The Chief Law Enforcement Officer (Minnesota Rules, Chapter 6700.01 Subpart 8) is the highest ranking board-licensed peace officer at the University of Minnesota, Morris. With the rank of Police Lieutenant 1 - 7106ZA, the position plans, directs, manages, supervises and coordinates Campus Police operations and activities. They perform responsible supervisory and administrative police work involving the protection and safety of the campus community through prevention and control of crime, preserving peace, emergency services, and related work. A visible, well-known campus leader, the Chief Law Enforcement Officer works closely with other campus administrators to maintain the high level of safety valued at Morris. The position reports to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Facilities. Campus Police are deputized with the Stevens County Sheriff's Office, collaborate with Morris City Police through a mutual aid agreement, and are part of the West Central MN S.W.A.T. Team and Stevens County Violence Prevention Task Force.
1. Lead campus law enforcement efforts and the provision of a safe campus environment.
• Plan, direct, manage, and supervise Campus Police operations, activities, priorities, and long-range plans.
• Lead a well-trained, effective Campus Police force with two additional licensed peace officers and support staff.
? Hire, mentor, supervise, schedule, promote, and if needed, discipline or terminate Police Officers.
? Provide annual performance reviews, professional development, and training.
? Apply contract terms, conditions of employment, University policies, and state/federal requirements.
• Provide for the protection of life and property and enforcement of laws, ordinances, and university policies.
• Evaluate risks. Build capacity and protocols to skillfully prevent, deescalate, and respond to incidents.
• Oversee, lead and assist in investigations. Ensure timely and accurate reporting.
• Lead, model, and direct the integration of Campus Police into campus life and the application of community policing best practices, including the understanding of cultural diversity and building of relationships enabling all staff to work effectively with people from varied backgrounds, identities, cultures and experiences.
• Provide law enforcement advice, support and information to University administrators, including communication about critical incidents, enforcement, and emergencies to facilitate a shared response. Serve on violence prevention, threat assessment, and critical incident response teams.
• Advise community members on law enforcement, security, crime prevention, and emergency management issues. Provide educational programs.
• Maintain close collaborative relationships with Stevens County law-enforcement agencies. Work with local, state and federal authorities as needed. Assist in calls for assistance by other agencies, investigations, and transfers.
• Maintain liaison and contact with counterparts at UM Twin Cities, UM Duluth, and liberal arts colleges.
• Oversee scheduling and other administrative functions, manage program budgets, respond to feedback and complaints, evaluate and implement new technologies, and coordinate reporting and assessment.
• Stay informed on trends and practices in law enforcement and higher education.
2. Ensure Morris compliance with relevant federal and state higher education and emergency management mandates.
• In collaboration with the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, ensure campus compliance with federal higher education laws (Jeanne Clery Act, VAWA, Title IX) and US Dept. of Education Office of Civil Rights guidance.
? Oversee prevention activities, crime logs, timely warnings, and crime victim services.
? Oversee communication with Campus Security Authorities, Clery Act crime reporting, preparation of UMM’s Annual Campus Security Report, federal filing of crime statistics, and related documentation.
• Maintain Emergency Management training, serve on the Emergency Management Coordinating Team, and collaborate with others to ensure current campus plans, preparedness programs and exercises.
• Direct and coordinate critical incident and crisis management activities (e.g. threat evaluation, incident response, timely warnings, directing evacuations, opening public shelters, and implementing plans.)
• Maintain active liaisons with the city of Morris, Stevens County, UM Emergency Management and related entities to facilitate emergency operations planning, response coordination, and resource sharing.
3. Direct and manage the University’s safety, security, protection, and parking programs.
• Hire, supervise, train and discipline Community Service Officers and the Office and Administrative Specialist.
• Coordinate closely with the Director of Residential and Community Life to provide the highest level of safety and security for the 800+ students living on campus; provide Community Advisor training.
• Advise and collaborate with Student Affairs leaders on student awareness efforts, risk reduction and intervention programs, and judicial protocols.
• Provide student assistance and referrals to foster their safety, wellbeing, development, persistence, and success.
• Provide knowledgeable service and assistance to the campus community, visitors, and collaborators.
• Provide for the physical safety of the campus and campus property.
o Oversee the planning for and administration of building access systems (e.g. card access systems, keys, university locksmith functions, and daily building access) in collaboration with Facilities Management.
o Manage campus parking and traffic control; ensure staff familiarity with fire protection systems; and work with Facilities Management to ensure adequate outdoor lighting.
o Plan for safety and crowd control at campus events and activities, sports events, commencement, etc.
o Oversee provision of campus escorts and secure financial transfers.
• Leverage technology and assist in the implementation of new systems to enhance safety, security, and emergency management in partnership with UM Public Safety, Emergency Management, and others.