Director of Public Safety

Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Eastern Connecticut State University, Connecticut’s public liberal arts university invites applications for the following position: 

Director of Public Safety

Position and areas of responsibility: The Director position reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and is responsible for administering University programs pertaining to the safety and security of students, staff and property. This includes: 

  • Establishes policies and procedures to keep pace with changing legislation and Police Officer Standards and Training mandates.
  • Oversees the selection, development, supervision, evaluation, and training of the Campus Police and other safety and security personnel.
  • Works with appropriate campus committees on the development and implementation of traffic and parking policies and regulations.
  • Oversees University environmental health and safety issues.
  • Oversees and coordinates, as appropriate, the enforcement of CT General Statutes related to law enforcement. Coordinates with the Office Student Affairs regarding university policies and regulations related to housing and student matters.
  • Coordinates the following university services: lost and found services; coordinates the parking plan and parking permit program; emergency assistance to campus community; coordinate emergency medical services with local EMS responders; Uniform Campus Crime and Fire Safety Reports-Clery Report; shuttle buses & escort service.
  • Develops and coordinates programs to protect against theft and/or loss of University property.
  • Coordinates the reporting of all property losses to appropriate officials.
  • Develops and maintains crisis management programs and procedures.
  • Coordinates the acquisition of insurance coverage for special events and activities.
  • Assumes responsibility for affirmative action efforts and adherence to procedures in the recruitment, hiring, and promotion of staff.
  • Works with the Human Resources Department to ensure the University’s Workplace Violence Policy is adhered to.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position. 

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree and FBI Academy training preferred, in Criminal Justice or related field; Certified or certifiable as a police officer in the State of Connecticut. Superior community relations, communications, supervisory, and technical expertise. 7 to 10 years of successful experience as an administrative officer holding the rank of lieutenant or above, preferably in a University setting.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three reference letters via email to Rebecca Davis at


Eastern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Stacey Close, Vice President for Equity and Diversity, 860-465-5791,

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