Potomac State College, part of the WVU system of campuses located in Keyser, WV, is currently seeking applications for a Chief of Police. This position will be to support the University Community by establishing and maintaining an atmosphere in which people can go safely about their varied activities in furtherance of the University's higher education objectives. This person will be responsible for providing security services while protecting life and property.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate:
Manages all patrol, enforcement, community services, and other activities of assigned shifts. Actively promotes and models community policing. Enforces and monitors assigned officers emphasizing departmental procedures and laws. Assures compliance with same. Develops work schedules to ensure proper coverage. Responsible for and acts to enhance the welfare of personnel. Assists with performance of the mission through counseling, making needs known to higher authority, etc. Assists in training of assigned personnel. Enforces all departmental policies, applying a progressive disciplinary system. Reviews and approves all written documents submitted during assigned shift. Maintain good order and discipline of the department, authorizes overtime, and interview on hiring. Monitor department's budget, equipment and supplies.
Manages and ensures assignments of officers performing patrol duties. Trains and monitors their activities on observing persons and property as it relates to preventing crime, and apprehending criminals. Ensures assigned and surrounding area is properly staffed to handle all related assignments. Manages crime prevention efforts of patrol staff, including building checks, money escorts, and being alert to hazards or deficiencies within the University's security program. Ensures officers are properly trained and motivated to perform crime prevention programs and other programs for the safety and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Sets expectations for community policing and interacting with students as individuals and groups. Manages and ensures patrol officers on monitoring fire hazards, safety hazards and other dangerous and damaging situations. Ensures officers are properly trained and following established Departmental procedures and laws. Monitors the daily schedule to make sure all shifts are covered.
Manages the enforcement of assigned shift personnel, enforcing state and federal laws. Enforces applicable state and federal. Manages the enforcement of traffic and parking regulations of assigned personnel and enforces same. Manages all arrests made by assigned personnel to assure compliance with departmental policy and state laws. Makes arrests in accordance with policy and state laws. Manages all investigation of criminal activity occurring or reported and performs follow-up investigations using appropriate investigative techniques and procedures. Assures officers assigned follow departmental policy and appropriate laws. Coordinates investigation with departmental investigators and other agencies. Manages all investigations of accidents reported, traffic and non-traffic. Is responsible for informing assigned shift offices of wanted persons, stolen autos, and other stolen property. Monitoring their actions if said persons or items discovered, and to ensure compliance with departmental policy and appropriate laws. Manages court cases and proceedings and advises officers and ensures proper documentation and preparation for such.
Assists and monitors assigned personnel in providing first-aid treatments to injured or sick persons on campus and assures that proper arrangements for transportation under Departmental guidelines are made. Ensures each patrol vehicle is properly equipped at the beginning of each shift. Manages and performs traffic directions when necessity to relieve traffic congestion or traffic control. Manages and escorts personnel making large cash deposits. Ensures assigned personnel are trained and informed to answer inquiries, give directions' and answer those unusual or difficult inquiries. Manages and performs special service functions as required, such as escorting heavy equipment and assisting stranded motorists. Manages and/or performs special protection assignments as requested or warranted. Manages and develops community-oriented police activities on assigned shifts.
Manages data collection of data for the University's crime statistics. Update department's booklet on campus crime. Report this information to the Clery Act organization. Manages all traffic and parking citations issued. Ensure the citations are entered into the department's law enforcement program ARCIS. Generate and issue a tag list for unpaid fines to the Cashier department. Monitor the campus's alert system and alert those that have signed up for this service on emergencies. Supervise and monitor in the office the campus security cameras installed throughout the campus. Incumbent shall be responsible for verification and validation of all data collected and reported. Other duties as assigned by the PSC Campus President or the WVU Chief of Police in Morgantown.
Implements security details with student cadets and/or contracted security to additional coverage for campus by adding eyes and ears. Will manage and supervise the program once implemented.
Bachelor's Degree required in criminal justice or related field OR an equivalent amount of directly related experience.
Four (4) years of experience in the following:
Law enforcement experience, preferably in a University setting required.
Supervision of law enforcement personnel.
Supervisory skills, advanced law enforcement skills and problem-solving/decision-making skills. Ability to qualify in firearms, asp baton, defensive driving, defensive tactics, first-aid and CPR.
Communication/Public Relation skills.
Ability to Set Schedules.
Ability to deal with difficult people.
Demonstrated success in community policing.
This position requires Medical Monitoring.
Must be bondable.
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.
Must be able to maintain law enforcement officer certification.
Standing, walking, carrying, walking on rough surfaces and bending daily.
Running, jumping, climbing, and fighting infrequently.
Lifting moderately heavy objects (25-50 lbs) weekly.
Eye-hand coordination required for the use of computer terminals, radio and telephone equipment. The employee must be able to talk, listen, and write simultaneously under stressful conditions. Eye-hand coordination to accurately shoot a firearm, perform CPR and other first-aid procedures, defensive tactics, defensive driving skills.
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.
From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley -- the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Apr 7, 2021
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 226143
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.