Brown Universityâ™s Department of Public Safety embraces the community policing philosophy, and as such works diligently to meet the needs and expectations of the University community-at-large.Â The Deputy/ Executive Officer must be the lead member of the community policing team for the various line operations units of the Department, and must coordinate those efforts with all other segments of the department.Â
The Deputy Chief reports directly to the Executive Director/Chief of Police and assumes responsibility and command of the Department in the absence of the Chief.Â The Deputy shall be a visible presence within the University community, identifying problems and coordinating and addressing various community policing and problem-solving activities.Â The incumbent directs and coordinates the activities of all community policing within the Department of Public Safety, responds to the scene of major incidents on campus; and provides direction to supervisory and line personnel while coordinating Public Safety activities with those of other University departments and outside agencies.Â This individual is a key element in the department's strategic planning, identifying and resolving problems encountered in the delivery of police services.
The Deputy must balance the needs and expectations of the University community in both routine and emergency situations with the needs and expectations of the supervisors and officers for whom they are responsible, all while insuring a safe working environment.Â Additionally, in both such emergency situations and routine incidents, there is a need for legal decision making regarding department response, search and seizure, and criminal charges.Â The Deputy must develop and maintain a close working relationship with the commanding officers and supervisors of the Providence Police Department; in addition, because of the various dignitaries and visitors to the University, the Deputy must maintain a close working relationship with the various Federal and State law enforcement agencies such as the FBI, the Secret Service, and the Rhode Island State Police.
Oversee all patrol operations and community policing functions of the Department of Public Safety.
Represent the department and the University in matters related to safety and security to develop relationships and to create an atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding, and shared communications.
Promote good relations between the University, the Patrolpersonâ™s Association, and all members of the department; strengthen cooperativeness and teamwork at all levels; build morale, foster an attitude of recognizing goals and work with personnel to achieve them.Â Â Â Â Â Â
Assist the Chief of Police in the department of problem solving policies, and strategic and long-range planning; initiate training areas related to established strategic and long-range plans, and community and departmental needs; preparation of budget request for line operations units.Â Â Assume the duties of the Chief of Police when absent
Bachelorsâ™ Degree in Criminal Justice, Management, Administration or other related field from an accredited institution.Â Masterâ™s degree preferred.
Graduate of a recognized and approved police training academy and eligible for appointment/licensing by the Rhode Island State Police.
Ten plus yearsâ™ progressive and broad-based experience in law enforcement. Experience in a university or campus setting, or knowledge of community policing; working with an ethnically diverse community and union population are desirable.Â A demonstrated record of positive community and public relations is important.
Must be a proven manager with five plus yearsâ™ management experience at the rank of lieutenant or higher in a law enforcement setting.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Additionally, must have demonstrated interpersonal skills, and the ability to motivate and team build.
Sound judgement and the ability to make difficult decisions.Â Â Must be able to take command of any situation.
Must have a thorough knowledge of and proficiency in the care and use of firearms, self-defense tools and criminal detection devices.
Knowledge of core principles of emergency management such as FEMA NIMS/ICS preferred.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills are a must to succeed.Â The Deputy must be a person of dependability, tact and diplomacy, with the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.Â Must maintain positive relations with all areas of the University in order to accomplish the departmentâ™s mission; must be a team builder, motivator, and an innovator.Â
Must have a strong commitment to promoting institutional diversity and inclusion.
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Deputy Chief of Police
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Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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