Associate Director of Public Safety and Assistant Chief of Police

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7242568 (Ref.No. BSU42765)
Posted: May 6, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Supports the Chief of Police in planning and coordinating the operational and personnel activities for the Office of Public Safety.

Ball State University welcomes applications for the full-time, professional opportunity of Associate Director of Public Safety and Assistant Chief of Police.

Job Function:

Supports the Chief of Police in planning and coordinating the operational and personnel activities for the Office of Public Safety.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Preferred Education:

Advanced specialty training in criminal investigation and other police functions.

Minimum Experience:

Seven years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience; at least five years of supervisory experience.

Preferred Experience:

Experience in campus law enforcement; familiarity with multi-agency task forces and crime prevention/public education programming in a college or university setting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the Assistant Chief of the University Police with responsibility for carrying out orders of the Police Chief with direct supervision of all law enforcement activities and responsibility for the public safety of the university.
  • In conjunction with the Chief of Police, evaluates and modifies, as required, programs, activities, policies, procedures, rules, orders and regulations to ensure compliance with the University’s and Department’s mission, goals, objectives, core values, system’s policies, university operating procedures, department policies and state laws.
  • Full supervisory responsibility for interviewing and selection, coaching, compensation, discipline, performance appraisal, training, and career development of personnel for one or more functions within a work unit.
  • Supervise the day-to-day operations of the Police Department to include the interactive work products of patrol, dispatch, and investigations.
  • Supervise directly and indirectly all Office of Parking Services personnel as directed; when called upon, coordinate with the Associate Director of Parking Services all necessary procedures for administration of the parking program on campus; monitor the Office of Parking Services to ensure adherence to university regulations and department objectives.
  • Represent the Chief of Police as a liaison and coordinator between the university and local public safety agencies and other community groups.
  • Participate in university and community committees and student groups as assigned.
  • Represent the department with issues involving the bargaining unit.
  • In the absence of the Police Chief assume command for the Office of Public Safety.
  • Perform the duties of a Police Officer when necessary.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.