University of Wisconsin System


EducationBachelor’s Degree
Master’s Degree
Driver’s License
Supervising Experience
WORKING TITLE: Director of Public Safety

UW SYSTEM OFFICIAL TITLE: Director of Protective Services/M

POSTING DATE: April 12, 2019

This position reports to the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance and is responsible for providing leadership in the planning, management and administration of all policing, security, parking and emergency response functions at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, including its three locations in Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Leadership will be consistent with the University’s mission, appropriate for an institution of higher education, and responsive to evolving expectations of the department. The director is responsible for implementing appropriate programs and procedures consistent with maintaining law, order and safety at all locations. The director has full statutory arrest authority as a peace officer in the State of Wisconsin. Decisions are guided by Wisconsin and Federal statutes, court decisions, and administrative codes, rules and regulations of state law enforcement agencies, UW-System and UW-Green Bay policies and procedures.

Work involves frequent communication and effective collaboration with university departments, student leadership, governmental agencies, local authorities and community leaders. This position requires extensive procedural knowledge and organizational skills to provide strategic, proactive and innovative leadership in the public safety function.

This position includes the following responsibilities:
Serve as chief law enforcement officer including management and supervision of police and security personnel. Maintain ongoing status as a sworn law enforcement officer.

Evaluate internal operational policy, procedures and protocol to ensure they reflect new case law legislation and trends in University policing.

Coordinate the enforcement of state statutes, rules and regulations of state agencies, the UW system, and UW-Green Bay.

Ensure compliance with federal directives, including the Clery Act, county and city law and ordinances as they pertain to public safety and law enforcement responsibility of the university.

Serve as a liaison between and provide assistance to other appropriate law enforcement agencies.

Provide leadership, support and expertise in campus emergency and disaster preparedness planning and response process.

Provide training and staff development programs to ensure proper procedures are followed in search and seizure, investigations, arrests, and coordinating with federal, state and local law enforcement, fire, and rescue personnel.

Supervise the maintenance and periodic reporting of law enforcement data, in compliance with federal and state law and good practice.

Develop and deliver crime prevention, personal safety and security awareness programs and services.

Provide trained staffing support for major campus events to ensure safety, security, optimal access and maintenance of order.

Implement crime prevention and community based programs and provide criminal activity investigation oversight and assistance.

Communicate regularly with the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance on emergencies, investigation status, plans of action, operations, administration and management issues.

Prepare cases for court appearances as needed and work with the District Attorney and appropriate local legal authority; Federal, state , UW System, campus legal counsel, and the Dean of Students.

Plan, direct and develop budgets to meet operating and maintenance requirements, staffing, space and capital acquisitions.

Partner with appropriate campus administrators to identify grant opportunities and provide assistance in grant writing, reporting and administration.

Foster a department climate that embraces equity, diversity, inclusion and intercultural competencies.

Administer the campus security camera procedures, including maintaining an inventory of all campus security cameras and user agreements.

Coordinate and implement the campus-wide key and access control system including appropriate access, authorization, inventory control, distribution and associated records.

Administer the self-supporting University Parking Program by developing and implementing policies, working with appropriate campus administrators and governance groups.

Provide an enforcement program that addresses regulations and parking related issues in a fair and equitable manner

Ensure high level of customer service

Establish parking rates and formulate a parking budget that ensures a fiscally sound long-range parking plan that meets University needs.

Work with facilities to develop parking and lot maintenance and expansion plans.

Coordinate campus involvement with the Green Bay Transit Authority U-Pass program.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, police science, public administration, or related field at time of application

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Wisconsin driver’s license upon appointment

No record of an unpardoned adult felony conviction and no convictions for domestic violence

5 years progressively responsible relevant experience

3 years experience as a law enforcement supervisor

Certification by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) as a law enforcement officer or be eligible for certification

Ability to possess a firearm and documented firearms proficiency

Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulations, policy and procedures

Knowledge and experience with budgeting and financial accountability

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in criminal justice, police science, public administration or related field and/or graduated from advanced specialized law enforcement training such as FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute and/or Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command

Experience in a higher education environment

The successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse student population, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. In addition, the successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to lead and motivate staff, deliver training, act quickly and calmly in emergency situations and handle difficult to complex situations with established legal and procedural guidelines, make sound decisions and use good judgement based on sensitive, confidential information. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students, with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation, and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course, and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections, and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region, and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering, and technology; business; health, education, and social welfare; and arts, humanities, and social sciences.

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community website. For Campus Safety information, see our Office of Public Safety website and our Annual Security Report . This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390 if you would like a paper copy.

Some travel is required and occasional evening and/or weekend work is expected and will be assigned by supervisor.

Position is a full-time Limited appointment. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). Employment will require a thorough criminal background investigation, medical exam, psychological exam, vision screening, physical agility assessment and pre-employment drug screens. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community that welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.

Please submit application materials by Sunday, April 28, 2019.


Minimum salary of $85,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

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Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications for the essential job functions


Names and contact information for three references

Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Tracy Van Erem
Phone: (920) 465-2699

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