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Chief of Police

Company: Abilene Christian University
Location: Abilene
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you. NOTE: ACU is currently accepting applications for *all posted positions*. Student employees should apply now for positions for the fall semester. Some faculty and staff positions on the Abilene campus may be subject to a hiring pause as a response to the continuously changing circumstances involving COVID-19.--For additional information or assistance, contact--tiffany.badon@acu.edu . Apply now Job no: 492917
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Campus Operations, Safety and Protection
About ACU ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university. Title of Position Chief of Police Posting Location Abilene, TX Department ACU Police Department Employee Class Exempt Full-time Basic Responsibilities

  • Provides management oversight and leadership for all daily operations of the ACU Police Department, including police officers, support staff, patrol operations, criminal investigations, telecommunications, and parking management.
  • Leads the compliance aspects of the Clery Act and other federal laws related to compiling and maintaining appropriate databases of campus crime statistics, campus crime policies, and oversees the annual reporting process for all Clery and other compliance issues.
  • Serves as Incident Commander of all emergency incidents on or affecting the ACU campus/community.
  • Serves as the primary official liaison with the City of Abilene Police Department in matters related to jurisdiction, extended area Adjunct Agreement jurisdiction, investigation of on-campus and off-campus crimes and investigation of crimes committed by ACU students in Abilene and surrounding areas.
  • Serves as the official liaison with the Abilene 911 system, the Abilene Fire Department and all ambulance services in matters related to on-campus emergency response.
  • Serves on a campus-wide safety, security, environmental health and emergency preparedness committee led by ACU's Director of Risk Management.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of safety and crime prevention education modules to be presented to students, staff and faculty.
  • Provides leadership and subject matter expertise for assisting in the development, implementation, training and assessment of ACU's comprehensive emergency response plan in full partnership with ACU Risk Management.-- I. Provides leadership as a member of the Senior VP for Operations Directors Group.
  • Provides management oversight and leadership for all daily operations of the ACU Police Department, including police officers, support staff, patrol operations, criminal investigations and parking management.
  • Recruits and oversees the training of professionally certified peace officers, police supervisors and other support staff working in building security and parking management.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of work schedules to ensure maximum 24-hour patrol coverage of the campus, other ACU properties, and the extended patrol are incorporated in the Adjunct Peace Officers Agreement between ACUPD and Abilene PD.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of appropriate records management systems and documents to provide necessary information related to accidents, thefts, assaults and all other campus-related crimes.
  • Provides oversight for the coordination of all requests for additional police and support personnel needed for event security, traffic control and parking management at all events occurring on the ACU campus or properties.
  • Oversees the purchase and maintenance of all equipment, including vehicles, computer software, radios, dispatch equipment, uniforms, weapons, ammunition, and breathalyzer/intoxylizer equipment.
  • Serves as the final appeal of all university related traffic and parking fines.
  • Develops and maintains five-year budgets and strategic plans for the ACU Police Department.
  • Ensures that supervisory staff conduct annual reviews of all peace officers and support staff.
  • Conducts annual outcomes assessments reporting for the police department.
  • Leads the compliance aspects of the Clery Act and other federal laws, maintaining appropriate databases of campus crime statistics, campus crime policies, and leads the annual reporting process for all Clery and other compliance issues
  • As required by the United States Department of Education, provides annual reports of campus crime statistics, policies, and other federal compliance items.
  • Provides reports as requested to the Vice President for Operations of all crimes reported to the ACU Police Department.
  • Serves as Incident Commander of all emergency incidents on or affecting the ACU campus/community.
  • Responds to any significant emergencies on/near campus, assesses whether the incident requires activation of the ACU Emergency Response Team (ERT) and activates a call-out of the ACU ERT if needed.
  • Oversees all aspects of the ERT response, leads the coordination of all emergency responses to the incident by ACUPD and other outside agencies as needed.
  • Serves as the ACUPD representative to any multi-agency or mutual command response to the emergency incident, and represents ACU in any multi-agency Incident Command Post set up to respond to the incident.
  • Serves as the primary official liaison with the Abilene Police Department in matters related to jurisdiction, extended area Adjunct Agreement jurisdiction, investigation of campus crimes and investigation of off-campus crimes committed by ACU students in the Abilene and surrounding areas.
  • Maintains an ongoing relationship with the Abilene Police Department (APD) through regularly scheduled meetings with APD Chief of Police, Assistant Chiefs, Command Staff and other APD personnel as needed.
  • Coordinates inter-agency joint investigations involving APD and ACUPD.
  • Maintains collaborative relationships and joint professional development/training.
  • Coordinates with APD Chief of Police on the regular evaluation of Adjunct Agreement boundaries, agreement, and statistics.
  • Serves as the official liaison with the Abilene 911 system, the Abilene Fire Department and all ambulance services in matters related to on-campus emergency response.
  • Maintains on-going relationship with the Abilene Fire Department, the Abilene 911 system and all ambulance services through regularly scheduled meetings with appropriate personnel from each department and any other related opportunities for professional development and training.
  • Monitors and coordinates appropriate ACUPD response to all on-campus emergencies, including those reported through the Abilene 911 system and Abilene Fire Department.
  • Provides timely and accurate reports of all campus emergencies to the appropriate ACU senior administrators.
  • When appropriate, activates the ACU Emergency Response Team and act as Incident Commander for the ERT during the emergency.
  • Serves as the official public safety liaison on a campus-wide safety, security, environmental health and emergency preparedness committee.
  • Meets regularly with the committee to provide a cohesive and consistent voice for overall campus safety and security.
  • Helps to connect emergency response protocols with the university's comprehensive emergency preparedness plan.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of safety and crime prevention education modules to be presented to students, faculty and staff.
  • Works with the Vice President for Student Life to provide safety and crime prevention educational modules to be delivered in all residence halls and facilities.
  • Works with the Director of Student Organizations to provide safety and crime prevention educational modules to be presented to students involved in student organizations.
  • Works with the Chief Human Resources Officer to provide safety and crime prevention educational modules to be delivered through professional development seminars to all staff and all new employee orientations.
  • Works with the Director of Instructional Development of the Adams Center for Teaching Excellence to provide safety and crime prevention educational modules to be presented to faculty.
  • Coordinates evaluations and outcomes assessments of all safety and crime prevention educational modules.
  • Provides leadership for assisting in the development, implementation, training and assessment of ACU's comprehensive emergency response plan.
  • --Utilizing existing emergency response plans serves on a team to further develop and implement a comprehensive emergency response plan.
  • Works in partnership with other campus offices to select and train members of the emergency response team, conducting training drills, as needed to provide maximum response times and efficiency.
  • Provides leadership as a member of the Senior VP for Operations Directors Group.
  • Meets as needed or requested with the Senior VP for Operations Directors group. 2.Works collaboratively with all other Operations departments to ensure effective communication and efficient use of all allocated resources. Professional Development Requirements
  • Skills required: 1. All skills related to licensing as a Texas Peace Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)2. Computer skills (PC or Macintosh)3. Word processing (WordPerfect and Microsoft Word)4. Database management (Microsoft Excel)5. Email
  • Training Modules Required 1. Online budget systems 2. Other professional development needed to attain the required skills. Qualifications A. Professional:1. A bachelor's degree is preferable, but not required, to fulfill the qualifications as Chief of Police.2. A minimum of 15 years of experience in law enforcement as a certified peace--officer with at least 5 years in supervision or management level position and a minimum of 5 years in a command-level position. 3. Master Peace Officer certification by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement or equivalent commission licensing level if licensed out of state.4. Ability to organize strategic planning and budgeting processes.5. A desire to work closely with Senior Leadership Team members as needed.B. Personal:1. Excellent oral and written communication skills.2. Ability to manage and resolve conflict.3. Positive attitude and optimistic personality.4. Self-confidence and the ability to initiate new ideas. Physical Demands
  • Ability to work in a challenging and complex work environment.--
  • Above average energy level to maintain an intense work schedule.
  • Ability to sit and remain focused during meetings. Additional Information ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets. Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security-sensitive positions. Advertised: January 07, 2021 Central Standard Time
    Applications close: Open until filled
    • Abilene Christian University
      1600 Campus Court
      Abilene, Texas 79699
      Directions --- Campus Map
      Campus Operator: 325-674-2000
      Undergraduate Admissions Helpline: 800-460-6228
      Graduate Admissions Helpline: 855-822-3267

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