The Higher Education Public Safety Commander II is responsible for directing a medium to large- sized certified uniformed law enforcement staff assigned to investigation/crime prevention, patrol, traffic and/or training at a four-year institution of higher education. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Duties and Responsibilities
Supervises and coordinates the activities of a medium to large-sized certified public safety and administrative support staff engaged in law enforcement and crime prevention on a four-year institution of higher education campus. Assists in planning and developing departmental goals, objectives, and programs; assists in developing and administering budgets, communicates directives to employees, and develops and maintains productivity standards for proper compliance to established criteria. Develops policy directives for assigned areas and ensures completion of departmental goals and objectives. Keeps abreast of changes in laws, regulations, policies, procedures and practices. Directs the operations of sub-division programs and staff assigned to investigations, crime prevention, campus patrol, traffic, parking, and/or communications; coordinates testing, recruitment and training activities and recommends disciplinary actions for misconduct. Coordinates and schedules in-service training activities for assigned personnel, communicates standards and practices to assure uniform delivery of services to the campus, and coordinates law enforcement activities with campus departments and outside organizations. Supervises and conducts special and/or complex investigations, compiles statistical reports concerning sub-division activities, and supervises the maintenance of special files, confidential documents, and legal and administrative reports. Prepares criminal case file for judicial review by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Conveys information concerning investigations, complaints, and other public safety activities to the media or general public. Performs other duties as assigned.
SPECIAL JOB DIMENSIONS
Occasional abnormal working hours, seven (7) days a week on-call duty is required; shift work and irregular working hours may be required. Working in extreme and inclement weather conditions is required. Qualification with small arms and the wearing of firearms and uniforms is required. Exposure to danger is required.
KNOWLEDGES, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
Knowledge of law enforcement management and supervisory principles. Knowledge of criminal laws, departmental, and university policies and procedures. Knowledge of budgetary planning and administration. Knowledge of investigative methods and techniques. Ability to organize and supervise the work activities of others. Ability to plan, evaluate, and conduct training. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Skill in the operation of firearms.
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree with a major in criminal justice or related field; plus four years of progressively more responsible experience in law enforcement, including three years in a supervisory capacity. Certified as a Police Officer in accordance with ACA 12-9-106. Possession of a valid state motor vehicle operator’s license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
SALARY: Grade C121– State Pay Plan