The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is seeking an Chief of Police to support its missions of health care, academics, and research. This position reports directly to the UMMC’s Chief Administrative Officer. UMMC is located in Jackson, MS and serves UMMC’s multiple sites throughout the state.
UMMC is the state’s only academic health science center and provides the only: Level 1 trauma center, Level IV NICU, Children’s Hospital, and solid organ transplantation services. UMMC is the second largest employer in Mississippi with approximately 10,000 employees. UMMC has three specialized hospitals with 697 beds, up to 125 specialties, and an annual budget of $1.7B.
Diversity and inclusion are integral to the core mission and vision of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and its three mission areas – healthcare, research, and education. UMMC commits to attracting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and student body in order to achieve mission-driven outcomes among the UMMC community and beyond.
To plan, direct, coordinate, and provide overall leadership of campus security and police. To ensure enforcement of all local, state, and federal laws and adherence to university policies and procedures.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in criminal justice or similar area and seven years of related experience to include five years of law enforcement executive leadership. Master's degree, academic healthcare environment experience, and FBI National Academy course completion preferred. Experience cannot be substituted for educational requirement.
Certifications, Licenses or Registration Required: Valid driver's license required, Mississippi Law Enforcement Minimum Standards Certification within one year of hire.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Designs, develops, implements, and manages services and programs which support police department activities. Prepares budgets and monitors expenditures. Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs through appropriate police personnel, UMMC police functions, including patrol, law enforcement, investigation, police communications, community and administrative services.
Develops and implements departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures; evaluates programmatic and operational; effectiveness and makes changes as necessary. Prepares long range plans for police and security services.
Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the institutions goals and objectives; hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff during daily work activities. Confers with hospital administrators and managers on law enforcement problems and assists in the development of innovative municipal law enforcement policies.
Ensures compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws, university policies and procedures, and other standards. Ensures compliance with the joint commission standards which administers accreditation programs for hospitals and other health-care organizations.
Liaises with civic, educational, community groups, county and state prosecutors, county and circuit judges, institutions of higher learning (IHL), and other law enforcement and emergency response personnel to develop programs and discuss law enforcement and crime prevention activities.
Informs personnel of changes in regulations and policies, implications of new or amended laws, and new techniques of police work. Provide training and crime prevention education for campus community. Evaluate training exercises for proper response techniques to ensure proper police and security services are being delivered to the institution.
The duties listed are general in nature and are examples of the duties and responsibilities performed and are not meant to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Management retains the right to add or change duties at any time.
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The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.
Internal Number: R00011740
About University of Mississippi Medical Center
The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, which opened in 1955, is the health sciences campus of the University of Mississippi and is Mississippi’s only academic health sciences center. The 164-acre campus houses the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Related Professions, Dentistry and Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences.
• Currently has over 9,000 employees and 2,400 students
• Hospitals on campus include University Hospital, the Wallace R. Conerly Critical Care Hospital, the Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants, and Batson Children’s Hospital
• The Jackson Medical Mall houses the UMMC Cancer Institute, along with the Jackson Heart Study
More than 125 medical specialties are represented by the University of Mississippi Health Care’s 450 physicians and five hospitals. As a part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the state’s only academic medical center, UMHC is dedicated to improving lives through quality healthcare, cutting-edge research and education of tomorrow’s health care leaders.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program..., or education activity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.