Chief, College Police

Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 09, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Vacancy Announcement

Position Title

Chief, College Police

Position Type



College Police



Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

Salary commensurate with education and experience

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

Responsible for protecting lives and property with the campus community by: providing for and maintaining the safety of students, employees and the general public while on campus; enforcing the laws and regulations of the state and county, and the regulations of the college; maintaining the security of all college facilities and assets; and administering related services provided by the College Police.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor degree from an accredited institution with an emphasis in law, political science, public administration, business administration, or related field.
  2. Must be able to attain Special Police Officer certification for the State of Maryland upon hire or within six months of hire.
  3. Six years of management experience in law enforcement, security, public safety or closely related field preferred.
  4. A minimum of two years’ experience required.
  5. Must have supervised personnel at the command level and managed programs directly related to this professional area for at least 2 years.


CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  1. Develops, approves, and enforces policies, rules and regulations governing the successful accomplishment of College Police activities. Prepares manuals, special orders and directives to staff to ensure operational integrity and govern officer conduct.
  2. Manages all sworn police officers and civilian employees assigned to the College Police.
  3. Ensures that members of the College Police and the College community adhere to federal and state laws, county ordinances and college rules and regulations.
  4. Provide for the maintenance of police patrols to deter and detect crime, and administer the college’s traffic enforcement regulations.
  5. Directs the deployment and scheduling of personnel to provide safety and security for all special events all College locations.
  6. Manages the collection and dissemination of police records in accordance with state and federal laws.
  7. Oversees the system for documentation of police incidents and crime occurring on College locations, and ensure compliance with federal reporting regulations such as the Student Right to Know and College Awareness Act (Clery) Act 1990.
  8. Develop goals and objectives for the College Police.
  9. Establishes effective crime prevention programs in which the college community is educated to protect life and property, and take appropriate steps to identify and eliminate hazards and potential opportunities for crime.
  10. Recruits, interviews and screens applicants for commissioned, noncommissioned vacancies.
  11. Maintains and develops open lines of communication with college departments and student organizations to promote and improve safety and security programs.
  12. Coordinates working relationships with the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee concerning the student judicial process and discipline proceedings.
  13. Works with the Director of Emergency Preparedness and supports emergency preparedness initiatives as requested.
  14. Directs and supervises police activities during routine and emergency situations.
  15. Initiates and conducts confidential internal criminal and administrative investigations as required.
  16. Determines staff training needs and schedule training sessions for the department with the approval of the Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commission.
  17. Prepares factual material for presentation and submit written reports as required.
  18. Authorizes and monitors departmental expenditures in accordance with budget and financial guidelines.
  19. Coordinates with the Vice President for Enterprise Technology or their designee, the use of technology as a part of an integrated crime prevention and security program.
  20. Performs related work as required.

Job Requirements

  1. Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the department.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  3. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Is Background Check Required?


Posting Number


Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. College Police applicants will be required to complete a comprehensive background screen such as; background investigation, polygraph, psychological screening, medical, drug, and Maryland State Police

Special Instructions to Applicants

  1. Applications that are submitted by February 23, 2021 will receive first consideration. This position will remain open until filled.
  2. Summary of your application status; you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. You will also receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete the background investigation.
  3. The college is currently in a Modified Academic and Business Operation ( MABO ) model, which means some of the work is being performed from remote locations. When the conditions permit, based on CDC and College Administrator’s guidelines, employees will be required to resume their work on campus as directed by management. This position is located in the state of Maryland.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have six years of management in law enforcement, security, public safety or a closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous question. Do not enter 'See Resume'

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Certifications - See Minimum Qualifications for type
  5. Other