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UCFPD Deputy Chief of Police

For information regarding this position, please visit http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/56978.

Qualification Criteria

Requirements include:
• A Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of significant supervisory experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of significant supervisory experience.
• The preferred candidate will currently be certified by the State of Florida Criminal Justice and Training Commission as a police officer and if not must have the ability to become certified as a Florida Police Officer prior to start date. For more information, click here.

The Ideal Candidate

• Will have a background that includes study at the Southern Police Institute, Florida Police Chiefs STARS Future Police Chiefs Training, Florida Criminal Justice     Executive Institute, FBI National Academy or similar command development coursework.
• Will be experienced in interpreting the University’s policies and procedures as well as federal, state and university statutes.
• Must possess proven ability to lead, coach, and mentor subordinates physically, mentally and professionally.
• Must have the ability to develop and carry out both long-range and short-term operations.
• Must have considerable budgetary planning and financial management skills.
• Must have extensive knowledge of and experience in public safety and law enforcement practices.
• Must have experience with mass gatherings that require interagency cooperation on a large scale.
• Should have knowledge and/or experience with emerging law enforcement trends to do with new technology, communications, remote access, etc.
• Is responsible for the proactive establishment of objectives to safeguard lives and property, to forecast future growth of the University and to assist university leadership in identification of potential traffic or crime problems and/or areas.
• Is responsible for appropriating and utilizing the necessary manpower to carry out the functions of the Department and distribute personnel to carry out planned tasks.
• Must generate and communicate a strong mission and vision for the department, aligning people, strategies, policies and procedures.
• Must be able to develop and maintain cooperative relationships with all other university departments, local, state, and federal agencies, and the community while recognizing the University’s individuality and staying in line with its mission and goals.
• Must have excellent written and oral communication skills to provide supervision to staff as well as to communicate with university and community leaders.
• Should be adept at community relations functions to gain public trust and support of the police department’s programs, projects and goals.
• Must have a clear understanding of policing a large university community.
• Should have a strong desire to align the mission and goals of the police department with the academic community it serves.
• Should recognize the special nature of policing 66,000 students on 1400 acres

Essential Job Functions

• Responsible for all operations and activities within the Police Department through administrative and operational authority.
• Duties include recruitment, retention, policy development, staff administration, community projects and other assignments as assigned by the Chief of Police.
• Directs and coordinates the activities of other employees.
• Responsible for, directs, coordinates and assigns activities of operational departments and divisions lead by managerial employees.
• Work is performed with considerable discretion and latitude in the conduct of police operations and administration.
• Work is reviewed through conferences, reports and observations of results obtained.
• Considered essential personnel. Reports to the Chief of Police/ Associate Vice President of Administrative Affairs.
• Responsible for formulating comprehensive plans to include operational planning and command of large-scale events.
• Provide guidance, leadership and direction to managers leading several departments and divisions; monitor operational function to ensure proper development and successful implementation of law enforcement programs and initiatives.
• Responsible for executive command of the Police Department.
• Command departmental planning and the development of a broad outline of the operational and administrative work and project assignments; essential in communication of general and specific departmental rules, regulations and procedures; ensuring the consistency of departmental goals and objectives, policy review, development and implementation.
• Oversee the development, monitoring and ensuring all budgetary, purchasing, and fiduciary obligations. Ensure they are developed and executed within campus standards, policies and procedures.
• Responsible for executive level coordination, implementation and delivery of law enforcement efforts by the Police Department.
• Oversee the function of departmental staffing and staffing needs; the development of requests and/or proposals for additional staff; monitor the selection, training, promotion and disciplinary practices of the department to ensure compliance with the applicable contracts and laws; resolve major operational deficiencies and conflicts.
• Authorize major personnel actions and organizational changes.
• Research policies, programs, legal issues, local and state law pertaining to department business; prepare and/or review reports of findings and recommendations for new and/or revised programs.
•Maintain continuous liaison and active collaboration with department heads, university staff, external law enforcement, governmental organizations, community, student and civic groups to achieve common goals.
• Serves in executive level positions on behalf of the Police Department and University on local, state and federal boards and committees.
• Ensure data collection and requirements are fulfilled a required by the US Department of Education (Clery, Title IX, VAWA) and serves as an active partner in compliance and policy development.
• Collect and evaluate daily or periodic criminal statistical data; write crime related reports as required; review and update criminal records, files and arrest reports.
• Maintain membership and active participation in local, state, national and international professional organizations such as International Association of Chiefs of Police, International Campus Law Enforcement Association, Central Florida Criminal Justice Association, etc.
• May assume command in emergency situations and determines tactics/strategies which directly affect the safety and security of lives and property.
• Serves as Police Chief in Police Chief's absence.

Physical and Mental Requirements

• Hand/finger dexterity. Tasks involving walking, bending, stooping, lifting or carrying moderately heavy (20-50 pounds) and occasionally very heavy (100+ pounds) items.
• Must be able to disseminate information accurately. Ability to analyze complex managerial and administrative problems utilizing critical thinking skills, formulate solutions and take independent unilateral actions.

Salary Range

The established salary range for this position is negotiable. For information regarding this position, please visit http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/56978.

Application Process and Deadline

The Florida Police Chiefs Association STARS Executive Search Program is assisting UCF in the search process.

Apply online or forward a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to The Florida Police Chiefs STARS Program via email at stars@fpca.com no later than April 26, 2019.

Please do not contact the University of Central Florida or its police department with inquiries about the position.

Direct all inquiries to stars@fpca.com.


General UCF Police Employment Information

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Police Divisions:

• Patrol
• Investigations
• Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation
• Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force
• K9
• Honor Guard
• Motors
• ATVs
• Training
• Community Partnerships
• Bike Partnerships
• Bike Patrol
• Rapid Deployment Force
• Special Events

Law Enforcement Officer Base Pay:                $42,824

• Must meet the requirement of Chapter 943, Florida Statutes. Successful completion of Florida Law Enforcement Academy, received a passing score on the Florida State Law Enforcement Exam.
• Must be at least 19 years of age
• Be a U.S. citizen
• Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
• Must not have been convicted of any felony or misdemanor involving perjury or a false statement or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States
• Successfully complete FDLE Physical Abilities Test (PAT)
• Must pass a vigorous background investigation, to include psychological, physical, drug testing, and Computer Voice Stress Analysis


• At least 60 college credits is preferred.
• Preference will be given to eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans who are disabled, missing in action, captured, or forcibly detained by a foreign power in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes. For additional information on Veterans’ Preference visit http: http://hr.ucf.edu/files/VeteransPreference.pdf

Police Dispatcher Base Pay:                  $28,467

• This is specialized non-sworn law enforcement work performing dispatching duties in the emergency call center of the University police department.
• A high school diploma and one year of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. The UCF policy requires completion and passing of a physical exam for this position. If minimum requirements of the position do not require post high school education, an applicant is not required to provide the information on the application.


• Previous dispatch experience preferred. Multi-task oriented. Preference will be given to individuals with State 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator Certification, FCIC Certification and 9-1-1 Basic Training Certification
• Preference will be given to eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans who are disabled, missing in action, captured, or forcibly detained by a foreign power in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes. For additional information on Veterans’ Preference visit http: http://hr.ucf.edu/files/VeteransPreference.pdf

Special Conditions:

• Candidate will have the ability to work varying shifts
• Must pass a vigorous background investigation, to include psychological, physical, drug testing, and Computer Voice Stress Analysis

The UCF Police Department offers excellent benefits:

• Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
• Member of Florida Retirement System
• Short/long term disability insurance
• Voluntary retirement plans(403 (b) - 457)
• Numerous overtime opportunities
• Employee tuition waiver program (6 credit hours per semester)
• 10 Holidays per calendar year
• Accrued Annual  Leave and Sick leave
• Take Home vehicle *at Chiefs discretion
• Yearly uniform allowance

For further information on these benefits please see:


*The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.