Campus Law Enforcement Jobs

Director, Department of Safety and Security - Dartmouth College (New Hampshire)

Dartmouth College—an Ivy League, top ranked research institution—seeks a new Director for their Department of Safety and Security serving a diverse residential community of 6,500 students, 4,200 faculty and staff, and over 160 buildings throughout its 269 acre campus in the college town of Hanover, New Hampshire. The Director will:

  • Provide strategic vision and leadership for comprehensive services, including safety and security programs, physical facility security, compliance, training, emergency preparedness, and critical incident response;

  • Sustain the Department’s commitment to a strong community policing approach;

  • Advance best practices and enhance training and services through calculated investments in technology, staff, and professional development;

  • Lead a dedicated department of 30 security and dispatch professionals;

  • Work collaboratively with campus partners, as well as with members of local, state, and federal law enforcement and first response agencies;

  • Actively contribute to institutional strategic planning and the master facilities plan.

Full announcement, qualifications, and application instructions:

To nominate an individual and/or discuss this opportunity, contact:

Valerie B. Szymkowicz, Vice President
Spelman Johnson
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Director of Public Safety - James Madison University

The director of public safety provides leadership to the JMU police department, including patrol operations, technical services, dispatch and communications, investigations, crime prevention, special events, and the cadet program, as well as life safety and risk management for the entire university. The department has a staff of 73, including 51 sworn officers, and a $4.6 million budget.

The director must have a broad and deep understanding of national best practices with regard to community policing and embrace the educational values of an academic institution. The director should also be an experienced command officer capable of managing crises and complex situations, working across the institution and into the local community. The university police department has joint jurisdiction throughout the city with the Harrisonburg police department so a close relationship with the municipal department is critical for success.

A bachelor’s degree and significant experience in a management level position within a law enforcement organization are required. A degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, or a related field and experience in an institute of higher education’s police department are preferred.

Rview of applications will begin on February 21. A detailed description of the position is available on the Spelman Johnson website at

To nominate an individual and/or discuss this opportunity, contact:


Mark A. Hall
Vice President
Spelman Johnson
803-708-0038 (direct)
Twitter: @spelmanjohnson

Deputy Chief of Police - Brown University

The new deputy chief will encounter the opportunities and challenges listed below:

  • Brown is a very relational campus; it is expected that the deputy chief will be become a valued and trusted member of the Brown community.

  • The department is a large, professional police department with talented, committed officers and staff.

  • Time is required to learn the culture of the department, truly understand the needs and concerns of the officers and staff, and effectively work on plans to maintain high job-satisfaction, professional development, and morale.

  • Brown is experiencing growth and development, with many new residential and academic buildings under construction or in the planning phases.

  • The new deputy chief is joining a department with a solid reputation and a chief that is well respected on campus and in the broader community.

  • It is expected that the new deputy chief will bring new ideas, initiatives, and programs to successfully strengthen and enhance the department.

  • Brown has a very diverse student population, which provides important context for the work of the department.

  • Brown is located in a congested, urban environment where students can be viewed as easy targets.

  • The new deputy chief will be involved with creating a solid emergency preparedness plan for the department and partnering with the institution to provide training and table-top exercises.

  • It is important to maintain a high level of engagement and satisfaction among the officers and staff.

  • The new deputy will be expected to enhance the department’s community policing program with purposeful programs and initiatives aimed at genuine interactions with the entire community.

  • The new deputy will be expected to implement a strategic plan with the chief that produces a consistently engaged, highly responsive department broadly seen as committed to the safety and care of the university community.

It is important to learn the various international cultural views of law enforcement in order to most effectively work with all international students.


Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, management, administration, or other related field from an accredited institution and a minimum of ten-plus years of progressive and broad-based experience in law enforcement, with five years of management experience at the rank of lieutenant or higher in a law enforcement setting. Additionally, the successful candidate will have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills, the ability to motivate and team-build, and a thorough knowledge of and proficiency in the care and use of firearms, self-defense tools, and criminal detection devices. They must be a person of dependability, tact, and diplomacy, with the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Additional minimum qualifications include: sound judgement; the ability to make difficult decisions and take command of any situation; a strong commitment to promoting institutional diversity and inclusion; and the capacity to build and maintain positive relations with all areas of the university in order to accomplish the department’s mission. Finally, the successful candidate will be a graduate of a recognized and approved police training academy and eligible for appointment/licensing by the Rhode Island State Police.


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Director of Public Safety/ Chief of Police - Tufts University

The next director of public safety/chief of police must possess a broad and deep understanding of national best practices with regard to comprehensive police operations, healthcare security, emergency management, modern technology, and organizational and staff development in an urban/suburban multi-campus environment. The director/chief should be an experienced leader capable of managing complex situations and staffing, committed to diversity, inclusion, and customer service at the highest level, possess a deep understanding of current issues in community policing, and be equipped to contribute at both a strategic and operational level at a moderately sized, vibrant research institution.

The successful candidate will be a competent and dedicated individual who can promote and develop the Tufts University Department of Public Safety (TUDPS) staff/team, set departmental priorities, systematically build the trust of the University and local communities, and work proactively, in tandem with the vice president for operations, senior leaders, and the other staff in the department to be progressive, innovative, and comprehensive in moving the program forward. The following were identified as possible opportunities, priorities, and challenges that will face the new director of public safety/chief of police at Tufts University:


A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, a related discipline, or the equivalency, as well as substantial, progressive leadership experience in public safety or law enforcement, is essential. A master’s degree and experience in an academic or institutional environment is preferred. Additional requirements include demonstrated progressive management responsibilities in crisis situations, in-depth knowledge of the compliance requirements related to the Jeanne Clery Act, and strong, effective communication skills. The successful candidate will possess familiarity with current public safety trends in an academic environment, strong human relations and people management skills, experience in budget development and administration, and proficiency with technology and industry-specific software. Experience leading in a unionized environment, familiarity with accreditation, experience with video security procedures, and completion of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) or Incident Command System (ICS) training are highly preferred. Qualified applicants must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid driver’s license and a Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms, with the ability to be warranted as a Special State Police Officer.


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Director of Campus Safety and Security - The Hotchkiss School

Opportunities, challenges and priorities for the new director:

  • The director will need to learn the culture of the school and the department, truly understand the needs and concerns of the safety and security staff, and effectively work on plans to maintain high job satisfaction, professional development, and morale.

  • The director will work with the school’s senior leadership to maintain all emergency response and preparedness plans and protocols as well as provide training and table-top exercises to all campus constituents.

  • The director will need find ways to effectively meet with and engage the entire student body.

  • The remote location of the school provides interesting challenges in terms of staff recruitment as well as a prolonged response time for fire and law enforcement agencies.

  • It is expected that the new director will bring new ideas, initiatives, and programs to successfully strengthen and enhance the department.

  • The director will maintain thorough training practices and improve all aspects of departmental training utilizing current techniques to ensure staff are well versed in best practices and protocols.

  • With 600 students and 350 faculty/staff, Hotchkiss is a complex organization that operates on over 800 acres including a large lake and athletic facility that offer their own risk and safety challenges.

  • The director will maintain the department’s strong commitment to the high level of customer service the campus has grown accustomed to over the years.

  • The department has a solid staff, committed to their work and to the safety and security of the campus and the director will have the opportunity to continue to grow and develop the staff and the department.

  • The new director will evaluate, revise, and maintain comprehensive operating procedures and policies reflecting current national best practices for education security.

  • The director must embrace working with an intelligent, highly engaged student body at a pivotal time in their educational career.


The successful candidate is required to have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, business administration, or other closely related field, with a minimum of five years of experience in security/law enforcement in a management capacity including staff supervision and training. Professional certifications such as the Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Physical Security Professional (CPP), or Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) are highly desired. A master’s degree in a related field and/or leadership experience working in safety/security within an educational setting are strongly preferred.

The successful candidate will have uncompromising integrity and honesty; exemplary leadership skills; strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills; and a proven record of creating robust, cohesive teams. Further minimum qualifications include: the ability to work collegially; demonstrated knowledge of current issues in public safety and private security functions including emergency preparedness; capacity to maintain composure during challenging and crisis situations; and strong computer skills. Finally, the next director will have a demonstrated commitment to the safety and well-being of others; possess a solid knowledge of public safety communication systems, policies and practices; be knowledgeable about, or willing to learn, the statutes of the state of Connecticut, particularly as they relate to an educational community; and will partner with state and other law enforcement agencies, fire department, and EMS to promote the safety and security of the campus and local community.


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