Police Chief

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Classification:Executive Director
Grade:Officer of the University
Work type:Officer/Senior Administrator
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Safety Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Executive/Director/Management, Law/Enforcement/Compliance, Police/Fire

Position Summary:

University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking a dynamic leader for the UAF Police Department with a proven record of community policing. This position plans, directs, and integrates all activities of the Police Department to protect life and property through law enforcement and crime prevention activities to promote a safe and secure environment for students and the University of Alaska Fairbanks community. The Chief is responsible for the full scope of law enforcement operations on campus, including compliance with Clery Act, FERPA, and Title IX requirements. The position requires extensive experience in police work including practices of modern crime prevention, community policing concepts, investigation, criminal identification, apprehension, rules of evidence, traffic control and safety, campus and community event support, transfer of individuals, record keeping, emergency dispatch services and all other aspects of law enforcement in an Alaskan environment. This position works in collaboration with campus leaders to ensure application to higher education with a focus on student safety, health, wellness, and respect for diversity. The position provides strategic direction by setting goals, estimating operating budget requirements for staff and equipment planning, and special projects to meet safety goals of campus. The Chief is responsible for a comprehensive staff of up to 12 sworn officers and dispatchers and 10 student community service officers and oversees a budget of approximately $1.75 million. The candidate must meet minimum standards for Police Chief per the Alaska Police Standards Council as well as the requirements of the UAF Police Department job description. An advanced certification under Alaska Police Standards or equivalent is required. Applicants must successfully complete a background investigation, polygraph, medical and psychological examination.

Duties:

10Clery Responsible for complying with the Department of Education regulations as it relates to the Clery Act and other federal legislation. Responsible for reporting and maintaining UAF campus crime statistics in compliance with the Clery Act. Provide oversite to ensure daily crime logs and reportable crime statistics in the Annual Security Report are maintained and provided in timely manner. Assist in preparation and review of the Annual Campus Crime Report. Collaborates with UAF departments to provide accurate Clery reporting for UAF campus statistics. Responsible for submitting written requests for Clery incident data to other law enforcement agencies for UAF student involved activities/locations off campus. Works collaboratively with various offices at the University in regards to Clery Act developments. Ensures department personnel are trained on procedures to comply with the Campus Security Reporting (CSR) roles, provide appropriate safety measures, and for the Immediate Notification and Timely Warning requirements.Essential
10Legal Compliance Ensures that all police programs, services and functions comply with Federal and State laws and University regulations, policies and procedures. Maintains compliance with the reporting requirements of the State of Alaska and the FBI for Uniform Crime reporting (UCR/ NIBRS). Represents UAF Police in State of Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Federal FBI audits for UCR, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), and Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN). Maintains compliance for the Federal Clery Campus Security Act. Maintains compliance with the Department of Justice CJIS requirements for data access, use, distribution and storage. Ensure police department employees have current CJIS/APSIN clearance. Ensure UAF police department and Emergency Dispatch Center meet all CJIS requirements for security of systems, networks and protocols. Ensure and enforce CJIS/APSIN clearances and security screening for escorted and non-escorted personnel, or visitors. Determine access and clearance requirements needed for releasing data from CJI systems. Ensures compliance with all regulations of the Alaska Police Standard Council (APSC) for all sworn personnel. Assures that the enforcement function is performed in accordance with current federal and state laws, and local regulations and in keeping with all relevant court decisions. This includes FERPA, HIPAA, Clery and Title IX compliance within a higher education context. Ensures compliance with applicable federal law and applicable sections of Alaska Statutes, including laws of arrest, patrol procedures, legal rights of citizens, report writing, field interrogations, traffic investigations, search and seizure, juvenile law, court procedures and rules of evidence. Responsible for evidence chain of custody, evidence custodian activities, and evidence locker inventory. Performs and certifies UAF police department’s semiannual weapons inventory and ensures development of and compliance with UAF policies related to firearm use/training. Manages armory storage facility for student residents.Essential
15Supervision Provide oversight and supervision of the sworn patrol officers, emergency dispatchers, and non-sworn support personnel to ensure compliance with the department's policies, procedures and standards. Responsible for recruitment, training, motivation, and evaluations of officers, dispatchers and community service officers (CSOs) to ensure that the department is staffed with highly competent personnel. Recommends officer hiring selection to UA General Counsel, approves career development movements and/or promotions, disciplinary actions and grievances, termination, and other appropriate personnel actions. Evaluates and reviews work for acceptability and conformance with department and legal standards. Provides or coordinates staff training. Works with employees to correct deficiencies and responds to staff questions and concerns. Ensures all officers complete formal requirements to remain certified as required by their positions and APSC requirements. Assigns additional duties such as evidence custodian, weapons training, armorer, training records, scheduler, field training, Datamaster supervisor, and CSO program coordination to appropriate staff and ensures tasks are competently and fairly accomplished. Works collaboratively with administrators, staff, faculty, and students across campus to ensure the delivery of community-oriented law enforcement services. Provides supervision and leadership to promote proficiency, morale, and a continuous professional image. Is responsible for all elements of officer safety. Investigates and reviews complaints about personnel. Reviews officer conduct and cases. Reviews officer Use of Force practices. Refers and consults with UA General Counsel, or other applicable offices, as required. Provides appropriate direction and coordination of investigations that may involve other law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. Prepares and/or ensures accuracy and thoroughness of police officer reports and determines the necessity of follow-up investigations. Ensures distribution of documents and reports to appropriate departments and agencies.Essential
15University Collaboration and Support The Police Chief coordinates, with other administrators, police activities to facilitate continuity and consistency of department functions. Encourages positive relationships with the campus community and participates in campus affairs as it relates to student life, health and wellness, including of the broader campus community. Works closely with university entities to ensure a seamless, coordinated response to safety and security for the UAF/UA students, staff, faculty and transitioning general public as well as physical property. Collaborates with various administrative offices including, but not limited to, the Center for Student Rights and Responsibility, Department of Equity and Compliance (including Title IX/ADA), Residence Life, Center for Health and Counseling, Facilities Services, Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management, Fire Department, Information Technology and UA General Counsel. Serves as an integral member of the Campus Emergency Preparedness Team, the CARE (Connect, Advocate, Refer and Educate) Team, the UAF Police Department Advisory Board, and attends and participates in campus committees, boards, and meetings. Assists and provides guidance to remote facilities such as HAARP, Poker Flats, remote campuses, and rural sites, for safety concerns and incidents as required. Coordinate with local law enforcement where physical presence or oversight is limited in outlying locations.Essential
20Campus Safety, Security and Crime Prevention This position plans and integrates all activities of the UAF Police Department to protect life and property through law enforcement and crime prevention work. Directs and coordinates UAF security, safety and protection programs to include traffic control, event staffing, patrolling of university property, and enforcement of state and federal statutes and University policies and procedures. Must be able to apply safety standards and practices within a higher education context on a residential campus (including providing guidance and/or training to remote sites/extended campuses) and with a dynamic population of campus visitors/affiliates. Implements positive Community Policing within the campus and encourage faculty, staff and students to help prevent crime by providing advice, giving talks in classrooms and departments and making daily contact with community. Ensures officer accountability to the people they are serving. Focuses on Community Oriented Policing approach with conflict/problem resolution. Safeguards that victims and witnesses are informed of their rights and responsibilities, as mandated by law, and that they are treated with dignity and respect. Refers students or employees for disciplinary action when appropriate. Maintains 24/7 operational status in order to respond to campus emergencies and to coordinate the law enforcement and multi-agency public safety response. Assures investigation of traffic accidents, thefts, vandalism and related incidents. Monitors crime trends and implements crime prevention strategies. Participates in the development and implementation of emergency procedures for fires, earthquakes, bomb threats and other disasters. Maintains an ongoing knowledge of policies, procedures and laws pertaining to public safety on college campuses. Stays abreast of developments in the field. Leverages technology such as body cameras, in-car video cameras, mobile data terminal systems to counter decreased manning due to budget cuts. Continues in the design/expansion/maintenance of the UAF video surveillance program. Plans educational programs on personal safety and related matters for the campus community. Provides presentations and safety training classes for general crime prevention and specific areas, including but not limited to Violent Intruder training, to faculty, staff, and students. Engages with UAF Residence Life and other student focused offices/programs to offer proactive training/guidance as it relates to student success in and out of the classroom.Essential
20Director/Department Management The Police Chief manages all functions of the department, including police operations, emergency dispatch center, community service officer program. This responsibility includes management of data and radios systems, record retention, shift assignments, budget, and staff and resource management. Requires knowledge of management and administrative practices and procedures. Requires well-developed human relations skills to build an effective team through leadership and training. Manages the UAF Police Department budget and directs the use of the physical resources of the department. Budget development, long range planning, equipment and system replacement for police and dispatcher center operations knowledge is required. Participates in the development and administration of assigned budget allocations. Directs the forecast of funds needed for staffing, training, vehicles, equipment, and supplies. Approves budget adjustments and authorizes expenditures in accordance with established priorities and university policies/regulations. Coordinates and manages vehicle fleet and specialized public safety equipment. Responsible for the emergency dispatch centers radio and computer systems (hardware, software, and network) acquisition, installation, and maintenance. Responsible for maintaining appropriate databases and recording systems. Monitors legal, regulatory, technological, and societal changes that may affect the work of the department. Determines equipment acquisition and upgrades, training programs and procedural changes to ensure retention of qualified staff and the provision of services to the community in an effective, efficient, and economical manner. Supports schedulers to accomplish equitable shift rotations and work schedules for patrol and dispatch and cover shifts within budgetary restrictions. Confirms workloads are evenly distributed. Knowledge of FLSA as related to police officer, dispatchers and student employees is required. Ensures personnel records are retained in accordance with legal requirements for law enforcement and emergency dispatch personnel. Conducts departmental reviews and investigations, including those prompted by public inquiries or complaints, and assists with resolutions and recommends modifications to programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate. Conducts internal and confidential investigations.Essential
5Inter-Agencies Collaboration The UAF Police Chief works closely with law enforcement and fire services personnel in Fairbanks Alaska on crime prevention and apprehension of those who commit crimes against students, faculty, staff, public or involving University property and equipment. Establishes partnerships and cooperative arrangements when possible, with the overall goal of improving campus safety, security, and community well-being. Serves as campus liaison with external law enforcement agencies and maintains collegiate working relationships with other agencies. Serves as a liaison to local, state, federal law enforcement agencies concerning safety, security or law enforcement issues on the UAF campuses and extended sites. Maintain partnerships and cooperation with external organizations in the community to enhance public safety mission goals and objectives. Participates in/on a variety of committees, task forces, meetings, and/or other related groups in order to receive and/or convey information. Responsible for mutual aid agreements with Alaska State Troopers, Fairbanks Police Department, Airport Police Department, North Pole Police Department, Alaska Railroad Police. Responsible for adherence to user agreements with Alaska Land Mobile Radio (ALMR) system, Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN) and Alaska Records Management System (ARMS) through the State of Alaska Department of Public Safety, City of Fairbanks Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) enterprise system, and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) .Essential
5Police Officer Requires extensive knowledge and experience in all phases of police work including principles and practices of modern crime prevention, investigation, criminal identification, apprehension, rules of evidence, traffic control and safety, care, custody, training, campus and community event support including support of student life activities, transport of prisoners, and record keeping. Applies understanding of a residential campus environment/student life and application of safety standards in a higher education context. Responds to or oversees response to calls for service. Must cover open patrol shifts and perform regular police officer duties as needed. Requires on-call duty and varied schedule based on campus events. Conducts patrols of University of Alaska grounds and facilities; respond to service calls; conduct traffic stops and issue traffic citations. Interprets and enforces Alaska Statutes, Federal law and University of Alaska Board of Regent (BOR) policy and regulations. As Officer in Charge (OIC), coordinates and commands response of UAF police units at major incidents or emergency situations. Part of the UAF emergency notification process and appropriate crisis response teams.Essential

Starting minimum annual salary is $100,000 - depending on qualifications. 

The Police Chief is responsible for the full scope of law enforcement operations on campus. The position requires extensive knowledge and experience in all phases of police work including principles and practices of modern crime prevention, community policing concepts, investigation, criminal identification, apprehension, rules of evidence, traffic control and safety, campus and community event support including student life activities, transfer of individuals, record keeping, emergency dispatch services and all other aspects of law enforcement and administration in a uniquely Alaskan environment. Ability to apply these standards in a higher education context is required, ensuring student and employee wellness and success within the campus communities.

This position provides leadership, direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the UAF Police Department. The Chief provides direct oversight to police operations, the emergency communication center, and the community service officer program, ensuring that policing policies and practices are followed and that safety operations are coordinated across all areas of campus. This includes but is not limited to emergency response and Clery Act, FERPA, and Title IX compliance.

The Chief coordinates assigned activities with other UAF departments, outside agencies, and the public, and fosters cooperative working relationships. The Chief assures appropriate programs are in place to meet the compliance needs of the University, and administers federal and state law and university policy to ensure campus security remains in compliance. The position requires knowledge of management and administrative practices and procedures as it relates to higher education in a residential campus setting. The Chief ensures high customer satisfaction by analyzing complaints, concerns and suggestions and providing appropriate follow-through. Additionally, the Chief facilitates cooperative and collaborative community and institutional relationships and participates in campus and university-wide committees. The Chief provides highly responsible and professional assistance in areas of expertise to the University of Alaska.

The Chief acts as a catalyst between departments, faculty, staff, students, and external entities to ensure quality of service and support of the University of Alaska’s goals and mission. Requires well-developed human relations skills to build an effective team through leadership and training. Maintains sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students, faculty, and staff.

The Chief may develop or review programs and procedures to ensure a safe and secure educational, living, and working environment. The Chief provides proactive leadership in the areas of threat assessment and emergency response planning, and may coordinate with student life areas to provide training/guidance as it relates to safe student behavior. The Chief acts as a liaison with local, state, federal law enforcement agencies on all matters pertaining to campus security.

The position provides strategic direction by setting short and long-term goals, estimating operating budget requirements for staff and equipment planning, and implementing special projects to meet campus safety and wellness goals. The Chief is responsible for a comprehensive staff of up to 12 full-time sworn officers and dispatchers and 10 student community service officers and oversees a budget of approximately $1.75 million.

The candidate must meet the minimum standards for Police Chief per the Alaska Police Standards Council as well as all of the requirements of the UAF Police Department job description. An advanced certification under Alaska Police Standards or equivalent is required. Applicants must successfully complete a background investigation, polygraph, medical and psychological examination. This is a PERS or ORP eligible position.

Applicants must meet all eligibility standards set by the Alaska Police Standards Council per 13 AAC 85.005-120.

Alaska Police Standards Council F-3 found can be found at :https://dps.alaska.gov/getmedia/cb881423-1577-46a3-9278-68a460cca123/F-3.pdf;.aspx

This F-3 form must be signed and notarized before uploading to application. All documents requested as part of the application must be submitted and uploaded before the application is considered complete. *If you do not have one of these documents to upload, please upload a statement with your last name and stating not applicable and why*

Example is " Jones- No military service" for the DD-214 form requested.

Complete and sign Questionnaire and upload to application. Questionnaire located at https://www.uaf.edu/police/about-uafpd/employment.php

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Possess considerable knowledge of federal requirements for use, distribution, release and storage of Criminal Justice Information system data (CJIS).
Possess considerable knowledge of Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) systems and Report Management Systems (RMS)- (preferably ARMS).
Possess knowledge of Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR).
Possess considerable knowledge of FERPA and Clery Act requirements in a higher education context, and be able to competently apply knowledge for compliant reporting and management.
Ability to plan and coordinate large special events.
Ability to interpret written materials such as safety rules/regulations and procedural manuals.
Ability to solve problems and relate to faculty, staff and students and other community members in a positive and professional manner.
Recognize the cultural diversity of the campus community and ensure sensitive and equitable treatment of all citizens.
Must possess and maintain a valid Alaska driver's license within 30 days of hire.
Qualified applicants must successfully complete the department-approved physical fitness test, a thorough background investigation, polygraph, medical and psychological examination and meet all requirements of the APSC to include DPS refresher training in Sitka AK.

Prefer :
Demonstrated knowledge of the criminal laws of the State of Alaska.
Knowledge of the University of Alaska BOR policies and regulations.
Experience with higher education including student safety protocols in a residential context; ability to apply perspective to a broad geographical area where remote sites and extended campuses will rely on a combination of Fairbanks-based support and local safety services.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

Minimum ten (10) years civilian law enforcement experience, depending on education, with progressively responsible experience to include five (5) years of that as senior officer or supervision experience.

Prefer:
Prior law enforcement experience at a higher education institution, working with a diverse student body on a campus.

TYPICAL EDUCATION OR TRAINING:

Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or related field and 10 years of civilian law enforcement experience with (5) years of that as senior officer experience or 15 years of progressively responsible experience as a sworn police officer with five (5) years of that as senior officer experience.

Must have Incident Command Certification in ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, and IS 700 and 800.
Must have completed a civilian law enforcement academy.
Must possess Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC) Advanced Police Certificate or equivalent state certification that can be transferred through APSC.
Must be able to obtain State of Alaska APSIN security clearance within 30 days and maintain throughout employment.

Prefer:
Leadership training, such as the F.B.I. National Academy or similar programs.
Experience/training in Clery compliance and/or matters relating to higher education.

This position is designated as an officer of the university or senior administrator at the discretion of the president.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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