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OFFICIAL TITLE: Director of Safety and Security
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Dean of Student Affairs
SUPERVISION EXCERSIED: Supervises subordinate administrators, classified staff, 03 staff, student employees, and contractor employees assigned to the Department of Public Safety.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
The Campus Police Chief is responsible for the overall public safety and protection for the students, employees and visitors to the campus as well as the property of the commonwealth of Massachusetts. This include normal policing functions related to campus security, such as crime prevention and investigation, traffic control, physical plant integrity and access to the grounds by authorized individuals and the general public. Commanding a force of 15 campus police officers who are armed and warranted, and clerical assistants, the chief is also the lead person in incident command for the Emergency Response Team on Campus. The chief should be a person with a strong track record of progressively responsible positions in law enforcement, preferably in an urban setting with some higher education experience. The Chief must be sensitive to the needs of a diverse population comprised of over 500 faculty and staff and over 5,500 traditional, non-traditional, resident, and commuter students. Community relations with Campus neighbors are also a prime responsibility of the department. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record with proven administrative leadership and effective communication skills.
The department is currently in the process of being reviewed for accreditation by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission.
Worcester State University is a public institution of higher learning set on 58 acres in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts. We are dedicated to preparing students for personal success, rewarding careers, and effective citizenship in the 21st century. We offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the traditional liberal arts and sciences, teacher education, biomedical sciences, business, and the health professions. The Princeton Review has selected WSU as a “Best Northeastern University” for the 9th consecutive year.
Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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