Location: Haverhill, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Mar 3 2020 Job Description:
Full-Time Campus Police Captain: Department of Public Safety; Assistant Director; 37.5 hours/week, Non-Unit Professional Position
RESPONSIBILITIES: Northern Essex Community College (NECC) Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking applicants for a newly created Captain's position. The NECC Department of Public Safety is looking to add police officers into a hybrid agency that utilizes both police and security to bring the highest level of protection and service to the NECC community. The Captain will assist the Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police to bring in a talented mix of diverse people to NECC creating a unique and dynamic department built with a focus on 21st century policing and best practices in campus public safety. The Captain will also be instrumental in developing and supervising all areas of this department including but not limited to budgeting, personnel (both in house and contract security), training, community policing and engagement, investigations, policy development, and the many daily decisions that must be made as the department grows. The Captain will serve as the 2nd in command of the Department of Public Safety.
As the College moves from solely security services to a full-scale police and security model, this position will be critical to implementing change in an environment that is new to campus law enforcement. The Captain will be responsible for developing opportunities for community engagement to allow the public to understand and trust the process. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with committees and groups on campus to generate positive synergy between the police and citizens of NECC.
The Captain will ensure that all members of the department under his/her command are effectively trained, prepared and supported to perform their duties to protect the college, employing the practices and philosophy of community policing. The Captain must help to ensure the safety of the college environment by maximizing the patrol staff's attention on the community's needs to their safety and security concerns. He/she will conduct ongoing assessments of the proficiency of the patrol staff, operational procedures and resources. He/she will also oversee the active and on-going assessments of the community oriented policing programs and initiatives. The Captain will take a leadership role with the law enforcement services including criminal investigations, police training, policy development, and court process. He/she will also assist with operational event planning, incident command, crisis preparation and response, as well as maintain effective, collaborative relationships with key members of the campus, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
The Captain must stay current with issues relating to legal updates, campus public safety issues as well as training needs crime prevention, investigatory practices, supervisory and patrol functions. The Captain must be knowledgeable in areas of the Clery Act, Title IX, NIMS and ICS as they relate to campus law enforcement, security, and emergency related services. Motivating, training, and directing members of the staff and ensuring they are engaged with the community are critical responsibilities of this position.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist with the drafting and implementation of policies, procedures, rules, regulations, field training manuals, and other documents including, but not limited to, requests for proposals(RFP), contracts, Memorandum's of Understanding (MOU), and statistical documentation
Participates and oversees community policing, maintains positive liaison with all other College Departments, administrators, student, groups, external community stakeholders and other law enforcement agencies
Reads, interprets, applies and explains applicable complex and technical State and Federal laws and regulations
Handles investigations including background investigations, criminal investigations and internal investigations, Coordinates and oversees case investigations including criminal cases and those requiring referrals to the college conduct system
Institutes standard operating procedures and ensures compliance
Develop and present training for the community that allows for transparency of the growing department
Reviews, develops, implements, and recommends training programs for department members
Oversees event pre-planning including submitting written operational plans for major events
Investigates complaints relating to department performance, takes corrective action, and initiates discipline after consulting with the Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety. Manage disciplinary actions for the department; provide information to Human Resources, assist, advise and/or train supervisors to follow through, compile complete information and document all counselling and disciplinary actions in accordance with policy
Oversight of security contract and personnel, meet with account manager on a regular basis and reconciling time and billing
Assists in the recruitment, selection, evaluation, and retention of exceptional police department staff members and performs supervisory duties including but not limited to discipline, performance evaluations, and scheduling
Responsible for evidence and property
Work with facilities and project management to identify safety issues for ongoing projects, renovations, and new construction including posting detail officers where applicable
Create periodic update reports for administration
Meet regularly with team leaders to promote team building, resolves issues, and exchange creative ideas for improvement. Sets goals and follows through with team to insure direction is appropriate and desired results are attained. Assess morale and apply best and creative practices to keeping officers safe and engaged
Ability to obtain and keep police powers though MGL Chapter 22c S 63
Current and valid driver's license
Class A license to carry firearms, or ability to obtain one
Must successfully undergo a comprehensive background investigation, physical, a psychological evaluation and a drug and alcohol screening
Valid CPR/AED First responder certification or ability to obtain immediately
Experience as a police commander or supervisor
At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible law enforcement is required. Preference will be given to applicants that possess campus law enforcement experience
Some knowledge of Clery and Title IX
Ability to understand provisions of laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures
Excellent customer service skills
Analytic ability required in order to gather and interpret data
Ability to make quick decisions in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment
Ability to follow written and oral instructions
Ability to work accurately with names, numbers, codes, and/or symbols
Ability to gather information through questioning individuals and by examining records and documents
Comfortable working with all levels of the organization
Ability to command and control any situation, excellent judgement on when to do so.
Ability to deal tactfully and confidentially with others
Ability to adjust to changing situations to meet emergency or changing program requirements.
Ability to maintain a calm manner, make decisions and act quickly in stressful and emergency situations
Ability to work independently
Ability to exercise sound judgement
Demonstrate a strong willingness to actively collaborate with and assist both the college community and the department
Encourages, supports, mentors, and shows respect for members of the department and the community at large
Demonstrates a positive image, attitude, and professional demeanor
Recognizes when to be flexible or firm
Creative in developing and implementing new ideas and concepts
Encourages and facilitates development and advancement of others
Experience with law enforcement investigations
Experience with law enforcement training
Ability to clearly read, write, and speak the English Language
Conflict resolution, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent communication skills
Master's degree in applicable area
Experience with emergency planning and preparedness
Experience in campus law enforcement
Experience working with contract security
Familiarity with the court system in Massachusetts
Experience with closed captioned camera operation and access software
Above average computer ability
SALARY: Anticipated starting salary range is $70,0000.00 - $80,000.00 annually with complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits.
NECC is a public, two-year college that offers comprehensive academic programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree and Certificates of program completion.Our dedicated teaching faculty accept with enthusiasm the challenge of responding properly to the differing backgrounds of their students and, at the same time, directing and leading them toward broader understandings. Our faculty are deeply involved in the planning of each class and in the achievement of each student, and are equally dedicated to personal achievement. As well as the specialized academic opportunities and tutoring that the college provides for our students, our faculty have the time and the commitment to advise as well as instruct students, and to provide support and encouragement.