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Chief of Police

SUNY College at Old Westbury
Job Location:
Old Westbury, New York
Police and Public Safety

The State University of New York College at Old Westbury is seeking to fill the position of Chief of Police. The Chief of Police will be responsible for the administration and efficient operation of a university police department and oversees all security on campus and also oversees safety and security activities on campus during rentals of college facilities. Supervises the maintenance of law and order on campus and the enforcement of Federal, State, and local laws as well as the rules and regulations of SUNY and the campus; oversees the total operation of University Police Department manpower to include the Deputy Chief of Police, one Investigator, four supervising Lieutenants, twelve Police Officers, three civilian Dispatchers and two other civilian employees; initiates and controls appropriate preventive and security initiatives to control crime on campus; acts as a liaison with Federal, State, and local law enforcement officials and agencies to assure a mutual understanding of policies; oversees the scheduling of personnel in the university police department to assure their efficient deployment; acts as a liaison with the SUNY Commissioner of University Police, oversees the training of university police personnel; oversees the recruitment, hiring and background checks for new or transferring employees prior to employment; oversees in-service training as needed and required; implements department's community policing strategies; prepares department budget; maintains liaison with the campus administration to assure the accomplishment of university objectives in relation to the University Police Department. This is a Management Confidential position and is FLSA exempt, not eligible for the overtime provisions of FLSA.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree and a minimum of twenty (20) years' experience and formal training in law enforcement, criminal justice, security, and related areas (e/g., traffic and crowd control, parking, etc.), a minimum of ten (10) years' experience in a supervisory role and a minimum of five (5) years' command experience in a leadership position above the rank of Lieutenant in the State University of New York Police System.
  • Emergency Management background and training.
  • Experience with Title IX regulations, federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
  • A demonstrated ability in conducting and supervising both criminal and internal investigations.
  • A strong service orientation and a demonstrated ability to work in a diverse multicultural and complex community.
  • A demonstrated commitment to training and staff development.
  • A demonstrated ability to work successfully with other college disciplines and exhibit a creative and positive approach to supporting student social events and the residential population.
  • Certified Police Officer as defined in section 1.20 of the NYS Criminal Procedure Law.
  • DCJS Police Instructor Certification.
  • Familiarity with NYS police accreditation program.
  • Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver's License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations.
  • Familiarity with NYS Civil Service Regulations.
  • Experience with supervising employees who work under negotiated union contracts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SUNY University Police Department management, defined as Chief of Police, Assistant Chief of Police, or Deputy Chief of Police.
  • Experience in supervising various administrative functions, including quartermaster and fleet maintenance responsibilities.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following at

  1. cover letter,
  2. resume,
  3. contact information (name, email address and telephone number) for three (3) references,
  4. a fully completed Old Westbury employment application (available online during the application process).

Only applications submitted online will be considered.


VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to participate in the selection process, please contact the Office of Human Resources/Affirmative Action located in the Campus Center, Room I-211 or by calling (516) 876-3179.

The Annual Security and Fire Report is filed as required by federal law. The purpose of this report is to provide faculty, staff and students with campus safety information, including crime statistics and safety policies and procedures. The report contains information regarding security and personal safety, including topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the previous three calendar years. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the University Police Department (516) 876-3333 or by downloading a copy.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Position Type: Management Confidential 

Official Budget Title: Chief of Police

Campus Title: Chief of Police

Department: University Police

FTE: Full-time 

Negotiating Unit: Management Confidential

Salary Grade: MP-3

FLSA Status: Exempt 

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