Police Chief (Re-posted) - Department: Campus Police

$70,113 - $84,474 yearly
  • Laredo College
  • Laredo, TX, USA
  • Feb 19, 2022
Full time Public Safety/Police

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Police Chief directs and coordinates the activities of the LC Police Department, provides leadership for a full range of Campus Police programs and services designed to meet the needs of an educational institution and represents the department and college with local, regional, state and national law enforcement agencies, committees and organizations.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides leadership to the Campus Police Department to assure effective implementation of programs for campus security, emergency response, traffic control, training, and law enforcement. 
  2. Designs programs and procedures to successfully integrate law enforcement requirements into the college environment.
  3. Assures compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  4. Structures programs to emphasize a commitment to service, teamwork, and integrity.
  5. Develops monitors and enforces programs designed to manage crime prevention by providing 24-hour patrol of the campus grounds.
  6. Consults with college and campus police supervisors and employees on employee relation issues and provides counseling and guidance for problem resolution.
  7. Draws on experience in law enforcement environment to design, implement and market campus police programs to include effective communication efforts to promote understanding about these programs.
  8. Conducts criminal investigations and coordinates with law enforcement officers from other jurisdictions.
  9. Plans and monitors the operating budget for the Campus Police Department.  Identifies short- and long-term planning and budgeting needs to keep programs current and in line with college goals and timetables.
  10. Supervises the work of Campus Police staff.  Makes recommendations for selecting and terminating staff, conducts performance reviews, recommends personnel actions and resolves employee issues.
  11. Implements new technology to upgrade police services, protect life and property and streamline processing within the department.
  12. Ensures all officers are up to date on their Laredo College Campus Police Department Standard Operating Procedures Manual.
  13. Ensures all Campus Police Officers are in compliance with Texas Commission on Law Enforcement mandates and firearms proficiency.
  14. Supervises, monitors, and operates CCTV system and Emergency-Talk-a-Phones.
  15. Evaluates Campus Police personnel.
  16. Checks and reviews all police criminal and incident reports.
  17. Responsible for maintaining the Laredo College Campus Police Department in compliance with all state and federal audits and required reports.
  18. Perform related duties are required.

Preferred and Required Qualifications


NOTICE:  Required Documents
To be considered for this position, you are required to upload your resume and unofficial transcript(s).  In addition, if a license or certificate is required for this position, upload proof of your current license/certificate.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or closely related field.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in law enforcement as a certified full time police officer with a recognized law enforcement agency(ies) and a consistent work record, AND at least five (5) years in a leadership/administrative position at the rank of Police Lieutenant or above (or the equivalent) which includes evidence of managing a diverse group of personnel, financial planning, progressive leadership and managerial skills and abilities.
  • Active Texas Peace Officer License or equivalent state license;
  • Active Texas Master Peace Officer License or equivalent state license;
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License or equivalent state license.


  • Master's Degree or higher degree in Criminal Justice or closely related field.
  • That the required  experience listed above pertain to work experience of law enforcement in a higher education setting.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Experienced in the use of personal computer software programs such as Microsoft Office.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of law enforcement, techniques of criminal investigations, police report writing, traffic control procedures;

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;

  • Ability to demonstrate human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective work relations with students, employees and the public.  

  • Ability to be self-directed and demonstrate effective leadership and management skills.


Additional Information

Supervision Exercised
Supervises all police officers both campuses, two campus police telecommunications operators and part time police aides.

Supervision Received

The Police Chief is under the supervision of the College President. 

Physical Requirements 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items weighing up to 50 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment
Work is performed in a standard office environment.
Work-inside a well-lighted and air-conditioned area most the time.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
Work may also be required in an outside environment.

Required to work safely and follow safety rules.
Report unsafe working conditions and behavior.
Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Special Conditions
Immediate supervisor may assign other duties.
May be required to work outside regular working hours, as needed.  
May be required to work at a different college work site or campus as needed.

EEO Statement
In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Laredo College is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, or national origin who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. Furthermore, Laredo College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability or national origin. This institution will not enter knowingly into any contractual agreement for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow fair employment practices.

Foreign Degrees
Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an approved stated education agency or having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to your online application at the time of applying. For your convenience, we have provided the following links to assist you in complying with this requirement. However, you may use any other certified transcript evaluation service. http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Certification/Out-of-State_Certification/Foreign_Credential_Evaluation_Services/ http://www.naces.org/members.htm

The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. LC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by LC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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