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Deputy Chief of Police

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

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The University of Virginia (UVA) seeks applicants for the role of Deputy Chief of Police. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Safety & Security and Chief of Police, the Deputy Chief of Police provides leadership to the University of Virginia Police Department and performs direct oversight of the police department Field Services and Support Services Bureaus. The Deputy Chief of Police functions as a key member of the Command Staff and assists in making critical management decisions.


  • Serves as the chief law enforcement officer for the University of Virginia in the absence of the Chief of Police.
  • Provides direct management of all patrol and investigative activities of the police department utilizing best practices in campus law enforcement, and effective crime prevention, suppression and investigative methods.
  • Directly supervises and conducts performance evaluations for subordinate supervisors and other direct reports as assigned. Directs, assigns and approves performance evaluations for department leadership.
  • Establishes goals, objectives, and initiatives and provides assessment data to other members of the Command Staff based on an established measurement system.
  • Manages the department on-call rotation system within the department and serves as the executive level point of contact on a 24/7 basis for critical incident management and notification. Relays significant police related events or activities to the University of Virginia Police Department leadership and other campus stakeholders as directed.
  • Assists in formulating and implementing policies and procedures in compliance with The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) standards.
  • Analyzes crime statistics and trends through review of incident reports, statistical data and Operational Accountability, Strategy and Information Sharing (O.A.S.I.S.) presentations. Implements prevention and suppression strategies to eliminate or minimize the opportunity for crime trends to continue.
  • Functions as a key member of the Command Staff and assists in making critical management decisions. Disseminates information regarding significant police related events or activities to department and university leadership; prepares and reviews activity reports to be delivered to management.
  • Maintains positive relationships with University of Virginia departments, administrators, student groups, external community stakeholders and law enforcement agencies. Position requires daily contact with members of the University of Virginia community to include students, parents, staff, faculty, physicians and other stakeholders.
  • Openly supports the mission and vision of the University of Virginia and the police department.
  • Champions diversity and fair and impartial policing
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate Degree preferred
  • Ten years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience in a local, state, federal, or campus law enforcement agency. Experience in a VLEPSC or CALEA accredited agency is preferred.
  • Virginia Police Certification and a valid Virginia driver’s license
  • Experience in management, budgeting, planning, supervision, and training
  • Demonstrated experience planning for and managing large scale critical incidents
  • Demonstrated experience developing programs, including crime prevention programs and programs designed to mitigate and deter criminal activity
  • Ability to diplomatically lead police operations and sustain a high level of service delivery when interacting with department and community members
  • Considerable knowledge of principles of crime prevention and problem solving, community policing, campus law enforcement operations, and emergency management
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles of the Incident Command System and National Incident Management System
  • Ability to work with people of various ages and backgrounds and with diverse constituencies, including students, parents, faculty, and staff in the university
  • Ability and skill to build consensus and credibility across the campus


Complete an application online and attach:

  • Cover letter to include your interest in the position and your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences
  • Resume or CV

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0036029"

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board: and search for “R0036029”

Review of applicants will begin May 20, 2022

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. ***

For questions about the application process, please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter,

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background investigation, health assessment and drug screen per University policy.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

Each of the University’s eleven schools has its own distinctive mission, working together to garner consistently high rankings—including #2 Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2016), #3 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), and #3 Best Value Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger’s, 2016).  

As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.


As an R1 institution, the University’s research centers, consortia and laboratories are on the leading edge of discovery and technology, offering collaborative spaces for students and faculty to solve global problems.

Our professors are recognized members of major national scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s engagement in interdisciplinary research is being facilitated by new research institutes specializing in everything from big data to brain functioning, and by cluster hires across schools.


UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.


The vast majority of UVA students come from the top 10% of their high school class, as well as from all 50 states, over 142 countries and a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, all UVA students share a love of learning and a drive to achieve.

One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.


Living in Charlottesville you’ll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the “happiest city in America” in 2014.

In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 to request assistance.

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