Chief of Police- Associate Vice Chancellor for Police and Public Safety/Chief of Police -Fayetteville State University (NC)

Fayetteville State University (FSU), designated as a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) located in North Carolina, is seeking a community-oriented, and collaborative Associate Vice Chancellor for Police and Public Safety/Chief of Police (Chief of Police). The successful candidate will be a tech-savvy leader who energetically “Walks the talk” on community engagement policing strategies, who understands 21st century policing strategies, and is committed to providing a secure and safe environment where students, faculty and staff have maximum opportunity to be successful in meeting their academic and professional goals.

About the Fayetteville State University Police and Public Safety Department: The campus consists of 156 acres and 38 buildings. Is an open and public campus. The department works closely with administrators, students, faculty, and staff to create and maintain a safe environment. Its statutory arrest jurisdiction includes all University property, owned and leased, as well as streets and sidewalks adjacent to the property. In addition, it participates in a mutual aid agreement with several local law enforcement agencies.

The Position: Reporting to the General Counsel and Vice Chancellor for Legal, Audit, Risk and Compliance, the Chief leads a Department with an estimated $3M budget that includes divisions of Administrative Services, Patrol, Operations, Emergency Management and Telecommunications.

The FSU Chief of Police organizes, directs, and supervises the day-to-day activities of the on-going comprehensive campus police and public safety programs. The Chief is also responsible for administrating the college’s compliance with the Clery Act and its requirements, as well as managing the campus’ emergency management program. Including the Chief, the department has 44 employees and has recently been approved to add 20 more positions. With the addition of the new positions, the department will consists of 23 sworn officers, 26 security officers, 11 police telecommunicators, and 4 administrative staff. More information about the department can be found here.

Minimum Training and Experience: The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with 10 years of experience with federal, state, municipal or university police, including at least five (5) years of senior supervisory/management experience at command staff level. Experience in a higher education public safety or campus police department with on-campus housing is strongly preferred. Must possess applicable certification from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Commission or obtain such certification within one year. Please note that North Carolina law does not recognize or have a reciprocal relationship with Federal law enforcement certification but recognizes and gives partial credit for military police (MP) training, receipt of an MP occupational specialty classification and performance of MP duties.

Salary and Benefits
The starting salary will be commensurate with experience. Fayetteville State University offers outstanding benefits which can be reviewed here:

Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, go to and click on the Chief of Police/ Associate VC for Police and Public Safety – FSU link. To learn more about the selection process, visit Client Openings (or copy and paste into your browser: All applications must be fully completed and submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the University portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters can be uploaded with the application. Application review begins November 21, 2021.

Note, all candidate materials will be confidential. References will not be contacted without a candidate’s knowledge. Fayetteville State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Candidates who can contribute to Fayetteville State’s commitment to inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.

A virtual skill evaluation for semi-finalists will take place TBD in January, 2022. This process involves 3-4 hours of engagement across two days, not including preparation time. Interviews with the search committee will follow at a subsequent time. All inquiries should be emailed to