Schedule: Various and rotating depending on work and assignments.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.
Duties are numbered for convenience, and do not indicate order in terms of importance, frequency that the duty is performed, or the amount of time spent on the duty.
Distinguishing Job Characteristics: Leads and commands a sworn and civilian multidisciplinary staff in community policing, law enforcement, and crime prevention. Manages police officers, communication technicians, security specialists, and assigned resources, entrusted to the Police Department. Provides strategic leadership, operational management, and maintains accountability for all police and safety operations. Supervises subordinate supervisors.
Supervision, Performance and Accountability
Serves as second in command of the Police Department and assumes the role of Chief of Police in the absence of the Chief of Police.
Supervises the day-to-day police operations.
Supervises police, communication technicians, and supervisors by assigning and delegating tasks, providing direction, resolving work problems, communicating job expectations, training employees and developing professional growth development opportunities.
Sets operational goals and accountability standards and practices.
Conducts annual employee performance evaluations, recommends pay increases, promotions, and other personnel actions.
Approves leave and authorizes overtime as appropriate.
Administers disciplinary actions upon approval, and in collaboration with Human Resources and the Chief of Police. Carries out, explains, interprets, and enforces policies.
Visits all shifts to monitor shift performance and maintains positive and effective communications and rapport with all Police Department personnel.
Monitors police supervisors, patrol performance and campus conditions.
Works in collaboration with the Chief of Police to manage the budget and approve purchases.
Strategic Goals and Operational Readiness
Participates in employee selection processes.
Oversees community policing initiatives for the college by monitoring and analyzing policing systems and operational data to ensure operational effectiveness.
Designates shift assignments, placement, and personnel rotation.
Formulates training needs for the professional development of all personnel. Oversees the implementation of all training required to conform to college, state and federal requirements.
Oversees special event security pre-planning, and the emergency alert systems.
Partnerships, Collaboration and Community Relations
Implements improvements and new strategies in collaboration with other college departments, neighborhood security associations, and other police agencies.
Serves as a Homeland Security liaison to local, state, and federal agencies.
Maintains constructive labor management relations, and administers and enforces the collective bargaining agreement.
Serves on committees or councils as authorized.
Prevention, Compliance and Enforcement - Local Laws, State Laws, Federal Laws, College Policies
Provides ongoing, daily criminal case management oversight and support to police investigations on significant and high profile criminal investigations.
Reviews existing departmental procedures for relevancy and compliance to law. Recommends changes as required. Makes appropriate revisions of administrative procedures to accomplish an efficient completion of all internal tasks.
Administers routine security threat assessments, and recommends deterrents and solutions through appropriate channels.
Oversees crime prevention and community awareness programs, seminars and forums to proactively reduce the incidence of crime on campus, and for federal compliance.
Oversees and maintains required documentation, compliance, certificates, and licenses, including Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) requirements, secured Attorney General websites, Clery, and LEADS records and regulations.
Maintains confidentiality of incident records and other sensitive subject matter, pursuant to the Ohio Public Records laws.
Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and predictable attendance and works outside of normal schedule as needed to meet workload demands. Subject to call in 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays and weekends as needed. Performs other related duties as required.
Usual Physical Demands: The incumbent of this position typically exhibits the physical demands identified in the Functional Job Analysis on file in the College's Human Resources Department and which is periodically reviewed and updated. Physical demands listed in the Functional Job Analysis are not job qualification standards, but are used to help the College assess and determine reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals covered by the American's with Disabilities Act.
While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into a computer and occasionally uses hands to operate police related equipment. In addition to occasional walking and patroling, the employee may sit for extended periods of time. The employee occasionally reaches with hands and arms, climbs, and balances, and stoops, kneels, crouches, or crawls. Vision demands include close detailed vision and focusing on a computer. The employee occasionally lifts or moves up to 50 pounds. The employee must demonstrate the ability to perform physical tasks associated with defending self and others, chasing, and maintaining control of suspects involved in fights, pursuits, and other criminal activity.
Working Conditions: Working conditions typical of a law enforcement employee with occasional exposure to dirt, heat, wet or humid conditions, outdoor weather conditions, or other disagreeable elements. Employee may occasionally be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic materials and blood borne pathogens. While performing daily job duties, every officer takes the risk of bodily harm, serious bodily harm or death. Officers may come in contact with individuals who are mentally unstable, may have a criminal record, and who may be armed and dangerous.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures of a police department; standard supervisory principles and practices; community policing and law enforcement procedures and requirements; local, state, and federal laws regarding firearms; non-violent crisis intervention; employee development, and performance management skills; court procedures and collective bargaining laws; emergency management principles, including the National Incident Management System (NIMS); use of force protocol. Skill in: verbal and written communications; strategic planning, scheduling, and organizing work; preparing written reports, operating job related equipment and software programs; mediating and peacefully resolving conflict; interviewing and communicating with students, college employees, and the general public. Ability to: apply supervisory principles to practical work situations; maintain discipline and respect of employees and to lead and command a sworn and civilian multidisciplinary staff in law enforcement and crime prevention; understand community and social conditions to determine needs; comprehend oral and written information; maintain mandatory training and coordinate and implement appropriate educational programs; develop and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, supervisors, college employees, and the general public; maintain confidential and sensitive information; perform physical demands and exhibit mental aptitude needed to perform law enforcement duties including pursuing and maintaining control of suspects, fights, and controlling criminal activity; recognize unusual or threatening conditions and take appropriate action.
Minimum Qualifications: Associate's Degree with at least ten years of progressively responsible police experience which include at least five years of supervisory experience. Current Ohio Peace Officer training certification. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
Additional Information: This position requires successful completion of a written examination, background investigation, polygraph investigation, psychological evaluation and drug screening. Employee must also be insurable to operate a vehicle as a condition of initial and continued employment. Written examination preparation reference materials: Core Concepts for Law Enforcement Management, Pearson, New York. (2009). ISBN: 0-558-04174-4.
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees ...in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.