<< Back to Search

Deputy Chief of Police-Field Operations

Job description

This is a senior public safety administrative position that reports directly to the Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police. This position assists the Chief of Police in the leadership and management of the staff of the Department of Public Safety. This position is responsible for administrative and supervisory duties involving state and federal regulations and institutional rules and policies in order to provide for the protection, safety, and welfare of students, employees and property within the areas under the control and authorized jurisdiction of the agency. Serves as a chief administrator and commands the department in the absence of the Chief of Police.



  • Manages, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with, or completes, employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
  • Manages and oversees, either personally or through subordinate supervisors, daily activities of assigned precinct or operational unit; coordinates and delegates investigations, patrols, training, special assignments, or other police activities; may provide administration and direction to specialized units, such as special operations, K9, criminal investigations, victim services, emergency management, professional standards, training, support services, Clery, etc.
  • Provides leadership to assigned sections and units.
  • Serves as the Executive Officer (second in command) of the Department and performs related duties as assigned.
  • Plans, organizes, and supervises police department activities.
  • Checks performance, appearance, and conduct of sworn and non-sworn police department personnel.
  • Gives advice and instruction concerning unusual phases of work.
  • Instructs in university police training programs.
  • Makes evaluations and analyses concerning accomplishments of objectives.
  • Consults with Police Chief, officers, and other officials as needed to review department operations/activities, review/resolve problems, receive advice/direction, and provide recommendations; and reports all major incidents to Police Chief.
  • Makes recommendations regarding selection, promotion, discharge, and other appropriate personnel actions; and makes recommendations to the Police Chief for appointment, promotion, and dismissal of officers and civilian personnel.
  • Acts as Police Chief in Chief’s absence
  • Prepares and reviews various reports.
  • Assists in the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Performs other department administrative functions: drafts official correspondence; generates required reports; approves all departmental training; reviews leave requests and accruals; reviews all performance ratings; and reviews/distributes case laws.
  • Confers with local law enforcement agencies, court officials, government officials, and other officials on matters of mutual interest.
  • Speaks to groups and organizations interested in traffic, safety, and criminal law enforcement.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • This is a senior public safety administrative position with primary responsibility over police operations including Uniformed Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and Special Operations Division.
  • Serves as one of the Executive Officers (designated as second in command in Chief’s absence) of the Department and performs related duties as assigned.
  • All responsibilities are still under this position, to wit: assist the Chief of Police in the leadership and management of the staff of the university police department as a senior member of the Command Staff assigned to a specific operational areas of responsibility including but not limited to: professional standards, field operations, support operations, investigations, compliance, special operations and emergency services, emergency management.
  • Position is also responsible for administrative and supervisory enforcement duties involving general and criminal regulations and institutional rules and regulations in order to provide for the protection, safety, and welfare of students, employees and property within the areas under the control and authorized jurisdiction of the agency, individuals in this position classification must be able to fulfill all the essential duties of a commissioned police officer and to perform the functional role of lower ranks as required, may at times be the highest-ranking law enforcement/public safety official on campus, and may need to make command decisions without consulting higher authority. Instructs in University police training programs.
  • Develop and implement methods of crime prevention, law enforcement, including investigation, patrol, and special events planning.
  • Design and implement community organization and mobilization efforts that facilitate achievement of the department’s mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Assists in the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Confers with local law enforcement agencies, court officials, government officials, and other officials on matters of mutual interest.
  • Oversees all inter-agency task force assignments.



  • 10 years of sworn law enforcement experience and 5 (of the 10) years of mid-level (Lieutenant or higher) sworn law enforcement supervisory experience
  • Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council Basic sworn certification
  • Sworn Law Enforcement Supervisory Experience
  • Criminal Investigative Experience
  • NIMS training
  • Incident Command Knowledge and Training (Large complex criminal investigative case management or critical incident response command experience)
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Exceptional knowledge of operational characteristics, services, and various police operations
  • Advanced knowledge of policies, procedures, law enforcement and crime prevention principles, and the criminal justice system
  • Advanced knowledge of principles of program development and administration, financial reporting, and management systems and reporting
  • Effective goal setting, delegation, stress management, and conflict resolution
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, project consequences, and implement recommendations in support of agency mission
  • Exceptional judgment and decision-making skills; ability to function effectively with no supervision
  • Maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion in personnel matters
  • Administer large and complex budget systems
  • Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment and software including word processing, data base management, spreadsheet applications and electronic mail

PI104253348

 

 

 

Diversity Profile: University

 

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 9/6/2018
Application Due: 11/5/2018
Work Type:
Salary: