Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police
Posting DetailsPosition Information Business Title Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police Position Number Home Department Public Safety Employment Type Regular (Continuous) Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Appointment Staff (12-Month) Time Limited? No Time-Limited Appointment Length Not Applicable Work Schedule
Monday-Friday; 8 am to 5 pm; on call as neededWork Hours per week 40 Travel Required? N Primary Function of Organizational Unit
Provides the university and immediate surrounding community a safe environment that is conducive to education for all individuals who study, work and visit Georgia College. Serves the university community with integrity, judicious and appropriate use of discretion, expedient response and in a manner that is fair, proper and thorough.Primary Purpose of Position
The Director of Public Safety has overall responsibility for directing and overseeing the Public Safety Department and for providing a safe and secure environment for the university community. This includes providing a community oriented policing environment and developing safety programs. The Director plans, directs, and evaluates all aspects of the integrated police, security, and emergency management operations and ensures the enforcement of all local, state, and federal laws and relevant University policies and procedures.Key Functions and Related Job Duties Key Function Management Job duties performed for the above function
•Directs various personnel functions including, but not limited to, hiring, salary recommendations, promotions, transfers, shift scheduling, and vacation schedules.
•Develops, monitors, and manages the operating budget for the department.
•Safeguards the lives and property of students, faculty, staff, visitors, service providers and University property. Directs and participates as needed with criminal investigations, crime prevention, community relations, special events, and security functions.
•Maintains a positive working relationship and effective liaison with local outside law enforcement agencies (i.e. Milledgeville Police and Fire Departments, Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department, Georgia Highway Patrol, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Georgia Military College Police Department), local Emergency Management officials, and other community organizations.
•Oversees the development and delivery of safety education for campus constituents, Residential Life staff and others. Using a community policing framework, works proactively and cooperatively with students and with all other internal and external constituents. Supports the mission of the University by contributing to the programs and services offered by Student Affairs.
•Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates all activities of the Public Safety enterprise, ensuring compliance with all laws and local ordinances as well as adherence to University policies and procedures; remains abreast of safety/security and legal issues impacting higher education, and develops systems, tools, programs and procedures to meet changing physical, legal and personnel conditions at the University. Responsible for the University’s compliance with the Clery Act.
•Is responsible for leading the University’s emergency planning (business continuity plan) by working with constituent groups.
•Develops, implements and monitors the effectiveness of campus safety policies and procedures on an on-going basis. Prepares and submits operational reports on an annual basis.
•Provides administrative and operational guidance and professional leadership, organization and oversight for a 24-hour/365-days-a-year department of armed staff, to include dispatch function, dispatch staff and the emergency preparedness unit.
•Plans and directs training programs to provide current information and techniques to subordinates and ensures that they maintain appropriate certifications.
•Attends professional development opportunities to keep abreast of current trends in the field.
Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.Minimum Requirements Proposed Minimum Experience/Education
•Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, or a related field
•Ten (10) or more years of related law enforcement experience that includes five or more years of supervisory/management experience
• Five (5) Years Emergency Management Experience
•Must possess or be able to possess and maintain Georgia P.O.S.T. certification as a peace officer within one year of employment
Describe other job related requirements necessary to effectively perform the job's key functions such as license/certifications, required trainings, etc. Click here for requirement examples listed by occupation titles.Select Type Other Description of Requirement
Must possess a valid driver’s license and must undergo a credit and criminal background investigation. After a conditional offer of employment is made, this position requires a physical and psychological examination to be completed in addition to USG Background packet and POST Medical form; which includes a drug test and testing of vision, hearing and speaking. Annual compliance training is required of all university personnel.Preferences Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
•Experience as a chief of police
•Experience in a higher education campus law enforcement environment
•Knowledge of state and federal requirements specific to law enforcement in a campus environment
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Did you graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, or a related field?
- * Do you have ten or more years of related law enforcement experience that includes five or more years of supervisory/management experience?
- * Do you have five years Emergency Management experience?
- * Do you possess or will you be able to possess and maintain Georgia P.O.S.T. certification as a peace officer within one year of employment?
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Relevant Certifications/Training Certificates