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Executive Director of Public Safety/Police Chief #1294

West Valley City, UT Area Jobs
West Valley City, UT Full-time
Posted on March 17, 2019

Executive Director of Public Safety/Police Chief Req ID: 1294 

The Executive Director of Public Safety/Police Chief serves as a primary resource and advisor to the University on matters related to campus safety and security and is responsible for the comprehensive operations of the University's Department of Public Safety. The Chief leads and directs all functions of the University Police Departments on the Logan and Eastern campuses, Fire Marshal Services, and Emergency Management. 


• Provide vision for the Public Safety department, including the establishment of goals and objectives that support the mission of Utah State University.
• Provide leadership in the development, implementation, and ongoing execution of sound public safety and law enforcement practices, policies, initiatives, and actions that promote campus safety and security.
• Develop positive relationships by meeting regularly with student organizations and key University department leaders.
• Direct the law enforcement efforts for the University, including the enforcement of state laws and University regulations, and the performance of community service.
• Ensure adequate safety and security for the campus through a proper balance of foot, bike, and vehicle patrol.
• Meet regularly with the emergency manager to review the current status of the Emergency Operations Plan and emergency preparedness, receive regular training in emergency management, and keep abreast of current trends in this area.
• Meet regularly with the fire marshal to ensure that the campus is in compliance with International Fire Codes and other building standards.
• Meet regularly with other local and state law enforcement agency heads to identify and facilitate resolutions to common problems and issues.
• Serve on the Behavioral Intervention Team.
• Manage a budget of $1.6 million dollars.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or related field.
• At least ten years of increasing law enforcement experience with a minimum of three years of management and administrative responsibility.
• Demonstrated knowledge of law enforcement practices, philosophies, procedures, and legal issues, particularly relating to law enforcement on a university campus.
• Effective written and oral communication skills.
• Detailed knowledge of Utah state law, case law, civil law and procedures, civil liability issues, and personnel administration relevant to a police department.
• Demonstrated ability to relate well to a diverse University community in a variety of situations. 
• Represent the interests and positive image of the USU Department of Public Safety.
• Must be Utah POST certified as a law enforcement officer, or able to obtain a Utah POST waiver for training received outside the state of Utah.
• Must be able to obtain and maintain an FBI Secret Clearance or higher.
• Must have a valid Utah driver license or able to obtain one within a month of start date.

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