The Deputy Chief of Police Patrol Operations is a uniformed command-level position, primarily responsible for the operations of a uniformed patrol force consisting of 47 patrol officers and 10 lieutenants.
This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective public safety practices through the application of community policing strategies, and by facilitating the cooperative efforts of students, faculty, staff, and external law enforcement partners. Oversees and is responsible for the fair and impartial enforcement of federal, state, and local laws, University rules and regulations. Oversees and is responsible for police patrol services and the maintenance of an effective, well disciplined, and professional law enforcement force within the constraints of a complex Civil Service structure and requirements of a negotiated union contract. This requires periodically working all shifts to ensure that supervision is both effective and consistent across the entire Patrol Division. The Deputy Chief of Patrol Operations reports directly to the Chief of Police, and may assume the responsibilities of the Chief in his absence when designated.
The mission of the University at Buffalo Police Department is to provide a safe, friendly and welcoming environment for students, visitors, faculty and staff to live, learn, work and play.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
NYS Police Supervision Course or equivalent
Certified NYS Police Officer
Minimum of eight years law enforcement experience including supervision and administration experience.
Demonstrated leadership and human relation skills required. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, analytical team building and organizational skills necessary. An understanding of the special nature of a university and the role of University Police in such an environment is required.
- Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, political or social science.
- Master of Science Degree.
- Advanced law enforcement supervisory training i.e., FBI LEEDA, FBI N.A. Prior supervisory experience in a university police department.