Associate Director for Public Safety

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Associate Director of Public Safety


The Associate Director of Public Safety reports to the Associate Vice President of the Department of Public Safety and is responsible for the following areas: Security; Environmental Health and Safety Services; Fire Safety; and Parking and Transportation.  This department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and includes security patrol, locksmiths, investigations and special operation teams.  The Associate Director will be responsible for overseeing the current day-to-day operations of all security and safety, as well as Title IX investigations, workplace violence investigations and other investigations requiring further examination and/or resolution.



  • Implement a security and safety philosophy consistent with the expectations of the University community and individual customers. 

  • Develop an internal strategy which facilitates open communication, personal and professional growth and seeks to support the professionalism which is required of all Department of Public Safety Personnel.

  • Develops, analyzes, organizes, implements, assesses and continuously improves a comprehensive emergency management program involving complex and hazardous situations created in an intensive, dynamic, educational environment, including but not limited to: pandemic flu, tornadoes, fires, earthquakes, floods, medical, and acts of terrorism, public health, and hazardous materials.

  • Be responsible for all phases of security services.  This will include; shift assignment of all operational personnel, criminal and behavioral incident investigation, preliminary response and investigative procedures, follow-up investigations and documentation of all such services. 

  • She/he will work with the other departments on campus to identify long term strategies and problem-solving philosophies to be used by the Department of Public Safety. 

  • The Associate Director will assign and approve work of subordinate supervisors, act as liaison with other law enforcement agencies, University Schools, centers and citizens.

  • Exercises administrative responsibility for all members of the Department of Public Safety. Drafts and issues instructions in order to effectuate Department policies, procedures and goals.

  • Represents the department in internal and external communication matters in order to maximize the effective response of the Department. 

  • Coordinates with the recruitment efforts of the Department.

  • Develops and vigorously supports a commitment to continuous improvement in the Department.  Actively encourages participation by personnel from all levels in the ongoing process of Department improvement and planning, and in matters of professional development.

  • cultivates and promotes a philosophy of honesty and integrity in dealing with Department personnel and with the community at-large

  • through shift and investigative supervisors, implement and maintain a visible and thorough patrol of the University campus and the surrounding community 

  • oversees the analysis, maintenance, and communication of records required by law or local governing bodies; as well as internal business partners

  • writes and delivers presentations to the University administration regarding employee relations (policies and practices)

  • advises management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues

  • responds to inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs

  • investigates accidents and prepares reports for insurance carrier

  • represents the University at personnel-related hearings and investigations



  • Master’s degree required in related field of study
  • 6 years of experience in the public safety field 



The Associate Director of Public Safety Department must have current knowledge of understanding of the administration of law enforcement and security administration in a university setting.  The Associate Director must be able to incorporate Public Safety functions as a component of the educational efforts of the university when dealing with students.  The Associate Director must be able to relate effectively with other agencies and with community members who come in contact with the Department of Public Safety.






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Posted: 5/14/2018
Application Due: 5/28/2018
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