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Chief of Police

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

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Chief of Police

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Position Eclass:

E2 - SAAO II 12 Month Leave Earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The University of North Carolina, Greensboro (UNCG) is an anchor institution for Greensboro and the region it serves. UNCG is a higher-research university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, and education. With almost 20,000 students (half are students of color) and 3,000 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state (designated as a Minority Serving Institution). UNCG has also been honored as a military-friendly institution.

The UNCG Police Department supports the mission of the university by providing proactive, community focused, professional law enforcement services to the campus community and beyond. College and University communities promote a climate that encourages freedom of expression and social experimentation. UNCG Police play a critical role in safeguarding this climate through unwavering commitment to their core values of integrity, compassion, fairness, accountability, and excellence.

Position Summary:

The Police Chief reports to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration (VCFA) and oversees a staff of 46, including 34 full-time sworn officers. The Chief must quickly become a trusted advisor to both the Chancellor and VCFA.

The Chief is responsible for the administration, operation, strategic planning, and financial oversight of a comprehensive, full-service police agency. The position oversees a budget of approximately $4 million. The Chief provides broad input across the University on matters of safety, security, and law enforcement. The UNCG Police Department is proud of its CALEA certification.

  • Provide leadership, mentoring, guidance, and direction to the staff of the University Police to ensure a safe and secure campus community to further the mission of the University. This is accomplished by providing effective customer-oriented campus security services while actively enforcing laws and regulations, responding to emergencies, and preventing crime.
  • Develop, administer, and evaluate policies and procedures for the University Police to ensure the appropriate protocols reflect new case law, legislation, and trends in University policing. The Chief works with administration to ensure policies, programs and procedures are consistent with the university mission. Utilize CALEA standards to support and enhance program development and to maintain accreditation.
  • Coordinate all security and safety needs related to special events on campus including, but not limited to, day to day operations, visiting dignitaries, organized protests/marches, and natural or man-made disasters.
  • Mentor subordinates on leadership and the resolution of personnel, procedural, and operational problems. Ensure uniformity and accuracy in work products.
  • Consult and inform the campus community of campus safety issues and partner with other areas of the campus community on crime prevention and the development of campus safety initiatives.
  • Ensure that all sworn personnel are trained in accordance with the state’s law enforcement officer certification program, and that all other personnel are properly trained.
  • Ensure that all officers and cadets complete diversity and crisis intervention training.
  • Effectively manage financial resources. Identify funding opportunities and revenue sources to meet growing demands for police services. Plan and project future operating needs and set budget priorities accordingly.
  • Assure the integrity of records and evidence, to include oversight of data and reporting functions of a police department.
  • Serve as liaison and partner for the University with other local, county, state and federal law enforcement and criminal justice agencies; develop and execute mutual aid agreements, procedures, and standards in accordance with NC state law and CALEA accreditation standards.
  • Perform public relations activities using departmental policies and procedures, city ordinances, and other departmental information resources to increase public awareness of law enforcement’s role in the community, represent the department at community functions, and establish favorable community, media, and other public relations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree, preferable in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or a related field or a a bachelor’s degree, and an equivalent amount of education and experience.
  • Certification as a North Carolina Law Enforcement Officer as required by the North Carolina Justice Training and Standards Commission within one year.
  • 10 years of increasingly responsible experience in law enforcement with at least 5 years in a supervisory role.
  • Demonstrated team-player with impeccable integrity, financial management skills, and a focus on customer service, employee engagement and results.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills with a high degree of emotional intelligence; the sensitivity to effectively interact with a diverse community and the ability to work with persons from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Knowledge of network systems and the integration of various technologies into daily law enforcement functions.
  • An in-depth knowledge of the Clery Act requirements and Title IX processes, including knowledge of emergency alert and timely warning notification tools and processes.
  • Experience with emergency management to include incident command and crisis management.
  • A commitment to sustaining and advancing the department’s diversity; strong service orientation and a desire to engage students, staff and faculty with their safety concerns.
  • As required by UNCG and the State of North Carolina, the selected candidate must complete a psychological examination, a medical exam, and a drug screen prior to employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous supervisory experience with community policing in a higher education environment.
  • Candidates should possess knowledge of network systems and the integration of various technologies into daily law enforcement functions.
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of the Clery Act requirements and Title IX processes, including knowledge of emergency alert and timely warning notification tools and processes.
  • Must have experience with emergency management to include incident command and crisis management.
  • Must have a commitment to sustaining and advancing the department’s diversity; strong service orientation and a desire to engage students, staff and faculty with their safety concerns.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

Cover Letter
List of References
Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with experience.

Org #-Department:

Public Safety & Police - 57001

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For Best Consideration Date:


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Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions, Hand Movement-Grasping, Reading, Writing, Eye-hand coordination, Hearing, Talking, Standing, Sitting, Walking, Lifting-0-30 lbs., Bending, Squatting

Work Environment:

Driving - Car/Truck, Inside, Outside


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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