Detailed Job Description
The Chief of Police/Director of the Department of Public Safety is the principal law enforcement officer of the college and shall provide the leadership to develop, plan, implement, direct and maintain a comprehensive public safety operation to assure a safe environment for learning and working for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety provides strategic leadership and management of all personnel, and financial responsibilities for a 24-hour/365 days/year operation implementing strategic priorities in patrol, investigations, recruitment, training, emergency planning and response, crime prevention, statistics, record management, event management and crowd control. The Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety oversees traffic/parking management and the emergency management operations for the college and is also responsible for compliance with all State and Federal crime reporting requirements.
Bachelor's degree or higher in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Public Administration or closely related field from an accredited institution.
A minimum of fifteen years of experience in progressively responsible positions in a law enforcement agency or a college/university security or public safety department, including five years in a supervisory or management role.
Must be or have been previously certified by a bona fide Police Training Commission.
Must successfully pass a criminal history background investigation, verification of qualifying credentials and verification of at least three personal references.
Maintenance of physical condition needed to effectively climb flights of stairs, walk, sit or stand for long periods of time, physically push/pull large heavy objects, lift, pick up and or carry objects or equipment to perform lifesaving procedures.
Must be able to operate and utilize various types of public safety equipment; must demonstrate proficiency in the use of a handgun, handcuffs, asp, and O.C. spray approved for use by the department.
Must be able to be on-call and have flexible hours.
Must have thorough knowledge of modern Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Security management principles to include organizing, planning, directing, controlling, coordinating, and execution.
Must be familiar with the challenges facing higher education and capable of managing the AACC's multiple and diverse stakeholders.
Must demonstrate the ability to successfully engage, motivate, and interact with the College community.
Must have a vision for building on the AACC Department of Public Safety and Police's current strengths and commitment to creating a culture of safety through innovative practices that emphasize education, prevention and relationship building.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
Possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record.
Intermediate computer/word processing skills (Microsoft Office) are required.
Graduation from the FBI National Academy or similar law enforcement executive development program is highly preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants
While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, we regret that we are unable to sponsor employment Visas for job applicants at this time.