Reporting to the Vice President for Student Success, the Dillard University Chief of Police provides leadership for a full-service campus law enforcement agency and has overall responsibility for budget, human resource planning, development, and management and priority setting for campus security, including short- and long-range emergency plans. The chief implements best practices in the field of public safety; ensures compliance with federal and state laws and regulations; prepares and distributes the college’s annual security report as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998; leads and participates on Title IX-related investigations; and directs, plans, and manages all functions and operations of the police department, and parking. The chief supervises a staff of approximately 25 including dispatchers, sworn officers, and security personnel.
1. Dillard University's mission is to produce graduates who excel, become world leaders, are broadly educated, culturally aware, and concerned with improving the human condition. Through a highly personalized and learning-centered approach, Dillard's students can meet the competitive demands of a diverse, global and technologically advanced society. Upon acceptance of this position, you’re agreeing to adhere to the Mission and Values of Dillard University and the responsibilities set forth.
- Provide exemplary leadership in the area of safety and security to the Dillard University community.
- Coordinate, maintain, and account for the physical assets of the department.
- Seeks internal and external resources to support the programs and services of Dillard University Police department.
- Collaborate with the local law enforcement to ensure campus safety as a central entity of the Gentilly community.
- Collaborate with the Offices of Residence Life, Student Engagement, Facilities Management and other campus offices to ensure the safety and security of the campus.
- Supervise administrative staff and student workers
- Assume leadership role and compassionate presence during challenging and crisis times
- Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Toperformthis jobsuccessfully,anindividualmustbeabletoperformeachessentialdutysatisfactorily. Therequirementslistedbelowarerepresentativeoftheknowledge, skill,and/orabilityrequired. Reasonableaccommodationsmaybemadetoenableindividualswithdisabilitiestoperformtheessential functions.
A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible management experience in law enforcement, including at least five in a supervisory role, are required. Candidates must possess or be eligible to possess and maintain applicable Louisiana Police Certifications. A master’s degree and experience in higher education policing is highly preferred.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience with providing leadership for a law enforcement organization, including digital/cyber security, emergency management, strategic planning, supervision, and assessment; expertise with Clery Act and Title IX; and the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with critical stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, and with local, state, and federal criminal justice organizations. Additional qualifications include:
·An understanding of the role of the Chief of Police in an academic setting and specifically on an HBCU campus.
·The ability to support the needs of students, faculty, and staff and offer appropriate support; experience with and commitment to working with individuals of diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, religious backgrounds, and people of various gender identities and/or sexual orientations.
·Excellent interpersonal, listening, writing, oral communication, and public speaking skills.
·Strong consultation skills and ability to work collaboratively with others.
·Strong supervisory skills.
·Capacity to undertake multiple assignments, adjust priorities as needed, and perform well under stress and in emergency situations.
·Ability to build a cohesive campus police team, establish priorities, and work collaboratively as a member of a diverse community.
May require long hours sitting in front of a computer, walking across campus, and/or bending, stooping and lifting up to 20lbs.
The scope of the job frequently requires working in the evenings and on weekends.
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit an application, cover letter, a resume, unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended (official transcripts are required of all finalists), and the contact information of 5 references to Dillard University Career Site.