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Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of College Police

Prince George's Community College

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Prince George's Community College
Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of College Police

Founded in 1958, Prince George's Community College (PGCC) provides higher education to Prince George County and the Washington, D.C. metro area. The college is based in Largo, Maryland, with an enrollment of over 11,000 students. PGCC offers over 100 fields of study through its academic, workforce development, continuing education, and personal enrichment programs. The college was the first educational institution to integrate in the county, and today serves more African-American students than any other post-secondary institution in the state of Maryland.

The Position
Reporting to the vice president of financial services and operations, the executive director of public safety and chief of college police is the primary leader in establishing best practices for planning, organizing, leading, directing, and controlling security and safety operations of the college and the extension campuses. The executive director of public safety and chief of college police is responsible for leading the department of public safety and establishing, preparing, and maintaining the department and staff to obtain and sustain police department accreditation. Moreover, this critical position is responsible for the emergency management and public safety strategic planning for the current and future needs of the department and ensuring it is consistent with the College's Strategic Plan. By promoting and fostering a positive work environment for emergency management and college police, the executive director of public safety and chief of college police ensures that college employees, constituents, and visitors adhere to federal, state, and local rules and regulations, and the college code, and policy and procedures; actively plans and responds to emergencies and promotes community-oriented policing to prevent and control safety challenges; effectively leads, promotes, and delivers collegial and collaborative emergency management and police services. The executive director of public safety and chief of college police is responsible for developing and maintaining a recruitment and selection strategy to hire, train, develop, and manage performance of highly competent emergency management and college police staff including contracted, temporary, or contingent staff.

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, business administration, or related discipline; a master's degree is preferred. Supplementary course work in criminal justice or security is desired. The successful candidate must also be certified as a police officer or eligible for a provisional certification. Five years of experience as an officer with a law enforcement agency (federal, state or local agency) is required. In addition, the successful candidate must possess ten years demonstrating supervisory level experience in a command level role. The successful candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a special police officer certification for the State of Maryland, and comply with all Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commission requirements. Security experience gained at a college or university campus is preferred.

Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin Monday, August 28, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Quincy Martin III at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email

The salary range is $99,665-$142,000.

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Prince George's Community College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons to the end that no person, on the grounds of sex, age, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, or status as a qualified individual with a disability, qualified disabled veteran, or Vietnam-era veteran, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of this institution. Under this policy, this institution will not discriminate against any person on the grounds of sex, race, age, color, religion, veteran's status, disability, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin in its admission policies and practices or any other policies or practices of the institution relating to the treatment of students and other individuals, including employment, the provision of services, financial aid, and other benefits, and including the use of any building, structure, room space, materials, equipment, facility, or any other property. One who believes oneself or any specific class of individual to be subject to prohibited discrimination may, by oneself or through a representative, file a written complaint with the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Education or with the college president, or both.

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Prince George’s Community College is the number one choice of Prince George’s County residents for an undergraduate education and the leading institution in training and preparing employees for the county’s workforce. Among Prince George’s County high school graduates who go on to college, 50 percent choose to attend Prince George’s Community College. Since 1958, the college has provided students, the county, and region with high quality and affordable education, cutting-edge workforce and development training and the opportunity to achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Prince George’s Community College serves a diverse population of more than 40,000 students who represent 103 countries throughout the world. The college offers more than 200 academic and workforce development and continuing education programs of study, and transfer and scholarship opportunities to four-year colleges and universities. Students can earn associate degrees, certificates, letters of recognition, and licensures.

At Prince George’s Community College, student success is the highest priority. The college is committed to promoting opportunities for students to succeed inside and outside of the classroom! The college was recently named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education 2010–2015 by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

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