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Law Enforcement Officer II

Virginia State University Department of Police and Public Safety is seeking an experienced person to provide effective leadership to ensure the efficiency and the effectiveness of law enforcement and public safety service to the University commune by managing Administrative Support Operations, Investigations, administrative processes, resources and programs of the department. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Will serve as the next level commander in chief in the absence of the Chief and/or Deputy Chief to ensure the Department of Police and Public Safety performs at its expected level.  Will provide leadership to Police Operations, Parking Services, Police Administrative Services and Investigations in the areas of record keeping, supply and logistics, case management, evidence collection, preparation for court appearances, and scheduling of daily work activities.  The Captain will function as the University Continuity of Operations (COOP) Coordinator.  They will supervise the Crime Prevention/Community Policing Program; will develop, manage and evaluate police response to special events on the University campus; ensure all appropriate administrative files and records are maintained  for the Investigations section in accordance with State law; protect life, property, and enforce the laws of the Commonwealth, as well, as regulations of the University within appropriate jurisdictional confines; will provide court testimony and initiate written reports. The incumbent in this role will operate a variety of police equipment. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Considerable knowledge of principles and techniques of law enforcement, security, crime prevention, and investigation; administrative functions to include policy, budget, and supervision of personnel. Considerable knowledge of the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and management concepts related to managing a diverse police workforce.  Must have knowledge in the use of carried weapons and firearms and other job related police equipment. A minimum of 10 years police experience with a minimum of 5 years holding he rank of Police Sergeant or higher.  Demonstrated ability to plan and implement a law enforcement, security and public safety program or a portion for an independent agency or institution; to organize and direct a law enforcement or security force; to analyze law enforcement/security and safety problems.  Demonstrated ability to function mentally and physically under stress and emergency situations, and to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people both verbally and in writing and to interpret laws, polices and regulations governing operations. Must maintain certification as a police officer as mandated by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

HOW TO APPLY:

Virginia State University will only accept on-line applications through Recruitment Management System (RMS). Faxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please visit http://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov to complete a state application.

The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete criminal background check, which may include fingerprinting. Candidates may be required to complete a Statement of Economic Personal Interest as a condition of employment.

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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