This position provides oversight to the administrative functions of the Police Department and reports to the Chief of Police; responsible for maintaining the Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation Program; creates and provides oversight of police officer training, training plans, officer selection, and incident and crime reporting. This position creates complex reports, drafts and maintains departmental procedures, conducts research and applies for grants.
Training, Compliance & Reporting
Responsible for ensuring that incident/crime reporting, compliance and analysis occurs within identified university, state, and federal standards.
Creates and prepare complex reports.
Ensures all sworn officers meet annual training standards issued by P.O.S.T. including identifying specialized training for selected officers.
Participates in and provides oversight for Field Training Officers and evaluations.
Responsible for maintaining Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.
Creates and delivers training and training plans as needed.
Personnel Selection & Personnel Policy Management
Oversight of recruitment efforts of personnel, both sworn and non-sworn.
Conducts preemployment background investigations.
Serves as secondary for internal affairs investigations and administrative review.
Collaborates with HR on personnel policies and best practices.
Serves as vital member of Police Department Leadership Team.
Research & Grant Proposals
Researches sources of available funding and applies for grants.
Keeps a current inventory of all officer issued equipment through Power DMS with approval and justification.
Makes recommendations on and procures needed equipment.
Responsible for oversight of systems management for all University electronic security systems.
The Ideal Candidate will possess:
Knowledge of P.O.S.T. certification and training requirements; knowledge of incident/crime reporting and data analysis; effective verbal and written communication skills; effective investigative skills; ability to conduct research, identify and apply for grants; ability to successfully complete background check investigations and identify and implement best practices; ability to learn relevant law enforcement accreditation and software; ability to write reports and make recommendations.
Review of applications will begin on May 20th and continue until the position is filled. Applications received bythis datewill receive priority consideration.
Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma; minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience; POST (Peace Officer Standards Training) certified; and a valid Tennessee driver's license is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 217447
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