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Associate Vice Chancellor for Police and Public Safety/Chief of Police

Institution name: Fayetteville State University

Title: Associate Vice Chancellor for Police and Public Safety/Chief of Police

Job location: NC

Job category: AVP/Campus Chief/Public Safety (Department Leader) positions


Posting date: 2022-01-13 11:09:00

End date: 2022-02-09 00:00:00

* This is a re-opening of a previous position posting. The salary range is now listed, and the application deadline is extended to February 9, 2022.

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Fayetteville State University
Associate Vice Chancellor for Police and Public Safety/Chief of Police

If you are a law enforcement executive who:

Ö Appreciates and values the developmental experiences of young adults;
Ö Enjoys the vibrant interchange of ideas that make up a thriving academic community;
Ö Sees yourself as a collaborator and change agent; and,
Ö Recognizes the opportunity for designing a community policing model that engages the campus and broader public for mutual learning about law enforcement, cultural competency, and equity…

…then becoming Fayetteville State University’s next Associate Vice Chancellor for Police and Public Safety/Chief of Police may be the career move for you.
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 University and Community: Founded in 1867 as the Howard School, by 1877, public funding was granted making Fayetteville State the second oldest publicly funded institution of the UNC system. With more than 6,754 students, of which 5,663 are undergraduate students, FSU strives to create an environment that strives to meet the educational, career, and personal aspirations of its students from rural, military, and other diverse backgrounds. FSU seeks to equip its students with academic and practical knowledge to serve local, state, national, and global communities as enlightened citizens, globally astute leaders, and engaged solution creators. FSU offers 33 bachelor’s degrees, 8 master’s degrees, and 1 doctoral degree.

The FSU campus is in the heart of the city, with updated classrooms, two early colleges (high schools), a childcare center, and state-of-the-art facilities for students, faculty, and researchers. In addition, eight residence halls and on-campus apartments create a robust campus community. Check out a video tour of the City’s charm here.

Fayetteville is 50 miles away from Raleigh and less than 100 miles away from Wilmington and the Atlantic Ocean; FSU is within driving distance of many of the beaches, mountains, and cities in the coastal south, and the campus community participates in a wide range of cultural and recreational activities in the area. There are multiple events to choose from, including the mid-April Dogwood Festival and Parade, exhibits at the Museum of Cape Fear, and performances at the Durham Performing Arts Center.
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 while also securing pay increases to ensure that FSU pays one of the most competitive wages in the region. With the addition of the new positions, the department will consist of 23 sworn officers, 26 security officers, 11 police telecommunicators, and 4 administrative staff. More information about the department can be found here.
Key priorities of the next Chief include:
• ensuring security of an open campus;
• serving as a leader in the design and implementation of a facilities master plan;
• educating the university community about the mission and services of the police department to ensure transparent, effective, and collaborative partnerships;
• proactively leading and promoting a culture of employee engagement to increase retention and address challenges;
• responding strategically to current and emerging law enforcement such as the pandemic, civil unrest, and emotional health needs with 21st century policing methods;
• mentoring departmental personnel and possessing a commitment to continuously developing leadership skills of those in the department; and,
• balancing customer service and public safety delivery models that expect excellence from staff who are trained in cultural competencies, appreciate human differences and broad diversities, and are committed to the Department’s mission.

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.
The successful candidate:
• is an individual with impeccable integrity and a proven record of consistency in managing both internal and external relationships in order to develop trust and to create opportunities for collaborative problem solving, and partnerships;
• models courteous engagement and outstanding customer service with staff and students while ensuring clear and firm adherence to safety principles and laws;
• has a track record of public safety success that comes from a balance of engagement and enforcement;
• has the ability to maintain and confidently develop a team-oriented culture that delivers outstanding service to community stakeholders;
• holds comprehensive knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of local, State and Federal laws especially CLERY and Title IX;
• is media savvy with a history of fostering good relationships with the media;
• proactively develops and supports staff to achieve excellence through increased training, responsibility, productivity, morale and retention;
• is experienced in cultivating and maintaining mutual aid relationships, serving as inter-agency liaison with law enforcement, fire and emergency agencies that provide support to all campus locations;
• is consistently updating personal knowledge regarding public policy, public perception and law enforcement trends (e.g. video, panic buttons);
• is skilled in budget development and management and maintenance of effective service levels despite resource constraints; and;
• communicates excellently both verbally and in writing and possesses well-developed interpersonal skills and abilities.

Salary and Benefits
The hiring salary range is $95,000-$123,00 with starting pay 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. Applicants should apply by February 9, 2022.
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 March 9-10, 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

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