Chief of Police

Job description

Job location: Killeen TAMUCT

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-05
Req: R-035458
Job Title

Chief of Police


Texas A&M University - Central Texas


Finance and Administration

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Killeen, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

This posting will close on Sunday evening, March 7th.

The Chief of Police, under general direction, plans, directs, coordinates, and implements departmental goals, policies, procedures, and activities associated with the protection, safety, and welfare of students, staff, and visitors. Protects University property.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads and directs the department in establishing and maintaining high quality performance, a commitment to ethics and integrity, and efficient and effective use of resources. Leads the development of departmental strategic plans including goals and objectives, appropriate procedures, and strategic alliances.

  • Directs departmental budgets and expenditures, determines needs, and establishes priorities. Ensures the safety, security and appropriate use of agency property and assets. Oversees the University fleet.

  • Provides strong leadership by directing and actively participating in the University Police Department (UPD) operational activities and is accountable for the following: scheduling the patrol of University grounds, enforcement of State of Texas statutes, Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) policies, rules, and procedures, parking and traffic control, and maintenance of UPD records.

  • Represents TAMUS and UPD through membership and involvement in local, regional, State, and National organizations. Serves on committees at various levels. Represents the UPD at various meetings. Works cooperatively with leadership, local, and State agencies in law enforcement, and emergency response.

  • Interacts with constituents such as parents, students, faculty, and staff to respond to needs, locate missing or troubled students, and address concerning trends and behaviors.

  • Leads development of contingency plans and emergency response plans for various situations. Oversees and monitors training programs for UPD personnel to support normal and contingency operations. Responds to campus emergencies.

  • Develops and maintains the UPD security, operations, and crime prevention plans by auditing campus programs, the facilities and grounds, and coordinating user needs with current and predicted models for short and long term security operations. Develops and provides safety, health, and emergency management training for the campus community.

  • Ensures agency and personal compliance with all local, State, and Federal statutes, rules, reporting requirements and regulations, as well as University and System Standard Administrative Procedures. Completes and files required University, State, and Federal mandated reports. Oversees criminal background investigations for the University.

  • Investigates circumstances surrounding the violation of laws and University rules or policies. Completes necessary reports to deliver findings for accounts of theft, disturbances, or general complaints to the UPD.

  • Oversees recruitment, selection, and termination of police and security officers. Assigns, supervises, and trains department officers. Performs disciplinary and commendation actions. Demonstrates commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and working with a diverse community.

Minimum Requirements:

Education – Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Science, Psychology, or Law Enforcement or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience – Seven years of related experience.

Knowledge of – Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Knowledge of the criminal justice system. Knowledge of information required by State and Federal governments. Knowledge of employee background checks, principles, and practices of public administration and modern management methods.

Ability to – Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Strong public speaking, leadership, and management skills. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others. Ability to gather, correlate, and analyze information and devise solutions to administrative problems. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality. Ability to work in a high stress environment.

Licensing / Professional Certification – Intermediate, Advanced, or Master Peace Officer Certification from Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. Certified in Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (TLETS) and CPR. National Incident Management System (NIMS) training certification. Law Enforcement Leadership training, weapons, radar, and baton certifications. Valid driver’s license.

Physical Requirements – None.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervision of Others

This position generally supervises employees.

Other Requirements

· Work beyond normal offices hours and/or work on weekends.

· Travel required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience – Five years of related experience as a commissioned law enforcement officer at a similar institution of higher education.

This posting will close on Sunday evening, March 7th.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/5/2021
Application Due: 3/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time