Chief of Police / Director of Public Safety

Virginia Union University


EducationBachelor’s Degree
SkillsAdministrative Experience
Vacancy Announcement
Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety

Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affair, the Chief of Police and
Director of Public Safety leads a full-service police department with approximately ten permanent and hourly
(part-time) employees and corresponding budget. The candidate must be an experienced leader in law
enforcement able to establish effective communication and relations with varied constituencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Expertise in law enforcement operations, investigations, and criminal law; Incident Command; and
Pro-active community policing.

Models courteous engagement and outstanding customer service with staff and students while
ensuring clear and firm adherence to safety principles and laws.

Experience in cultivating and maintaining relationships, serving as inter-agency liaison with law
enforcement, fire and emergency agencies that provide support to the campus.

Must have the savvy to build relationships with the media.
Manages the quality professionalism of employees through training, development, and education for
personal and professional growth.

Administers the college’s compliance with the Clery Act and its requirements, as well as managing the
campus’ Environment, Health and Safety programs, and Crisis Intervention.

Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field and at least five years’ experience that preferably includes
considerable administrative, investigative and patrol experience with a minimum of two years’ experience at a
command staff level such as a lieutenant, captain or major. Must have excellent written and oral
communication skills, as well as thorough knowledge of Local, State and Federal laws. Experience in a higher
education public safety or a campus police department is preferred.

Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation:
Must have completed a Virginia DCJS certified Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy with current
certification as a law enforcement officer with no more than a one year break in full-time sworn service at time
of appointment. Please note that Virginia Commonwealth law does not recognize nor have a reciprocal
relationship with Federal Law enforcement certification.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Applications Deadline:
Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications
should include a resume with three references and a cover letter and should be emailed to Please call (804) 257-5841 with any questions.

The selected applicant may be required to submit to a background investigation. VUU is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual
orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class.

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