Chief of Police (FT), AF3EDRCTRPSP The College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college located 27 miles west of downtown Chicago, vitally connected to our local area for over 50 years. We prepare students for a lifelong passion for learning on our 273-acre campus which is home to nine associate degrees and a wide variety of professional and technical certificates. Many of these credentials prepare students to seamlessly articulate into the baccalaureate programs of our higher education partner institutions.
College of DuPage is committed to student success and values an inclusive and welcoming community environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Our connection to the larger metropolitan area is essential to our success and provides a wealth of diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The primary function of the Chief of Police is to provide a safe learning, teaching and working environment with the philosophy and ideals of Campus Community Oriented Policing.
Develop and direct the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the department; prepare and administer the department's budget.
Pursue grant opportunities where appropriate.
Responsible for the enforcement of the laws of the State of Illinois, the United States of America and all applicable College regulations including the Student Code of Conduct.
Supervise all phases of operations in the Police Department including crime control, traffic control, safety, issuance of College IDs, issuance of all keys, parking hang tags and access control system.
This includes the security management for staff, students, visitors, property and events on and off campus.
Plan, organize, administer, review and evaluate the work of sworn and non-sworn staff through subordinate levels of supervision.
Effectively manage and address labor relations issues, including to provide for the selection, training, professional development and work evaluation of department staff; authorize discipline as required; provide policy guidance and interpretation to staff; ensure that laws, ordinances and policies are consistently enforced.
Work closely with the Dean of Student Affairs in dealing with student related issues and inform the Dean of situations involving students.
Oversee all College police functions including community-oriented policing, patrol, crime prevention, investigation, traffic enforcement, school services, dispatch and records.
Prepare, recommend and implement strategic plans to meet the College's current and long-range needs.
Develop operational policy and procedures standards for the department.
Comply with federal and state reporting mandates including submission and public availability of campus crime information and sexual offender awareness requirements, as part of the Right-to-Know Legislation.
Prioritize and allocate available resources; review and evaluate program and service delivery, make recommendations for improvement and ensure maximum effective service provision.
Coordinate a pro-active crime prevention and criminal investigation program for the campus by developing, reviewing and implementing policies and procedures to meet legal requirements and College needs.
Ensure standards for good public relations between the Police Department and the College of DuPage community are maintained.
In conjunction with Risk Management develop and maintain an inspection program to identify and correct unsafe conditions for the welfare of students, employees and visitors.
Submit appropriate Crime and Service Function reports as required by State Law and College procedures.
Maintain and direct the maintenance of working and official departmental files.
Monitor changes in laws, court decisions, regulations and technology that may affect departmental operations; implement policy, procedural and operational changes as required.
Work closely and cooperatively with local, county and state law enforcement agencies and officials in promoting law enforcement.
Establish and maintain memorandums of understanding with local police departments.
Additionally develop policy and procedures to implement Mutual Aid agreements so the College has adequate services to respond to emergencies.
In conjunction with Risk Management, develop fire, tornado and other emergency procedures along with management of department emergency responses.
Provide for Police Department operations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Develop and update College-wide emergency plans in collaboration with the College and with external
BS degree required.
Masters degree, graduate of police upper management course and college level teaching credentials preferred.
Ten (10) years of law enforcement experience with a minimum of five (5) years in a supervisory position required.
Proven track record in effectively managing in a union environment required.
Experience in institution of higher education preferred.
Knowledge of equipment used within the Police (or Public Safety) Department as related to the field.
Some exposure to outside weather year round.
Some work during the night hours.
Available on call 24 hours daily and 7 days per week.
This position requires a background check and drug screen.
Competitive starting salaries are dependent on education and experience. College of DuPage also offers a generous benefits plan.
To apply please submit your electronic application, unofficial transcripts, current curriculum vita, a cover letter including a list of three references.
Applications accepted until October 8, 2023 11:59 p.m. CST
This position requires a pre-employment background and drug screen.
College of DuPage is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
College of DuPage does not discriminate against individuals in employment opportunities, programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veterans' status, marital status, disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on any other basis protected by law.