The Campus Police Chief administers, plans, and directs all services provided by the Campus Public Safety Office as a model of 21st Century policing. This position requires a visionary leader with a strong ability to collaborate with faculty, staff and students in creating a safe environment for a modern urban university campus. The Campus Police Chief reports to the Vice President of Finance and Administration and will supervise 38 employees, some of whom are represented by a police union.
A four year degree from an accredited university, preferably in law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or a related field.
Ten years of law enforcement experience in a certified police position with at least five years in a management capacity.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience leading a diverse and inclusive workforce and community in examining the impact that policies and practices have on different communities.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with collaboration between law enforcement and mental health providers in developing a compassionate and effective response to persons in crisis.
Experience working with police unions.
Must have held Basic, Advanced, and Supervisory Police certification from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training within the past five years, or an out-of-state equivalent recognized by Oregon DPSST and the ability to re-activate certification.
Strong oral and written communication skills and evident engagement with community.
Graduate from advanced police command training such as the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety or the Southern Police Institute.
Experience in providing police services in a higher education environment, particularly within a residential community.
Experience with incident and threat assessment techniques as well as knowledge of Clery Act.
DPSST Management and Executive Police Certification.
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 ba...chelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state