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Chief of Police - UNM

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
UNM will offer a competitive salary, DOQ, including an excellent benefits package.

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The University of New Mexico (UNM) is seeking an experienced Chief of Police. Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico (UNM) is situated near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque. UNM is a highly competitive research university that serves a student community that is diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, socioeconomic origins, languages, gender, and sexuality, among other axes of difference. The UNM Police Department provides its services through 62 employees, including 40 sworn officers and 22 professional staff. The Department’s annual budget is approximately $5 million. Reporting directly to the Chief of Police are a Deputy Chief and an administrative assistant. The Police Department has an Operations Division and Administrative Division, each led by a commander, as well as a Security Operations Division, led by a civilian director.

The following are minimum qualifications required for the Chief of Police: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least 7 years of experience in law enforcement, with a preference of 3-5 years of law enforcement experience in a university setting, and 5 years functioning in a command position (lieutenant or above). Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

The University of New Mexico will offer a competitive salary, commensurate with career experience and qualifications, including an excellent benefits package. This position is considered open until filled with the first review of resumes to begin July 12, 2021. To be considered, candidates must submit a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume via email to [email protected]. Interested candidates should apply early in the process for optimum consideration. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Chief Greg Nelson (ret.) or Chief Bryan Noblett (ret.) at 916-630-4900. Detailed brochure available at  


The University of California, Davis is a public teaching and research university with more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UC Davis is a culturally diverse university with two campuses – the main academic campus located in the City of Davis and UC Davis Health campus located in the City of Sacramento. UC Davis has approximately 20,000 staff and faculty, in addition to thousands of visitors and patients each day. The built environment comprises more than 1,000 buildings totaling 19 million square feet. The UC Davis main campus is roughly 5,300 acres, making it geographically the largest UC campus. The main campus has its own airport, refuse disposal site, water treatment plant, primate center, numerous research facilities, food service and dining areas, administration and teaching facilities, housing for more than 9,000 students, event venues, sports facilities, a fire department, mass transportation system, numerous libraries and student study areas, and a world-class veterinary hospital.


UC Davis is noted for its academic excellence, diverse campus communities, and friendly atmosphere. Both campuses encompass a complex aggregation of people, programs, and facilities united by a shared desire to learn. There is a commitment to the continued growth and improvement of the campus environment to foster cooperation and understanding between an increasingly diverse student population.


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