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PUBLIC SAFETY COMMANDER I

SUMMARY:

The Public Safety Commander I is responsible for the overall coordination and scheduling of a small to medium-sized certified law enforcement staff assigned to investigation/crime prevention, patrol, traffic and/or training at an institution. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

Assists in planning, coordinating, assigning, and reviewing the operations of subdivision programs and staff assigned to agency or campus patrol, investigations, traffic, parking, and/or communications.

Coordinates and schedules training activities for assigned personnel, communicates standards and practices to assure uniform delivery of services to the agency or campus, and coordinates protective service activities with agency or campus departments and outside organizations.

Communicates policy directives for assigned area and ensures completion of departmental goals and objectives; keeps abreast of changes in laws, regulations, policies, procedures and practices.

Assists in planning and developing departmental goals and objectives, assures proper communication of directives to subordinate employees, and develops and maintains productivity standards for proper compliance to established criteria.

Supervises ongoing investigations; compiles statistical reports concerning sub-division activities and coordinates reporting requirements.

Interprets directives and attends special meetings to convey information concerning investigations and complaints, or to answer questions concerning public safety activities.

Performs other duties as assigned.

SPECIAL JOB DIMENSIONS:

Frequent travel and carrying and use of a firearm are required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of law enforcement management and supervisory principles. Knowledge of criminal laws and related departmental and agency or campus policies and procedures. Knowledge of investigative methods and techniques. Ability to supervise the work activities of others. Ability to conduct training and evaluate training effectiveness.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Skill in the operation of firearms.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor


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