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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.





POST Regional Training Coordinator - Idaho State Police


Open for Recruitment: October 14, 2014 - November 13, 2014
Announcement # 08454006102
Salary Range: $24.00 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Coeur d'Alene

The successful applicant will be required to complete a background investigation and polygraph examination, which includes drug screening. Please see the ISP Drug Policy at the end of this announcement.

We are recruiting to fill a POST Regional Training Coordinator position that will be stationed in Coeur d'Alene. The region includes jurisdictions in Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah, Shoshone, Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Idaho and other counties as assigned. This position works with numerous criminal justice agencies within a given geographical area. The incumbent is expected to work with limited supervision and make contact with each of the agencies on a regular basis and actively participate with POST Headquarters and Academy personnel. POST Regional Training Coordinators are non-commissioned positions; however, if you are currently certified in Idaho, you will be able to maintain your current Idaho peace officer certification.


  • Maintain liaison and provide consultation to city, county, and state agencies, and law enforcement advisory boards and various local civic committees
  • Serve as resource to agencies/personnel in their geographic area to facilitate training, certifications, and career planning
  • Respond to inquiries, interpret and explain IDAPA and POST rules and standards
  • Review, research, and recommend solutions to remedy sensitive issues/complaints and resolve conflicts
  • Meet with criminal justice officials to assess regional in-service training needs
  • Review and approve/deny course work for law enforcement training
  • Update or rewrite curriculum
  • Arrange for training facilities and schedule in-service training
  • Coordinate with in-state and out-of-state instructors and other training providers
  • Observe POST Certified Instructors and monitor classes for quality control
  • Initiate contract arrangements with training providers, approve instructor reimbursements, and issue Certificates of Completion
  • Monitor and review college law enforcement programs for compliance with POST standards
  • Distribute training announcements and updates
  • Instruct classes in area of expertise and administer written, dispatch, firearm qualifications, and physical fitness tests
  • Coordinate or conduct background investigations
  • Approve and track all in-service law enforcement and related training initiated by agencies or POST
  • Oversee regional personnel changes into personnel management computer system and update regional instructor certifications
  • Approve instructor expenses
  • Approve, enter, and track training hours and payment of tuition fees and costs of training
  • Assist in the review, re-write, and development of new POST Standards
  • Make presentations before the POST Council
  • Write articles and prepare reports
  • Participate in vocational-technical program reviews
  • Changes into personnel management computer systems and update regional instructor certifications
  • May instruct classes in area of expertise and administer written, dispatch, firearm qualifications and physical fitness tests

Minimum Qualifications:

Good knowledge of: supervisory practices; problem solving/conflict resolution.

Experience: evaluating, preparing, and delivering both small and large criminal justice training exercises; handling issues related to criminal justice performance, equipment needs and application, patrol procedures and detention procedures; establishing relationships and providing consultation to a wide variety of municipal, county, state, and law enforcement agencies and community organizations.

At least 64 college credits in criminal justice, education, or similar degree from an accredited college or university.

Past or current possession of a POST Basic Patrol and/or Detention Certification AND a minimum of 10 years serving in that capacity

Examination: Your score will be based on a rating of your education and experience. Exam results are available online when the review process is completed. To preview the exam, click on the Preview Exam link below.

To Apply: Go to www. and click on Job Seekers and then Law Enforcement. Please follow the instructions to Apply Onlineto the left and follow the instructions provided. When creating/updating your online application information, selectIdaho State Police under "Agencies," full-time under "Job Type/Shift," and Coeur d'Alene under "Cities." 












City of Pittsburgh

Department of Personnel & Civil Service Commission/ Attention: Applications Section

Fourth Floor, City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15219

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 7:30 A.M. through 4:45 P.M.

Fax Number:  412-255-4736
Application Questions:  412-255-2710
Civil Service Commission:  412-255-2384



Employment Announcement for the position of:  CHIEF OF STAFF

 Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis from 11/03/14 until the position is filled.


I.  General Application Requirements:

You must submit or show proof of all of the following at the time of filing your application (unless otherwise indicated below) or your application will be disqualified.  Disqualifications based on any of these General Application Requirements are not subject to a Civil Service appeal.

  • A completed online City of Pittsburgh Employment Application, including your online Employment Profile Data.  (Education and Work Experience).
  • Completed online City of Pittsburgh Supplemental Form questions for this position.
  • A resume, to be submitted online.
  • Applicants must become residents of the City of Pittsburgh prior to employment and remain a resident throughout employment.
  • A current, valid Class C Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Operator's License is required to be presented and verified prior to appointment to the position and must be maintained throughout employment.  Written requests for a special accommodation on the basis of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act will be considered by the Department of Personnel and Civil Service Commission on an individual basis.


NOTE:  The City of Pittsburgh, as a matter of policy, conducts pre-employment and promotional background investigations on all candidates being considered for positions.  The background investigation includes but is not limited to criminal background, driver’s license and City of Pittsburgh real estate tax payments.  Candidates may be disqualified from consideration from employment based on the results of their background investigation (as it relates to the job for which the applicant is being considered).


NOTE Candidates being considered for employment will be required to submit official transcripts to verify of their post-secondary education (college/university, trade school, etc.) prior to being hired by the City of Pittsburgh.  Transcripts must be submitted at the time of any/each job interview you have with the City of Pittsburgh. 


II. Qualifying Requirements:

Your City of Pittsburgh application will be reviewed and your work experience and education/training will be evaluated to determine if you meet the qualifying eligibility requirements listed below for this position.  You will be sent an eligibility letter regarding your eligible/ineligible status.


  • WORK EXPERIENCE: The application must clearly show six (6) years of full-time municipal government and policy planning experience including conducting complex statistical analysis.  Relevant experience within police agencies is preferred.  Three (3) years of this experience must include supervisory responsibilities.  (Full-time is defined as 32 hours or more per week.  Less than full-time experience will be calculated on a pro-rated basis.)
  • EDUCATION/TRAINING: The application must clearly show a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) from a fully accredited institution in Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, Political Science, Social Science or a related field.  (See NOTE under the General Application Requirements Section above regarding the verification of education/training).
  •  EQUIVALENCY:  Education/training and/or work experience may be substituted on a year for year basis if the application clearly shows the required number of years to meet the Total Qualifying Requirement for this position (based on the sum of work experience and education/training listed above).  The Total Qualifying Requirement is ten (10) years.  (See NOTE under the General Application Requirements Section above regarding the verification of education/training).


III. Civil Service Examination(s):

If you meet the qualifying requirements listed above, you will be sent a letter of admission (when applicable) for the following examination(s).  You must pass the written and/or performance examination(s) in order to have your name placed on the official Civil Service eligibility list for this position.  Candidates who receive job offers must pass a medical examination (when applicable) prior to start date.

  • Written:  None required for this position.
  • Performance:  None required for this position.
  • Medical:  None required for this position. 



Department:  Public Safety/Bureau of Police

Salary:  $96,410 per year.

Union:  None, this is a non-union position.

Civil Service Classification:  Exempt


Position Duties:

  • Provides strategic leadership for the Office of the Chief of Police and command staff.
  • Provides integration of the Bureau’s mission with execution of that mission.
  • Oversees development of the Bureau’s Plan of Action.
  • Engages appropriate divisions/units within the Bureau to communicate the Bureau’s mission and policies.
  • Coordinates and integrates functions in the Bureau that require knowledge, tracking and communication of critical issues.
  • Manages the Bureau performance management activities.
  • Oversees and manages the flow and exchange of information.
  • Streamlines interactions with key Bureau constituents and drives initiatives on behalf of the Chief of Police.
  • Convenes and coordinates policies and issues with the senior managers of the Bureau.
  • Reviews documents and communications prepared by the Bureau to ensure they reflect policy and advise the Chief of issues that need to be addressed.
  • Reports to the chief on problems and progress of initiatives.
  • Oversees special assignments on the Chief’s behalf.
  • Maintains awareness of current best practices in police management and operations; advises the Chief of Police and other managers in the Bureau of these practices and how they can best be applied.
  • Maintains liaison with key public and private officials, including the Mayor’s Office and City Council.
  • Oversees the development of Police capital budget.
  • Ensures that the Department of Public Safety and other levels of local government are aware of key Bureau activities and that the Bureau is responsive to their concerns and issues.
  • Responds to inquiries from other government agencies and units of city government, including the Mayor’s Office and City Council.
  • Represents the Chief of Police at various meetings and functions as assigned.
  • Manages area of responsibility in strict accordance with applicable laws, regulations and established policy including union agreements to ensure fair and standardized treatment of employees.
  • Performs activities and functions of related lower-level personnel as assigned or required.
  • Performs such other related tasks and duties that are assigned or required.

Knowledge/Abilities (At Full Job Performance)

Extensive knowledge of:

  • Human Resources Development, including management and leadership development, and the principles, best practices, applications and techniques utilized in municipal police organizations.
  • General budget process, finance and accounting principles and statistical analysis methodology.
  • Organizational and change management.
  • Research methods.
  • Project management.
  • Policing best practices relative to data driven, problem solving community oriented policing.

 Considerable Knowledge of:

  • Best practices in relation to leadership and staff development.
    • City and departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
    • Relevant labor agreements and personnel policies and procedures.
    • Microsoft Office Software applications.
    • Collection and application of crime and police data (e.g., calls for service, etc.).
    • Relevant academic research informing police practices.
    • The application of relevant data to driving police operational strategies.
    • The working relationships of the three components that make up the criminal justice system (i.e., law enforcement, courts, corrections).

Limited knowledge of:

  • SPSS or similar statistical packages.
  • Pennsylvania Crimes Code and Vehicle Law.

Ability to:

  • Effectively supervise the work of assigned personnel.
  • Work independently, determine work priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Analyze and interpret data.
  • Work effectively with various media outlets and understand appropriate internal communication strategies.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, associates, outside agencies, and the general public.


  • Frequently 0 – 20 pounds.
  • Occasionally 21 – 40 pounds.

Physical Demands – Job Requirements:   

  • Constantly hearing-conversation, seeing-near, seeing-far, speaking clearly.

Full-time City employees receive a comprehensive benefit package including:


  • Health, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • Pension
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Personal Days


(Benefits may be modified based on collective bargaining unit terms.)










The City of Quincy



The City of Quincy is seeks a highly motivated, community oriented, and accomplished law enforcement leader and professional to served as Chief of Police. 

 Work includes directing and managing the day-to-day operations of the department. The incumbent must possess extensive familiarity with modern police techniques and best practices community policing, youth protection ordinance and the integration of telecommunications in tactical operations. Incumbent must have experience in the, concepts of administration and elements of effective supervision. 

Plans, organizes, and manages the activities and functions of the day-to-day operations of the department through department senior officers. 

  •  Development the department’s mission, its policies, procedures, rules and regulations; and implements same through department senior officers. 
  •  Incumbent will prepare and manage the department’s operating and capital budgets; and controls expenditures of the appropriations.
  •  Reviews employee problems and insures that necessary steps are taken to maintain high morale and employee effectiveness and efficiency. 
  •  Meets with other law enforcement managers for strategic planning and to plan interdepartmental responses to high risk or special events.  Uses and exercises independent judgment. 
  •  Reviews and approves recommendations for placement, advancement, transfer, training, development, safety and discipline of departmental personnel.  Insures departmental compliance with the City's equal employment opportunity requirements and related federal and state laws. 
  •  The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Business, or Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Criminology or related field may substitute for one year of the required sworn experience. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. Incumbent is expected to reside in the City of Quincy.

 Submit letter of application, detailed resume with salary history, work related references and City of Quincy application to: Bessie Evans Director, Human Resources, City of Quincy, 404 W. Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351.  E-mail for a complete position, community profile and job application, or fax your resume/application to 1-866-780-7910.  EOE.

CLOSING DATE:   Position Open Until Filled








The School of Criminal Justice at Grand Valley State University invites applications for the position of Director of Criminal Justice Training beginning January 1, 2015.

 Position:  Administrative Professional.

Applicants must have earned a Master’s Degree or Juris Doctor Degree.  Minimum of seven years of Law Enforcement experience required.  Experience in personnel management and supervision. Demonstrated ability in budget development and control. A working knowledge of MCOLES policy and procedures and curriculum requirements. The ability to communicate orally and in writing and the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, administrators, staff and diverse community groups. Possession of adequate computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Teaching experience preferred.

 Responsibilities includeproviding leadership in the strategic planning, administration, and program compliance of the Policy Academy and Military Police Basic Training Program. Assure compliance with policies, practices, and procedures of the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) and Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Serve as the Liaison between, GVSU, MCOLES, West Michigan Criminal Justice Training Consortium and West Michigan law enforcement agencies. Develop, coordinate, schedule and staff grants. Develop, coordinate, schedule and staff in-service training programs. Facilitate the Police Academy Advisory Board. Perform other duties as assigned by the School of Criminal Justice Director.

 The School of Criminal Justice, a leader in criminal justice education and training in the state of Michigan, is located at the Pew Campus in downtown Grand Rapids, just blocks away from the County Justice Center, police headquarters, and a thriving business district.  Grand Rapids, the second largest city in Michigan, is the business, legal, and cultural center for Western Michigan and is located just three hours from Chicago and Detroit and only thirty minutes from Lake Michigan.

 Grand Valley State University ( serves an enrollment of almost 24,000 students.  The School of Criminal Justice – College of Community and Public Service – is a dynamic, growing department of 18 faculty and staff who possess diverse scholarly experiences within one of the fastest growing universities in the State of Michigan.  The school consists of over 700 Criminal Justice and Legal Studies undergraduate majors, a graduate program, an internship program, an accredited police academy, and a criminal justice training center. For more information about the School of Criminal Justice, visit the School of Criminal Justice website at (

 How to apply:  Apply on line at Click on “current Job Openings”. Submit a detailed letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and graduate transcripts. The online system will allow candidates to electronically attach these documents. Three letters of reference are also required and should be mailed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kathleen Bailey: GVSU School of Criminal Justice; 401 W. Fulton Street: 237-C DeVos; Grand Rapids, MI 49504. If you need assistance or have questions about the process call the Human Resources Office at (616) 331-2215. Please direct all inquiries about the position to Dr. Kathleen Bailey at or (616) 331-7148. The department values candidates who demonstrate an ability to work in a collaborative environment with a diverse population of colleagues and students.












Inspector—UT-Police Department (Houston)

 The University of Texas Police at Houston (UTP-H) is a member of the University of Texas System Police. It is staffed with a dedicated team of sworn and civilian professionals that serve, protect and preserve the “daily campus life” at one of the top cancer centers in the nation, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (US News & World Report), and the prestigious University of Texas Health Sciences Center (UT-Health).  Both institutions are part of the world’s largest medical complex, The Texas Medical Center located in the heart of the nation’s energy capital, Houston, Texas.  UTP-H is responsible for law enforcement, security and personal safety services.   Accredited since 1994 it has most recently received meritorious accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA®).

 The UTP-H is currently accepting applications for a commissioned position of Inspector, Threat and Criminal Investigations. The primary function of the Inspector position is to oversee the institutional criminal investigations program and to provide oversight of the institutional threat assessment and crime mitigation programs.

 Key Functions

 Provides leadership to and management of assigned personnel through clear direction, communications, development opportunities, and ongoing feedback.  Manages the daily operations of criminal investigation.  May manage staff, including the selection process, coordination of work, performance and development.

  1. Functions as the managing investigator on all major criminal matters and lengthy investigations.  Coordinates investigations in cooperation with Federal, State, County and local agencies. 
  2. Manages and administers high risk institutional compliance and complex investigations.  
  3. Conducts audits of criminal cases and is responsible for case management.
  4. Coordinates strategic and tactical plans and operations with Operations Bureau Commanders to address crime trends and criminal activities.                                                                                                                                      
  5. Provides crime scene expertise and oversees crime scene searches.
  6. Provides leadership to and management of assigned personnel through clear direction, communications, development opportunities, and ongoing feedback.  Manages the daily operations of the institutional threat assessment and crime mitigation programs.  Manages staff, including the selection process, coordination of work, performance and development. 
  7. Responds to and identifies actual or perceived threats. Conducts immediate threat reviews and assessments insuring a rapid mitigation response.
  8. Conducts immediate, long term, and pre and post-event threat assessments and analysis to develop ways to minimize future risks.  Produces reports or presentations that outline findings, explain risk, threat and/or vulnerability positions, and/or recommend mitigation measures.
  9. Provides expertise to various community outreach and institutional groups.  Maintains a strong working relationship with the universities’ communication offices.  Through the risk assessment process provides support to the institutional safety committee, 2-stop committee, facilities management and off-site facility operations.
  10. Creates and conducts crime prevention presentations, training and programs to internal and external audiences.  Researches, produces, evaluates, maintains and updates presentations and other related materials utilized in crime prevention and threat and risk assessment programs and projects. 
  11. Oversees security sensitive background investigations on prospective university employees, contractors, students, and volunteers to determine their potential security risk to the university.


 Required:   Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Management, Police Science, Business Administration

 Preferred:   Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration, Police Science or Business Administration.


Required:     Seven years of experience as a commissioned peace officer functioning as an investigator, detective, or intelligence officer at an agency/department of 75 or more commissioned police officers, to include three years of supervisory experience.  Additional years of experience as an investigator, detective, or intelligence officer may be substituted for the required education on a one- to-one basis.

 Preferred:   Nine years of experience in risk evaluation/threat assessment or law enforcement or general case investigations.


 Required:   All of the following:

 Eligible to be a commissioned/licensed peace officer for the State of Texas.

  • Valid Class C Texas driver’s license

 Preferred:   One or more of the following:

 Possess an advanced certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education

  • Certified Crime Prevention Specialist issued by the Texas Crime Prevention Association
  • Physical Security Professional (PSP) issued by American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
  • Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) issued by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS)
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) issued by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)                            

 Pay and Compensation

 The salary range for this position is from $80,000 to $120,000.  The starting pay is on a sliding scale commensurate with experience.   For example, an applicant with 10 years of approved experience would start at approximately $100,000.  Supplemental pay is also provided to those that qualify for; bi- lingual pay (up to $1,200 a year), education pay (up to $4,200 a year), TCOLE certification pay (up to $3,600 a year) and a tuition reimbursement through a Cohort (up to $5,250 a year). Excellent benefits, to include paid time off, paid holidays and the opportunity to earn up to 32 additional hours of time off based on performance are provided as an employee within the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.

To be considered for this position, you must pass a process that includes but is not limited to medical and psychological exams, drug tests, polygraph exam and an extensive background investigation, which includes character references.

 NOTE: Must successfully complete the next available UT-System Police Lateral Academy after hire which requires a commissioned/licensed peace officer status from the State of Texas.

 Position will be advertised until filled.

To  apply,  please  visit     and  search  for  key  word  “police”  or requisition number 7522BR. For further information or questions, please contact Sgt. Gabe Wisneski at 713-563-2154 or



City of Greensboro

Chief of Police

The City of Greensboro is seeking a Chief of Police to lead a dynamic and diverse CALEA accredited Police Department.  The position is open because of the retirement of the prior chief. The mission of the department is focused on forging effective community partnerships as the primary means of fighting crime and improving overall quality of life.  This is an outstanding opportunity for a law enforcement professional with a proven track record in effective change management and innovative strategic leadership.  Greensboro’s ultimate goal is that the Chief and the Department maintain and enhance its role as a national leader in exceptional policing by members of the department, the community, and other law enforcement agencies.

Police Department and Position Overview:  

The City of Greensboro operates under a Council/Manager form of government. The City has approximately 3000 employees working across 20 departments.  The new Police Chief will report to one of four Assistant City Managers.  The individual selected for this key role will lead a Department of approximately 673 sworn and 112 non-sworn employees with an annual budget of $68.6M.  Employees are divided among six areas:  Office of the Chief of Police (which includes the Public Information Officer), Investigative Bureau, Management Bureau, Patrol Bureau, and Support Bureau. The department's 785 authorized personnel are assigned within 16 separate divisions.  A detailed description of the police department can be found at  Additional information is at

Qualifications: The City seeks a law enforcement leader with a minimum of 20 years progressive law enforcement experience and 5-7 years of cross-functional and progressively responsible experience including administrative and command work at rank of Captain or higher; a BA/BS degree (Master’s degree highly preferred) along with executive law enforcement training (e.g. FBI National Academy, Administrative Officers Management Program, LEEP, etc.).  Must have current certification as a municipal or local government law enforcement officer by his/her respective state or with no more than one year break in full-time sworn service at time of appointment. Please note that North Carolina law does not recognize nor have a reciprocal relationship with Federal law enforcement certification.

There is a residency requirement to live within thirty miles of the city limits of Greensboro or move within these boundaries within 12 months of appointment to the position. Hiring range is $124,956-$154,440 plus Executive Compensation Supplement (beginning salary will be commensurate with experience). The salary range maximum is $175,500.  Additional information about the benefits package is available at

To view the full posting and to apply for this position, please go to, click “Client Openings” (or paste into your browser) and then the Chief of Police - Greensboro link.  All applications must be fully completed and submitted via the online portal.  Resume review will begin December  1st and the position will close December 14, 2014.  An assessment center will be held January 22-23, 2015 in Greensboro for selected semi-finalists.  All inquiries should be emailed to  Additional information about the City is available at   EEO/AA Employer.

The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC. 









University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

Director of University Police

UAFS seeks a professional with strong leadership and management skills to plan, organize, implement, and direct the law enforcement, public safety, and emergency management functions of the University.  Requires a bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred, in criminal justice, social science, public administration, or directly-related field; plus five years of progressively responsible experience in police work, with a minimum of three years in a higher-education setting.  Command-level experience with a law enforcement agency as a division or bureau-level executive officer and/or experience managing campus emergency preparedness activities are a plus.  The candidate chosen must be a certified law enforcement officer in Arkansas or eligible to immediately obtain; possess a valid state driver’s license; have or obtain First Aid and CPR certifications; and pass a background investigation and comprehensive medical exam.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Competitive benefits package available. 

 For additional information and application procedure, visit our website at: or contact: UAFS, Human Resources, 5210 Grand Avenue, Fullerton Admin. Bldg., Room 239, PO Box 3649, Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649; telephone: 479-788-7088; e-mail:  

Apply by: January 15, 2015