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Police Chief - Des Moines, IA


The City of Des Moines, Iowa is accepting applications for the position of Police Chief until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 14, 2014. The Chief of Police is responsible and accountable for the overall operation of the Police Department including providing leadership and administrative oversight of all activities of the Police Department.
Acceptable experience and training for this position include graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in a field related to police or public administration; and extensive experience in public safety police operations with considerable management experience.
The salary range for Police Chief effective January 1, 2015 will be $80,000 to $163,393 per year depending on qualifications and experience plus a comprehensive benefits package.
Please use the following link to learn more about the position, the City of Des Moines and to apply –





Police Chief - Adams State University


 I.            General Description

The Chief of police is responsible for the overall direction of the University’s Police Department.  The Chief, under the administrative supervision of the Vice President for Student Affairs, is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the operations of the University Police department. These operations include a comprehensive law enforcement program, facility security, emergency preparedness, crime prevention, investigations, parking and traffic control, and administration of the department's budget and coordination with external agencies and community organizations. The Chief supports the mission of the Department to provide a safe and crime-free environment, creating an atmosphere where students have a maximum opportunity to be successful in their academic endeavors.


II.         Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required; Master’s preferred; in education, criminal justice, pre-law, social sciences or other related fields preferred.  Eight years of experience in police work required with three of those years in a university or college setting preferred. Must be certified or become certified as a police officer by the State of Colorado within one year. Strong computer skills with the ability to program and maintain data files.  Demonstrated skills in campus educational programming  and proven record of collaboration with residence halls and other campus and city constituents. Ability to supervise, train, evaluate and lead a staff. Knowledge of the law and police enforcement tactics. Possess conflict management skills and an ability to investigate crimes. Ability to plan, organize and direct the operations of the University Police Department. Including but not limited to, comprehensive law enforcement program, officer training and mentoring, facility security, emergency preparedness, crime prevention, investigations, parking and traffic control, administration of the department’s budget, coordination with external agencies and community organizations. Ability to perform position description.


III.      Accountability

            The Chief of Police is accountable to the Vice President for Student Affairs.


IV.       Major Duties and Responsibilities

•    Set standards of expectation for all officers through development of policy manuals and directives, and strive to insure that these standards are met.

•    Evaluate all department members according to productivity and conduct, maintain training records, discipline as needed, train support personnel on data entry/retrieval.

•    Preform annual evaluations on all classified, exempt and part time temporary employees.

•    Establish selection processes for all open positions, conduct background investigations, hire and terminate employees as necessary.

•    Design comprehensive training for all officers and student employees and assign officers to attend required training sessions according to need of specific training.

•    Assign duty rosters; coordinate annual, military and holiday leave as allowed by departmental demands; approve sick leave as necessary and insure that all documentation is properly dispersed.

•    Assign investigations to officers, counsel on procedures and techniques of investigation.

•    Manage all departmental budget expenditures and department budgets according to available funds and resources.

•    Evaluate prosecutorial merit of all cases prior to filing with district attorney or issuing citations to court.

•    Preform annual statistics and reports (i.e Clery Act) that pertain and are mandated by the university, state and federal entities.

•    Prepare and execute search warrants, and escalation of force used to subdue suspect.

•    Provide final review of all criminal reports.  Disseminate reports to appropriate university officials as necessary.

•    Review all reports (daily activity, crime reports, unsafe conditions, incident reports).

•    Effect corrections and determine corrective procedures, investigate response, and levels of appraisal to other departments.

•    Meet with department heads, vice president for Student Affairs, other agency chiefs and directors, district attorney, state-wide campus heads, etc. to maintain good working relations, to become aware of new techniques or changes in law and to disseminate this information to subordinate members of the department.

•    Manage and amend when appropriate all policy and procedure manuals including: Colorado Revised statues, Code of Federal Regulations, Employee Safety Rules, Emergency Preparedness guidelines.

•    Coordinate with Building Supervisors and Department Heads to insure building use is maximized, while insuring highest possible standards of security for students, faculty and physical properties.

•    Supervise departmental computer functions, including training of personnel in data entry, usage, and retrieval.

•    Direct Parking Management Program to insure adequate staffing patterns, parking lot enforcement, productivity, maintenance, and accuracy in data entry and collections of decals and tickets.

•    Represent department and provide customer service as necessary to faculty/staff meetings, student organizations and community functions.

•    Coordinate closely with Director of Housing to provide highest level of safety and security for students residing within the residence hall areas, and implement on-campus crime prevention programs as necessary.

•    Gather, provide analysis and disseminate all statistical data, and prepare required crime reports for Adams State University, according to the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.

•    Develop close collaborative relationships with housing and campus community to develop a comprehensive plan for retention, student success, and community development.

•    Provide leadership in the development of disciplinary policy and sanctions.

•    Create, implement, and evaluate awareness program series on various topics (i.e. alcohol use, date-rape, self-defense).

•    Collect on going data on efficiencies and cost-benefits of current operation.


VI.      Compensation

This position is a mid-level management position with a salary range of $65,000 to $70,000 depending on qualifications.  Adams State offers a competitive benefits package.



Completed applications must include the following:

  • · Letter of application, describing interest in and qualifications for the position.
  • · CURRENT resume/vitae.
  • · Names and contact information (addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses) of  

   three (3) professional references who can address your qualifications for this position.


Send applications to:

Kenneth Marquez                   
Search Committee Chair
Vice President for Student Affairs
Adams State University
208 Edgemont Boulevard, Suite 2080
Alamosa, CO 81101
Telephone: 719-587-7221
Fax: 719-587-7543


An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer:

In compliance with the Immigration Control Act of 1986, candidates for positions must provide proof of eligibility to work before an offer of employment can be made final. Adams State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications are sought from all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, disability and, as covered by law, veteran status. In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital status, and parental status.


Adams State has adopted background screening for its prospective employees. Offers of employment will be contingent upon the completion of an acceptable background check.

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.







Director - Penn State Justice and Safety Institute


Penn State seeks an entrepreneurial leader for the Director of the Justice & Safety Institute.  JASI ( serves domestic and international law enforcement, government agencies, and departments of corrections, as well as Pennsylvania child support enforcement workers and is a proven leader in the field of justice-related training, education, and organizational development. Programs are supported by both contracts and fee-for-service offerings.  JASI has academic ties to both the Justice Center for Research at University Park and the Criminal Justice Program in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs.  The Director will develop relationships with leaders of state, federal, and international government agencies; providing vision and strategy to promote future growth; spearheading an experienced, diverse team; identifying and securing funding opportunities; promoting and representing the University’s role and contribution to justice and safety related initiatives.  Must be able to provide leadership for an established organization employing over thirty full-time personnel, including faculty and professionals in:  IT, learning design, project management, and support services.  Additionally, over 100 part-time affiliates are regularly employed to support both the instruction and design of online and in-person programs.  

In addition to a graduate degree such as an MPA or MBA (PhD preferred), this position requires a minimum of seven years of work related experience in one of the justice professions served by the unit. Experience in higher education, outreach, and/or workforce development is preferred.  Track record of accomplishments;  successfully identifying and securing funding;  leading entrepreneurial endeavors;  managing growth;  excellent relationship building and communication skills; knowledge of justice and safety governmental organizations in both domestic and international markets; impeccable ethics and integrity; demonstrated commitment to diversity; strong work ethic; sense of humor, and willingness to travel are required.  

This is a fixed-term, non-tenured faculty appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding and is located in University Park, PA.  

Candidates should submit a cover letter describing experiences (at a minimum):  in the field of justice; contract management; prior work with local, state or federal organizations; a current resume; and list of three professional references.

Apply to job 52745 at

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.








Director of Training and Education - National Tactical Officers Association


The National Tactical Officers Association is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Training and Education. The NTOA is a non-profit, 501c-3 organization. The Director of Training and Education is a full-time position that may be performed from NTOA headquarters in Doylestown, PA or from a home office working remotely.

The Director of Training and Education manages activities, seminars and conferences; develops strategic training plans; manages a national instructor cadre; and is responsible for training budget preparation and oversight.

The salary range is $90,000-$105,000. Interested candidates should visit the Association’s website at and download a complete job description and employment application.

The application process will close on Oct. 24, 2014 








Research Assistant - Police Executive Research Forum


The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a leading national police research institution and membership organization based in Washington, DC, seeks candidates to fill an entry level research position.  PERF focuses on critical issues in policing, such as police use-of-force, violent crime trends and prevention, officer safety, technology issues and cybercrime, youth and gang violence issues, sexual assault, racial bias in policing, evaluation of promising practices, performance measurement, and community policing.  PERF has earned a national reputation for identifying emerging trends and developing promising practices for police practitioners. PERF has an excellent relationship and track record of collaborating with police agencies across the nation. These relationships provide PERF researchers with a unique level of access to conduct high profile law enforcement projects and are instrumental to PERF’s consistent record of high participation rates.


PERF offers a unique learning environment that examines current policing issues on a national scale.  This position will involve hands-on experience with law enforcement research, public policy and training projects.  Duties will include conducting database searches and literature reviews of policing and criminal justice issues, contributing to survey development and dissemination, conducting phone interviews, fielding incoming information requests, assisting with administrative tasks related to project management and other organizational needs, and helping staff with tasks related to on-going research projects. 

Candidates interested in the assistant position are required to have a bachelor’s degree in one of the social sciences (preferably in criminal justice or a related major). Qualified candidates must have excellent verbal, written, organizational and analytical skills.  Candidates need to be proficient with MS Office and Excel and should be capable of conducting exhaustive Internet and database searches.  Knowledge of databases, academic or other, is a plus. 

Applying for a position at PERF:  PERF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Email your letter of interest, resume, and a writing sample Deputy Director Jessica Toliver at  Application review will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

PERF is an equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.






Lieutenant - Ventura County Community College District


Posting Number 0602615 
Position: Full Time  
Percent Position: 100  
Months 12  
Employee Type Classified Supervisor  
Job Category Management/Supervisory 


Brief Description:

Under the direction of Chief of Police, plan, organize, and supervise the operations of the Police Department at a college location; perform specialized supervisory and police work as assigned; enforce applicable federal, state, city, county and district laws, enforce rules and regulations governing use of college buildings and grounds; make arrests, write reports, testify in court, control traffic, control parking; patrol buildings, grounds and other properties of the college campus; provide for the safety and protection of students, visitors, and personnel. 

An incumbent assigned to this class is a working command officer who provides functional supervision over student aides and other department personnel as assigned. This class incumbent serves as the highest-ranking department officer on a particular District campus. Incumbents are authorized to wear a uniform, carry firearms. They are sworn peace officers as defined by the California Penal Code, Chapter 4.5 et seq. 


Job Duties:

Supervise and participate in police activities of functions in the District as assigned by the Chief of Police. E 

Plan police coverage for crowd and traffic control of college dances, sports events, theater productions, community service functions and similar activities; schedule student police aides to supplement traffic and crowd control and other functions and activities. E 

Assign, coordinate, direct and review activities of subordinate officers; train and evaluate assigned staff. E 

Supervise dispatch of or participate in patrols and special investigations; provide safety and protection of students, visitors and personnel; patrol buildings, grounds and other properties of the college campus; carry firearms. E 

Review reports and compile data for court presentations; appear in court to present evidence and testimony in criminal cases as required. E 

Develop and maintain departmental records, assist with preparation of departmental budget. Assure the accurate accounting of daily parking fees. E 

Prepare various statistical and narrative reports. E 

Perform strategic planning, propose and establish programs to improve the police mission. E 

Interview students, faculty and campus personnel regarding complaints concerning citations, officer conduct and departmental policies and procedures. E 

Act as liaison between department and campus administration and between campus and local law enforcement agencies. E 

Train, provide work direction and guidance to officers and student police aides; evaluate performance of other officers and student police aides; assist in providing in-service training. E 

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students and others; provide information and direction to the public as appropriate. E 

Conduct investigations and follow up investigations of campus incidents; prepare crime or incident reports; prepare, issue and process traffic and parking citations according to established procedures. E 

Patrol college properties as assigned to maintain order and prevent crime; check and secure doors, rooms and buildings and safeguard equipment; inspect for vandalism, illegal entry, theft and fire; report hazardous or unusual conditions or malfunctions; extinguish small fires as necessary E 

Respond to alarm and radio calls; apprehend violators: provide emergency first aid; check and interrogate suspicious persons; repair and install alarm systems. E 

Receive complaint requests for assistance from students, visitors or college personnel; contact police and fire authorities as necessary; assure the safe transport of college monies. E 

Perform other duties as defined in the Police Policy and Procedure Manual, Police Department general orders and policies of the College District. E 

Perform other related duties as assigned. 


E = essential duties   


Minimum Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to high school graduate or have passed the General Educational Development Test, or have attained a two-year or four-year degree from an accredited college and a minimum five years service as full-time, regularly appointed peace officer in a US public law enforcement agency, including two years of such service in a lead capacity. Possess a current valid California P.O.S.T. Basic certificate.  


Licenses or other Requirements:

Valid California P.O.S.T. Basic certificate 

Undergo and pass a physical agility test 

Obtain valid California driver's license upon employment 

Valid First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificates 

Be eligible for and apply for P.O.S.T. Supervisory Certificate within one year of appointment 

Meet requirements of California Government Code Sections 1029, 1030, 1031 et seq. 

US citizen or permanent resident alien eligible for and who has applied for such citizenship 

Be at least 18 years of age 

Undergo and pass a subjective background investigation to determine if the candidate meets department standards 

Upon receiving conditional offer of employment, pass a medical and psychological examination and meet department standards thereof 

Successfully complete department field training 

Undergo and pass polygraph examination 


Knowledge Of:


Law enforcement and security methods and procedures. 

Includes applicable federal, state, city, county and district laws, rules and regulations, including laws of search, seizure and arrest, legal rights of citizens, court procedures and rules of evidence 

Modern community college police manuals and procedures 

Principles and practices of supervision and training 

Criminal investigations techniques and procedures 

Crowd control and vehicle control procedures 

District organization, operations, policies and objectives 

Oral and written communications skills 

Correct use of English, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary 

Technical aspects of field of specialty 


Ability To:


Plan, organize, supervise and participate in the operations of the college police department 

Interpret, apply and enforce applicable laws, rules and regulations 

Direct and conduct investigations, make arrests, file criminal complaints, detect and prevent crime 

Understand and apply sound principles of college police administration 

Recommend improvements in department operations and changes in policies and procedures 

Prepare and present clear, concise and comprehensive oral and written reports 

Plan, coordinate and supervise staff training programs 

Maintain rapport with college students, staff, representatives of local law enforcement agencies and the public 

Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action 

Understand and follow oral and written directions 

Work independently with little direction 

Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others 

Meet schedules and time lines 

Plan and organize work 

Train and supervise personnel 

Maintain records and prepare reports 

Work confidentially with discretion 

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing English language  


Physical Abilities


Reach overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally 

Stand and walk for extended periods of time 

Run, walk over uneven surfaces 

Climb stairs 

Bend at the waist, kneel or crouch 

Hear and speak to exchange information 

Lift maximum weight allowed by OSHA standards 

Safely operate motor vehicles in varied weather conditions and emergency or pursuit conditions 

Subject to considerable physical exertion, stamina, flexibility, and potentially hazardous conditions  

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy  


Work Week/Hours

To be determined based on the needs of the department.  


Closing Date


To apply, visit:

Required Applicant Documents: 

Documents not to exceed 2mb maximum


Required Selection Process:



This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by October 13, 2014. 


The examination process will consist of the following components: 

A) Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E) = Qualifying (pass/fail) 

B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score 


Applicants must meet minimum qualifications stated by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the testing process. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their application materials reviewed during a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E). A T&E is an assessment of training and experience that has prepared the candidate for the position. Those with the highest scores on the T&E will be invited to the technical interview. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email. 

The date range and location of the technical interview are listed below. 

Date Range: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 to Tuesday, November 4, 2014 

Location: Ventura County Community College District 
255 W. Stanley Avenue, Suite 150 
Ventura, CA 93001 


The above date range is subject to change. Applicants will be notified of any scheduling changes via email. 

Official transcripts providing confirmation that you meet the minimum educational requirement must be presented to the Human Resources Department prior to beginning employment. 

Valid CPR, First Aid, and California P.O.S.T. Basic certificates providing confirmation that you meet the license requirements must be presented to the Human Resources Department prior to being placed on the eligibility list provided you are successful in the examination process. 

The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application. 

The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  


Salary Range:

$5,445.00 - $7,549.00 per month  

Starting Salary: $5,445.00 - $7,549.00 - New employees may request salary placement above step one based on directly related education and experience which exceeds the minimum qualifications for the classification. Advanced salary placement must be requested at the time of offer and is subject to verification of qualifying experience and applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements and/or Personnel Commission Rules.  


Special Instructions to Applicants


In completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire, outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops) and experience. Please be sure to answer every component of each supplemental question as your responses will be scored and serve as your score on the training and experience evaluation. Appearance before the oral examination (interview) board will be limited to the candidates with the highest T&E scores. For your application to be considered, the supplemental questions must be completed in full. Failure to answer the questions as required will result in disqualification. 


Upon completion of the examination, the open / promotional eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill the current vacancies up to one year from the date the list is established. 


All appointments made from the eligibility list for initial appointment or for promotion shall be probationary for a period of one year. 


Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.  

Supplemental Questions:

The following questions will be asked of all applicants.

When you apply for this position, you may wish to compose your responses to the supplemental questions in a separate document that can be edited, saved, and pasted into the applicable online application supplemental question response fields. This will prevent the unintended loss of data, as the system will automatically log you out after 60 minutes of inactivity.

1. Do you currently possess a valid California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate? If yes, please indicate when it was issued (month/day/year). 

2. Do you currently possess or can you obtain a valid California driver's license upon employment? 



3. Do you possess current valid First Aid and CPR certificates? 



4. Please list any additional formal training programs, certifications, or college-level coursework you have completed relevant to the position of Community College Police Lieutenant. In your response, be sure to include (A) the institution where the training or coursework was completed, (B) the date the training, certification, or coursework was completed, (C) a brief summary of the content, and (D) any formal certifications or academic degrees obtained. If you have not completed any such training or coursework, please mark N/A. 

5. Describe your experience leading or supervising law enforcement personnel. In your response, be sure to include (A) the organization in which you gained this experience, (B) the number of employees you were responsible for leading or supervising, (C) the levels and job titles of those you led or supervised, (D) the functions for which your staff was responsible, and (E) whether or not you have administered performance evaluations. If you have no such experience, please mark N/A. 

6. Describe your experience practicing community-oriented policing. In your response, be sure to include (A) the organization in which you gained this experience, (B) the duration of your experience practicing community-oriented policing, and (C) a description of your responsibilities. If you have no such experience, please mark N/A. 

7. Describe your experience with emergency management. In your response, be sure to include (A) the organization in which you gained this experience, (B) the types of emergencies you have been involved with, (C) your actions with regard to managing these emergencies, and (D) the outcome of your actions. If you have no such experience, please mark N/A. 

8. How did you hear about this job opportunity?  






Crime Data Analyst - Pinellas Park, FL


Part-Time                           $18.02 Per Hour              

Essential Functions: Collects, organizes and analyzes crime data, calls for service, incidents and accidents to identify patterns, trends, hot spots and other potentially relevant statistics related to criminal activity. Compiles and maintains analytical reports and statistics and disseminates information to appropriate staff. Supports police units with database searches, crime mapping and data analyses. Attends internal meetings and briefings, as well as attends meetings off-site at other law enforcement agencies and institutions. Requires flexibility regarding the ability to work at varied times or during disasters. Must be detail oriented with strong follow up skills. Must possess knowledge of FCIC/NCIC and RMS information systems, along with knowledge of statistical and graphic presentation techniques and of Federal, State, City and department rules and regulations. Requires good oral and written communications skills. Generally works in an office environment with some time spent traveling to other facilities.

Education and Experience:  An Associate’s degree from an accredited university in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Police Administration, or a related field and one (1) year of previous crime analysis experience and/or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Successful completion of FCIC/NCIC and DAVID courses is required within 30 days, and Crime Analyst course program is required within one year of starting the position. Requires a valid Florida driver license.

Closing Date:  10/24/2014

Apply:  Submit a City application and resume to:

City of Pinellas Park
Staffing & Benefits Dept.
5141 78th Ave N
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
727-541-0803 Fax: 727-541-0829
Web site: