Reporting to the Vice President for Student Life, the Chief of Campus Police plans, directs, supervises and evaluates all activities of the Winthrop University Police Department, including uniform patrol, investigations, critical incident management, education and outreach programs, victim assistance, and parking enforcement. Develops and monitors the department budget, including the formation of specifications and proper procurement of all supplies, equipment and services. Coordinates and supervises the deployment of staff and departmental training. Assumes and directs Police Department activities at all special events and is responsible for implementation of an Incident Command System during emergencies, including the placement of personnel. Maintains working relationships/Mutual Aid Agreements with surrounding law enforcement agencies and coordinates police enforcement, as needed, with the FBI, Secret Service and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). Makes public presentations to promote public understanding of the University Police Department. Directs investigations involving the public safety of the University. Attends conferences, conventions and other educational meetings relevant to the operation of the Police Department. Coordinates compilation of information for reports required by Federal agencies in support of Campus Safety and Security. Coordinates implementation of life safety programs with deans, division heads and other University officials. Assists with University Audit investigations; informs campus constituencies on behavioral intervention techniques; and helps campus constituencies understand the requirements of Federal Title IX. Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Training and Experience
Bachelor's degree; seven years of full-time experience in law enforcement; at least four years in a supervisory capacity of Lieutenant or higher rank; and certification as a Law Enforcement Officer by the SC Criminal Justice Academy required. Equivalent training and experience may be considered in lieu of bachelor's degree.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the civil and criminal codes of the State of South Carolina. Thorough knowledge of the civil rights of an accused person. Knowledge of campus and fire safety. Ability to lead, direct and supervise the work of subordinate personnel; develop and carry out departmental procedures and programs in accordance with University policy; work under stressful conditions;make quick and effective decisions in emergencies; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public. Effective interpersonal skills.
Winthrop University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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