Marquette University seeks an experienced and collaborative leader to be its Chief of the Marquette University Police Department (MUPD). The Chief will work in close partnership with the EVPO to provide a strategic leadership of MUPD that complements the innovative plans for the campus, while ensuring a high level of innovation, transparency, collaboration, and accountability. The Chief will ensure that campus safety goals and police processes are clearly established and are in support of Marquette's Catholic and Jesuit mission. The Chief will communicate proactively with the University community. S/he will have primary responsibility for fostering a culture in which the safety of the campus and the surrounding neighborhood is a shared value and key priority.
The Marquette University Police Department was commissioned in 2015, after an agreement with the State of Wisconsin's Department of Justice. Formerly the Department of Public Safety, MUPD converted the university's public safety officers to fully commissioned police officers by taking a phased training approach. With more than 90 trained public safety professionals, including 44 sworn members, MUPD has an extensive safety infrastructure throughout campus and in the near-off-campus neighborhood, which includes more than 900 cameras and more than 450 Blue Light phones, and a state-of-the-art command information center. The department provides strategic leadership, modeling excellence, honesty, integrity, and teamwork while delivering high quality services in support of the university's mission.
The Chief also leads the Department of Campus Safety, which provides essential transportation and support services to students, faculty, and staff. MUPD and the Department of Campus Safety work closely with the academic and administrative units throughout campus.
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Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the EVPO, the Chief serves as the leader of MUPD. The Chief will oversee and strengthen MUPD in order to help execute the strategic and campus master plans, to support innovation, and to fulfill the Catholic and Jesuit mission of the University. The Chief will also clearly communicate safety and policing goals and challenges to the University community.
The Chief will work closely with the EVPO, Vice Presidents, the Chief Information Officer, the MUPD Advisory Board, as well as other campus leaders on the development and support of long-range safety planning and on integrating these plans into academic, financial, operational, and capital plans. The Chief is a key member of the University Leadership Council and the Divisional Leadership Council.
The Chief will face a set of opportunities and challenges that include:
Providing strategic, forward-looking, and comprehensive leadership to MUPD that is aligned with the mission and Guiding Values of Marquette as a Catholic, Jesuit university.
Leading MUPD's talented professionals in a supportive and transparent manner.
Being a highly visible leader with a presence on campus, particularly with students, and in the surrounding neighborhood community.
Fostering relationships on campus and with the larger community, deftly navigating the complex challenges in the policing environment regarding race and ethnicity.
Providing calm, confident, and decisive leadership in emergency and crisis situations that protects the physical and emotional well-being of members of the Marquette community and the surrounding neighborhood.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree in a related field
Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, including 7 years of command staff level experience in a complex environment.
The successful candidate will also bring most, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, skills, experiences, and personal qualities:
Proven track record of providing strategic leadership and managing a sworn police force.
Demonstrated ability to integrate vision, strategy, tactics, and activities to move initiatives forward.
An entrepreneurial orientation and a willingness to seize opportunities.
The ability to be nimble and flexible and to handle ambiguity well.
Experience leading and inspiring change and innovation, with a strong orientation toward collaboration, teamwork, transparency, accessibility, accountability, and delegation.
Knowledge of policing trends in higher education.
Awareness of issues particular to the collegiate environment, including alcohol and other drugs as well as mental health concerns.
Experience with developing and retaining a highly motivated, diverse and effective workforce that supports the strategic requirements of the university.
Adaptability, desire to learn, composure, tact, diplomacy, and a sense of humor.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive, collaborative relationships with a full range of internal and external colleagues and constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, and community members.
Excellent listening and communication skills, and the willingness to convey complex information and concepts in accessible terms, both orally and in writing.
Proven track record for inspiring colleagues, as well as the ability to cultivate and to sustain trust and credibility.
Experience with labor relations, labor contract negotiations and fostering positive working relationships with a police union.
Evidence of a commitment to, and appreciation for, the benefits of a diverse workplace, along with the ability to create an inclusive and welcoming culture.
Strong leadership skills demonstrated by the ability to influence, persuade, and inspire individuals to take action based on an ambitious vision and strategic objectives and to adapt to the resultant changes.
The humility as well as the social and emotional intelligence necessary to build collaborative relationships and an inherent drive to succeed in fulfilling the mission, goals and objectives of the University without the need for individual promotion.
Measures the success of his/her efforts through the success of the entire team and the University as a whole.
Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct. At time of hire, must meet criteria for certification by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board, and if coming from outside Wisconsin, must successfully complete the reciprocity examination within first twelve months of hire.
At time of hire, must have a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.
The selected candidate's offer will be contingent upon the following: background check, including a criminal record check, motor vehicle check, medical examination, drug test, and a psychological assessment.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A master's degree in a related field from an accredited institution as well as experience in university policing is preferred.
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About Marquette University
Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee, WI, that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. A Marquette education offers students a virtually unlimited number of paths and destinations and prepares them for the world by asking them to think critically about it.