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Chief of Police

Antelope Valley College - Lancaster, California

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$6,105.00 monthly

Job Description

ANTELOPE VALLEY COLLEGE Office of Human Resources & Employee Relations


POSITION: Chief of Police Full-time, 12 months *This position is part of the confidential/management/supervisory employee group.

SALARY: Range 31, $6,105.47/mo. + benefits

EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 16, 2009 START DATE: May 2009

BASIC FUNCTION: Reporting to the Vice President of Business Services, direct and schedule the operations and activities of a District-wide police department; serve as liaison between the District and local law enforcement agencies in police matters involving the campus community; supervise, train and evaluate the performance of assigned staff. Manage the District Emergency Preparedness Program. Perform other related responsibilities as may be assigned.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: E = indicates essential duties of the position • Direct and schedule the operations and activities of a District-wide police department; supervise, train and evaluate the performance of assigned staff, including student patrols; develop and implement police safety and security policies, procedures, rules and regulations and operations manuals necessary to implement the District Police Department. (E) • Serve as liaison between the district and local law enforcement agencies in police matters involving the campus community; confer with public safety officials and District administrators to coordinate activities, to resolve conflict and to exchange information. (E) • Assist in the recruitment, selection and training of staff; monitor and evaluate the performance of police and security personnel; conduct classes to train personnel in police and security procedures and policies; recommend disciplinary action and termination of staff as appropriate; schedule and deploy personnel to assure adequate staffing of campus and District needs including, parking, social activities, meetings, registration and athletic events. (E) • Coordinate operations and communications with contracted private security agencies; review performance of assigned police and security personnel and notify security firm of performance issues and concerns. (E) • Develop and update training and policy guides, manuals and other materials for District police and security personnel and assigned staff. (E) • Investigate and respond to accident, traffic, medical and other emergencies and serious crimes occurring on campus; administer first aid; notify and work in cooperation with city and outside law enforcement agencies as needed; identify, locate, detain, restrain and arrest suspects as appropriate. (E) • Interview victims, witnesses and persons reporting crimes; advise individuals regarding rights, prosecution, restitution, consequences and other options in the criminal justice system. (E) • Develop a variety of investigative, criminal, safety, traffic, accident, statistical and other safety-related records and reports; develop procedures and requirements; assure the proper and timely filing of crime reports with city, county and state departments and agencies, i.e., Cleary Act Statistics. (E) • Direct and participate in parking enforcement and traffic regulation activities; issue citations and moving violations; review reports and listen to complaints from students and employees; answer questions and respond to requests for information from visitors and callers. (E) • Serve on and provide input to various committees and meetings; provide recommendations on policies, procedures, staffing levels and other solutions related to safety, security, crime prevention, parking and traffic issues. (E) • Attend a variety of seminars, conferences and training programs to remain current in the field; distribute applicable new information to department staff. • Operate a variety of equipment including, patrol vehicles, hand-held radio, personal computer, tape recorder, and copier; assure police equipment and tools are maintained in proper operating condition.

Additional Information

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The position requires any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in police science, criminology or a related area; possession of Basic P.O.S.T. Certification; and five years increasingly responsible law enforcement experience. It is desirable that the applicant have three years experience in a supervisory capacity in an educational environment, and Advanced & Supervisory P.O.S.T. Certification.

KNOWLEDGE OF: • Law enforcement and police methods including investigative procedures and techniques. • Applicable federal, state, county, city and district rules, laws, regulations and policies including laws of arrest, legal rights of citizens, court procedures and rules of evidence. • Applicable sections of the State Education Code, government, penal and Safety Codes and juvenile law. • Principles and practices of supervision and training. • Budget preparation and control. • Interviewing and interrogation techniques. • Crime, accident, emergency and traffic accident investigation techniques. • Patrol and surveillance techniques. • Crisis intervention techniques. • District organization, operations, policies and objectives. • Modern police methods, procedures and equipment. • Report writing and record-keeping techniques. • Traffic control techniques. • Appropriate safety precautions and procedures.

ABILITY TO: • Direct and schedule the operations and activities of the District Police Department. • Train, supervise and evaluate personnel. • Protect and preserve the personnel, property and students in a large community college district. • Interpret, apply and enforce pertinent laws, rules and regulations. • Detain, interrogate suspects and interview complainants and witnesses. • Direct investigations, make arrests and detect and prevent criminal activity. • Work cooperatively with county, city, state and federal law enforcement agencies. • Recommend improvements in department operations and changes in policies and procedures. • Develop and implement effective police and security procedures and methods. • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. • Prepare and deliver effective oral presentations. • Develop and coordinate campus patrol work schedules. • Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive incident and statistical reports. • Plan, coordinate and supervise staff training programs. • Work independently with little direction. • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. • Meet schedules and time lines. • Work confidentially with discretion. • Observe legal and defensive driving practices.

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • Successful completion of Basic P.O.S.T. academy training and certification. • Possess a valid California drivers’ license. • Possess a valid California Gun card. • Possess a valid California Baton card, ASP and/or PR-24. • Posses a valid California Pepper Gas/CAN/CS permit.

WORK DIRECTION, LEAD AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise Security personnel including a Lieutenant, Sergeants, Watch Supervisors, and Corporals and Police Staff including a Lieutenant and Sergeants. CONTACTS: Security personnel, police officers, communications personnel, federal, state, county, and city agencies, news media, general public, and College administrative personnel.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Demanding physical environment - requires lifting and subduing citizens, running, and handling of law enforcement weaponry. Make arrests and enforce laws by subduing, and physically arresting suspects.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Subject to contact with violent persons and life threatening situations.


To be considered an applicant for a management position in the Antelope Valley Community College District, all of the following documents must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on the deadline date.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Unspecified
  • Education: Bachelor's degree
  • Experience: 5 years

If any of the listed materials are missing or incomplete, the application will not be considered.

1. A completed and signed Antelope Valley College management application. 2. Cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications. 3. Résumé. 4. Transcripts* of all college coursework (unofficial transcripts or photocopies will be accepted to establish the application file). 5. Certifications* and licenses listed (photocopies will be accepted to establish the application file).

*Official documents will be required if the candidate is offered the position. The application must be filled out completely and signed. Do not indicate “See Résumé” on any part of the application. Blank spaces, illegible entries or failure to sign the application may be cause for rejection. The District will not return application materials submitted.

Application forms are available on the AVC web site http://www.avc.edu or from the Human Resources Office and must be returned to:

Office of Human Resources 3041 West Avenue K Lancaster CA 93536 (661) 722-6311

Faxed or emailed materials cannot be accepted. Unsolicited materials will not be included. Postmarks will not be accepted.

A selection committee will screen applications of candidates meeting minimum requirements. Meeting minimum requirements does not assure the applicant of an interview. Selection for an interview will be based on your training and experience as outlined in your application. Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by phone. Applicants should not expect notification of the status of their candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the district’s recommendation for employment.

Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide verification of work authorization pursuant to INS regulations.

Antelope Valley College offers an extensive benefit package that includes full-family medical, dental, and vision plans and employee life insurance and income protection policies and eligibility to enroll in the Public Employees' Retirement System.

Antelope Valley College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, or sexual orientation.

Upon request, we will consider reasonable accommodations to permit individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment or admission process, (b) perform essential job functions, (c) enjoy benefits and privileges of similarly-situated individuals without disabilities, and (d) participate in instruction, programs, services, activities, or events.

AVC is an equal opportunity employer.

Annual Security Report is provided by Antelope Valley College for prospective students and employees. A copy of this report is available at www.avc.edu/news/january2007/campus_safety_and_security_information.html

Contact Informaton

Human Resources

Antelope Valley College
3041 West Avenue K
Lancaster, California 93536
phone: (661) 722-9311

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