University of California, Riverside

Director, Campus Safety Services (Chief of Police)

The University of California Riverside (UCR) seeks applications from highly qualified individuals for the position of Director, Campus Safety Services (i.e., Chief of Police).As UCR’s head law enforcement official, the Director will lead the integration of the UCR Police Department (UCPD) into the more comprehensive Campus Safety Division that will ensure a safe and secure environment for all members of the campus community to support the university’s tripartite mission of teaching, research, and public service. Campus Safety Services is part of UCR’s new Division of Health, Well-Being and Safety (HWS), which includes the following departments: Student Health Services (SHS), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Basic Needs, Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE), Student Affairs Case Management, Student Disability Resources Center, Health Education and Promotion (The Well), and Student Well-being, Intervention, and Follow-up Team (SWIFT), and UCPD. This new division was designed [in part] to provide a multi-tiered, comprehensive framework of services, resources, and programs for members of the UCR campus community that support an integrated culture of wellness.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an anticipated salary range up to $205,000.00 (under review). The University of California offers a full complement of benefits, including retirement. Additional information is available at UCnet and UCR Human Resources Benefits.

UCR has retained The Hawkins Company, a national executive search firm, to assist with this search. To be considered for this exciting opportunity, qualified applicants must submit the following items to by Friday, July 22, 2022:

  • Letter of interest describing your qualifications for the position;
  • Current resume or CV; and
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity

To be in full compliance with a complete application applicants are required to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity. In a “Statement of Contributions to Diversity,” we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty and staff member at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic or administrative career.

Please review the recruitment flyer for this posting: UCR, Director of Campus Services (Chief of Police) Job Profile.

Confidential inquiries may be made to any of the executive recruiters assigned to this search:

Stella Marks,, ph. (909) 615-5896

Adrienne Montgomery,, ph. (310) 995-3884

Todd Hawkins,, ph. (213) 300-9342

Please denote “UCR Campus Safety Director” in the subject line of all communications.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy please visit UC Riverside – Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The Clery Act requires universities to collect and publish information about safety and security-related policies and programs, as well as information about certain crimes reported on campus (or other Clery Act geography) and fire safety.  The latest UCR Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for review at

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

UC Riverside is a smoke and tobacco free campus. Please visit UC Riverside is Smoke/Tobacco free for more information.

UC Riverside staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on Friday, July 22, 2022, will be routed to the search committee for consideration for the Initial Review Date (IRD) of August 1, 2022.  Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the search committee.