Mar 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description: ***Please be advised that this advertisement was updated on April 24, 2017.*** East Carolina University (ECU) is seeking a community focused collaborative Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police who can work with the University to achieve its goal of protecting and promoting the health and safety of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The successful candidate will be a leader focused on community engagement, understands 21st Century Policing Strategies, and is committed to providing a safe environment where students have a maximum opportunity to be successful in their academic endeavors. About the University and Greenville: East Carolina University is a nationally recognized public comprehensive research university where the next generation of doctors, dentists, nurses, teachers, business leaders, artists, performers, athletes, and educated and engaged citizens are preparing to change their communities, North Carolina, and the world. East Carolina University is in Greenville, North Carolina and has nearly 29,000 students, more than 5,500 faculty and staff, and 165,000 living Alumni. Greenville is a growing university-medical community and is widely recognized as the cultural, educational, economic, and medical hub of Eastern North Carolina. About the ECU Police Department: The East Carolina University Police Department is a professional police department providing the same level of service offered by a municipal police department, as well as other services unique to an academic institution. The East Carolina University Police Department became the 39th nationally accredited university law enforcement agency in the United States and Canada when it was awarded accredited status in 2007. The average daily population served is approximately 40,000. The department works closely with administrators, students, faculty, and staff to create and maintain a secure atmosphere. Its statutory arrest jurisdiction includes all University property as well as streets and sidewalks adjacent to the property. In addition, it participates in a mutual aid agreement with other local departments, including the City of Greenville Police Department, which gives University Officers jurisdiction in much of the city-area surrounding the University. The ECU Police Department consists of 58 full-time sworn police officer positions and 10 sworn reserve officer positions that are certified by the State of North Carolina; 16 non-sworn departmental personnel, and 30 part-time student patrol officers. ECU Police Officers patrol University grounds on foot, in patrols cars, and on bicycles. The Position: Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Environmental Health and Campus Safety, the Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police leads a full service CALEA and IACLEA accredited Department of Police and Public Safety with a $4.6 million budget. The position is responsible for organizing, directing, and supervising the day-to-day activities and operations of the University's police and public safety programs. The Chief is also responsible for administrating the college's compliance with the Clery Act and its requirements. More information about the department can be found here:

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited college or university; and, have a minimum of 5 to 10 years of progressive management/administrative experiences in the law enforcement field.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Two-step process. First, a complete application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted by going to, click on the Client Openings Link then "View Client Positions" button and then the Chief of Police - ECU. Applicants must fully complete the online application to be considered. You may upload your resume, cover letter and references to the application portal. All other inquiries should be sent to Additional Instructions to Applicants Second, applicants must complete an ECU candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system Second, applicants must complete an ECU candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system at Both of these steps must be completed to have your application considered. All inquiries should be emailed to Resume review begins March 31. Secondary screening of qualified applicants begins April 7th. An assessment center for selected finalists will be held May 9-10. ***In order to receive full consideration, candidates should have completed the application process by 5:00 p.m. EST on April 28th. ECU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Date Initial Screening Begins: 03-28-2017

Job Close Date: 04-28-2017

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