Executive Director of Public Safety/Police Chief

Utah State University

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EducationBachelor’s Degree
SkillsPeace Officer Certification
Law Enforcement
Driver’s License
The Executive Director of Public Safety/Police Chief (hereafter referred to as Chief) serves as a primary resource and advisor to the University on matters related to campus safety and security and is responsible for the comprehensive operations of the University’s Department of Public Safety. The Chief leads and directs all functions of the University Police Departments on the Logan and Eastern campuses, Fire Marshal Services, and Emergency Management with the goal of providing a peaceful and safe environment for the University community. This position reports to the Vice President for Business and Finance.

Provide vision for the Public Safety department, including the establishment of goals and objectives that support the mission of Utah State University.
Provide leadership in the development, implementation, and ongoing execution of sound public safety and law enforcement practices, policies, initiatives, and actions that promote campus safety and security.
Develop positive relationships by meeting regularly with student organizations and key University department leaders.
Direct the law enforcement efforts for the University, including the enforcement of state laws and University regulations, and the performance of community service.
Ensure adequate safety and security for the campus through a proper balance of foot, bike, and vehicle patrol.
Meet regularly with the emergency manager to review the current status of the Emergency Operations Plan and emergency preparedness, receive regular training in emergency management, and keep abreast of current trends in this area.
Meet regularly with the fire marshal to ensure that the campus is in compliance with International Fire Codes and other building standards.
Meet regularly with other local and state law enforcement agency heads to identify and facilitate resolutions to common problems and issues.
Serve on the Behavioral Intervention Team.
Manage a budget of $1.6 million dollars.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or related field.
At least ten years of increasing law enforcement experience with a minimum of three years of management and administrative responsibility.
Demonstrated knowledge of law enforcement practices, philosophies, procedures, and legal issues, particularly relating to law enforcement on a university campus.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Detailed knowledge of Utah state law, case law, civil law and procedures, civil liability issues, and personnel administration relevant to a police department.
Demonstrated ability to relate well to a diverse University community in a variety of situations.
Represent the interests and positive image of the USU Department of Public Safety.
Must be Utah POST certified as a law enforcement officer, or able to obtain a Utah POST waiver for training received outside the state of Utah.
Must be able to obtain and maintain an FBI Secret Clearance or higher.
Must have a valid Utah driver license or able to obtain one within a month of start date.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Leadership – Lead and inspire staff to continue to look for ways to improve, be resourceful, be innovative problem solvers, and be optimistic.

Problem Solving – Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully, encourage open dialogue within the unit, and use reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Customer Service – Manage difficult or emotional customer situations, respond promptly to individuals’ needs, follow through with requests, solicit feedback to improve service, respond to requests for service and assistance, and meet commitments. Build positive relationships and rapport with the campus and nearby communities.

Interpersonal Skills – Focus on resolving conflict, maintain confidentiality, listen and be empathic to others, keep emotions under control, and try new things.

Oral Communication – Speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, be patient, listen and get clarification, and respond well to questions.

Written Communication – Write well, ensure that communications are accurate, clear, and concise.

Teamwork – Empower employees individually and encourage trust within the team, exhibit objectivity and be open to others’ views, and give and welcome feedback.

Diversity – Show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.

Ethics – Treat people with respect, work ethically and with integrity, and uphold organizational values.

Organizational Support – Follow policies and procedures, complete administrative tasks correctly and on time, and support organization’s goals.

Judgment – Work independently, display willingness to encourage feedback and make decisions, exhibit sound and accurate judgment, and support and explain reasoning for decisions.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience at an institution of higher education at command level.
Master’s degree in related field.
In depth knowledge of the Clery Act and Title IX requirements.
Graduate of FBI National Academy.


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