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CHIEF – SCHOOL POLICE & DISTRICT SECURITY
Palm Beach County School
West Palm Beach, FL
Date: May 28, 2018
The Palm Beach County School
District Police Department is currently seeking a Chief of School Police &
District Security to direct the department and continue to advance its
commitment to safety for students and staff in a supportive teaching and
About the Police Department
The Palm Beach County School District Police Department was
created by a Special Legislative Act which authorized the appointment of sworn police
officers to carry out all law enforcement activities throughout the District's
schools and facilities.
Over one hundred uniformed Police Officers are assigned to
schools throughout Palm Beach County. These Officers are responsible for campus
patrol, initial case investigations, subsequent follow-up, and making arrests.
Additionally, the officers provide classroom presentations, counsel students
and parents, engage students through mentoring, and serve as positive role
models to help promote healthy relationships between youth and law enforcement.
SDPBC spends $19 million per year to operate a fully accredited
Police Department with 152 sworn officers to serve approximately 174,000
students in 180 District Schools. SDPBC plans to hire at least 75 new officers
in the next year to comply with new Florida legislation.
School Security Projects/Campus
The school District is scheduled to spend $30 million in security
projects that are included in one-cent sales tax project list over the next ten
years. This includes single point of entry projects, additional surveillance
cameras, fencing, card access door locks, etc. The District has also set aside
an additional $10 million in District capital millage funds dedicated to school
security projects. As required by new law (SB 7026), SDPBC is conducting a
threat assessment of each school campus and will be applying for a share of $99
million non-recurring state allocation.
Click here for more information about the Palm Beach County School
District Police Department or visit the District's many social media accounts -
- Twitter @Pbcsd or
- Facebook - The School District of Palm Beach County.
Essential Job Functions
The ideal candidate:
- Provides executive-level
leadership in short- and long-term planning, organization, and implementation
of District policing, law enforcement, safety, and security goals and
- Develops and administers
departmental policies, rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures
- Administers a comprehensive
school police function, including but not limited to, law enforcement, criminal
investigations, records management, emergency communications, youth and gang
violence prevention and intervention, professional training and development,
and student/community education.
- Prepares and monitors
implementation of the District’s emergency operations and crisis response plans
for schools to ensure compliance with state law and District administrative
- Administers the coordination of
data collection, interpretation, and dissemination of information, to include
crime and trending analyses of crime occurring on District property.
- Oversees the implementation and
content management of the department’s digital and electronic communications
platforms, including but not limited to, external web presence and site
efficacy; digital and social media engagement initiatives and objectives;
stakeholder community media contacts and outlets; and management of crisis
communications for emergency preparedness.
- Prepares and presents
departmental issues and recommendations on major issues requiring policy
direction to executive leadership, the Superintendent, the Board, and the
- Conducts organizational studies,
investigations, and operational studies to remain abreast of research, trends
and developments in the industry; provides continual monitoring and evaluation of
efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures.
- Identifies opportunities for
operational and program improvements; recommends and implements necessary
change to align with stated goals, objectives, and initiatives for District
policing, law enforcement, safety, and security.
- Administers the enforcement of
and District compliance with local, state, and federal rules, regulations, and
standards governing the law enforcement, safety, and security functions for the
PreK-12 public education environment.
- Selects, trains, motivates, and
evaluates assigned staff; provides or oversees the coordination and provision
of staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies and implement discipline
- Prepares and monitors the
overall fiscal and operational budgets for policing, law enforcement, and
security programs; reviews, recommends, and authorizes purchase of equipment
and supplies; ensures proper maintenance and utilization of equipment.
The ideal candidate:
- Demonstrates ability to
effectively communicate, both orally and in writing. Must be able to prepare
comprehensive reports showing trend analysis, with clear and concise
representation of concepts and ideas.
- Demonstrates ability to work
collaboratively with diverse groups, and effectively and tactfully interact
with all levels of staff and District administration.
Commitment to Community
The ideal candidate:
- Promotes cooperative and
collaborative relationships with citizen groups, law enforcement agencies,
public safety organizations, and community stakeholders in developing and implementing
programs to address law enforcement, safety, and security goals and objectives.
- Provides a public, visible
presence in response to student, parent, staff, and community inquiries and
concerns regarding safety, security, emergency preparedness, and law
enforcement matters; serves as liaison between the District and local, state,
and federal emergency response units.
- Should recognize the special
nature of policing 174,000 students in 180 District schools.
- Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, police
science, criminology, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
- Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Criminal Justice
Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) Police Officer certification or
ability to obtain.
- Extensive work experience as an administrator in increasingly
responsible leadership roles in the field of law enforcement, preferably within
a large school system or other comparably sized organization.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze and evaluate general and
statistical information and use such to inform critical decision-making.
- Ability to learn current computing technologies and software
applications appropriate to the position’s job responsibilities.
The preferred candidate:
- Will have a background that includes evidence of professional
development through recognized training, programs and associations for
executives and leaders in law enforcement. Examples include but are not limited
to: FDLE Senior Leadership Program (SLP); International Association of Chiefs
of Police (IACP) Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO); FBI Law Enforcement
Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) Executive Leadership Institute
(ELI) and/or Command Leadership Institute (CLI); and Northwestern University
Center for Public Safety (NUCPS) School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC).
- Evidence of personal and professional involvement with community
stakeholders involved in promoting positive law enforcement, criminal justice,
and security programs and initiatives.
The established salary range for this position is $112,573
- $178,588 (S11).
Application Process and Deadline
To apply please go online to www.palmbeachschools.org/jobs and click on External Applicants, at the "Search
Jobs" tab enter 185732 (Job
Opening ID #) and attach your cover letter and resume. Deadline for submissions is May 28th, 2018.
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