Chief of Police (14891)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL

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Position Title:Chief of Police (14891) Department:728320 - Police Services Job Posting Description:

The ideal candidate is a transformational leader who provides for the safety of all individuals on the University campus including events and functions. The Chief of Police will possess strong communication skills to create and sustain effective partnerships with the students, staff, faculty, and guests of the University in an effort to promote community well-being. The preferred candidate will inspire confidence internally and externally, set and communicate clear objectives, and embrace personal, departmental, and organizational accountability.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Administration (VCA), The Chief of Police will work with appointed Chancellor, James T. Minor, PhD., and senior University administration to enhance an ethical organizational culture through a commitment to fairness and equity in all their responsibilities. The Chief of Police will direct daily police operations, determine operational goals, conduct fiscal and budget planning, emergency and disaster planning, special events safety planning, and general campus safety plans. This position is tasked with making contributions to a seamless leadership team in the ongoing development of long and short-term goals and objectives that align and support the University’s mission.

The Chief of Police will model ethics, integrity, honesty, inclusion, reliability, and trustworthiness. The Chief works collaboratively with many constituencies within the University to accomplish mutual goals. All employees of SIUE have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect as well as exhibit conduct that reflects a shared commitment to the principles of anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI). The SIUE Police Department (SIUE PD) is comprised of 42 sworn police officers and eight civilian employees. SIUE PD officers are certified law enforcement officers with full investigatory and arrest authority granted by Illinois law.

Utilizing contemporary and innovative methods of community policing, the SIUE PD provides routine, preventative patrol (vehicle, foot, and bicycle) services and enforces both the criminal and traffic statutes of the State of Illinois for the Edwardsville campus, and the East St. Louis, IL and Alton, IL locations. As part of our Culture of Excellence, The Chief of Police will direct a diverse team of law enforcement officers. The successful candidate will serve as a coach and mentor to increase the department's capacity to effectively manage conflict and establish a system of continuous improvement.

Administrative duties include oversight of compliance and the development, revision, implementation and enforcement of law, operating policies and procedures for local state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Oversight coordination of interagency law enforcement efforts related to the University. The selected candidate will take a lead role in the University's response to crisis/emergency management representing the SIUE PD on various committees. Lead and direct daily police operations; and perform other duties as assigned.

This position is a current Administrative/Professional vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and closes to applicants at 11:59 p.m. CST on the posting end date. Candidates must upload and attach the following documentation to their application package in SIUE’s HireTouch system:

-Cover Letter
-Unofficial academic transcripts, including those for SIUE. All candidates must provide transcripts for educational qualification verification and/or course work assessment
-List of at least three professional references with current contact information
-A diversity statement (2 pages or less) demonstrating your personal and professional commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI), and how you would implement ADEI values in the position.

This position will be posted until filled. For optimum consideration, review of applications begins on March 28, 2023.

When uploading your required documents, please ensure you attach them to the correct position using the drop-down box to label. Failure to follow this step may keep Hiring Managers from reviewing your materials. Please be sure to complete updated 2023 forms that are attached to the job located under your Applicant Profile box (refresh browser if needed). Incomplete application packages will result in a delay of review and/or non-review.

Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. NOTE: Some positions may be represented by a union and may incur union dues.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. We strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups, including women, members of racially minoritized groups, and individuals with disabilities, to apply. For more on our Statement of Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Criminal Justice, Administration, Organizational Behavior or Development or a related field.
  • A minimum of seven (7) to ten (10) years of increasingly responsible management experience as a ranking member with a federal, state, county, college or university, municipal, or public institutional police organization having a recognized merit system where at least five (5) years of that law enforcement management experience was comparable to that obtained at the rank of Lieutenant or a position of similar responsibility as determined by the institution.
  • Working knowledge of the Jeanne Clery Act and Title IX disclosure and campus security policy.
  • Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Certified or able to be certified within one year of employment.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Working knowledge of National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) protocols and experience in developing emergency operation plans and Incident Action Plans.
  • Working knowledge of labor relations, union contracts and the progressive discipline process related to law enforcement.
  • Experience in the review, development, and implementation of department policies and procedures.
  • Experience in working critical incident response situations.
  • Strong history of leading change/transformational leadership.
  • The ability to interact effectively with diverse populations in a positive and empowering manner; strong written, verbal and group communication skills is required.
  • Possess excellent financial management skills, knowledge of organizational management, long-range planning and the implementation of goals and objectives with a clear understanding of resource and budgetary limitations.

FLSA Exemption Status:Exempt Posting Salary:$135,000-$145,000 annually; Commensurate with education, experience, and training Location:SIU Edwardsville Main Campus Posting Start Date:02/28/2023 Required Documents:Certifications, Cover Letter, Driver's License, Professional Licensure, References, Resume, Transcripts


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.

Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000 individuals and 2,300 faculty and staff. The city of Edwardsville is consistently cited as one of the top cities in Illinois for families, based on several factors, including affordability, green spaces, excellent schools, low crime rate, financial stability and philanthropic spirit.

SIUE is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as more than 30 additional accrediting agencies. In January 2019, SIUE was reclassified by The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education to the newly created doctoral/professional universities category. Fully certified at the Division I level by the NCAA, SIUE is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference and the Mid-American Conference (MAC) (men’s soccer & wrestling).

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. As an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce, we will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.  For more on our State of Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans 

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, 1-618-650-2536.

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