Primary Purpose of Position
North Carolina A&T State University invites applications for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Police & Public Safety/Chief of Police.
The Associate Vice Chancellor is responsible for ensuring that university security, safety programs and protection programs including crime prevention; campus patrol; investigations; crime reporting and case management; and disaster preparedness are effectively managed and contribute to the overall safety and security of the campus.
This position reports to the Vice Chancellor of Business and Finance.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Police Department (UPD) includes a staff of over 70 sworn and non-sworn personnel and an additional 20 employees, organized into several areas: Office of the Chief, Administrative Services, Support Services, Patrol, CID (Criminal Investigations Division), K-9, Crime Prevention, Community Policing, Telecommunications, Accreditation, University Security and Contracted Security.
All commissioned officers are certified police officers in accordance with rules established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission; have successfully completed training and passed the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards licensing exam; and are in compliance with the Commission’s mandated in-service training that is required on an annual basis.
Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice or Public Administration and at least five years of progressively responsible experience in higher education campus Public Safety, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. If a bachelor’s is the terminal degree, seven years of experience is required. Must have excellent communication skills as well as administrative, organizational and supervisory skills. Must be able to handle sensitive issues in a diverse community.
Certification as a law enforcement officer in accordance with the provisions of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission.
Out of state candidates must have successfully completed a Basic Law Enforcement Training course accredited by the state of transfer to be considered. Out-of-state candidates cannot have a break in service from the out of state agency of more than one year. All out-of-state candidates will have to complete 96 hours (or more) of training to be eligible for NC Certification and pass the state exam. Please note that federal and military training or experience is not recognized by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Ten years of law enforcement experience with five or more years in a command or supervisory position. Additional experience in working with college/university constituencies and local, state and federal law enforcement agencies is a desirable.