Chief of Police / Public Safety Director

University of Utah in Utah

Deadline October 12, 2014
Date Posted August 20, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Responsible leadership role over Public Safety for certified Police Officer with eight or more years of police operations management experience. Will develop, implement, and manage policies and programs for campus safety and crime reduction, campus police services, security, law enforcement programs, police service planning, organizational development, and community relations. Ensures continuity and quality customer service between University departments and community. This is an appointed position serving at the pleasure of the administration.

Our police officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and conduct follow up investigations on hundreds of cases each year. They provide any law enforcement related services needed on campus. Our officers are fully certified Utah state police officers. The department maintains a 24 hour e911 answering point for campus emergencies, and is the alarm answering point for hundreds of campus alarms annually. Calls for police or security service are answered by our dispatch office, which is always staffed and ready to respond to requests for help or service.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN06556B

COMPENSATION: This is a senior-level position in the administration reporting directly to the University's Chief Business Officer. Therefore, salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Strong benefit package including tuition reduction program, retirement and health plan options.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for planning, organizing, directing and coordinating public safety activities and operations for the University of Utah in conjunction with the Chief Business Officer and/or law enforcement officials in concurrent jurisdictions. Maintains liaison with the University community. Directs the management of sworn police, security, and civilian personnel.

Oversees all aspects of human resource management including recruitment and retention of assigned staff. Develops departmental budgets. Ensures compliance with federal mandates such as the Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act and DNV security standards. May also oversee Emergency Management functions. Facilitates cooperative and collaborative community and institutional relationships with Federal, State, City, and County law enforcement agencies to expedite mutual efforts to resolve issues that cross jurisdictions. Ensures an open and cooperative working relationship by Public Safety with all campus departments and organizations and supports inclusivity and equity with the diverse faculty, staff, and students of the University community.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors Degree, preferably in Police Science, Sociology, Psychology, Management, or a related area, and Police Academy Category 1 Police Officer certification, or certification eligibility, is required. Eight or more years of police management operations experience at the Sergeant level or above desired. Administrative background in making departmental policies and decisions; experience working with Federal, State and Local law enforcement; a working knowledge of criminal and civil law; experience dealing with and leading emergency management operations; and demonstrated effective human relations, communications, and leadership skills essential.

PREFERENCES: University police management experience. Masters Degree in Criminology, Police Science, Public Administration, Management, Sociology, Psychology, or related field. A management background in hospital, police, and security operations.


The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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