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UTSA Hiring Assistant Chief of Police



The University of Texas at San Antonio is a Hispanic Serving University specializing in cyber, health, fundamental futures, and social-economic development. With more than 34,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property—for Texas, the nation and the world. Learn more online, on UTSA Today or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or LinkedIn. UTSA, situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.

Posting End Date Applications will be accepted through 11:59 PM CDT on 02/04/2023. At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may close once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Salary Salary Range: up to $130,418 annualized, commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.

Hours per Week Exempt Position: 40 hours per week.

Required Application Materials

  • Resume is required.

  • Cover Letter is preferred.


Essential Functions Responsible for coordinating the objectives of the administration of the Police Department and the law enforcement and security efforts within the areas under the control and jurisdiction of the University of Texas System. Assists the Chief of Police in commanding the day-to-day operations of the Police Department. Assists the Chief of Police in the development, administration, coordination and implementation of departmental policies, procedures and activities. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

  1. Develops and implements goals, objectives, policies and procedures for the department and work units assigned; assists in developing the departmental budget and provides administrative guidance for the control of budget expenditures.

  2. Directs the preparation of a variety of records and reports relating to departmental activities; prepares reviews and presents reports and other necessary correspondence; reviews and evaluates reports and other documents submitted by subordinate personnel.

  3. Evaluates and modifies, as required, programs, activities, policies, procedures, rules, orders and regulations to ensure compliance with the university’s and department’s mission, goals, objectives, core values, Board of Regent’s Rules, U.T. System Police policies, university operating procedures, department policies and general law.

  4. Designs, coordinates and implements the organization and mobilization efforts of the university community to achieve the department’s mission, goals and objectives.

  5. Reviews and directs the department’s fiscal, equipment and human resources activities and services; develops, reviews and manages staff and employee recruitment, development and training.

  6. Identifies and resolves challenging public safety and university community concerns.

  7. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring recommendations and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance; rewarding employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  8. Designs and implements operational, technical and administrative methods of university community policing, crime prevention, delinquency control, law enforcement and related functions, including but not limited to, investigations and identification, patrol, traffic control and safety.

  9. Coordinates law enforcement activities with other departments and law enforcement agencies.

  10. Controls and commands major investigations, emergency management situations and large university special events. Performs risk management assessments and develops related preparedness, response and mitigation guidance.

  11. Represents the Chief of Police at meetings, conferences and other public functions; acts, as directed, as media spokesperson for the police department.

  12. Conducts, directs and reviews investigations of officer and staff misconduct within the police department and makes disciplinary action recommendations to the Chief of Police.

  13. Participates in professional organizations and on a variety of boards, commissions and committees.

  14. Assumes command of the police department in the absence of the chief.

  15. Responds to incident scenes.

  16. Demonstrates UTSA core values: Integrity, Excellence, Inclusiveness, Respect, Collaboration and Innovation.

  17. Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field from an accredited college or university.

  • Must have a Texas Peace Officer license, Master Peace Officer certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education, and a Class “C’ Texas driver’s license or eligible for same.

  • Ten years of increasingly responsible broad-based experience as a commissioned police officer with a recognized law enforcement agency with four years of management and command-level responsibility.

  • Must be proficient in the operation and safety procedures of all equipment utilized by the University Police Department necessary to perform assigned tasks.

  • Proficiency in all phases of duties performed. Must demonstrate logical, effective problem-solving ability.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of an advanced police management and leadership training such as the FBI National Academy, PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police, Southern Police Institute, Northwestern Command College, Naval Post Graduate School, Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, or IACLEA Executive Development Course. Master’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field.

  • Five years of major command responsibility as a Police Lieutenant or Captain or equivalent. Experience and knowledge in the areas of event management, homeland security, risk management, emergency management, dignitary protection and building security.

Working Conditions

  • Exposure to outside weather conditions. May be required to work either day or night on any one of three shifts with varying days off and on holidays. Work involves a degree of hazard.

Primary work location for this position will be on campus. Travel and parking expenses are the employee's responsibility.

Additional Information

  • UTSA is a tobacco free campus.

  • This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

  • Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.


EO/AA Statement As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.


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