UCPD Deputy Chief-Inspection and Review

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Hyde Park Campus

81709 Avp Safety And Security

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Job Summary:

The UCPD Deputy Chief – Inspection and Review performs direct oversight and inspections of the night operations and auxiliary units within the Police Patrol Services Division - Operations. Prevents and investigates crime, enforces the law, and resolves conflict in the University of Chicago. Randomly responding, reviewing and inspecting critical incidents and special events and providing guidance when necessary.

The Patrol Services Division is a 24-hour operation campus and designated boundaries within the surrounding community. A number of special events and critical incidents can and do take place after hours. The Deputy Chief - Inspection & Review is an important part of ensuring the continuity of command and maintaining the professionalism within any law enforcement agency. This can be achieved by ensuring there is an executive command presence after normal business hours.

Performs effectively in any of the Police Deputy Chief roles. The position is a member of the University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) Command Staff and reports directly to the Chief of Police.


  • Provides and assists with the oversight of activities associated with both patrol and special events utilizing best practices in campus law enforcement, and effective crime prevention, suppression and investigative methods. Oversight includes activities within the UCPD jurisdiction including campus properties, non-campus properties and the University of Chicago Medicine facilities.
  • Conducts and provides oversight over the random Field Operational Inspections/Audits review process.
  • Assists in establishing goals, objectives, and initiatives and provides assessment data to other members of the Command Staff based on an established measurement system.
  • Provides supervision and feedback on the performance for the Patrol Services Commander and Watch Commanders, and other direct reports as assigned.
  • Meets regularly with managers and other team leaders to promote team building, resolve issues, and exchange ideas for improvement.
  • Sets goals and follows through with team leaders to ensure direction is appropriate to achieve desired results.
  • Fulfills a critical role in planning for, responding to and managing emergencies, threats, events, and other situations which compromise peace and order within the UCPD jurisdiction.
  • Establishes an on-call system within the Patrol Services Division command staff and serves as a point of contact on a 24/7 basis.
  • Assists in formulating and implementing policies and procedures in compliance with The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) standards.
  • Conducts and oversees audits and inspections of internal operational processes within the Police Patrol Division to ensure policies and procedures are applied consistently and assure compliance with regulatory entities such as CALEA, Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards (ILETS), and both the Illinois and United States Department of Education. Directs and initiates performance improvement plans and corrective action as needed.
  • Analyzes crime statistics and trends through review of incident reports, statistical data and CompStat reports. Implements prevention and suppression strategies to eliminate or minimize the opportunity for crime trends to continue.
  • Reviews activity reports of subordinate staff to ensure adequate supervision, activity and to determine resource allocation and deployment.
  • Functions as a key member of the Command Staff and assists in making critical management decisions. Disseminates information regarding significant police related events or activities to Command Staff; prepares and reviews periodic activity reports for management. Willingly participates and provides input during periodic management meetings to keep top management informed of problems and concerns.
  • Maintains positive liaison with all other University of Chicago departments, administrators, student groups, external community stakeholders and other law enforcement agencies. Position requires daily contact with members of the University and UC Medicine community to include students, parents, staff, faculty, physicians and visitors.
  • Serves as formal and informal liaison to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to exchange information, provide assistance, or request assistance as necessary.
  • Relays significant police related events or activities to UCPD management and other campus stakeholders as directed.
  • Openly supports the mission and vision of the University of Chicago Police Department.
  • Conducts other duties as assigned.

  • Demonstrated skill in dealing with bureaucratic protocol at all levels of the Department of Safety & Security and university organizations required.
  • Commitment to serving the interest of the University community and the strategic goals of the Department of Safety & Security required.
  • Ability to absorb and interpret information given while maintaining perspective on the goals of the department required.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism, credibility and good customer service skills when dealing with all contacts, internal and external, required.
  • Ability to lead by example required.
  • Ability to remain calm and objective throughout stressful and unpleasant situations required.
  • Willingness and ability to make timely, sound decisions and accept concomitant responsibility required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and consistently with others using tact when necessary required.
  • Ability to develop the skills of staff and prepare personnel for increased responsibilities required.
  • Knowledge of importance/priority in determining what should be communicated to supervisors required.
  • Knowledge of organizational staffing and human resources required.
  • Knowledge of basic financial management methods, techniques and procedures required.
  • Ability to negotiate compromises between others required.
  • Ability to evaluate job performance of employees through observation and/or review of work product required.
  • Knowledge of EEO/Affirmative Action guidelines for recruitment, selection and promotion required.
  • Knowledge of disciplinary and grievance procedures of the university required.
  • Must fully understand the mission, values, objectives and goals of the department and be able to incorporate them in the daily operations of the department required.
  • Ability to effectively deal with a variety of unpleasant circumstances and unusual human conduct associated with and/or arising from emergency situations including, but not limited to, physical trauma, mental and/or physical stress, panic, etc. required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and enforcement officials, general public, and members of the University community required.
  • Ability to work with people of various ages and backgrounds and with diverse constituencies, including students, parents, faculty, and staff in the University and the Medical Center required.
  • Ability and willingness to evaluate job performance of employees through behavioral observation, reviews or work productivity measures required.
  • Ability and skill to build consensus and credibility across the campus required.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and manage sensitive emergency situations appropriately required.
  • Demonstrated self-restraint in challenging and/or difficult situations required.
  • Ability to be on call and available to work nights/weekends/holidays as necessary required.
  • Ability to work in inclement weather or weather extremes required.
  • Ability to demonstrate that he/she is of good moral character required.
  • Ability to demonstrate that he/she has a good driving record required.
  • Ability to mentally and physically react effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during times of conflicts and emergencies required.
  • Ability to use desktop computer (IBM compatible), pager, two-way radio, firearms, handcuffs and other law enforcement equipment, Breathalyzer machine, radar equipment, fingerprint equipment, camera, copy machine, and telephone required.
  • Ability to write policy and procedures for department use required.
  • Ability to initiate, implement and follow through on projects, programs or assignments with completed staff work required.
  • Ability to incorporate new information after one has arrived at a conclusion in a problem analysis process required.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:

  • Bachelor'' degree required.
  • Master's degree preferred.

  • Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board certification, including, if applicable, successfully completing Basic Recruit Training in a state certified academy within the first six months of employment required.
  • Valid driver's license that grants reciprocity in the State of Illinois or be eligible to obtain one and do so within 60 days of appointment required.
  • Successful completion, annually, of a department authorized and approved in-service training course consisting of a minimum of twenty (20) hours of instruction required and may be required to obtain specialized training or advanced education, i.e., FBI National Academy or the Northwestern University School of Police Staff & Command required.

  • Seven or more years of increasingly responsible management experience as a supervisor, or ranking member of a law enforcement agency required.
  • Prior supervisory experience working in a campus law enforcement agency required.
  • Successful experience in management, budgeting, planning, supervision, and training required.
  • Campus law enforcement experience preferred.
  • Previous experience at the rank of Commander preferred.

Working Conditions:
  • Exposure to human blood, human blood components, and/or products made from human blood
  • High stress environment
  • On-call responsibilities
  • Operate vehicles/drive motorized equipment
  • Outdoor weather exposure
  • Requires use of personal protective equipment
  • Office environment

Mental Demand Requirements:
  • Ability to be aware of safety hazards and take appropriate precautions
  • Ability to communicate in writing
  • Ability to communicate orally
  • Ability to comprehend technical documents
  • Ability to condense complicated issues to simple summaries that can be understood by a variety of constituents
  • Ability to create and deliver presentations
  • Ability to develop and manage interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to exercise absolute discretion regarding confidential matters
  • Ability to follow written and/or verbal instructions
  • Ability to give directions
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters with tact and discretion
  • Ability to handle stressful situations
  • Ability to learn and develop skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of alertness
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Ability to react effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during conflicts and emergencies
  • Ability to read
  • Ability to train or teach others
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially with little supervision or as member of a team
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Active listening skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Math skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Planning skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Quantitative and analytical skills
  • Reasoning skills
  • Time management skills

Physical Effort Requirements:
  • Ability to bend, crouch, or stoop
  • Ability to sit for 4 hours or more
  • Ability to use computers extensively for 4 hours or more
  • Ability to operate a vehicle safely
  • Ability to operate equipment necessary to perform job
  • Ability to run
  • Ability to stand for 4 hours or more
  • Ability to travel to various off-campus locations
  • Ability to travel to various on-campus locations
  • Ability to safely defend self/or others in hostile, combative situations
  • Ability to Use Standard Work Station Equipment
  • Ability to Use Standard Office Equipment

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

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Health Screen Required?

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The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

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Job No:
Posted: 7/14/2018
Application Due: 7/21/2018
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