The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is seeking applications from Law Enforcement executives and leaders with vision, a proven track record, a desire to lead the UNC police department and to protect and serve the campus community.
The Chief is responsible for managing a full-service police department for the University. The Chief oversees the sworn police officers who provide the full range of police services to the University Community including patrol, investigations, crime prevention, 24/7 communications center and community services functions.
The Chief is responsible for promoting a safe and secure educational and work environment for the community through communication, relationships, enforcement of University policies, and federal, state and local laws. Reporting to the Senior VP for Finance and Administration, the Chief has primary responsibility for managing the University PD, which encompasses all administrative, operational, and financial responsibilities for a 24-7/365 department.
The Chief is also responsible to manage patrol services, communication services, residential security, crime prevention, training, emergency preparedness, and professional development of departmental personnel. This is a community policing position, working closely with a variety of campus partners and local constituents to develop and implement programs and services related to the well-being and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors, the protection of university property, and prevention of crime. The position creates, supports and implements plans to promote diversity and inclusion within the PD and continuously broadens the department’s awareness and understanding of the various cultural, gender, ethnic, racial, religious, and geographic backgrounds at the University and in the surrounding communities. This position manages an annual budget of approximately $2.0 million.
Competencies & Personal Characteristics
Strong leadership and unquestioned integrity.
Personal and organizational accountability.
Excellence in internal and external communication - active listening skills, and understanding.
The ability to build trust inside and outside the organization.
An innovative and collaborative leader, skilled at building partnerships and relationships with other LE and public safety partners and UNC and community stakeholders.
Exceptional organizational and management skills.
The ability to understand and shape organizational culture.
Dedicated to broadening the department’s awareness and understanding of the various cultural, gender, ethnic, racial, religious, and geographic backgrounds at the University.
A problem-solver and decision-maker, able to evaluate and assess problems and formulate and implement solutions.
Understands and promotes training at all levels.
A mentor to staff and associates.
Understands the importance of a succession plan.
Has past performance as an active member of a University or community management team striving to address the demands of a vibrant community.
Works effectively in a collaborative, team-orientated environment where moving the agency forward means working together with a unified set of goals and objectives.
Committed to leading an open, transparent police department.
Dedicated to providing contemporary police services, while continually looking for ways to improve.
Effectively maneuvers complex political situations.
Successfully builds relationships of trust, mutual respect and understanding with the UNC Executive Team, PD, and Community.
Knowledge of federal rules and regulations and how they relate to the UNCPD.
Experienced in budget preparation and fiscal management.
Values education and possesses a strong public service mentality.
Education & Experience
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Ten (10) years law enforcement experience, including three (3) years of serving in the rank of Commander or higher and evidence of increasing level of responsibility in a police organization.
Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified, or capable of obtaining Colorado POST certification within six months of appointment.
Valid driver’s license in the State of Colorado or capable of obtaining Colorado driver’s license.
Final applicants for this position are subject to reference checks, and may include a psychological exam, a polygraph, criminal history, motor vehicle, social media and financial history background checks. This is a security sensitive position.
Evidence of continuing education and advancement, such as a master’s degree from an accredited university or successful completion of police leadership trainings/endorsements, such as the FBI National Academy, Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) Executive Certification, or Northwestern University Public Safety Management & Leadership courses.
Experience in collegiate policing, community-oriented policing, and emergency management.
Additional Requirements and Information
The successful candidate is required to live (or relocate to) within 20 miles of the University of Northern Colorado (UNC-Greeley).
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made.
The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.
In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent UNC Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online ( https://www.unco.edu/police/clery/security-report.aspx ) and a paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.
The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is an equal opportunity employer.
Salary & Benefits
Salary Range: $130,000—$145,000
Health, Dental , Vision, and Life Insurance
Long-Term Disability Plan
A selection of several defined contribution retirement plans.
Dependents and Spouses of UNC employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist.
Other benefits may be available, based on position.
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Greeley, CO 80639