Chief of District Police - Dir. of School Safety - (Topeka Public Schools)
Topeka Public Schools
Chief of District Police (Dir. of School Safety)
Position Purpose: Direct and manage a district police department by coordinating the daily operations to provide for the safety and security of students, employees, and facilities.
Qualiﬁcations: Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, law enforcement or related area. Five years supervisory and/or administrative experience that includes experience in law enforcement procedures, community mobilization and advocacy, facility security, vulnerability analysis, incident command, and crisis management. Must hold a current law enforcement certiﬁcation for the state of Kansas.
- Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of law enforcement management
- Knowledge of police department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws as they apply to a public school environment
- Ability to promote positive relationships with school staﬀ and the community
- Ability to create and provide educational instruction to students and staﬀ on police-related subjects, both in the classroom and in a public setting
- Ability to appropriately apply safety techniques and procedures in a school setting
- Knowledgeable of security systems such as CCTV, radios, building alarms, and similar systems and equipment
- Ability to meet and deal with the public with tact and diplomacy
- Supervise district-at-large campus police oﬃcers, night campus police oﬃcers, operational supervision for high school coordinators and other oﬃcers. Coordinate supervision of oﬃcers assigned to district buildings with local law enforcement.
- Prepare and present written and oral reports.
- Assess District facility security, implement school security programs and evaluate their eﬀectiveness.
- Work with community agencies for improvement of mobilization and advocacy.
- Provide understanding and sensitivity to community and diverse cultural issues.
- Manage the reporting of crimes, investigations and surveillance. Coordinate campus police activities with court authorities, school oﬃcials and school neighborhood watch.
- Responsible for incident command and/or crisis management when necessary.
- Prepare annual budget request and monitor expenditures.
- Maintain records of all campus police program activities to assure adequacy.
- Respond to calls for security related problems on a 24hour basis.
- Coordinate with administrative staﬀ in the reassignment of campus police personnel.
- Inform appropriate administrators of potentially signiﬁcant incidents involving the security of the district staﬀ, students and property.
- Responsible for the management of all electronic burglar alarm systems.
- Plan and provide training for campus police oﬃcers to insure state certiﬁcation.
- Request the purchase of equipment and supplies.
- Supervise night, weekend and holiday patrols.
- Perform other related duties as assigned by the Superintendent or designee.
For additional information and to apply, visit www.topekapublicschools.net>Employment