Chief of Campus Police

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Job Title:

Chief of Campus Police

Reports To and Evaluated by:

Dean of Student Services

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement or related field from an accredited college or university or a minimum of 5 years’ leadership experience in directing a police or law enforcement agency. Must be certified as State of Illinois police officer. Red Cross Certification and CPR certification required. Must possess a valid DL and FOID Card.

Appropriate certification(s) as required by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. Ability to maintain certification by the Illinois Local Governmental Law Enforcement Officer’s Training Board. Ability to acquire and maintain various access levels to LEADS. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and internet. Ability to work with confidential information and/or data, maintain discretion. Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse campus community.

The Chief of Police must have the ability to prepare reports, provide First-Aid and handle firearms. Must pass polygraph and criminal background investigation and subject to physical fitness evaluation.

Commitment and respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university. degree in Law Enforcement, or related field. Law enforcement experienced in in a community college or university setting. Bilingual (Spanish/English).

Job Summary:

The Chief of Campus Police will coordinate and supervise all Campus Police activities, enforce applicable federal, state and local ordinances, and college rules and regulations. Must ensure the safety of persons and college property. Accountable for managing all public safety, police and emergency management services, and proactively providing 24/7 security of college buildings and grounds, providing a safe environment for the college community, and enforcing all laws and applicable college policies and procedures.

Must perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Student Services. The responsibilities and duties of the Chief of Campus Police may change as the needs of the college arise.

Specific Job Duties:

•Develop overall vision for the police department functional areas (policing, campus safety, crisis management).
•Responsible for overseeing emergency management services.
•Coordinate and supervise campus police activities which includes enforcing applicable federal, state and local laws, and college rules and regulations.
•Partner and liaison with local, state, federal, and county police, and other relevant groups on public safety issues.
•Ensures the College Police Department is in compliance with local, state and federal reporting requirements, including Jean Clery, Uniform Crime Reporting, IDOT, and Annual Security reports.
•Coordinate and supervise the duties of all Campus Police personnel.
•Interviews and recommends applicants for employment.
•To maintain campus security so as to protect person and property. Establishes department goals and objectives consistent with the College’s Strategic Plan and mission.
•Ensures a safe working and academic atmosphere free of recognized health and safety hazard.
•Develop proactive crime prevention program for the campus.
•Conduct investigations as needed.
•Complete and submit any reports as required.
•Provide emergency medical assistance and First Aid.
•While the normal position for Chief of Campus Police is Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm; this position requires 24 × 7 accountability, and ability to respond to the college as needed or as situations arise.
•Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

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Posted: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 4/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time