CUNY Public Safety Training Academy Director (Campus Security Director Level 3, Provisional)

New York, NY
Mar 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Reporting to the President of the College or to a designated senior official of the College, the incumbent has the widest latitude for insuring the safety and security of the campus, college property, faculty, staff, students, and members of the community who enter the college campus.

This position is charged with directing the work of campus peace officers and other security personnel in a manner consistent with the environment of the college and University; the incumbent is charged with enforcing all college and University security policies.

With respect to the implementation of University-wide policies, this position receives consultative guidance from the University Security Office regarding University security policies similar to the guidance provided by other central office audit and control functions to other college activities.

General Work Tasks

Manages and directs all college security activities; manages college special events and develops service contact specifications in accordance with college needs, and in consultation with the University Security Office, as appropriate.

Plans, administers and directs the overall management of the college security function: preparing the activity budget, ascertaining staffing level needs and deploying staff accordingly, determining appropriate use of overtime service, identifying suitable resource utilization, etc.

Prepares comprehensive security operations plans; manages ongoing assessments of the status of the college's entire campus security program.

Directs the overall field operations and administrative duties of all college security staff. Determines delegations of supervisory responsibilities, e.g., merit recognition and administration of disciplinary processes.

Maintains and updates Emergency Management Plans in accordance with University and college specific guidelines.

Ensures compliance with the Family Education Right to Privacy Act (FERPA).

Prepares and distributes information in accordance with Clery Act Guidelines.

Records and compiles criminal and security incident statistics.

Maintains the University-wide reports system at the college. Provides daily incident reports to the University Director of Public Safety.

Supervises security management personnel; directs the performance evaluation of all security on campus, using University-established standards and forms.

Makes campus security resource allocation decisions in accordance with presidential directives for campus security.

Directs the investigation of criminal and/or violent incidents occurring on campus.

Assures the day-to-day training, instruction, and orientation of college security staff. Oversees the University Public Safety Training Officer in the development of in-service training programs on campus. Provides on-site input for proposed centralized training programs.

Is responsible for ensuring the College President's directives regarding University and campus security are adhered to, including but not limited to special security projects, initiatives, and programs.

Establishes and maintains a working relationship with New York City Police Department precinct commanding officers; coordinates campus security with outside law enforcement activities when a college event requires a joint enforcement effort.

When appropriate, requests New York City Police assistance on campus pursuant to established protocol.

Oversees immediate mandatory drug testing of security staff in accordance with established "Reasonable Suspicion" policy guidelines.

Assures that crime prevention information is made available to the college community, including immediate crime advisories when necessary. Ensures that community policing standards are maintained on campus. Provides practical leadership in informing college constituencies of the customer service philosophy of the University Office of Public Safety. Coordinates with other college administrative officers to assure that the college plan is adhered to for securing persons and property and for preventing fire and crime.

Assesses college needs with regard to security communications technology; obtaining, providing, and maintaining security equipment, vehicles, and facilities in consultation with the University Public Safety Office.

Ensures that security officers are inspected (uniforms, grooming, firearms, batons and other equipment) on a daily, tour-by-tour basis prior to patrol commencement (roll calls).

In cooperation with the College Environmental Health and Safety Officer, plays an active role in ensuring that environmental health and safety standards are being adhered to; may serve as the College Environmental Health and Safety Officer.

Provides information and/or testimony relevant to incidents arising at the college.

Prepares specifications for contract security services when necessary (e.g., special events), for review and approval by the College President and by the University Public Safety Office, if applicable.

Identifies campus crime trends based on statistical data.

Establishes specialized patrols to address the particular needs of the college (e.g., vertical patrols, bicycle patrols, etc.).

Directs, recruits and selects a workforce that reflects the diversity of the University community and ensures a work environment respectful of differences.

Assists the College Director of Human Resources in administering recruitment and selection procedures for security staff.


Campus Security Director




The City University of New York (CUNY) is seeking a Public Safety Training Academy Director to manage the law enforcement instructional programs and daily operations of the University's Public Safety Training Academy located in Jamaica Queens, New York. The Training Academy Director will hire and supervise a team of certified public safety instructors to train and graduate the finest and most effective Campus Peace Officers in the state who are skilled in identifying and handling critical situations and maintaining a public service approach towards the CUNY and local communities in which they serve.

The Training Academy Director will oversee the comprehensive in-service training for Campus Peace Officers in accordance with state statutes as prescribed by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), public safety training programs for licensed College Security Assistants, and public safety training activities for external local community agencies and partners that CUNY has been contracted to train. The position reports to the University Director of Public Safety and works closely with the Deputy Director.

In addition, the Public Safety Training Academy Director will serve as a liaison with DCJS and ensure the University's programs, services and functions are in compliance with federal, state and local codes, legal mandates, contracts, rules, regulations, ordinances, and University policies and procedures, as well as the changing statutes pertaining to peace officer and campus peace officer statuses. Moreover, the Public Safety Training Academy Director may also be tasked with further developing the Academy to expand and offer additional training opportunities for local government employees, such as identifying new programs, cultivating new business relationships, and expanding current relationships with local agencies for which CUNY conducts training.

Note: No 211 Waivers of the NYS Retirement and Social Security Law will be granted for this position.


  1. A baccalaureate degree and six (6) years of related security experience or equivalent military experience, including at least three (3) years of managerial and supervisory experience; OR
  2. A baccalaureate degree in a closely related field of study such as Criminal Justice, Police Science, and Industrial Security and four (4) years of related security experience or equivalent military experience, including at least three (3) years of managerial and supervisory experience; AND
  3. A driver's license valid in New York State.

Substitutions Permitted:

A substitution will be permitted for two (2) of the three (3) years of the related managerial experience described in items #1 and 2 above by submitting documentation of completion of one of the following:

A. American Society for Industrial Security, Certified Protection Professional (CPP) Certificate program, or

B. Professional law enforcement police executive training program such as the FBI academy, the Northwestern University Traffic Institute (long course), the Police Executive Research Forum (Senior Management Institute) at the Institute for Police, or any other nationally accredited certificate program in law enforcement administration.

NOTE: This position is subject to a satisfactory background investigation by the University Office of Public Safety, which may include, but is not limited to, criminal history review, drug test, credit checks, driving record review, work history verification, reference checks, etc. This position is subject to random drug testing, as well as re-fingerprinting and reinvestigation every five years.

FURTHER NOTE: A person appointed to this position may be required to participate in training as designated by the College President and University Public Safety Director.


The preferred candidate will possess the following experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and certifications:

  • A strong background in the leadership and administration of law enforcement training programs, including training or teaching law enforcement recruits.
  • Prior experience supervising a police academy or law enforcement training academy setting.
  • Background in Public Safety, Public Administration, or related Law Enforcement fields.
  • Liaison experience with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of college students.
  • Detail oriented and accurate with strong critical thinking and evaluation/assessment skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication, presentation, and group facilitation skills.
  • Develop and maintain productive and collaborative working relationships with diverse members of the University community and external constituents.
  • Proactive, collaborative, flexible, and customer focused.
  • Strong organizational and follow through skills to develop and execute work plans, prioritize work, manage multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Computer proficiency using administrative and financial programs, systems or databases.

Preferred Certifications:

General Topics Instructor; Instructor Evaluator/Master Instructor; NYS Firearms Instructor; Defensive Tactics; Physical Fitness; Field Sobriety Testing; Mental Health; EVOC Emergency Vehicle Operator Course


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


For full consideration, submit a cover letter and rsum online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.

Note: No 211 Waivers of the NYS Retirement and Social Security Law will be granted for this position.

The direct link to the job opening from external sources is:;=A&JobOpeningId;=16518&SiteId;=1&PostingSeq;=1


April 23, 2017; The review of applications will begin March 29, 2017.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Central Office

Job Title: CUNY Public Safety Training Academy Director (Campus Security Director Level 3, Provisional)

Job ID: 16518

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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