Chief Of Police
UC Berkeley - Main Campus
The Chief of Police leads the University of California Police Department (UCPD), which provides high-quality, professional crime prevention, protection, and law enforcement services to maintain and promote personal safety and the security of property for the Berkeley campus and its associated locations. The department supports the achievement of the academic, research and public service missions of the University through the direct provision of traditional law enforcement and emergency services and the design and delivery of pro-active educational, outreach and crime prevention programs for a broad and diverse campus community. UCPD provides these services, develops its programs, and trains its sworn and civilian staff with sensitivity to the unique concerns of the University and Berkeley community.
The Chief sets direction for the Police Department through the establishment of goals and initiatives, the coordination of departmental activities, and the effective utilization and deployment of resources, and has management responsibility for 170 FTE, and an operating budget of $16 million. The Chief reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor - Business and Administrative Services.
Working with two Captains and five Lieutenants, the Chief manages a 24-hour operation responsible for preventing and investigating crime, enforcing the law, and resolving conflict within the campus environment. In addition, the Police Department fulfills a critical role in planning for, responding to and managing campus emergencies, threats, events, and demonstrations including coordinating Homeland Security efforts for the campus. The department’s jurisdiction include property, facilities and equipment on the central campus and at remote sites such as Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University Village, the Richmond Field Station and sites in the Berkeley hills and nearby municipalities.
• Must be a sworn Police Officer with either California POST certifications (management and advanced) or with equivalent certifications and the ability to obtain California POST certifications within one year of hire.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, and a proven track record of successful law enforcement management.
• Working knowledge of the California Legal Code, understanding of management methods and philosophies, specific law enforcement practices and legal issues, and related financial and budgeting issues.
• Possess the skills necessary for traditional law enforcement management, a deep understanding of applicable code, and the ability to read people and situations to determine the best course of action are required.
• Must pass an extensive background check including criminal history and identity check as well as medical and psychological examinations and a drug test.
• Possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license and a clean DMV record.
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