Director, Chief of Xavier University Police & Campus Safety

Xavier University of Louisiana


EducationBachelor’s Degree
Xavier University of Louisiana invites applications for the position of Director/Chief, University Police and Public Safety. The position is responsible for the leadership and effective operation of the Xavier University Police and Campus Public Department including these areas: Police (police agency, State of Louisiana); Property Security; Traffic Enforcement and Emergency Management. Essential functions include developing and implementing effective university safety policies and crime prevention strategies for members of the University community; ensuring compliance with federal, state, local laws and regulations, such as the Clery Act and Violence Against Women’s Act; overseeing officer and staff recruitment, training, promotions and retention efforts, assuring compliance with all professional standards and requirements for police officers and other staff members; and preparing and administering departmental budget according to University policies and procedures. The Director/Chief directs and coordinates safety patrols, parking and traffic control, security of university facilities/property; emergency management; safety escort services; enforcement of laws, statues and University rules and regulations; crime prevention and investigation of accidents, injuries, criminal acts and student conduct violations that are compatible with the needs of the campus community.

Under the general administrative direction of the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Director/Chief works independently and is responsible for establishing priorities and strategic plans and goals for crime prevention, public safety programs, and staff/personnel/training/equipment required for the protection of life and property at the university. Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. EOE/AA.

Xavier University of Louisiana, located in the heart of New Orleans and minutes away from the city’s business, cultural, government and recreational facilities, has the distinction of being the only historically Black and Catholic university in the western hemisphere. Enrollment at Xavier’s College of Arts and Sciences is approximately 2,500, along with an enrollment of approximately 600 at the College of Pharmacy, and approximately 125 at the Graduate School. Students who choose Xavier have selected an excellent, widely recognized university where they can prepare for a rewarding life and exciting careers. Approximately half of its undergraduate enrollment lives on campus.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree, at least 10 years’ experience in law enforcement, with a preference of 5-7 years in a university setting, and 5 years functioning in a leadership role with administrative and supervisory responsibility. Graduate of an Accredited Law Enforcement Academy; Documented Investigative Training and Experience; Demonstrated proficiency in the use of firearms; Ability to lead in a diverse campus community.

Preferred Qualifications:
See minimum qualifications.

Posting Date:

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Attach online only your application including a position-specific cover letter, resume, and the names and full contact information of three references (Other Document). We will maintain your confidentiality and notify you in advance of making contact with any of your references. References may be contacted prior to an invitation for a campus visit.
Special Requirements
The ideal candidate must demonstrate a keen understanding of the nuanced relationship between communities of color and law enforcement and poses the interpersonal skills needed to work with students and their parents, faculty, staff, visitors and the general public to foster community partnerships. Experience in the use of computing technology, software and social media; Must be able to maintain financial control and tracking of department budget and expenditures; Must be able to pass a comprehensive background check and a post-offer, pre-employment physical/psychological evaluation. Available to work a flexible, on-call, after hours and weekend schedule. Experience working with victims of sexual assault and other trauma, diverse populations (such as international students, multi-cultural student populations, LGBT-identified students and students with disabilities, etc.); knowledge of cultural issues impacting the local community and dedication to the catholic and global missions of the University is preferred.

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