Reporting administratively through the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management (SAEM), the University Police Department (UPD) is comprised of the Operations Division and Support Services Division that collectively provide twenty-four hours per day, year-round, professional police and security services to the campus community, ensuring for a safe and professional environment.
Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice President for Campus Safety & Chief of Police, the Captain oversees the day-to-day operations, and various divisions within Campus Safety. The Operations Division is composed of Patrol Services, Special Events, and campus building security. The Support Services Division is composed of Investigations, Dispatch, Records, Compliance, and Information Technology (IT).
It is critical for the person holding this position to create and maintain an anti-racist culture for the San Francisco State University community; one that is reflected in the policies and protocol of the Division of Campus Safety.
Minimum Qualifications Required
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration or a related field with a minimum of four (4) years’ progressively responsible supervisory/management experience in a Police Department or law enforcement agency, including a minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a Police Lieutenant or equivalent.
Must be California POST certified by date of hire. Possession of a valid California driver’s license or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
Extensive and comprehensive knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of effective police administration with particular attention to planning and organizing police services and operations.
Knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of effective public administration, with special reference to department policies, personnel, and budget administration.
Comprehensive knowledge of and the ability to interpret and accurately apply current law enforcement methods, policies, procedures, rules, regulations, laws and criminal investigative practices, techniques and procedures; ability to make sound recommendations based on findings of investigations.
Thorough knowledge of current criminal codes and laws and the ability to apply them in a university setting.
Must possess superior analytical and reasoning skills with the use of inference to draw evidence based conclusions.
Extensive and comprehensive knowledge of and ability to independently interpret, communicate and apply Department and University policies and procedures in support of the operation of the Department; ability to adapt to organizational, procedural, policy and technological changes.
Ability to assist with planning, organizing, staffing, and directing the range of activities commonly found in a University Police Department.
Thorough knowledge of NIMS and SEMS emergency systems and general emergency preparedness practices.
Knowledge of modern management techniques with comprehensive knowledge of effective personnel management practices and supervisory skills, including recruitment, training, performance assessment including establishment and monitoring of goals and objectives, motivation and professional development, corrective actions and progressive discipline.
Knowledge of collective bargaining and administrative correction action as appropriate in a collective bargaining environment.
Ability to initiate and support innovation with creativity, flexibility, responsiveness and future focus.
Strong ability to interact effectively with members of the Department and public in stressful situations.
Demonstrated ability to operate in an environment that requires discretion and confidentiality.
Ability to maximize productivity through use of appropriate tools; develop resources that create timely and efficient workflow.
Superior organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
Ability to interact with students and adults from diverse social and economic backgrounds.
Ability to use tact, diplomacy and maintain dignity and self-control in handling a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
Exceptional ability to make effective decisions and judgments under pressure and during emergency situations.
Ability to resolve operational problems and situations as they occur.
Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to show proficiency of common law enforcement equipment such as firearms, baton, pepper spray, taser, and arrest control techniques.
Comprehensive knowledge of modern community policing, problem solving philosophies, public safety procedures and emergency response planning.
Ability to communicate effectively and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the campus community, the surrounding communities and the general public.
Demonstrated ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to serve as Chief in the absence of the Chief of Police.
Comprehensive ability to observe and recall details and incidents.
Maintain high quality/standards of work, leadership, initiative, problem solving, commitment, creativity, professional responsibility, and judgment. Ability to represent the University and its interests in a professional and conscientious manner.
Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing.
Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, on-line systems, Internet as well as online calendaring and email.
Working knowledge of University infrastructure, policies and procedures.
Previous law enforcement management experience in an institutional/higher educational environment with a focus on community policing, customer service, and advanced problem solving abilities.
Master’s degree in public administration, business administration, police science, criminal justice, or similar field of study.
Possession or eligibility for a California POST Executive Certificate.
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