Director of Public Safety 

The Director of Public Safety reports to the Vice President for Student Success and is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of all aspects of campus safety.  The Director of Public Safety provides leadership for a community oriented policing program that is focused on partnerships and a creative problem-solving approach to promoting and maintaining campus safety and security. The Director of Public Safety is responsible for the recommendation and implementation of procedures to provide protection for all persons on the Lincoln University campus. 


  • Maintains overall safety and security on the Lincoln University campus by establishing operational procedures including fire prevention, firefighting, traffic control, guarding and patrolling the campus, orienting and monitoring of personnel involved with classified information, and investigation of accidents and criminal acts.
  • Ensures safety and security during campus activities.
  • Provides overall leadership and oversight of police patrol operations, law enforcement investigations, community policing, crime prevention strategies, crime statistics and analysis, and federal compliance reporting. 
  • Ensures that campus safety and security officers and staff conduct themselves in a professional, respectful manner, exercising their authority with appropriate discretion and treating all staff, students, and visitors in a fair and equitable manner.
  • Collaborates with local and state law enforcement agencies to enhance public safety operations across the University and the local community.
  • Confers with representatives of local government to ensure cooperation and coordination of campus activities with law enforcement and firefighting agencies. Works closely with the local and state law enforcement agencies in matters of mutual concern.
  • Instructs public safety personnel in the proper techniques of monitoring electronic alarm devices, investigation procedures, report writing, law enforcement, and other matters normally required of safety and security officers.
  • Responsibilities also include management of the department budget and planning and directing of security and safety programs for the protection of persons, property and facilities of the University. The Director disseminates security related information to students, faculty, and staff as necessary.
  • Trains and monitors safety and security personnel to ensure the maintenance of classified information pertaining to investigations of accidents and criminal acts.
  • Works closely with the Vice President for Student Success and Human Resources in matters related to employee safety and security. 
  • Collaborates with senior administration of the University to implement policies and determine the need for programs.
  • Serves on the university’s crisis management and safety committees and other committees as assigned by the Vice President.
  • Performs other duties required to provide an alert and capable police and security force to meet the needs of the University.
  • All other relevant duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university required. A Master’s degree and advanced law enforcement management training preferred. 


  • Five years of progressive, relevant management and law enforcement experience required. Prior police experience on a college campus is strongly preferred. 


  • Progressive leadership experience in a criminal justice organization
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Strong leadership and motivational capabilities  
  • Ability to work and lead in a diverse environment
  • Expertise in compliance requirements, including working knowledge of Clery Act, Title IX regulations, and alcohol/drug issues
  • Must be able to establish performance goals and assist staff members in developing a plan to meet those goals
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from a diverse cross section of university stakeholders, including employees, students, contractors, vendors, and the general public
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Must have working knowledge of technology used in police operations
  • Must understand the unique and complex role of police within a university community and how to align the work of the department with the overall mission, vision and goals of the university
  • Must be culturally competent and have experience working with a diverse population
  • Possess unquestioned integrity

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