The Chief of the Police Department serves as the chief officer in the operation and administration of Albany State University's Police Department. The Chief has responsibility for planning, organizing,and directing the operations of the department. Reporting to the Vice President for Fiscal Affairs, the Chief has responsibility for planning, organizing, and directing the operations of the University's Police Department. These operations include protecting life and property in the campus community through law enforcement and rime prevention activities which include patrol activities, criminal investigations, parking and traffic enforcement, crime prevention education, internal training, student safety seminars, workshops,and any other duties as assigned.
The Chief also works closely with city police, state, county law enforcement agencies as well as other university police/public safety departments in order to provide services to the University.
- Serves as the Chief of Police/Director in the operation and administration of the Police Department.
- Formulates policies and regulations governing activities of the department.
- Oversees scheduling of officers to maintain safety for all campuses of Albany State University.
- Assigns personnel for special events, details and other activities.
- Coordinates with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as with the local District Attorney for assistance and prosecution of criminal cases.
- Reviews cases generated by the department and oversees court appearances by officers and is the University's emergency operations officer and the first to respond to campus crisis.
- Oversees all operations of the Georgia Crime Information System (GCIC).
- Oversees compliance with Clery Act Information.
- Conducts and oversees training for residence managers' new students and summer programs concerning safety, rules and regulations.
- Develops, plans and conducts a training and employee development program for department personnel.
- Supervises performance of work and consults and confers with staff.
- Plans, directs and participates in the preparation and maintenance of a variety of records and reports.
- Performs other job-related duties as required.
Master's degree in criminal justice, public administration or a related field and a minimum of eight to ten years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement administration required.
Thorough knowledge of public safety/policing concepts and law enforcement and security methods, sound management practices, crowd control techniques, and pertinent state and federal laws. Demonstrated knowledge of modern, efficient law enforcement technologies and contemporary policing strategies.
Must be certified by the Peace Officer's Standard and Training Council of the State of Georgia.
Law enforcement experience in a higher education institutional setting is highly preferred.