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Program Director, Municipal Police Academy

Prince George's Community College
Largo, Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024
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Position Information

Position Title

Program Director, Municipal Police Academy

Position Type



Public Safety and Law



Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range


Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

This position is responsible for the function, oversight and management of all facets of the Prince George’s Municipal Police Academy, including the Police Academy classes, other law enforcement certification programs, and security training. The director will ensure compliance with the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions ( MPCTC ), as well as all other governing, certifying and accrediting bodies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required in a related field.
  • Must have served in a professional law enforcement capacity for a minimum of 10 years
  • Must have supervised personnel a minimum of two years.
  • Experienced in various law enforcement fields/subjects is preferred

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. A Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  • Manage and supervise, delegate tasks, coach, counsel and evaluate the work of the program’s students, instructors, professional and support staff
  • Recruit, interview, recommend for hire, orient, train, and evaluate adjunct faculty, consultants and support staff
  • Ensure that all faculty and staff are fully compliant with the requirements of PGCC
  • Ensure that faculty meet the requirements of the MPCTC
  • Supervise Academy instructors to ensure that content and quality of instruction meet required standards
  • With the Academy Compliance Coordinator, establish procedures to evaluate all training programs and procedures for testing, as well as storing student files, data and other documentation
  • Conduct periodic internal audits of Academy records and student files to ensure successful completion of the MPCTC biennial audit.
  • Plan, prepare and conduct professional development activities, including classroom observations and feedback, workshops, internal and external training, and dissemination of information and materials
  • Review and select instructional materials; design and oversee the writing of curricula and materials
  • Establish and consult with an Advisory Board, composed of members of the law enforcement and related professional related communities.
  • Establish procedures to monitor and evaluate programs, and modify or eliminate as needed
  • Monitor the department’s program data; conducting periodic internal audits as needed
  • Create, develop and evaluate the curricula for all programs and courses offered by the Academy; this includes obtaining MPCTC certification for all programs
  • Create and manage the scheduling for all elements of the Academy
  • Develop and foster relationships with the MPCTC personnel, as well as other agencies in the region
  • Communicate regularly with the Department Dean, Chair and other Public Safety and Law faculty and staff members
  • Write and develop the annual budget, which supports the successful operation of the Academy
  • Promote and market the training programs/opportunities, offered to law enforcement officers
  • Promote and support the mission and goals of PGCC
  • Network with other team members, other campus offices, other community colleges and the general community to accomplish work objectives
  • Actively participate in professional development and in appropriate committees, task forces, professional associations and organizations at the campus, state, regional and national levels
  • Field internal and external inquiries related to all elements of the program
  • Instruct, as needed in the Academy
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Good judgment, initiative and ability to work independently as well as a member of a team
  • Ability to organize resources and accept responsibility for completing an assignment with minimal supervision
  • Ability to communicate with diverse populations
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Detail-oriented and possesses strong technical skills
  • Editing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to work with an integrated data system, Colleague preferred
  • Ability to utilize and adapt to various computer software systems
Job Requirements

Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public, through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle, or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. No significant climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions, however on occasion, position requires lifting/moving/transporting cases of ammunition / 10 lbs.
  • Current certification as an instructor by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, or the ability to obtain certification within six months.
  • Certification as an Academy Director by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, or ability to obtain certification when next offered by the Commissions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • 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.
  • A background investigation will be conducted prior to the offer of employment. A signed authorization for the release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.
Is Background Check Required?


Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?


Posting Detail Information

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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. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation.
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. * Have you served in a professional law enforcement capacity for a minimum of 10 years?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have two years supervisory experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you now or in the future require visa sponsorship to continue working in the United States? As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, candidates must present acceptable documentation showing that they are a U.S. Citizen or a resident authorized to work in the U.S.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * 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
  6. 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. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2

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