The District Police Chief oversees the activities and operations of the San
Joaquin Delta Community College District Police Department including safety and
security services at each campus and all District locations in order to preserve
order, prevent crime, protect life and property, and enforce laws and
regulations in accordance with the laws of the State of California.
The District Police Chief is a highly visible, uniformed member of the District
Police Department and the District's chief law enforcement officer.
This classification is a sworn police officer per penal code 830.32a and
Education Code 72330 and must meet selection standards pursuant to the
commission of peace officer standards and training.
RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
Receives general direction from the Assistant Superintendent / Vice President of
Student Services, working within a framework of standard procedures and
Directs, coordinates, supervises, and evaluates the work of assigned staff.
Example of Duties:
Oversee the daily operations, planning, and staff of the District Police
Develop, plan, organize, direct and provide leadership to all areas of
Work collaboratively with external law enforcement and emergency management
agencies on a continuous basis.
Work closely with the Facilities Planning and Environmental Compliance Manager
in matters pertaining to hazardous material management as necessary.
Coordinate with administrators, personnel, and outside organizations to exchange
information, coordinate activities and programs and resolve issues or concerns.
Ensure compliance with State legal requirements for selection and training of
sworn personnel. Remain current on developments and best practices within the
law enforcement field.
Develop and implement District Emergency Preparedness Plan; monitor and evaluate
for effectiveness and implement changes as necessary.
Develop policies and procedures that are consistent with the District goals;
assure compliance with District rules, and local, state and federal laws.
Conduct and maintain state mandated training, program reviews for proficiency
and accreditation standards.
Manage enforcement of all laws in the district, coordinates police staff
response to alarms and radio calls; testifies in court; contacts witnesses,
victims and suspects to collect statements and prepare reports; check and
interrogates suspicious persons; conducts searches for illegal, lost or stolen
substances or materials; submits written reports and complaints to the district
Lead and engage in long-range strategic and financial planning.
Evaluate facility utilization and provide recommendations for the enhancement of
Plan, develop implement and manage district parking and traffic control program.
Maintain professional liaison with law enforcement and public safety authorities
Oversee and participate in the selection, training, and evaluation of assigned
personnel and program objectives.
Keep abreast of pertinent joint programs of crime prevention and law enforcement
Maintain qualifications at firearms range, with all department issued or
approved personal weapons.
Review and implement Federal, State and local statutes and regulations
pertaining to crime, public safety, campus safety, emergency preparedness,
workplace violence prevention and police operations.
Develop and manage department budget.
Pursue, develop, implement, and promote related grants and contracts appropriate
to the public safety programs.
Ensure that investigations regarding campus incidents are conducted as required
and follow-up is completed.
Work and confer closely and cooperatively with the President, Vice President,
and legal counsel on confidential and sensitive matters pertaining to District
safety and directs confidential investigations as required.
Manage the preparation of Federal and State reports.
Oversee, plan, respond to, and implement findings of annual audits to ensure
compliance of District rules, local, state, and federal laws.
Manage and coordinate police vehicle fleet, specialized police equipment,
radios, weapons and computers.
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS:
Actively support the mission and goals of the Board, Superintendent/President,
and the Executive Leadership Team.
Provide leadership and serve as a technical resource for the District Police
Create a work environment that values diversity, equity, collaboration, and
innovative thinker who demonstrates flexibility, creativity, and a strong desire
to collaborate in problem solving.
Provide advice and leadership in the development of District policies and
procedures that relate to campus safety and law enforcement.
experienced Leader with demonstrated ability to balance hands-on management with
delegation of responsibilities, while staying actively involved in managing the
Modern methods of police administration, particularly in a higher education
Criminal law, investigation, and crime prevention principles and techniques.
Applicable provisions of the Education Code, Penal Code, Municipal Code, Safety
Code, FCC, and other official regulations related to the activities of the
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with laws, rules, and regulations
pertaining to POST and police operations including but not limited to the Clery
Act, Violence Against Women's Act, Title V, Title IX and the Americans with
Disability Act (ADA).
Collective bargaining contracts.
Principles and practices of management, administration, supervision and
Budget preparation and control.
Criminal and civil investigations, internal affairs investigations, police
background investigations and administrative investigations principles,
practices and techniques.
Public speaking techniques.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
Extent and limitations of police powers.
Effective emergency management and services.
Large and high-profile special event planning.
Grant proposals and fund raising.
Computers and computer applications that support management systems and student
Perform field duties and assist staff with critical incidents and major
investigations as needed.
Conduct investigations, make arrests, file criminal complaints and patrol
Develop, manage, and lead high-functioning work teams and managers.
Conduct meetings, participate on committees, and facilitate the selection of
advisory committee members, as necessary.
Attend meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences to receive and provide
information to District.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff,
community based organizations, private and public employers, and local agencies.
Effectively outreach to the community.
Serve on or chair councils and committees as assigned.
Demonstrate leadership in law enforcement management.
Interpret, explain, and apply laws, rules and regulations.
Supervise and maintain the campus' emergency plans.
Manage and enforce all required training of police personnel including updating
and maintaining compliance with the Education Code, state, and federal training
Write required reports clearly and concisely.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Work independently with little direction.
Successfully pass ongoing training requirements as specified in POST regulations
in compliance with Penal Code Sections 13500 et seq., and codified in Title 11,
Division 2 of the California Code of Regulations.
Prepare accurate and detailed reports and records related to the District Police
Learn and engage information technology related to security projects.
Work with sensitive and confidential issues and materials.
Work a flexible schedule including some evening, weekends, and holidays.
Exhibit care, operation and maintenance of firearms and other modern police
Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic,
cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Support the District in achieving its mission, vision, and strategic goals as
appropriate in carrying out the duties of this position.
Focus on student success, service excellence, and willingness to assist
colleagues as needed.
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in administration of
justice with emphasis on police science, public administration, business
administration or closely related field.
Five (5) years of experience in law enforcement including at least three (3)
years of management experience, preferably in a college/university setting.
Possession of a valid unexpired California Commission on Peace Officer Standards
POST Basic Course certificate or Basic Course POST certificate waiver required;
supervisory, management and/or executive certificates must be obtained within
one year of initial hire.
accordance with Government Code Sections 1020-1042, ability to pass
comprehensive background, psychological, polygraph, medical, citizenship, and
fitness standards required.
valid Class "C" California Driver's License required.
Valid First Aid and CPR certificates.
Graduation from the FBI National Academy or California Command College
leadership course desired.
Incident Command System (ICS) training, Standardized Emergency Management
Systems (SEMS), training, and National Incident Management Systems (NIMS)
The San Joaquin Delta Community College District provides access to its
education programs and activities and makes all employment decisions without
regard to national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information,
ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability,
pregnancy, military and veteran status, or any other legally protected category.
The Districtís prohibition against sex and gender discrimination includes sexual
harassment and sexual violence.