Associate Director of Public Safety/Deputy Chief of Police

Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Associate Director of Public Safety/Deputy Chief of Police will provide leadership, strategic planning, and administrative direction for a comprehensive, full-service accredited police department and will promote a safe, secure, and service-oriented environment for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors to the University. Reporting to the Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police, the Associate Director/Deputy Chief of Police is responsible for the management and administration of police and security operations; and will assist in the supervision of the Department of Public Safety's Auxiliary Services programs, crime prevention, and enforcement of the laws of the Commonwealth and University bylaws. An emphasis is placed on community policing, emergency first response, event security management (including traffic, parking, and crowd control), investigations, security policies and plans, security assessments, and regulatory compliance at the local, state, and federal levels. The Associate Director/Deputy Chief of Police will also serve as a liaison with University executives, as well as local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible to the Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police for the execution of the Department of Public Safety's mission; promptly execute all orders and regulations; assist the Director/Chief of Police with the development of plans and objectives within the scope of department and university-wide policies and common goals;
  • Oversee criminal investigations carried out within the university, from initiation through conviction; prepare necessary reports as mandated by state, federal, and institutional policies, i.e. FBI, CJIS; serve as criminal liaison to the university's legal counsel, local police departments, District Attorney's Office and State Attorney General;
  • Manage and supervise the daily functions of the police and security personnel divisions of the department; prepare all personnel documentation for police and security personnel, i.e. evaluations, commendations, and disciplinary actions; develop and implement departmental policies and procedures related to Police and Security operations;
  • Inform the Director/Chief of Police by means of written and oral reports as to daily activities of the operations division;
  • Oversee the control, management and maintenance of department evidence;
  • Stay informed about current trends, and developments in the police field through publications, seminars, conferences, and peer group associations;
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of the police operations budget;
  • Submit final recommendations on all hiring and promotions  of police officers;
  • As a member of the management team for Public Safety, participate in decision making and administration of Public Safety;
  • Understand, is committed to, and implement University and departmental affirmative action and non-discrimination regulations, policies and principles, as appropriate;
  • Develop and supervise the implementation of institutional crime prevention programs;
  • Represent the department in grievance procedures;
  • Perform special assignments, i.e. workers compensation investigations; coordinate special security details for visiting State and Federal dignitaries; coordinate in-house drug surveillance and investigation; work with state, Federal, and local agencies in the apprehension of personnel on UMB property; is assigned to sensitive confidential projects and investigations;
  • Perform duties of a Police Officer as necessary and appropriate;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Leadership or a closely related field, Master's Degree preferred, and at least ten (10) years of progressive law enforcement experience with a minimum of five (5) years in a senior or command level position as a sworn officer in a department comparable to size. Completion of advance police management and leadership training, such as the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Police Executive Research Forum's (PERF's) or Senior Management Institute for Police is required.  Pursuant to M.G.L. c.75, s.32A, this position also requires certification or the ability to obtain Commonwealth of Massachusetts municipal police certification; U.S. citizenship; a Massachusetts driver's license or the ability to obtain one; a Massachusetts Class A license to carry permit or the ability to obtain one and must successfully complete a psychological evaluation.

The Associate Director/Deputy Chief of Police must have a strong understanding of, and commitment to, diversity, equity, and social justice, and the ability to create inclusive work and campus environments.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen;
  • Must possess valid driver's license;
  • Must possess valid MA license to carry;
  • Ability to re-qualify with departmentally-issued firearm and all departmentally-issued non-lethal weapons;
  • Applicants will be subject to a background investigation;
  • Ability to physically perform the essential functions of a job.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of state laws, rules, and regulations, and the ability to interpret new laws, rules and regulations correctly and accurately;
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), 2008 Higher Education and Opportunity Act (HEOA), 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972;
  • Working knowledge of personnel management;
  • Working knowledge of budget processes and systems; and facilities security administration;
  • Demonstrated success in leadership and supervisory positions in a Department of Public Safety in a college or university;
  • Extensive training and experience in criminal investigation including areas such as interview and interrogation techniques, fingerprinting, photography, crime scene search, etc.;
  • Ability to make sound decision and awareness of their consequences;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of Authority and the public;
  • Ability to stand, walk and sit for long periods of time;
  • Normal visual acuity and manual dexterity.

Additional Information:

The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University's teaching, research and public service missions.  As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews.  For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews:

Application Instructions:

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional work references.

  • Professional Non-Union.
  • Full time. Benefited.
  • Unrestricted funding.
  • Salary not to exceed $99,500. 

Closing date for applications:  May 2, 2017.

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Among the procedures which may be used to select personnel to fill vacant positions are review of work experience, reference checks, and interviews. All appointments and promotions will be effective on a Sunday.

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