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Responsible for year-round main campus law enforcement and security activities, special event security, and community relations, to include local and federal law enforcement, allied campus security departments, university neighbors and community groups; dispatching and electronic security systems; criminal and special investigations; student guard program; developing training programs for incumbent's department and other University members, relative to safety and security. Develops plans, programs and procedures for all administrative and operational activities. Helps to support both the Police Accreditation and Clery processes for the University. Performs full range of supervisory duties to include recruiting, hiring, performance evaluation, awarding, promoting, and disciplining employees (including participation in grievance hearings).
Work Interactions and Work Mode Designation
This position reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Public Safety. Reporting to the Chief is the Deputy Chief. Additional staff members include a Police Captain, Lieutenants, Patrol Sergeants, Detective Sergeant, Crime Prevention Sergeant, Training Sergeant, Communications Supervisor, Accreditation Manager and four classifications of officers who are bargaining unit members: Patrol, Investigations, Communications Officers and Specialists, and Security Officers. Also reporting are student guards (and indirectly, external contract security).
The Chief has the authority to initiate and implement organizational changes (personnel, technical, facility, etc.), and budgetary transactions consistent with applicable University policies and guidelines. Works closely and directly with the other key infrastructure leaders at the University, including the Director of Office of Emergency Management and the Vice President of Facilities Management. In conjunction with the Associate Vice President for Public Safety, oversees management, coordination and implementation of enterprise security systems including, but not limited to, radio communications, alarm and video management systems.
GUPD officers are commissioned special police officers, vested through the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, with full powers of arrest on campus property. GUPD works closely with the Metropolitan Police Department and District of Columbia Fire Department.
This position has been designated as On-Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources website: https://hr.georgetown.edu/mode-of-work-designation.
Requirements and Qualifications:
Master's Degree required.
At least fifteen (15), though preferably twenty (20) years of experience in progressively responsible positions in a large-scale municipal law enforcement agency, and preferably in a major university, including several years in a senior leadership role.
Additional experience in management and labor relations.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification:
FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, or ASIS Certified Protection Professional preferred.
Experience required in budget management, labor relations, affirmative action and the ability communicate him/her through both oral and written communications required. Prior experience in dealing with the media, the use of social media in a police environment and in community relations is essential.
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