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Captain of Police Operations

Purdue University Fort Wayne
Job Location:
Fort Wayne, 46805
Police and Public Safety

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We are currently seeking a full-time onsite Captain of Police Operations in our University Police department. This management position is the operations commander for the University Police Department, performing under the supervision of the Chief of Police, and assists the Chief of Police to ensure that police operations including patrol, communications, parking enforcement, security, emergency operations, and crime suppression are operating effectively and per policy. It requires a clearly demonstrated history of effective and efficient leadership skills, decision making, interpersonal skills and sound judgment. The police captain will assist with all emergency operations plans, drills, and coordination with outside safety and community partners, while performing professional law enforcement work to maintain order to protect the public, maintain law and order on the campus, detect and prevent crime, direct and control traffic, and investigate and apprehend suspects involved in criminal activity. The Captain will also assist in the administration of public safety for the University campus in accordance with University policy and all federal, state, and local municipal laws.

Please submit both a cover letter and resume in order to be considered.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • This is administration and supervisory work in the provision of a wide range of public safety, law enforcement, and security functions for the campus community.
  • The employee in this class assists the Chief of Police in the management of the total police and security operations and public safety personnel in accordance with established policies as well as local, state, and federal statutes.
  • Provides requested information for the preparation of the operational budget for the University Police Department.
  • Assists in the planning, coordination and administration of various programs for the University Police Department; training, patrol operations, investigations, records and communications.
  • Supervises patrol, security and support personnel, as well as patrols campus and assists officers when necessary.
  • Maintains a close liaison with other public safety agencies and works closely with representatives from campus organizations.
  • Must be available for emergency duty and calls when necessary.
  • Analyze criminal incident reports and security conditions and recommend appropriate strategies for responding.
  • Assists in planning, coordinating, and maintaining an effective parking traffic operation for the campus.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree. Willing to accept related experience in lieu of education. 
  • At least 6-7 years' experience in law enforcement and leadership.
  • Working knowledge of current police methods, practices, and procedures and the ability to apply this knowledge to specific situations.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, criminal procedures and statutes.
  • Knowledge and skills to manage personnel, a budget and programs for the University Police Department when required.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to deal with a wide range of circumstances and the ability to speak effectively before students and faculty groups or others as needed
  • Ability to prepare clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to deal effectively with the news media.  
  • Familiar with emergency operations plans, NIBRS, and Clery Act.
  • Must be certified by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and remain in compliance with the Purdue University Motor Vehicle Records Policy.


  • Free tuition through Purdue University Global.
  • Fee remission for a traditional Purdue degree for yourself, your spouse, and your child(ren).
  • Insurance starts on first day of employment.
  • Generous Paid Time Off - additional PTO in December.
  • Additional benefit information:

Additional Information:

  • Resumes and cover letters that contain portraits or personal information will not be reviewed by the hiring committee.
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position.
  • A background check and misconduct screen is required for employment in this position.

Purdue Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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