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Chief of Police

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number S180035P
Posting Date
Closing Date
Title Chief of Police
Working Title Chief of Police
Employee Class Administrator
Department University Police Department
Salary Range 116,000 - 130,000
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Hours Per Week 40
Standard Work Week Varies
Anticipated Start Date 11/16/2017
If Temporary, End Date
Job Summary

Direct, plan and manage all functions and operations of the Police Department in the enforcement of laws and University regulations, the prevention of crime, and protection of life and property. Work involves organizing and directing the activities of the Police Department’s three major divisions of Administrative Support, Police Operations, and Parking Department. The Chief of Police reports to and consults with the University President in determining plans and policies to be observed in police operations. Except for general administrative direction, the Chief of Police works independently.

Job Description

Provides leadership and direction to the University’s internal and contracted public safety components, ensuring that optimal integration, synergy, and cost-efficiencies are obtained in the development and administration of operating plans, systems, and procedures.

Directs and coordinates University security, safety and protection programs to include traffic control, patrolling of physical property; enforcement of statues and University regulations, crime prevention and investigation of accidents, injuries and criminal acts.

Plans and directs the implementation of the department’s short and long term goals, objectives and strategies.

Provides law enforcement advice, support and information to Chicago State University administration on policy and procedural changes that effect departmental operations.

Directs and performs complex managerial work in the enforcement of laws and University policies and procedures. Reviews and interpret laws and regulations affecting the University and the protection of public safety.

Plans and schedules work of subordinates ensuring proper distribution of assignments and adequate manning, space and facilities for subsequent performance of duties.

Coordinates the preparation of operational reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.

Maintains effective liaison with local outside law enforcement agencies.

Plans and directs training programs to provide current information and techniques to subordinates.

Prepares and presents formal and informal security briefings to members of the University and local community.

Directs various personnel functions including, but not limited to, hiring, salary recommendations, promotions, transfers and vacation schedules.

Presents budget estimates, control expenditures of departmental appropriations, and establishes operational standards for the department.

Responsible for maintaining professional discipline in the department and adherence to appropriate policies and procedures of the department and the University.

Attends conferences and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, or a related field required.

Must possess Police Certification. Must possess a valid State of Illinois Driver’s License. Because of the confidential, sensitive nature of information handled successful completion of a background investigation.

Preferred Qualifications

A minimum of ten plus years of progressively responsible management experience in law enforcement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must have the ability to define and oversee the responsibilities, authority and accountability of all subordinate staff/managers and provide them with regular reviews and general guidance.

Possess the skill to effectively advise, coach and mentor staff on leadership, training, safety and disciplinary matters.

Experience and ability to develop training programs for the Police Department.

Must be proficient in oral and written communications skills in order to carry out the duties and responsibilities of a Chief of Police and to communicate with employees and community members.

Ability to provide positive and motivational leadership to Police Department.

Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions; ability to be an effective facilitator who can lead critical analysis of existing processes and can assist those involved in formulating recommendations for improvement without alienating others.

Must come to the job with a reputation for honesty, candor and high ethical conduct.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. Please list any prior law enforcement experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Certification
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Transcripts
Optional Documents