Under the general supervision of the chief of police, the captain administers, directs and reviews the work of sworn and civilian personnel performing law enforcement and support activities in the University Police Department. The captain provides oversight and direction to all aspects of Department operations, and serves as the second-in-command. Three lieutenants report to the captain, one directs patrol operations, the second directs Investigations,, and the third directs administrative operations and special events. The incumbent will perform advanced law enforcement and supervisory/administrative work involving the prevention, detection and investigation of criminal acts, the apprehension and arrest of law violators, and the safeguarding of lives and property. The captain will also focus on strategic planning in support of projected exponential Department growth over the next five years.
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This is a full-time, benefits eligible, at will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but may vary based on operational needs.
Graduation from a certified California P.O.S.T. academy
10 years of sworn law enforcement experience, with at least six years of progressively responsible experience at the level of sergeant and above, or a combination of experience and education that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
POST Management Certificate, or ability to obtain upon appointment.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
Graduation from FBINA or Command College.
Current or recent experience as a police lieutenant or higher.
Demonstrated experience developing and implementing community oriented policing projects to solve complex community issues.
Demonstrated ability to bring creative, innovative ideas to bear in addressing personnel, deployment and general policing challenges.
Experience managing budgets, preferably with specific experience related to maintaining overtime costs, and training needs.
Experience in strategic planning and developing organizational priorities.
Effective organizational skills.
Effective interpersonal skills to resolve a wide variety of sensitive situations.
Effective oral and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports and community presentations.
Embraces diplomacy and tact when navigating difficult issues both internally and externally.
Leading programing and community engagement on relevant policing issues surrounding police-community relationships.
Proficiency in reviewing and analyzing systems and processes in an effort to adhere to best practices.
Ability to manage and lead many projects and issues simultaneously.
Ability to effectively multi-task and carry a heavy caseload requiring project management skills and attention to detail in all work.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary will be commensurate with experience. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
This position is in the Management Personnel Plan (Administrator II) and earns management benefits including medical, dental, vision, $100,000 life insurance plan, and the CalPERS pension plan. For more information on benefits included for this position, please see the benefits summary.
Internal Number: 7055
About San Diego State University Police Department
The San Diego State University Police Department has an allocated force of 27 sworn police officers and 24 professional staff. Our police officers have graduated from a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) academy and are empowered by section 830.2 (c) of the California Penal Code. Officers possess the same authority and adhere to the same state-mandated standards, as municipal police officers.
Whether on foot, behind the wheel of a patrol car, or on bike, officers are here to protect and serve the campus community and adjacent neighborhoods 24-hours a day, every day of the year. Officers work in a diverse environment and take pride in delivering superior law enforcement services to the College Area Community.
San Diego State University currently has nearly 30,000 registered students, and over 5,500 faculty and staff members. It is the oldest and largest university in San Diego and the third largest university in California. Our officers and dispatchers handle over 45,000 calls for service and addressed crime and quality of life issues at the main campus as well as our numerous satellite facilities throughout San Diego County. We pride ourselves on the strength of our working relationships with departments and community members throughout the SDSU family.