The Chief of Campus Police will provide senior leadership in directing, planning, organizing, coordinating, and evaluating the College’s Campus Police Department and report directly to the Vice President of Administrative Services & Chief Business Officer.
Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Administers public safety work in directing all facets of police operations, consults with the Vice President of Administrative Services concerning plans and procedures to be observed in police operations, and except for general administrative direction, works independently in carrying out police functions.
- Plans and administers the law enforcement and security activities for the Tallahassee Community College Police Department which includes the satellite facilities in the surrounding areas.
- Represents the department on College committees and at meetings, acts as liaison with national, state, county, and local law enforcement agencies and maintains and/or oversees the scheduling and staffing of all law enforcement and security related functions or requests.
- Criminal and traffic accident investigation and enforcement, personnel administration, policy development, and program administration, mentors and develops law enforcement personnel, prevention of crime and misconduct to include:
traffic and crowd control;
criminal and traffic law enforcement;
criminal and traffic accident investigations and
- Ensures quality of service rendered by supervisors and subordinates and the delivery of police services is in accordance with Department and College polices.
- Reviews reports and other submitted paperwork for accuracy and competency, for criminal and student judicial cases and develops and implements policies, analyzes and plans for proper budget utilization, and proper allocation of personnel, supplies, and equipment.
- Coordinates and cooperates with other staff and personnel in the development of procedures to improve operations, technology, morale, discipline, training, and other functions necessary to improve the efficiency of the Department.
- Conducts continuous analysis of crime to determine the location, time special characteristics, similarities to other criminal activity and identify any patterns of behavior to implement corrective counter measures.
- Conduct surveys and interviews persons in the College community to ensure the availability of information in anticipation of future demands on police and security services. Responds to citizen complaints, and when deemed appropriate, conducts Internal Affairs investigations. Performs other duties as assigned by the College President or Vice President of Administrative Services.
Applicants for this position must possess:
- Must meet current requirements of Chapter 943.13, Florida Statues for certification as a Florida law enforcement officer and have ten (10) years of sworn law enforcement experience, five (5) of which must have been in a management and/or administrative capacity.
- Must possess an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university supplemented by extensive training in police science and administration.
Successful Applicants Will Demonstrate the Following:
- Knowledge of criminal justice system and Community Oriented Policing and it’s applications in a campus environment.
- Knowledge of law enforcement or investigative principles and techniques.
- Knowledge and application of Constitutional Law.
- Knowledge of the rules of evidence and arrest procedures and detention and arrest process.
- Skilled using restraining devices, firearms and have defensive driving techniques.
- Advanced skills in computer technology, problem solving, public record keeping and public speaking.
- Possess budget preparation and fiscal management skills.
- Ability to gather and preserve evidence, and to describe facts and events accurately.
- Ability to understand and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Ability to supervise and manage people and resources.
- Ability to work in critical and stressful situations and deal with people and critical emergency management.
- Ability to effectively apply emergency medical care techniques.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, college staff and other law enforcement as well as the expanded criminal justice community.
Since 1966, Tallahassee Community College has offered high-quality post-secondary education for the citizens of Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla counties, along with students from throughout the state, nation and abroad. Our mission is to provide a learning environment that prepares students for success in a global economy by offering higher education pathways, workforce opportunities and civic engagement experiences. TCC represents a diverse student body, and affirms the growth and success of our students through academics, involvement in leadership, arts and more. From main campus to our county-specific institutes to our satellite centers, we are proud to serve our community at each of our seven locations across our three-county service district.
The College offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package. Applicants must provide a comprehensive cover letter addressing how you meet the position requirements, current vitae/resume, copy of Driver License and a completed TCC application to be considered. Applicants may contact the college’s Human Resources Department at (850) 201-8510 for application assistance.