Chief, Public Safety and Security

Westminster, Maryland
Apr 28, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

The position of CHIEF, PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY is available in the President’s Office. This position is on a full-time, 12-month basis, working under the supervision of the President.

FUNCTION:  Responsible for providing overall leadership and supervision of the College Security Department to provide a safe, secure and effective learning environment through development and implementation of security policies, plans, and procedures. Specific responsibilities include: providing leadership, management, and supervision of associated risk management and all security service operations and functions; responsible for Crisis Management operations, policies and procedures; researching, analyzing, preparing briefings, making recommendations, presenting alternatives, and producing written reports on critical and timely issues on such issues as the emergency communications system and safety related programs and events; reviewing, updating and implementing the College’s Crisis Management Plan; providing training and drills for emergency preparedness; administering and managing the campus fire evacuation plan in accordance with the County Office of Risk Management; acting in conjunction with Executive Vice President of Administration and the Director of Facilities Management and communicates with State police or local authorities in the event of campus emergency, as required; managing college security services through supervision of Coordinator of Public Safety and Security; supervising security staff and responsible for public safety protocols and policies that are carried out; overseeing inclement weather information dissemination; publishing inclement weather information on college’s web site; managing and maintaining contact with local radio and TV stations to provide vice presidents with proper code information for inclement weather closings; contacting local radio and TV stations with daytime inclement weather announcement for the college; supervising the College’s Public Safety and Security Office staff, including Special Police Officers; establishing and maintaining appropriate SOPs of the department, including use of force continuum; providing leadership and oversight of the daily operations of a professional security department and all of its related functions, including the safety of persons and property; establishing and maintaining appropriate level of training for the officers; maintaining related records and researching professional development opportunities for security personnel; ensuring that the department offers and maintains an effective and positive Community Oriented Policing philosophy; enforcing the Federal, State, and Local public safety and law enforcement standards and regulations applicable to the college, including Maryland’s Education Articles, as well as the rules and regulations of the college; becoming primary investigator of all incidents that occur on college property; contacting administration and law enforcement as needed; writing, reviewing, and maintaining a database on all incidents, accidents, physical injury reports and forward reports to appropriate departments; assisting in preparation and refinement of Security Department’s response to emergencies as outlined in the Crisis Management Plan; serving as the college’s liaison for all criminal related investigations and processes; working in conjunction with Federal, State and Local law enforcement, investigative, and government agencies; participating in the college’s emergency management exercises; serving as a member of the College’s Crisis Management Team and providing them with periodic training; overseeing training of the security personnel in emergency response and evacuation procedures, including weekend and off-campus college operated site; revising informational manuals as needed; overseeing the management of the college’s internal camera system; viewing surveillance footage to follow up incidents reported to the Security Office; overseeing the college’s security alarm system; assign security codes and programming of alarm key pads; compiling and reporting campus crime statistics to the US Department of Education and assisting in the compilation of the College’s Annual Security Report as required under the Clery Act; responding to all requests for significant medical assistance; and performing other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree required.  Successful completion of certified training academy for law enforcement, with seven years of experience in law enforcement, including 3 years of investigative and supervisory experience, before being honorably discharged.  Valid driver’s license and driving record in good standing. Eligibility for Special Police Commission, Handgun Permit, and First Responder Certification.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Critical Incident Response, Emergency Planning, Management, and relevant technology and communication systems. Fingerprinting, Criminal Background Check and a Medical exam required prior to employment.

SALARY:  Grade 13 on the 12-month Salary Scale. Minimum starting salary: $59,510, with actual placement based on credentials. Includes excellent fringe benefit package.

APPLICATION PROCESS: To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter to include minimum salary required and resume postmarked by May 12, 2017 to the Human Resources Department at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, Maryland  21157 or email  In order to qualify for employment, candidates must successfully complete a criminal background check.

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