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Chief of Police, California State University, Long Beach

Institution name: California State University, Long Beach

Title: Chief of Police

Job location: CA

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


Posting date: 2021-12-01 08:46:00

End date: 2022-01-23 00:00:00

Founded in 1949, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is a community within itself. During the regular session the university is as large as a small city. More than 37,000 students, nearly 2,000 faculty and 1,600 professional staff members study and work on campus each week. Located three miles from the Pacific Ocean, the urban campus spreads across 322 acres and has 84 buildings, 63 academic departments and programs, 24 centers, four institutes, and four clinics. The beauty of the campus owes much to the planting of 3,200 Helen Borcher flowering peach trees that were donated by the citizens of Long Beach and the many art pieces located on the grounds. CSULB is one of the best valued schools in the nation with low tuition fees, high social mobility rate and earning potential after graduation.

Reporting to the Vice President of Administration and Finance, the Chief of Police is independently responsible for the planning, organizing, and directing of comprehensive crime prevention and law enforcement programs, and the daily management of the University Police Department. The Chief acts as principle leadership in the daily operations of the police department and ensures employee actions conform to existing professional standards for, but not limited to: law enforcement activities, field services; support services, dispatch communications, finance, budget, and human resources, information technology, crime prevention, criminal investigations, K9 program, facility security, training and development, emergency preparedness, traffic safety and enforcement, and related environmental health and safety standards. The Chief provides leadership for a staff of 40, including 26 sworn officers, and manages a $4.2 budget.

A bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least ten years of progressively responsible law enforcement or public safety administration experience, including seven years in a management capacity are required. A graduate level or an advanced degree is highly desirable. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and a genuine commitment to working with and for diverse communities, a focus on social justice, and fostering an inclusive environment based on trust and mutual respect. Graduation from advanced law enforcement education, such as FBI National Academy or California POST Command College; experience in budget and personnel administration, including experience working in a collective bargaining environment; and experience at a university-based law enforcement agency or complex organization are preferred. The chief must maintain a current POST management certification in California or obtain a certification at the management level within six months of hiring date.

Review of applications will begin January 21, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity in education and employment, to affirmative action, and to the protection of civil rights. It is the policy of CSULB to provide programs, services, and benefits, including employment, without regard to race, religion, color, ancestry, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, and protected veteran status.


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