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Chief of Police/Director of Parking, University of WI-Stevens Point

University Police and Security Services is committed to providing University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students, faculty and staff with a safe and secure environment in which to live, work and study.

This position is a sworn law enforcement manager and leader. The successful candidate will lead the Police & Security Services, and Parking Services units to the next level. The combined budget of both units is $2 million dollars, has 13 FTE employees, and approximately 40 student employees. As one of its foundational commitments, UW-Stevens Point strives to be an institution that values the diversity of its students and staff and we believe our police department should play an essential role in making its climate a welcoming one. The UW-Stevens Point Police & Security unit provides a timely and effective response to incidents, with a goal of quick recovery and will work in cooperation with the campus community. Parking Services operates the campus parking utility. It is expected that the Chief of Police/Director of Parking Services will become a valued and trusted member of the campus and Stevens Point/Portage County community. The Police Chief must be aware of shared governance, and have a vision to positively and successfully honor and work with students, faculty, staff, and area of law enforcement agencies in a variety of settings.


For further information about the position and to apply please refer to the UW-Stevens Point jobs page at

Applications and required materials must be submitted through the UW Stevens Point Human Resources website.


Required Qualifications:

Hold a bachelor's degree

- Five years of progressively responsible sworn supervisory experience, must include at least three years at the rank of sergeant or higher in a law enforcement

- Have experience with both delegating and performing law enforcement activities and public safety projects

- Have experience in conducting and supervising law enforcement investigations

- Experience working in a campus law enforcement agency or significant experience working with campus law enforcement while with a municipal, county, state or federal law enforcement agency

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Have experience working with, and directing, multiple diverse stakeholders and committed constituents

- Possess an inclusive leadership style that is confident, approachable, motivational and transparent with the ability to be firm, clear, and direct with staff

- Knowledge of or the ability to learn the requirements of a campus parking operation

- Demonstrated experience directing and managing events and protests

- Possess unquestionable integrity, excellent interpersonal skills, including conflict management, collaboration, customer service, and public speaking

- Strong work ethic and reliability that inspires trust throughout the department

- Knowledge of emergency management and threat assessment

- Ability to develop significant relationships within the Stevens Point community and campus constituents

- The ability to develop, implement and move forward processes, initiatives, and programs involving multiple stakeholders, while often doing much of the work

- Knowledge or the ability to learn requirements and best practices, including Clery Act, Title IX, responses to alcohol/drug issues, bias incidents and hate crimes, etc.

- The ability to enable engagement and trust building with diverse campus communities



Completion of a law enforcement management program (FBI National Academy, Northwestern Police Staff and Command, etc.)

- 10 years of progressively more responsible sworn supervisory experience, which preferably includes at least three years at the rank of lieutenant or higher in a law enforcement organization of sworn police officers

- Direct experience with emergency management, threat assessment

- Significant prior police experience on a university or college campus

- Strong sense of vision and an ability to translate strategic thinking into operational directives and policy formation

- Expertise in related compliance requirements and best practices, including Clery Act, Title IX, responses to alcohol/drug issues, bias incidents and hate crimes, etc.

- Expertise operating a campus parking operation

- Experience working with a departmental operations budget


For additional information regarding the position, please call or email:

Cindy Marczak

Administrative Assistant, Search and Screen Committee


Phone: 715-346-2641


For information about how to apply.

Tom Bertram


Phone 715-346-2606


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