Reporting to the President, the Chief of Police & Executive Director of Public Safety provides progressive leadership, open communication, and professional management of the University safety and security function for the benefit of the Universitys students, faculty, staff, visitors and the overall community. The Chief/Executive Director understands the Universitys needs, issues, and environment, and ensures that safety and security initiatives and the day-to-day safety and security functions are aligned with the University communitys members, operations, processes, objectives and goals. The Chief/Executive Director plans, develops and directs public safety, security, traffic/parking control, investigation, crime prevention and campus health and safety (OSHA compliance) functions programs and activities. They will serve as a member of the Universitys Executive Council and participate in the formulation/execution of strategic initiatives that impact the University at large.
A Bachelors degree in Criminology, Law Enforcement, or other field, from a regionally accredited institution, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is necessary.
A Masters degree in Business Administration, Management/Supervision, Public Administration, Criminal Justice or a related field is desirable but not required.
Seven (7) years of administrative supervision, assessment of training needs, staffing and analyzing the effectiveness of policies/procedures within a large policing operation is necessary.
Demonstrated leadership with a track record of accomplishments including attracting, training, and retaining recruits.
Strong strategic and analytical thinking skills demonstrated by previous effective management of functions, budgets and projects.
A working knowledge and understanding of the Jeanne Clery Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and other laws/regulations that impact public safety in higher education is required.
Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to make presentations to diverse groups and prepare written policies and reports. Must be able to communicate effectively and genuinely with staff members, stakeholders, and constituents from multi-cultural and multi-lingual backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to communicate, interact, and develop relationships easily with communities both inside and outside the University.
A proficient knowledge and understanding of fire safety and security standards, as well as state of the art fire and security technology and equipment, products and services are necessary.
Possession of a certification by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) or the ability to obtain MCOLES certification within 120 days of employment is necessary.
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice are necessary.
Demonstrated ability to lead and supervise staff from a diverse and multi-cultural environment with sensitivity to issues relevant to University students is necessary.
Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment is necessary. An aptitude for servant leadership is helpful.
Experience in working in a unionized environment is highly desired.
Specialized training in security management, fire safety, event management, and crisis management will be viewed favorably.
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About Eastern Michigan University
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.