Associate Director Of Public Safety (Deputy Chief Of Police)

Southern Connecticut State University New Haven , CT 06501

Posted 2 months ago

Search No.: S19-005

Rank: Administrator V

Department: Public Safety (University Police)

Job Posted: June 11, 2019

Salary Range: $74,637-$116,089

Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.

Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.


Under the supervision of the Director of Public Safety (Chief of Police), this position is responsible for assisting with the management and operation of the University Police Department and acts for the Director in his/her absence. Position requires 24-hr-a-day emergency availability.

Responsible for coordination of emergency planning and special events. Responsible for drafting departmental policies and procedures and oversight of police accreditation. Oversight of traffic and parking lot operations, including the selection and supervision of lot monitors, the registration of all vehicles on campus and record-keeping. Oversees the contract of the campus shuttle bus services.

Responsible for oversight of internal affairs investigations of complaints filed against department personnel. Serves as department liaison with the Protective Services Employees Coalition and any other unions which represent department personnel.

Assists the Director with the preparation of various narrative and statistical reports. Responsible for service contracts and maintenance of life/safety equipment. Acts as liaison with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, and with fire safety, environmental and other outside agencies. Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.


Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as criminal justice or security management required. Master's preferred.

Ten years police experience, including at least three years in development of policies and procedures is required. A certified law enforcement officer in the state of Connecticut pursuant to the regulation promulgated by the Police Officers Standards and Training Council. With the exception of police certification from POSTC, these qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience.


For priority consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Tonya Nelson at by June 25, 2019. Review of applications will begin on June 26, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled.

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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