University Police Services
is currently recruiting for a Police Commander who demonstrates loyalty, strong
leadership skills, the ability to collaborate and who can work cooperatively
with department employees in implementing department goals and
objectives.The successful candidate should also demonstrate the
capacity to be a strategic thinker,an appreciation of diversity, and
possess strong leadership and problem solving skills. This position is an administrative faculty position and
serves as a member of the senior leadership of Police Services.
The Commander is responsible
for policy & procedure development and implementation; supervision of the
various programs to include the Student Cadet Program, the Reserve (part-time
officer) Policing Program, K-9, special projects, training & research, special
events; review citizen complaints, investigate allegations of subordinate
misconduct and recommending disciplinary actions and overall support of
department’s initiatives. This position reports through the Assistant Chief of Police
to the Assistant Vice President & Director of Police Services.
University Police Services
is a team of trained professionals, dedicated to a community-policing
philosophy as they provide law enforcement services to the 40,000 students,
faculty and staff of the University of Nevada, Reno, Truckee Meadows Community
College and the Desert Research Institute.
The University of Nevada,
Reno offers a number of event venues, including the 32,500-seat Mackay Stadium,
home to Nevada Wolf Pack football, and the 14,000-seat Lawlor Events Center,
home to Nevada Wolf Pack men’s and women’s basketball and year-round public
events. The University of Nevada is an NCAA Division I
institution with 16 highly competitive athletic programs. This statewide
institution includes the 433-acre main campus with 261 buildings near downtown
Reno, where University Police headquarters is located. An additional fully functional
and staffed police substation is located on the campus of Truckee Meadows
University Police Services
is committed to serving the public and building relationships that promote
trust and foster collaboration. While the department
provides a full range of services, the goal of Police Services remains making the
community a safe place to live, study and work. This is accomplished through a
Community Oriented Policing philosophy.
degree and five years ORMaster'sdegree and three
yearsrelated professional work experience. Related Experience: law
enforcement or military experience with two or more years in an administrative
or managerial capacity in law enforcement.
Nevada Police Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certification or the
ability to obtain one within 12 months of hire date.
in law enforcement in an educational institution.
This position is required to respond to crime scenes, major events and
incidents, or as needed or requested by the Assistant Vice President &
Director of Police Services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving expenses
(if applicable), a rich retirement plan, medical, dental, and vision insurance
options, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along
with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational
benefit for faculty and dependents.
The department is a full-service police department comprised of patrol
operations, administration and a detective division. Services include a canine
program, walking and bicycle patrols, and a pro-active, selective traffic
enforcement program and takes a leadership role in preparing the University to
respond to large-scale crises and events. The department consists of 73 employees
(37 full-time sworn officers, 6 sworn part-time, 8 non-sworn part-time, 12
students, and 10 full & part-time civilian support staff). The patrol area
for Police Services encompasses all Nevada System of Higher Education
facilities in the Reno Metropolitan area, which is approximately 106 square
miles, and some facilities statewide. For more information, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/police
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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State
of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence.
The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has
been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News &
World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145
Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee
Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and
national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from
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promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged
community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from
different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
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