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Executive Director-The University of Texas System Police

Date Posted: June 3, 2024

Employer: The University of Texas System Police

Description:

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM POLICE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The UT System seeks a creative, results-oriented individual to provide dynamic leadership over its law enforcement enterprise. The Executive Director plays a crucial role in the continuous improvement of the capabilities of the UT System police force, ensuring it functions as a comprehensive university and healthcare-based law enforcement agency across 14 UT institutions. The Executive Director will oversee and guide comprehensive police and security services tailored to the unique environment of academic institutions, health institutions, and medical facilities, bringing a strategic focus on the safety and security needs throughout the UT System. The UT System Police have primary jurisdiction in the sixty-eight (68) counties where the UT System has real property and delivers comprehensive law enforcement services. The UT System Police consists of 654 sworn officers and 922 civilian staff, of whom the vast majority are assigned to one of the fourteen (14) UT System campus police departments. Each department is led by a Chief of Police who manages law enforcement and security on their campus. Each Chief reports to campus leadership on operational matters. The UT System Police provides oversight on matters relating to resource management, UT System policy, in-service training, inspections, and other administrative matters.

The Executive Director is responsible for formulating and establishing policies, procedures, rules, regulations, standards, and practices for UT System Police on matters related to security, telecommunicators, law enforcement, or training. Through the UT System Police Academy, the Executive Director advances the science and delivery of police training and education. The academy provides basic and advanced training to UT System Police and outside police agencies.

Qualifying Criteria
Experience—At least ten (10) years of increasingly responsible full-time sworn law enforcement experience, including at least five years of command experience at the highest levels in a large university or municipal police department is required.

Candidates must have a proven track record of working effectively in a collaborative environment. Experience should include strategic planning, crime reduction, accountability, and project management. Candidates must be able to effectively interact with the media, the public, campus stakeholders, and elected officials.

Education – A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in criminal justice, law, public administration, political science, or a related field preferred. A master’s degree in public administration or a related field is highly desirable. Advanced training such as the FBI National Executive Institute, FBI National Academy, or Police Executive Research Forum – Senior Management Institute for Police will also be favorably considered.

• Must be TCOLE certified or be eligible to become certified within one year.

Compensation & Benefits
The compensation for this position is competitive and will be based on the selected candidate’s qualifications. An excellent benefits package is provided and can be viewed at the following link: https://www.utsystem.edu/offices/human-resources/careers/benefits-summary

Apply Today
This position will be considered “open” until a final selection is made. Candidates are encouraged to apply by June 28, 2024. Electronic submittals are encouraged and will be accepted at [email protected]. They should include a cover letter, a comprehensive resume, and a list of references. Only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the selection process. The recruitment brochure can be viewed on Public Sector Search & Consulting's website listed below.

Candidates should direct inquiries and questions regarding this position or the recruitment process to:
Public Sector Search & Consulting, Inc.
Mr. Gary Peterson,
Chief of Police (ret.) - President/CEO
916.789.9990 (office)
916.622.5323 (mobile)
[email protected]
www.publicsectorsearch.com

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