The Chief of Security is responsible for the overall management and direction of the Security Department at multiple campuses and facilities to create, and maintain and foster a safe, secure and orderly learning and work environment.
minimum of five years progressively responsible and supervisory law enforcement experience.
General Law Enforcement and security knowledge and skills.
Ability to make decisions and judgments in emergency situations.
Knowledge of emergency/disaster/recovery plans.
Administrative, supervisory, organizational and managerial knowledge/skills, including budgeting.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population.
Manage and supervise all Security Department employees, operations and assets. Employee management includes hiring, staffing, scheduling, equipping, direction, training and discipline. Investigate complaints against department employees, or other employees if directed to do so.
Purchase and maintain needed equipment such as vehicles, radios and other electronics, office equipment, uniforms and other items issued to officers.
Manage the issuance of keys and other access devices, operation of the fingerprint background check system and operation of the Lost and Found program.
Execute all directives from Administration. Insure operation of the department within budgetary guidelines, making efficient use of available resources.
Research and recommend policies and procedures to enhance physical safety and security on multiple campuses and at college events, and to comply with applicable Federal and State laws and administrative mandates.
Keep administration informed on changes in laws or issues that may impact the college and require changes in college operations or policies, and provide advice as needed on safety and security issues.
Monitor local and national security and crime trends and other potential external threats, including natural and man-made disasters.
Design, develop, implement and manage security and emergency response programs and protocols.
Foster and maintain cooperative relationships with other law enforcement, criminal justice and emergency response organizations.
Coordinate with local police and fire departments for extra security at special events or times of increased need.
Provide for and assist with dignitary protection when required. Work with other government, non-profit and private entities to acquire needed facilities or provide additional services to the college community and stakeholders.
Direct the work of officers and other department employees to conduct walking and vehicle patrols, enforce criminal laws and college policies, document crime and other activity as directed, conduct criminal or other investigations, prevent criminal activity, attempt to recover and return lost or stolen personal or college property, monitor and correct or report safety hazards and maintain a visible security presence.
Work cooperatively with other college departments and employees to further the educational mission of the college. Serve on standing or other committees as needed. Assist other departments, employees and students as needed to access security services and information. Serve as a member of the Behavioral Intervention Team.
Provide for the timely and effective dissemination of safety and security information, educational programs, awareness initiatives and emergency warnings.
Provide for the collection, preservation and publication of records, information and statistics as required by applicable Federal and State mandates, such as Clery Act or Title IX, or the college administration.
Provide monthly reports to the administration and Board of Trustees.
Certifications, Registrations or Licenses
Type: Ohio Peace Officer Training Certification, Firearms Certification
Vocational, technical or business training required. Associate's degree in Criminal Justice studies or related field is preferred. Bachelor's degree is a plus.