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Chief of Public Safety - DIS - req6104

Posting closes on: 11/2/2019 at 6:00pm CST

In order to receive full consideration you must attach the following documents with your application: a cover letter, resume and six professional references.

If you are a TRS or ORP retiree please contact Employment at for clarification on eligibility of this position.

For more information about the Alamo Colleges and the Chief of Police position, click here.

Hours per Week: 40+

Hourly or Salaried: Salary                              

 Funding source: Hard Money

Number of opening: 1

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Location: Department of Public Safety
201 W. Sheridan St.
San Antonio, Texas, 78204
United States

Job Summary and Description

The Chief of Police position manages a full service police department for the Alamo Colleges District (ACD) whose authority is granted under the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 2.12 and The Texas Education Code Subchapter E Section 51.203. The Chief of Police is responsible for overseeing sworn peace officers who provide a full range of police services to the ACD community including patrol, investigative, crime prevention and community service functions.

The Chief of Police has managerial, administrative, and fiscal responsibility for  the Alamo Colleges District Police Department including planning, organizing and directing the activities of the department and assuring that law and order is maintained, state laws and The Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustee’s Rules and Regulations are enforced and appropriate measures are implemented to prevent crime, protect the campuses and ensure the public safety of the district community.

Reports to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration.

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Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, business administration or related field.
  • Fifteen years of progressively varied and responsible experience as a certified full-time peace officer with a recognized law enforcement agency(ies), including ten years in an administrative, supervisory, or management position at the rank of Police Lieutenant or above (or the equivalent).

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Ten years of leadership experience and extensive knowledge of the methods and practices of law enforcement on a higher education campus including a working knowledge of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.
  • Master's degree in an appropriate or related field.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Experience as a Chief of Police in a higher education environment.
  • Executive training through the FBI National Academy and / or the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three-year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, the applicant must obtain a Texas driver's license within 30 days after becoming a Texas resident.
  • Shall have or be eligible to obtain, a Texas Peace Officer License, and Master Peace Officer Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). If not possessed, the required license(s) and certification must be obtained no later than six months following the date of the appointment. The process for licensing as a Texas Peace officer may require the successful completion of a licensing examination administered by TCOLE.

Motor Vehicle Report is required in addition to background check and drug screen

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