remain open until filled. Materials should be addressed to Adam Garcia, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.


UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, “R0114931” in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.


UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Job Category

Administrative Faculty

Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.


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