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The Public Safety Commander II is responsible for directing a medium to large-sized certified uniformed law enforcement staff assigned to investigation/crime prevention, patrol, traffic and/or training at an agency or campus. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent to occasional in-state travel is required. Carrying and use of a firearm is required.

Typical Functions:

Supervises and coordinates the activities of a medium to large-sized certified public safety and administrative support staff engaged in law enforcement and crime prevention for an agency or campus. Assists in planning and developing departmental goals, objectives, and programs; assists in developing and administering budgets, communicates directives to employees, and develops and maintains productivity standards for proper compliance to established criteria. Develops policy directives for assigned areas and ensures completion of departmental goals and objectives. Keeps abreast of changes in laws, regulations, policies, procedures and practices. Directs the operations of sub-division programs and staff assigned to investigations, crime prevention, campus patrol, traffic, parking, and/or communications; coordinates testing, recruitment and training activities and recommends disciplinary actions for misconduct. Coordinates and schedules in-service training activities for assigned personnel, communicates standards and practices to assure uniform delivery of services to the agency or campus, and coordinates law enforcement activities with agency or campus departments and outside organizations. Supervises special and/or complex investigations, compiles statistical reports concerning sub-division activities, and supervises the maintenance of special files, confidential documents, and legal and administrative reports. Conveys information concerning investigations, complaints, and other public safety activities to the media or general public. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of law enforcement management and supervisory principles. Knowledge of criminal laws, departmental, and university policies and procedures. Knowledge of budgetary planning and administration. Knowledge of investigative methods and techniques. Ability to organize and supervise the work activities of others. Ability to plan, evaluate, and conduct training. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Skill in the operation of firearms.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, criminology, public administration or a related field; plus four years of progressively more responsible experience in law enforcement, including two years in a supervisory capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must be certified as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training in accordance with ACA 12-9-106. Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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