Chief of Police
The Chief of Police provides leadership, guidance, and direction for the Oklahoma City University Police Department to ensure a safe and secure campus community. The Chief of Police is a key, visible member of the university community committed to upholding the institution’s core values.
The Chief of Police reports to the CFO.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Demonstrate an attitude and behavior that is reflective of the values and mission of the university and department.
Develop, administer, and evaluate policies and procedures for the Oklahoma City University Police Department to ensure the appropriate protocols reflect new case law, legislation and best practices in university policing. The Chief works with administration to ensure policies, programs and procedures are consistent with the university mission and core values.
Create and foster a safe and welcoming campus environment in which each person feels included and valued as a member of our campus community.
Cultivate relationships and develop rapport with the campus community and surrounding area to foster mutual trust, understanding, and respect of individual rights and responsibilities.
Utilize best practices in law enforcement to support and enhance program development with the intention of seeking IACLEA accreditation within three to five years.
Direct and coordinate university security, safety, and protection programs to include traffic control, patrolling of physical property; enforcement of statutes and University regulations, crime prevention and investigation of accidents, injuries and criminal acts.
Responsible for the coordination, evaluation, and documentation of campus-wide emergency drills in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws.
Plan and direct the implementation of the department’s short and long term goals, objectives, and strategies. Ensure the department mission aligns with the mission of the university.
Provide law enforcement advice, support, and information to Oklahoma City University administration on policy and procedural changes that reflect current best practices for police department
Coordinate with the university risk manager for emergency preparedness and response. Serve as the co-chair of the university’s Safety Preparedness Committee. Responsible for contributing to the university’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and partnering with the university risk manager to ensure the campus community is properly trained and familiar with the EOP.
Responsible for all aspects of the University’s compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act including but not limited to timely warning, annual reporting, and training.
Collaborate with the university’s Title IX Coordinator and other university personnel to ensure compliance with Title IX and other state and federal regulations.
Plan and schedule work of police employees ensuring proper distribution of assignments, adequate staffing, equipment, and facilities for performance of duties.
Coordinate the preparation of operational reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends, and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
Serve as liaison and partner with local outside law enforcement and first responder agencies. (i.e. Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney, Oklahoma City Fire Department, EMSA, etc.) In coordination with University General Counsel, develop, execute, and maintain mutual aid agreements, procedures, and standards
Plan and direct training programs to provide current information and techniques to police employees.
Prepare and present formal and informal security briefings to members of the university and local community.
Present budget estimates, control expenditures of departmental appropriations, and establish operational standards for the department.
Responsible for maintaining professional conduct of police employees through the adherence to appropriate policies and procedures of the department and University.
Attend conferences and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field.
The university reserves the discretion to provide the Chief with a university-owned vehicle intended to ensure the Chief is able to respond timely to critical situations. The Chief may use the vehicle to travel from their residence to the campus or other places of official university business only (including required maintenance).
Perform other duties as assigned.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Must demonstrate the ability to communicate with diverse individuals and groups honestly, fairly and respectfully
Excellent leadership abilities with a progressive and inclusive approach to law enforcement
Excellent computer skills, with a proficiency in MS Word, MS Outlook and MS Excel with a Windows operating system
Knowledge of applicable state, local, federal laws and campus policies
Skill in resolving conflicts and problems
Ability to gather and analyze data
Ability to prepare reports in a clear, concise, and detailed manner
Ability to develop and review department policies and procedures
Knowledge and use of firearms in police operations.
Possess knowledge and understanding of routine and emergency police operations
Ability to develop and manage a departmental budget
Knowledge of human resources principles and employment law
Knowledge of Incident Command System and Emergency Management
Skills in organizational management and planning
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree is required.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible management experience in law enforcement is required.
A Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, or a related field is preferred.
A suitable combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum qualifications.
2501 N Blackwelder Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73106