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Police Chief

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Posting Details

Posting Text

Title Police Chief
Position Title Police Chief
Department NaSCC-Security
Position Summary

Under general supervision, plans, organizes, coordinates and directs campus wide comprehensive law enforcement, general security services, emergency preparedness services and parking enforcement in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations in order to protect property, facilities, citizens, staff, and students.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

A. Is responsible for all officers and supervisors within the Police and Security departments.
B. Would act on behalf of the Director in his absence.
C. Establishes departmental goals, long-range plans, objectives, policies, directives, regulations and procedures. Maintains General Orders.
D. Responsible for approving all reports and submitting monthly reports to the TBI for our mandatory TIBRS records.
E. Responds and takes the lead in atypical situations and emergencies.
F. In charge of training activities and in-service presentations for Police Officers, Security Guards and the campus population.
G. Observes and reports suspected crimes, accidents, or activities of a questionable/suspicious nature.
H. Discourages unlawful activities.
I. In conjunction with the Director is responsible for crisis & disaster planning, and coordinates crisis and disaster drills.
J. Supervises the processing of all citations for traffic & parking violations.
L. Supervises the maintenance of the Decal & Ticket database.
M. Reports accidents involving persons or property, reporting probably cause of accidents, pursuing appropriate course of action and informing proper authorities as required.
N. Cooperates with law enforcement officials and jurisdictions and testifies in court or legal proceedings as required.
O. Supervises the maintenance and use of security equipment and directs a program for vehicle maintenance and mileage reports.
P. Ensure compliance with all currently published “Safety & Security Milestones” from Tennessee Board of Regents.
Q. Performs other work as assigned.

Required Qualifications

A. Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Criminal Justice or related
B. Certification by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.) is required
C. Completion of FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) Introductory Courses IS-700 and IS-800 within twelve (12) months of hire
D. Ten (10) years supervisory experience and of five years police experience required

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics

• Knowledge of campus policies, city, county and state laws
• Maintain compliance with Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.), Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) & NSCC policies, rules & regulations.
• Knowledge of general principles and practices of law enforcement supervision
• Knowledge of campus and local area provisions for emergency situations
• Ability to ascertain facts through personal contact and observation and to determine proper course of action
• Ability to perform duties firmly, tactfully and with respect for the rights of others
• Ability to plan and direct the work of others
• Use of standard department equipment is required
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, public and other employees.

Pay Rate $50,000 – 65,000 per year
Posting Date 08/30/2017
Closing Date
Open until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Type of Appointment Fiscal
FLSA Status Exempt
Employment Category Administrative / Professional
Location Nashville State Community College (Nashville)
Location of Position The primary job location is the college’s main campus, with responsibilities for the NSCC Satellite Campuses.
Posting Number 005940

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents