Chief of Police

VA Commonwealth Univ

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EducationBachelor’s Degree
SkillsMedia Relations
Supervising Experience
Reporting to the associate vice president for public safety for VCU and VCU Health System, the chief of police works closely with VCU Police department staff, academic campus and medical center constituents, and the local community to direct and administer the overall policing initiatives, as well as promote a safe and secure environment, for the campus and medical center communities of Virginia Commonwealth University. The chief provides comprehensive leadership, strategic vision, and general oversight for patrol operations, investigations, community policing, crime prevention strategies, community outreach, educational services, crime statistics, federal compliance reporting, and programs. Managing an award-winning, 24-hour/365 day-a-year, internationally accredited and full-service law enforcement agency, the chief leads a staff of 99 sworn police officers and approximately 200 security personnel, all housed in a brand new headquarters and state of the art emergency operations center. In a recent survey 95.5% of students, faculty, and staff reported feeling ?safe?? or ?very safe,?? so expectations are extremely high for the chief to maintain and continue to improve upon these standards. Additionally, the chief manages the $11.1 million annual budget; develops the department’s goals, objectives, policies and procedures; enforces local, state, and federal laws; maintains an awareness of IACLEA best practices, national trends, and innovative technology related to safety/security and legal issues impacting both higher education and health systems; works closely with local, county, and state public safety officials to ensure the safety of the entire community; and tracks crime statistics to ensure compliance with college, state, and federal reporting responsibilities. The chief fosters and maintains collaborative and proactive relationships with students, patients, faculty, and staff, as well as external agencies such as law enforcement and emergency management agencies, in an effort to address community policing programs, safety and security priorities, and educational outreach as they support and correspond with the missions of the university and the health system.
Minimum Qualifications The position requires a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, public safety, or closely related field, and at least ten years of demonstrated progressive leadership in law enforcement, security operations, or higher education, including increasing level and scope of responsibilities, command supervisory experience, budget management, and operational/programmatic responsibilities for safety. The successful candidate will demonstrate a vision for building a cutting-edge law enforcement agency with an emphasis on best practices in higher education and healthcare, a highly visible presence, and demonstrated commitment to community policing and other 21st century policing practices. The successful candidate will also possess excellent communication skills and experience in media relations, and will exhibit a previous record of success at a command level in a residential, university campus, academic medical center, or similar environment. The successful candidate must also be certified by the Virginia State Department for Criminal Justice Services to perform police duties in the Commonwealth of Virginia or be able to obtain Virginia certification within 12 months of accepting this position.
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Special Requirements

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