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The Higher Education Public Safety Commander I is responsible for the overall coordination and scheduling of a small to medium-sized certified law enforcement staff

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Assists in planning, coordinating, assigning, and reviewing the operations of subdivision programs and staff assigned to campus patrol, investigations, traffic, parking, and/or communications. Coordinates and schedules training activities for assigned personnel, communicates standards and practices to assure uniform delivery of services to the campus, and coordinates protective service activities with campus departments and outside organizations. Communicates policy directives for assigned area and ensures completion of departmental goals and objectives; keeps abreast of changes in laws, regulations, policies, procedures and practices. Assists in planning and developing departmental goals and objectives, assures proper communication of directives to subordinate employees, and develops and maintains productivity standards for proper compliance to established criteria. Supervises ongoing investigations; compiles statistical reports concerning sub-division activities and coordinates reporting requirements. Interprets directives and attends special meetings to convey information concerning investigations and complaints, or to answer questions concerning public safety activities. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of law enforcement management and supervisory principles. Knowledge of criminal laws and related departmental and campus policies and procedures. Knowledge of investigative methods and techniques. Ability to supervise the work activities of others. Ability to conduct training and evaluate training effectiveness. 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 with a major in criminal justice or related field; plus two years of progressively more responsible experience in law enforcement, including one year in a supervisory capacity. Certified as a Police Officer in accordance with ACA 12-9-106. Possession of a valid state motor vehicle operators license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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