Commander, University Police Services
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Commander, University Police Services
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. - Main Campus
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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 **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., Truckee Meadows Community College and the Desert Research Institute.
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. 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 Community College.
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.
Bachelor's degree and five years
OR Master's degree and three years related professional work experience. Related Experience: law enforcement or military experience with two or more years in an administrative or managerial capacity in law enforcement.
Basic Nevada Police Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certification or the ability to obtain one within 12 months of hire date.
Experience 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.
The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, 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. For more information, please visit:
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:
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This posting is open until filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
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To apply, visit ****Founded in 1874, the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. 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 **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. recognizes that diversity 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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