Patrol Operations Commander - Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold Maryland

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Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, Maryland

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Patrol Operations Commander (Captain) is responsible for assisting in the management of all public safety/police patrol operations and is primarily responsible for the planning, directing and coordinating of the use of all available resources in a manner that provides stability to the Department and thus protection to the college community. The Patrol Operations Commander will manage and coordinate patrol operations, special events, criminal investigations, field training officer program and fleet management and is responsible for providing leadership and supervision to public safety/police personnel.

Manage, direct, coordinate and monitor the activities of the public safety/police patrol personnel.

Coordinate public safety/police activities with other administrative offices.

Represent the Chief/Director and the DPSP in meetings involving public safety/law enforcement matters as requested.

Assists in maintaining positive relationships with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies; represents the department on a variety of work groups, committees, and boards.

Assist the Chief/Director of DPSP in administering the physical and personnel resources.

Develop and maintain an effective initial training program for new probationary public safety/police personnel; manage the Field Training Officer Program.

Reviews personnel related issues and makes recommendations to the Chief/Director on actions taken; ensures that departmental and college personnel policies and procedures are appropriately carried out; participates in appropriate performance evaluations for employees.

Coordinates and supervises public safety/police activities for special events and/or emergencies requiring public safety measures.

Conduct investigations of all major incidents to include criminal investigations through closure when necessary; compile accurate and timely reports; advise the Chief/Director of any current or potential public safety or personnel problems.

Keeps abreast of legal issues; federal reporting requirements, laws and interpretations, and developments in the field of campus public safety/police issues; develops policies and procedures to ensure that all public safety/police activities are conducted in a proper and legal manner.

Performs the duties of a police officer when circumstances require; demonstrates associated competencies.

Reviews documentation and reports generated by staff for timeliness, completeness, and accuracy.

Responds to public inquires or complaints; investigates and resolves or makes recommendations to resolve complaints or problems.

Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety or the Vice President for Learning Resources Management.  

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Public Administration or closely related field from an accredited institution.

A minimum of fifteen, though preferably twenty years, of experience in progressively responsible positions in a law enforcement agency or a college/university public safety department, including five years in a management role.

Must possess a current Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC) certification or meet the MPCTC requirements for recertification within 3 years of separation from a law enforcement agency.

Must successfully pass an oral interview, criminal history background investigation, credit history check, verification of qualifying credentials and verification of at least three personal references.

Must successfully pass a medical examination to certify general health and an emotional stability, psychological fitness examination and polygraph examination.

Ability to communicate accurately, concisely, and clearly with students, faculty, staff, administration and the public both orally and in writing.

Must posses a valid Maryland driver's license, good driving record and clean police record.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of modern public safety/law enforcement methods.

Knowledge and ability to effectively use communications, automotive and other public safety related equipment.

Demonstrate ability to lead and manage the activities of commissioned and non-commissoned personnel in a fair and respectful manner.

Demonstrate ability to analyze complex public safety/police problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of established goals.

Ability to command respect of others and to plan, assign, direct, and manage the work of a staff of public safety and police personnel, including all subordinate members and supervisors.

Demonstrated knowledge of principles of effective public safety and police patrol, criminal investigation, community policing, and crime prevention.

Must be able to operate and utilize various types of public safety/police equipment; must demonstrate proficiency in the use of a handgun, handcuffs, O.C. spray and other equipment approved for use by the department.

Ability to operate a computer and maintain computerized files.

Proven managerial ability with specific training in supervisory and, management skills and responsibilities.

Demonstrated willingness to actively participate in professional development activities.

Experience in a college or university setting and advanced training or certification in additional public safety or law enforcement areas are preferred.

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 and perform lifesaving procedures.

Must be able to work flexible rotating hours, including evenings, nights, weekends, and college closings and be available for on-call hours during emergencies or events that affect the operation of the College.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

Must successfully pass an oral interview, criminal history background investigation, credit history check, verification of qualifying credentials and verification of at least three personal references.

Must successfully pass a medical examination to certify general health and an emotional stability, psychological fitness examination and polygraph examination.

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.  

AACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or disability. We are committed to the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: $51,707 - $76,982
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: See Job Description