Reporting to the Vice President and Chief of Staff, this position is responsible for the effective leadership, management, and operation of the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) Police Department on the main Richardson campus, UT Dallas facilities in the Southwestern Medical District, and other geographically separated university facilities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1) planning, organizing and directing the activities of the department; enforcing state laws and The University of Texas System (UT System) Board of Regents' Rules and Regulations; 2) ensuring a safe and secure environment for teaching, research, and public service through patrol, response to calls for service, investigations, and education; 3) and promoting programs and philosophies that reflect community policing best practices and that are consistent with the direction and oversight provided by the UT System Office of Director of Police (ODOP).
The selected candidate shall, as a minimum have the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate or related field; a minimum of fifteen years of progressively varied and responsible experience as a certified/licensed full-time law enforcement officer with a recognized law enforcement agency(ies), including at least five years of service in an administrative, supervisory, or management position at the rank of Police Captain/Commander or above (or the equivalent).
Have or be eligible to obtain, a Texas Driver's License, a Texas Peace Officer License, and Master Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). If not possessed, the required license(s) and certification must be obtained no later than six months following the date of the appointment. The process for licensing as a Texas Peace officer may require the successful completion of a required course of study and a licensing examination administered by TCOLE;
Demonstrated leadership capabilities including, but not limited to:
Excellent spoken and written communications skills;
Strategic planning skills; and
The ability to foster a positive and rewarding work environment while maintaining professional discipline in the department.
Have a reputation and record of honesty, integrity and ethical conduct, and the inter-personal skills necessary to work successfully with students, faculty, staff, visitors and the general public;
An understanding of the national law enforcement accreditation process and associated standards; a demonstrated record of successful leadership and an understanding of the challenges of 21st century community policing; a working knowledge of the Incident Command System and National Incident Management System.
The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status.UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 132 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.The University continues its original commitment to providing some of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.The wealth of learning resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract the top minds on both ends of the classroom relationship. Joining the faculty's Nobel laureate and four National Academies members since 2005 are more than 200 tenure and tenure-track professors hailing from the world's best colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Columbia University. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 50 centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning. Students, meanwhile, arrive at UT Dallas well-prepared ...to succeed in higher education: In 2011, nearly 39 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 75 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.With an eye on building a future as bright as its beginnings, UT Dallas will continue its push to attain Tier One research university status and produce graduates who are well-equipped to succeed professionally.