The University of Oregon Police Department (UOPD) is a community oriented and trust based policing agency within the University of Oregon. UOPD plays an integral role in the university community by providing a safe, secure, and welcoming environment. The mission is to foster a climate that encourages a free, open, and civil exchange of ideas in support of the educational, research, and public service goals of the university. The UOPD recognizes and promotes the value of multiculturalism and inclusiveness consistent with a spirit of responsible citizenship within an international community. The University of Oregon is a diverse and ever changing community. Constant efforts by the UOPD are necessary to partner with and educate the community to deter, reduce, and solve crimes as well as to resolve issues through modern policing.
The Police Captain is a uniformed command staff position within the University of Oregon Police Department (UOPD). Captains will be assigned and responsible for a variety of senior level leadership roles within the department.
Reporting to the Chief of Police, Captains will have direct oversight of a Division budget and will act as Chief of Police when the Chief of Police has an extended absence. This position will provide administrative, oversight and strategic leadership and supervision of the Operations or Administration Divisions, including supervision and direction over Sergeants, Police Officers, Reserve Police Officers, Community Service Officers, and most other department personnel. This position serves as a representative of the University and the Police department. It will be responsible for building community partnerships based on a community driven Policing philosophy. This position will monitor legal and legislative activities, report findings and recommendations, and implement policy changes as directed.
Captains have regular daily contact with all members of the University of Oregon campus community, students, faculty, staff, administrators, visitors, and members of the public, whilst carrying out law enforcement duties of providing a safe and secure campus. They must exercise sound judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information and they may encounter dangerous situations daily. Occasionally, Captains will encounter highly dangerous individuals. These situations may require quickly determining if force is needed and how much is required to mitigate the threat or effect an arrest. Utilize appropriate charging venue for crimes and violations.
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Minimum Requirements • Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, business, public administration or a closely related field; OR • A combination of education and two or more years of progressively responsible and relevant managerial sworn law enforcement experience to include a total of 8 years as a certified police officer with a minimum of 2 years as a police sergeant. • Must currently be a certified police officer. • Must adhere to the Clery Act, FERPA, mandatory reporting, and Title IX reporting responsibilities.
Special Requirements: • No un-pardoned adult felony convictions. • No convictions for domestic violence. • Valid driver’s license and proof of insurability • Must be able to successfully pass a full background assessment that includes; - Credit history; - Criminal history; - Driving record history; - Educational and professional certification verification; - Medical examination; - Personal history; - Prior employment history; - Psychological examination.
Certifications required: • Incident Command System 100/200/700/800 certification upon appointment.
Within 18 months of employment • Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training basic police certification within 12-months of appointment. • Adult CPR with First Aid and Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) certification required within 18-months of employment.
Within 24 months of employment • Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training intermediate, advanced, supervisory and management police certification within 24-months of appointment. • Incident Command System 300/400 certification, Operations Section Chief and Incident Commander Course completion within 24-months of appointment.
Professional Competencies • Experience working on a university campus and /or metropolitan area. • Possesses strong leadership, organizational and problem-identification/resolution skills. • Ability to engage in strategic planning and program/policy development. • Ability to contribute substantially to organizational change. • Ability to effectively model professional standards and behavior. • Ability to contribute to the development and management of departmental budgets and resources. • Demonstrated analytical and computational skills to include competency utilizing standard law enforcement computer based technologies and management systems. • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a sensitivity to effectively interact with a highly divers campus community. • Demonstrated ability to work with persons from a diverse socio-economic and cultural background.
Preferred Qualifications • Experience in applying modern law enforcement and public safety practice and techniques. • Demonstrated success in supervising sworn and non-sworn personnel within a law enforcement and public safety setting. • Proven ability to effectively train personnel in accordance with established law enforcement and public safety training standards. • Extensive training and expertise in community-oriented policing practices. • Demonstrated commitment to delivering community-centered programs and services within a campus setting. • Knowledge of Clery, mandatory crime reporting laws/regulations and other campus specific legal requirements. • Experience with civilian police oversight (e.g. Ombuds, CRC, etc.). • Command level law enforcement certification/education.
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