PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/151278/deputy_chief_of_police
How to Apply
A cover letter explaining your specific interests in this
position and outlining your unique skills and experience is required
for consideration for this position; it should be attached as the
first page of your resume.
UM-Dearborn is among the top-tier comprehensive public
universities in the Midwest with more than 9,300 students. We have
outstanding faculty and staff as well as beautiful facilities and grounds. We
are proud of our 50+ year history: UM-Dearborn was first created as the
Dearborn Center of the University of Michigan in 1959. Ford Motor Company gave
the University of Michigan approximately 200 acres, including beautiful grounds
along the Rouge River in Dearborn, as well as $6 million to build the campus
and the first four buildings. The campus was initially established with an
emphasis on cooperative education. In 1971, it became a four-year undergraduate
school; with some master’s level graduate programs. Since then, the campus has
experienced steady growth in both enrollment and in the range of programming to
include undergraduate, graduate and doctoral-level programs.
The Department of Public Safety / Police Department invites
applications for Deputy Chief of Police. This position will work
collaboratively with the Chief of Police, Business Affairs, and campus
leadership to support the University community by establishing and maintaining
an atmosphere in which people can go safely about their varied activities in
furtherance of the University’s higher education objectives. The position will
assist the Chief of Police in providing leadership and oversight for law
enforcement and safety for the University of Michigan-Dearborn (UMD)
campuses. In coordination with the Chief, this critical role develops,
implements, and continuously improves a comprehensive operation that satisfies
the UMD mission, vision, and values related to public safety and regional
in leading efforts in emergency preparedness, proactive training
activities, and creating a culture of the best prepared police and public
Deputy Chief of Police will share in the responsibility for creating and
implementing cascading short-term and long-term goals for the public
safety department as well as individual goals for direct reports, to
include but not limited to: assisting in managing campus-wide police,
security and safety programs; liaising with external law enforcement
agencies and other campuses; collaborating with the campus director of
emergency management; helping to ensure optimal staffing and scheduling;
building strong relationships with campus and external partners.
and trains staff through positive leadership initiatives. Maintain,
create, support, and sustain a culture of positive organizational
be able to lead, mentor, develop, counsel, motivate and hold accountable,
on Specific, Measurable, Aligned, Realistic and Time-Bound (SMART) goal
setting aligned with the mission, vision and values of the department.
assigned staff with developing and achieving goals.
mentors, and develops reception staff; prepares staff for additional
responsibilities and promotional opportunities.
in and coordinates training as required.
and maintains plans and operations in compliance with university, state,
and federal requirements
a team of direct reports; including managing work performance for
completeness, accuracy and compliance within established university and
project assignments from the Chief concerning policy construction and
development, security needs/issues
for responding to major crisis events and incidents on campus acting as
part of a university incident management team or crisis management team.
on various University and Local/state law enforcement committees.
in developing, recommending, and implementing policies and procedures for
the department. Serve in advisory capacity to Chief and other
University officials for public safety concerns and methods for increased
in departmental fiscal matters related to operations, payroll, purchasing,
and other areas of budget.
with planning for major special events; athletic, social or of a cultural
nature; with focus on crowd control, traffic control, and security
operations; providing guidance and direction, ensuring adequate staffing,
space and facilities for the subsequent performance of duties.
non-law enforcement duties specific to campus needs.
Duties are performed in an office environment and in the field.
In the field, the employee is exposed to varying and extreme weather
conditions. Candidates must have the capability to hear, speak and see to
communicate with the general public. Candidates must also have the strength and
ability to apprehend, subdue and restrain criminal offenders. Physical
exertion may be required to climb stairs and over walls as well as running,
bending, twisting, reaching, crawling through tight spaces, kneeling in
confined areas, sitting for prolonged periods of time; moving/pushing/pulling
or lifting heavy objects exceeding 50 lbs.
Please Note: Successful candidates are subject to 24-hour
on-call for emergencies and must possess significant problem solving
We are seeking a positive, energetic, experienced and
knowledgeable professional with demonstrated success working in a highly
collaborative, high performance environment utilizing positive
organizational leadership best practices.
degree in criminal justice or related field is highly preferred or an
equivalent combination of education and experience.
of the State of Michigan or other state’s equivalent accredited police
academy training program is necessary.
years of law enforcement experience.
years of law enforcement management experience.
certification or the ability to obtain such certification within six
selected candidate must successfully pass or have passed a UM directed
drug test, psychological screening and background check.
possess or be able to obtain a valid Michigan driver’s license with a good
driving record and exhibit the ability to operate motor vehicles.
administrative and organizational skills
oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
to physically and mentally perform the essential duties of the job.
proven problem-solver and critical thinker who can identify issues and
be a champion of change and embrace the best practices of positive
ability to collaborate with others within and outside the department.
possess strong personal integrity.
master’s or terminal degree.
of Command College, the FBI National Academy, Senior Management Institute
for Police, or School of Police Staff and Command.
working in a University setting.
Currently this classification is considered exempt in compliance
with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative