Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety

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Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety

Chaffey College

Salary: $10,206.00 - $13,715.00 Monthly

Job Type: Management-Classified

Job Number: 20-21/00004

Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Department: Public Safety

Closing: 4/1/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Position Description

The Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety, plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs the operations and activities of the Police and Public Safety Department; directs law enforcement and, security personnel; develops and implements policies and procedures to improve operational effectiveness and consistent with best practices; administers the district's health and safety and emergency preparedness program; performs hazard risk analysis and assessment.


Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan, organize, coordinate and direct the activities of the Police Department/Public Safety Department; direct law enforcement and security activity.
  • Maintain, direct, supervise, and emphasize a community-based policing philosophy, encouraging a familiarization approach between law enforcement and the community, while utilizing a collaborative approach at problem solving.
  • Interview and select employees consistent with district procedures; supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; coordinate and arrange for appropriate training or provide training directly; recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions; develop work schedules to provide for maximum services.
  • Develop and prepare the department budgets, analyze and review budgetary and financial data, control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established procedures; review, approve and purchase equipment and materials as needed.
  • Monitor and review crime and hazardous or unsafe condition reports, parking citation appeals, and other controversial or disputed areas of public safety; conduct investigations to determine appropriate action; ensure compliance with legal mandates.
  • Respond to inquiries and complaints from the public and college personnel in writing, in person or on the telephone; resolve issues or concerns in a timely and effective manner; conduct student, employee, or departmental investigations as appropriate.
  • Direct and administer the District's Health and Safety/Disaster preparedness program.
  • Respond to and take charge of emergency operations on campus during disasters or critical incidents.
  • Operate various law enforcement and industrial health and safety equipment including radio and communications equipment, firearms and other electronic surveillance and safety monitoring equipment.
  • Direct and oversee the ongoing maintenance of law enforcement records management, parking citation enforcement, fire alarm and security/video/access control computer systems.
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable provisions of the Penal, Education, Local Municipal, Fire, Health and Industrial Safety Codes, as well as other official codes and regulations related to the activities of the Department.
  • Direct the preparation and maintenance of records related to department functions and activities; maintain records of law enforcement, health and safety, and risk management activity affecting the District; maintain records as required; review and approve documents and reports as appropriate.
  • Attend and conduct various meetings; serve as chair of the District's Health and Safety Committee; serve as District representative on the SCSRM Risk Management/Loss Control Committee.
  • Review and recommend the selection of new systems to improve campus safety, including but not limited to District Intrusion Detection, Fire Alarm, Access Control, and Video Surveillance Systems; maintain current knowledge of changes in technology.
  • Manage, control and maintain the issuance of keys to District facilities.
  • Administer the District's Compliance with Rule 2202 of the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
  • Plan, review, recommend, and implement the District's parking lot construction and road improvement program.
  • Establish and maintain an effective emergency communication system within the District and surrounding community.
  • Review and recommend the selection of Architects, Engineers, Construction/Project Managers in District construction projects.
  • Create, cultivate, and nurture a cooperative working relationship with College management, faculty, staff, and local and regional partners.
  • Conduct patrol and investigative functions as needed for the safety and security of students, faculty, staff, visitors, and facilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Qualifications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSJob competencies as indicated below:
  • Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of a community college environment.
  • Experience and Education:Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, abilities necessary for a Chief of Police. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:
    • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible law enforcement and supervisory experience with a certified law enforcement agency. AND
    • A Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice, public or business administration or related field, certified management or supervisory certification, or completion of the FBI National Academy
    • Ability to obtain a California Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate within two years per 832.4 P.C.
    Ability to:
  • Meet and maintain currency of standards specified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.)
  • Obtain P.O.S.T. Executive Certificate within two (2) years.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct a comprehensive law enforcement and public safety program for a community college district.
  • Supervise and provide direction and training to law enforcement staff.
  • Analyze and respond to situations and properly apply laws and rules including the laws of arrest, legal rights of individuals and groups, rules of evidence and criminal procedures.
  • Develop, implement, and administer a complex balanced budget and prioritize departmental needs and expenditures.
  • Understand interpret, and apply applicable laws, policies and case precedents.
  • Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices and techniques used in modern California law enforcement, campus safety and crime prevention.
  • Current trends in law enforcement and court cases affecting police work.
  • Applicable federal, state, county, city and District laws, rules and regulations.
  • Liability issues and risk management as they pertain to community college policing.
  • Management principles, law enforcement, security methods, investigation procedures, crowd control, parking and traffic control techniques.
  • Education, penal, vehicle codes and rules, regulations, and policies of the District.
  • Principles of management, supervision and training.
  • Budget preparation and administration.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  • Technical aspects of field specialty; fact finding methods and procedures.
  • Administrative organization, personnel, and policies of the District.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • CAL/OSHA standards, requirements, and regulations.
  • MEETING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS DOES NOT ASSURE THE CANDIDATE OF AN INTERVIEW. Applications will be evaluated taking into account the breadth and depth of relevant education, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities.

    Additional Information

    APPLICATION PROCESSChaffey College recently implemented an online electronic application system. Our new application can be accessed at The application must be completely filled out in detail and clearly show that you meet the qualifications as set forth in the announcement, and you must upload the following documents:

    Please do not include any additional documents only the documents that are indicated below. If you upload documents that are not required, your application may be disqualified. Please do not submit letters of recommendation or documents that contain your photograph.
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Professional Reference List (Include names, current addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses)
  • Copy of Transcripts (Transcripts must indicate degree earned/conferred- photocopies or computer printouts are acceptable. Transcripts of all degrees applicable to meeting the minimum qualifications for this position must be included. Copies of diplomas/degrees are NOT acceptable in lieu of transcripts. Official sealed transcripts will be required upon hire.)
  • Foreign transcripts must be transcribed and evaluated in English by a bona fide evaluation service. Educational requirements must be met on or before the closing date.)

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTThis is a full-time, 12-month, management position, Level III, Range 27 of the Management Salary Schedule with starting salary of Step A, $10,206/month to Step C, $11,265/month. Effective date of employment will be as soon as a successful candidate is selected and a mutually agreed upon date is determined.

    Health care, dental program, and vision services for employees and eligible dependents; employee life insurance; sick leave; and retirement coverage through the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS).

    The Selection Process
    A screening committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the announcement and reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview. Interviews are usually held on the Chaffey College campus and are conducted by an Interview Committee. Additional interviews may be required. Reasonable accommodations are provided to persons with disabilities. Should an applicant have a need for an accommodation due to a disability, the applicant should contact the Office of Human Resources. Travel costs related to an interview will be borne by the applicant.

    About the College

    The College
    Established in 1883, Chaffey College is one of California's first colleges. Nestled in the
    foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Chaffey's Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana and Chino campus locations serve students from throughout the Inland Empire. A fully accredited two-year institution by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Chaffey College offers associate degrees and vocational and transfer programs in a wide variety of subjects. Most recently named one of the Top 10 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute; Chaffey College remains committed to its mission of improving the lives of its students, faculty, and staff through education.

    Serving throughout the diverse Inland Empire, Chaffey College provides services to the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland, reaching a population of more than 830,000. The District also recruits from some of the area's top high schools, accepting students from four surrounding districts; Chaffey Joint Union High School, Chino Unified School District, Fontana Unified School District, and the Upland Unified School District.

    Whether the goal is to transfer to a four-year institution or enter the workforce better prepared, Chaffey College provides its students with the opportunity to take a variety of applicable courses. From taking lower division and general education classes to learning career-technical skills, the college provides its students with the tools needed to succeed during their time at Chaffey and beyond.

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    Posted: 2/24/2021
    Application Due: 4/2/2021
    Work Type: Full Time