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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."