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HE Public Safety Commander

Arkansas State University Beebe
Beebe, Arkansas
$55,000 per year
Date posted
May 17, 2024

Job Details

This position provides supervision of all public safety officers, schedules and maintains campus security at all three campus locations for ASU-Beebe. Creates and schedules regular safety meetings and trainings for UPD employees and college staff, maintains and collects statistics for reporting purposes, ensures certifications are up to date and serves as a liaison between the UPD and college community. In addition, will also manage the Emergency Alert System (EAS).

1.  Supervise public safety staff and security personnel including scheduling, supervision, and employee evaluation.
2.  Review various reports and documentation submitted by subordinate staff for accuracy and completion and makes revisions as needed.
3.  Compile statistics for departmental and special reports as required; coordinate or assist in the planning and implementing of security for special events.
4.  Develops, implements, and maintains departmental policies and procedures.
5.  Conduct special investigations and responds to more complex and difficult public safety situations; inform staff of changes in laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Judicial review.
6.  Responsible for the strategic planning of the Police Department regarding staff, equipment, programs, training, certifications, and facilities.
7.  Maintains college Emergency Alert System (EAS) daily functions, registration interface, procedure updates, and supports emergency management functions relating to the EAS system.
8.  Maintains, coordinates, schedules, and reviews EAS notifications, training, and user/contact accounts.
9.  Educational programs and training for students. Assist on occasion CRJ staff. Conduct emergency management and safety response and coordination.
10.  Trainer for firearm certification courses ensures equipment safety and compliance.
11.  Attend departmental staff meeting, provide information, and make recommendations on work area operations
12.  Keeps the VCFA informed as instructed regarding police events and responses.
13.  Develops and maintains relationships with community services, fire, and law enforcement.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Education:  Knowledge of a specialized field (however acquired), such as basic accounting, computer, etc. Equivalent of four years in high school, plus night, trade extension, or correspondence school specialized training, equal to two years of college.
  • Experience General:  5 years related experience and/or training.
  • Experience Management:  2 years related management experience.
  • Certification by the Arkansas Law Enforcement Standards Training Academy as a Police Officer, must hold a valid Arkansas state motor vehicle operator’s license.


Arkansas State University-Beebe

Founded in 1927, Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System. With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the college offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates. 

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