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Job Details: Coordinator of Campus Safety & Security/Chief of Campus Police

Job Title:

Coordinator of Campus Safety & Security/Chief of Campus Police

Submitted on:

June 30, 2021


$50,000 - $75,000 based on education and experience

Start Date:

July 19, 2021


12 months

Job Summary:

The Chief of Campus Police will develop and implement activities which ensure the safety of and provide protection and related services to the campus community including programs in law enforcement, health and safety, parking and traffic, crime prevention and in-service training.


• The Chief of Campus Police must be Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training certified (CLEET) or become CLEET certified and continues to meet the standards of the CLEET certification.
• The Chief must become certified in the National Incident Management System, Incident Command System and other disaster services.
• Must be familiar with civil defense and other forms of disasters to serve in the capacity of the Chief of Campus Police.
• All CLEET certified peace officers are required to meet certain firearms requalification standards.
• Officers must attain a qualifying score of not less than seventy per cent (70% or 72 points) utilizing their primary duty handgun.

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Three (3) to five (5) years of supervisory and administrative experience in police/security field required.

• Must have a valid driver’s license.
• Extensive travel in the service area and occasional overnight travel.
• Must be able to work at all locations associated with OPSU.
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and occasional weekends.


• Exposure to outside weather conditions. May be required to work either day or night on any one of three shifts with varying days off and on holidays. Work involves a degree of hazard.




• Maintain program for the protection of people and property at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, OPSU.
• Supervise all OPSU and contract security personnel.
• Identify departmental training needs and maintain appropriate records to verify CLEET compliance for training.
• Review and revise policies pertaining to campus safety and security including but not limited to parking and discipline violations.
• Organize/develop safety programs.
• Maintain annual department budget.
• Maintain security of property management room for evidence.
• Coordinate with Dean of Student Services as NIMS compliance coordinator and be in charge of NIMS command center in case of an emergency requiring a command center implementation.
• Communicate with local law enforcement and fire departments regarding matters of concern to the college.
• Maintain regular communication with the Dean of Student Services concerning any campus safety and security issues.
• Educate campus community of emergency response plans and procedures.
• Conduct training for campus community on all safety and security issues as they arise.
• Attend safety and security meetings across the state when applicable.
• Oversee the preparation and dissemination of Annual Security Report as directed by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.
• Examine all reports for completeness, accuracy, honesty, and timely investigation and address issues as necessary.
• Design and recommend for implementing policies, rules, regulations, orders, programs and projects as they relate to campus police.
• Respond to issues concerning public relations and the campus police department.
• Involve the department in OPSU community activities.
• Coordinate the police efforts with the District Attorney, the Texas County Sheriff’s Department, the Highway Patrol, the Alcohol Beverage Law Enforcement agents (ABLE), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) and the other law enforcement agencies as necessary.
• Maintain knowledge of civil defense, National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident Command System (ICS) and other disaster services.
• Serve on campus committees as necessary to maintain communication of police issues across campus.
• The enforcement of all traffic and parking regulations on and around OPSU campus within the guidelines of the State Laws, City Ordinances and college traffic and parking regulations in order to prevent accidents and insure the safety of all persons within the campus environment.
• Patrol the campus by vehicle and foot in order to protect and guard all persons, grounds, buildings and equipment from harm, damage or destruction by others.
• Must have a strong work ethic and lead by example.
• Must be a professional, credible and respected representative of the institution internally and in the community.
• Demonstrated willingness and ability to act ethically and socially responsible.
• Must be able to lift more than 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and walking.
• Ability to communicate in a courteous manner.
• Other duties as assigned by Dean of Student Services or designee.
The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Physical Requirements:

Duties involve driving, walking, running, standing, stooping, climbing, crouching, pushing, jumping over, pulling, carrying, reaching above head, lifting, lowering, hand-wrist and elbow motion, grasping, and holding. Excellent physical condition and vision, ability to hear and speak and full use of arms and legs.

Applicant Must Submit:

  • Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Three References, current addresses and phone numbers
  • All College Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Completed Consent & Disclosure form for pre-employment background check (available here)
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If you are applying for more than one position, please submit a separate application packet for each position, being sure that your cover letter addresses the specific requirements for the position for which you are applying. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All OPSU applicants must also submit a completed Consent and Disclosure form for a pre-employment background check. Forms are available below.

OPSU conducts background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check and/or a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, and veterans status in its programs and services.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

  • Rene Ramon, Section 504/ADA (disabilities),
    Office ML 107B, Telephone: 580.349.1556;
  • Dana Collins, Discrimination (race, color, national origin, age, and veterans status), Title IX (sex),
    Office: SL 125, Telephone: 580.349.1574.

For additional information and/or to respond, contact:

Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ.
Office of Human Resources
P. O. Box 430
Goodwell, OK 73939
Telephone: 580-349-2611
Fax: 580-349-2302
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