Position Classification Title: Police Commander
Position Classification Code: O1010
Job Family: Safety and Security
Pay Level: 3P
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Manages and oversees all law enforcement and community security service programs and activities of the University, ensuring adherence to all local, state, and federal laws and University policies and procedures. Participates in the establishment and enforcement of rules and regulations for department as designated by applicable code. Develops and implements day-to-day operating policies and procedures, and administers daily police and security activities through subordinates. Acts on behalf of the Police Chief as and when appropriate.
Standard Duties:
Designs, develops, implements, and manages services and programs which support and respond to the police and security needs of the University community. Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, policies, and operating agreements. Oversees the implementation and management of the University's access control and intrusion detection programs, systems, and initiatives. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion and enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance. Develops annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit. Directs activities of personnel engaged in preparing budgets, maintaining police records, and recruiting staff. Represents the University to various institutional divisions as well as externally to governmental agencies, vendors, students and their parents, and/or the general public. Directs and coordinates activities and personnel in emergency and unusual or controversial situations. Participates in the establishment and implementation of short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates operational effectiveness; effects changes required for improvement. Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the organization. Recommends and participates in the development of University policies and procedures; may serve on University planning and policy-making committees. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge and understanding of federal, state, and local public safety and security regulations, protocols, and procedures. Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures. Knowledge of police records management policies and procedures. Knowledge of emergency and disaster recovery planning. Strategic knowledge and appreciation of state-of-the-art industrial access control and intrusion detection systems and programs. Knowledge of dispatch center procedures to include public-safety answering point requirements, national and state crime information databases, and computer aided dispatching. Knowledge of special events risk assessment and management, and crowd management standard practices and techniques.
Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Program planning and implementation skills. Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community. Employee development and performance management skills. Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and management skills.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources. Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials. Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. Ability to supervise and train employees including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments; evaluating performance; and mentoring and coaching employees to achieve maximum productivity.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Five (5) years of experience as a certified police officer with one (1) of those years as a supervisor with the NMSU Police Department.
   Equivalency- Associate degree in related field with a minimum of seven (7) years of progressive experience in law enforcement.
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