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Director of Public Safety Compliance and Investigations

Institution name: La Salle University

Title: Director of Public Safety

Job location: PA

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


Posting date: 2022-01-07 08:40:00

End date: 2022-02-08 00:00:00

Director of Public Safety Compliance and Investigations, La Salle University

The Director for Public Safety Compliance and Investigations is responsible for the management and oversight of federal and state reporting and investigatory mandates including Title IX and Clery. Directs and coordinates investigations of criminal and non-criminal cases, university policy violations, risk management related incidents, and conducts pre-employment background checks on prospective Public Safety employees. Reviews and submits reports of investigations to AVP for Public Safety. Represents the Public Safety Department in Student Conduct hearings and Students of Concern group. Manages Title IX and other sensitive investigations and maintains liaison with appropriate federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Maintains and directs staff on properly handling contraband and property. Serves as part of the Department/University on-call teams and the University’s Emergency Management team.

Essential Duties

  • Review Public Safety, Maxient, and Philadelphia Police Department (PD) incident reports to determine need for community notification and investigation.
  • Supervise the Investigator in Public Safety.
  • Draft safety alerts/timely warning notices.
  • Provide reports and notifications to other La Salle University offices and the Philadelphia Police in a timely manner, and assist with additional follow-up when necessary.
  • Conduct and/or coordinate all Public Safety investigations of campus incidents ensuring appropriate, timely and thorough completion. This includes, but is not limited to creating an investigative plan; assigning investigations to other personnel when needed; coordinating contact and interviews with complainants, witnesses and subjects; using available security technology; and documenting investigations thoroughly.
  • Conduct and document sensitive cases such as reported Title IX violations, potential Public Safety employee background investigations, internal investigations and human resource incidents.
  • Analyze incident report data to identify trends and recommend appropriate actions to mitigate potential concerns.
  • Coordinate and compile crime statistics in compliance with the Clery Act, Pennsylvania Act 73 guidelines, and other applicable requirements. This includes, but is not limited to: collecting statistics from outside agencies as required; coordinating and comparing statistics with Student Conduct; and coordinating online entry of data (e.g., monthly for Act 73 and annually for Clery).
  • Direct maintenance of contraband and property, including the lost and found, related record keeping, training staff on proper handling, coordinating return to property owners when known, and turning contraband over to the Philadelphia PD for destruction when appropriate.
  • Represent Public Safety in Student Conduct hearings.
  • Serve as part of the Public Safety on-call team and the University’s Emergency Management team.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Provide back up support to other offices during sensitive situations.
  • Assist with administrative tasks required of management for all Public Safety staff.
  • Assist with special projects and other related duties as assigned.
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Required Qualifications

  • Associates degree or higher in relevant discipline
  • 5 years of direct campus law enforcement experience at least 3 of which must be in investigations and/or supervision
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Clery, Title IX, VAWA and other federal and state mandates.
  • Demonstrated experience and training in conducting sexual assault investigations, stalking, dating violence, and related crimes.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the diverse nature of university public safety.
  • Demonstrated experience with use of technology including security technology.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication, organization, and leadership skills.
  • AED/CPR certified or ability to be certified.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of La Salle University.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant discipline.
  • Title IX investigator certification within the past 5 years.
  • Completion of a certified Clery training program in the last 5 years.
  • 7 years of campus law enforcement experience at least 5 of which must be in investigations and/or supervision.
  • Incident Command and National Incident Management Systems certifications.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours

  • Must be capable of standing or sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Must be capable of travel around campus on foot or other non-vehicular means.
  • Must be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be capable of performing all job functions and any duties as assigned with reasonable accommodation.
  • May be required to work outside of normal business hours when circumstances dictate.
  • Periodically serve in on-call capacity.



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