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Chief of Police - San José State University, CA

Date Posted:
September 13, 2021

San José State University,CA

Position Title:
Chief of Police

Chief of Police


Reporting to the Vice President for Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer, the Chief of Police provides the leadership, supervision, and development of law enforcement professionals and support staff of the University Police Department (UPD). Serving as a key member of the university management team, the chief will demonstrate a leadership philosophy that is effective in a very diverse educational environment and takes into consideration the sensitivities and complexities of campus life. The chief administers a comprehensive university law enforcement program that includes facility security, emergency preparedness, parking, traffic control, and an access control program with an exceptional team of 24 sworn officers and 50 civilians. Responsible for the management of UPD personnel policies and decisions, the chief will ensure that recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation of all staff is done in a manner that attracts, develops, and retains a cutting-edge professional and diverse workforce. In addition, this position manages the UPD budget in a manner consistent with budget authorization and University mission.


As a highly visible member of the SJSU community, the chief fosters and maintains a close working relationship with all members of the University community including students, faculty, staff, and administrators consistent with a “service based” philosophy. The chief serves as an active member of the vice president for administration and finance’s executive leadership team and on the University’s Strategic Preparation Advisory Board and is expected to recommend initiatives and changes to improve both the quality and services for UPD Service Group, Administration and Finance Division, and the University. Further, the chief acts as the University’s law enforcement liaison with external public safety agencies and community organizations (especially the City of San José), maintaining regular contact and involvement in professional law enforcement and public safety organizations with a focus on bringing the highest levels of excellence to the department.


To apply, please visit: https://jobs.sjsu.edu/en-us/job/503450/chief-of-police-apply-via-search-firm 


Equal Employment Statement:

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.


It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.


Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
October 15, 2021

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