Position Title:Assistant Chief of Police
Reports To:Chief of Police
Purpose of Position
Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department and serves as Chief in his/her absence.
- Assists the Chief in the supervision and administration of the department and training of personnel employed by the department. Supervises non-routine administrative matters such as queries from the university and non-university community.
- Assists in the development and enforcement of departmental policies and procedures. Counsels employees concerning compliance with policies and procedures and takes disciplinary action if required. Directs and coordinates activities of personnel in revising or updating security measures due to new or revised regulations.
- Assists in the preparation of departmental budget requests and monitors/approves departmental expenditures. Responsible for all purchasing of equipment, uniforms and other items for the department.
- Serves as department instructor for Texas Commission Law Enforcement Officers Standards Education required courses in order to maintain a staff prepared to fulfill job duties.
- Develops, implements, and supervises enforcement of traffic and parking policies, including vehicle registration and monitoring parking lots for adjustments and repairs in order to maintain orderly flow. Assists with all semester registration in computer operations and permit sales.
- Directs activities of personnel in developing university security measures which comply with federal regulations.
- Consults with local, district, or other federal representative for interpretation or application of particular regulations applying to university operations.
- Establishes department measures and procedures for granting university personnel or visitors access to classified material or entry into restricted areas; handling traffic violations; securing buildings; working special events; etc.
- Coordinates recruitment, application evaluation, pre-screening and interviewing of applicants for final selection. Serves as search chair and submits recommendations to the Chief.
- Supervises and maintains work schedules for department officers and dispatchers including days off for holidays, vacations, and sick leave. Reviews, recommends, and oversees the necessity of extra public safety officers for special events in order to adequately cover events. Studies schedules and estimates worker hour requirements of job assignments. Maintains time and production records for department analysis and forecasting. Coordinates with payroll to ensure officers' pay for extra duty work.
- Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency. Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work related problems. Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
- Coordinates with all university department heads of special events on campus to ensure student and vistor safety by providing poice officers ot work these events.
- Serves in the role of a patrol officer at anytime. (Shortage of personnel or as additional personnel at events).
- Firearms instructor for the department. Responsible for firearm qualification of all certified police officers in the deparmtne and for maintaining accurate records of all such qualifications.
- Acts as a liaison with other law enforcement agencies to ensure quality communication.
Contributes to the effective team management of all relevant problems, issues and opportunities.
This job description shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the above duties. May temporarily perform other duties assigned to maintain operations and services.
Marginal Functions will vary with the specific assignment and depend on the particular unit or function for which the person is responsible. Consideration will be given on a case by case basis and reassignment of marginal duties will be made when appropriate.
Knowledge & Skill Requirements
BachelorÔ??s degree or equivaent experience of 10 years in law enforcement, three (3) of which must be at the rank of Sergeant or higher. Supervisory experience is necessary. Must maintain a Peace Officer Commission from Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) or have the ability to obtain. Instructors Certificate from TCLEOSE is preferred. Must have ability to deal with individuals or groups in critical situations in an effective manner. Must have working knowledge of administration and supervision principles and techniques. Must have knowledge of customized computer programs, data entry, budgeting items and department inventory. Extensive experience in investigations is preferred. Skills in written and oral communication are required. Ability to speak to groups, committees and other entities regarding campus law enforcement and related programs is required. Must have a valid Texas driverÔ??s license with an excellent driving history. Background investigation and testing to include psychological and physical examination required. May be required to submit to polygraph exam and drug testing.
Supervision of Personnel
Supervises 28 employees in absence of Chief.