Asst. Chief of Police

University of Texas at Arlington


EducationBachelor’s Degree
Master’s Degree
SkillsDriver’s License
Leadership Experience
First Aid Certification
Law Enforcement
CPR Certification
Position Information
Posting Number S01831P
Position Title Asst. Chief of Police (S01831P
Department Police Department
Location Arlington
Job Family Police/Campus Safety
Position Status Full-time
Work Hours Standard
Work Schedule
In order to meet the demands for our campus community, our police agency operates 24 hours per day to include holidays, weekends, and overtime as needed.

Open to External and Internal
Salary Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience.
Duration Funding expected to continue
Pay Basis Monthly
Benefits Eligible Yes
Job Summary
Assists the Chief of Police in the leadership, management and operation of the Police Department; assists in the development, administration, coordination and implementation of departmental policies, procedures and activities. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). Responsible for coordinating the objectives of the administration of the Police Department and the law enforcement and security efforts within the areas under the control and jurisdiction of the University of Texas System. Assists the Chief of Police in commanding the day-to-day operations of the Police Department. Understands University of Texas System Policy 170 – Oversight for Law Enforcement and Security for the University of Texas System, ODOP Policy 104 – Law Enforcement Authority and ODOP Policy 105 – Jurisdiction of a University of Texas System Police Officer. Possesses the ability and willingness to discharge the responsibilities and obligations of a Texas peace officer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develops and implements goals, objectives, policies and procedures for the department and work units assigned; evaluates and modifies, as required, programs, activities, policies, procedures, rules, orders and regulations to ensure compliance with the university’s and department’s mission, goals, objectives, core values, Board of Regents Rules, U.T. System Police policies, university operating procedures, department policies and general law. The incumbent assists in ensuring that the university police department is in compliance with the requirements established in ODOP Policy 107 – Inspection and Staff Assistance Program. Interpret and apply applicable Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations. Assists in developing the departmental budget and provides administrative guidance for the control of budget expenditures. Reviews and directs assigned fiscal, equipment and human resources activities and services. Leads and manages employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Management and leadership responsibilities include recruiting, interviewing, hiring, developing and training employees; planning/assigning/directing their work; appraising employee performance; rewarding and motivating employees; and addressing employee complaints/performance issues and resolving problems. Conducts, directs and reviews investigations of officer and staff misconduct within the police department and makes disciplinary action recommendations to the Chief of Police. Directs the preparation of a variety of records and reports relating to departmental activities; prepares, reviews and presents clear, concise, accurate and error free reports and other necessary correspondence; reviews and evaluates reports and other documents submitted by subordinate personnel. Designs and implements operational, technical and administrative methods and programs for university law enforcement functions to include (but not limited to) community and problem oriented policing, crime prevention, criminal and administrative investigations, patrol operations, traffic control, public safety, tactical response to critical events incident command, risk mitigation, threat assessment and abatement, special event management, dignitary protection, dispatch operations, emergency management, Clery and Title IX compliance, accreditation, victim assistance, property and evidence, recruiting and personnel, training, physical and human asset security, key control, public relations, inventory control, technology management. Directs and manages the application of advanced and innovative concepts and best practices in campus law enforcement to achieve objectives and continuously improve performance. Develops new and innovative approaches to problem solving. Identifies and resolves challenging public safety and university community concerns, and human relations problems. Controls and commands major investigations, emergency management situations and large university special events. Performs risk and threat management assessments and develops related preparedness, response and mitigation guidance. Responds to incident scenes. Represents the Chief of Police at meetings, conferences and other public functions; acts, as directed, as media spokesperson for the police department. Assumes command of the police department in the absence of the Chief. Participates in professional organizations and on a variety of boards, commissions and committees. Coordinates law enforcement activities with internal partners, other law enforcement agencies, and other organizations. Designs, coordinates, organizes and mobilizes the efforts of the university community to help achieve the department’s mission, goals and objectives. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, especially other members of the department and university. Other functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Possess the knowledge and skills to effectively perform the essential duties and responsibilities noted above. Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or equivalent experience from an accredited college or university.
Possess Texas Peace Officer license and a Master Peace Officer certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Ten years of varied experience and progressive responsibility as a commissioned police officer with a recognized law enforcement agency, including at least five years in an administrative, management, or supervisory position at the rank of Police Lieutenant or above (or the equivalent). Possess strong leadership skills.
Possess effective, clear and concise written and oral communications skills. Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
Demonstrate logical, effective analytical and problem-solving ability. Show proficiency in the operation and safety procedures of all equipment utilized by the University Police Department to perform assigned tasks. Learn and maintain knowledge and skills in emergency medical procedures, first aid and CPR techniques. Be in excellent physical condition; vision corrected to 20/30, both eyes; color vision – ability to distinguish all colors, both eyes; acute hearing required, both ears; and have the full use of both arms and both legs. Be able to maintain a Peace Officer Commission, issued by The University of Texas System, and a valid Texas Driver’s License not subject to suspension. Remain eligible to drive a University owned or leased motor vehicle as outlined in UTA Procedure 8-6. Meet certain prerequisites established by the Director of Police, the Board of Regents, and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement concerning age requirements and physical, mental, and educational standards. Possess and maintain the physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out responsibilities and duties as a commissioned police officer of The University of Texas System Police. Able to provide credible testimony in a court of law.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field. Five (5) years of major command responsibility as a Captain or higher. Completion of advanced police management/leadership training such as the FBI National Academy. Working knowledge of the Jeanne Clery Act.

Working Conditions
Special Conditions for Eligibility
EEO Statement
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.

Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date
Open Date
Review Start Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

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