Chief of Campus Police

Campus Police Department – Presbyterian College

Location: Clinton, South Carolina


Presbyterian College is seeking to hire a Chief of Campus Police. This is a full-time position with benefits and reports to the Vice President for Finance & Administration (VPF & A). The Chief of Police is responsible for the organization, direction, and supervision of the College’s Police Department. The Chief of Police administers the program’s activities by formulating policies and providing sound leadership and management. Serve as a resource for law enforcement personnel, faculty, staff and students, and other organizations; coordinate information, resources, and work teams necessary to support a positive, collaborative, productive, and harmonious work environment, both within the Police Department and the broader campus community.

Job Description Summary:

The Chief of Police is responsible for all operations of the Campus Police Department and also has oversight of the parking/transportation functions and Clery Act compliance and serves as the Emergency/Risk Manager for the College. As chief law enforcement officer for the College, responsible for the training and development of Campus Police staff.

Essential Skills:

  • Moderate physical labor may be required on occasion and working outside in adverse weather conditions is common.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, walk up and down stairs, and walk or stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Computer skills in Microsoft excel, word, PowerPoint and ability to learn other software programs as needed.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good conflict resolution / de-escalation skills
  • Ability to tolerate high levels of stress
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to plan public events
  • Knowledge of police tactical situations, traffic flow and police training

Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Performs management functions for the Police Department, such as scheduling, staffing, evaluating, reporting and budgeting
  • Directs and assists with grant writing and administration of grants.
  • Responsible for planning, implementing, administering and coordinating the programs of the Campus Police Department, in addition to providing consultative, technical and administrative direction
  • Responsible for providing programs and training to provide reasonable safety and security for students, faculty, staff and the general public on college property. Training programs should include, but are not limited to, self-defense, sexual assault prevention and general campus safety.
  • Implements programs to promote building and property security.
  • Administers and directs law enforcement functions in all areas relating to the protection of life and property, including police services, crime prevention programs, fire safety and key control.
  • Coordinates efforts with the City of Clinton Police Department and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED)
  • Ensures that annual fire drills are conducted in accordance with the South Carolina Fire Code, and serves as the Fire Safety Officer for the College
  • Performs Emergency Management functions, including assisting with development of continuity of operations plans and conducting an annual Emergency Management drill.
  • Ensures Compliance with South Carolina’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) requirements
  • Responsible for completing the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report as required by The Clery Act, and disseminating the report. Oversees all aspects of Clery Compliance and serves as the Chair of the Clery Compliance Committee.
  • Administers campus parking and traffic programs and enforces all laws and parking violations.
  • Assist Business Office in collection of fraudulent checks.
  • Provides or assist with security at athletic, cultural and social events on campus and coordinates with the City for off-duty personnel as necessary.
  • Conducts interim and annual performance appraisals for assigned staff.
  • Responsible for administration of the Field Training Program for new officers and oversees the recruitment and hiring of new officers.
  • Manages the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies and priorities for each assigned service area.
  • Responsible for printing off identification cards for faculty, staff and students.
  • Responsible for the administration of the access control system and setting parameters for access.
  • Arranges for off-duty personnel and outside security/parking services for commencement, homecoming and other high-profile special events.
  • Directs and assists with investigation of major crimes, accidents or other unusual incidents.
  • Selects training, motivates and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training and career development; works with employees to correct deficiencies, implements discipline and termination procedures.
  • Responsible for ensuring that Timely Warnings (Clery Act) and Emergency Notifications are sent to the campus community as required by police and federal law.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays current of new trends and innovations in the field of law enforcement.
  • Ensures compliance with best practices and standards in campus law enforcement.
  • Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
  • Perform related duties as required.
  • Implements effective strategies using personnel and technology to prevent crime and solve crimes on campus.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of related education and required work experience.
  • At least eight (8) years or more of progressive experience in police operations/public safety, including three (3) years of administrative and supervisory experience in police operations/public safety.
  • Must possess Class 1 certification from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy or have the ability to obtain his or her South Carolina Justice Academy certification within one year.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in related field.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in law enforcement
  • At least 4 years’ experience as a law enforcement supervisor, including 2 years of Command Level experience
  • Completion of FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Administrative Officer’s Management Program or equivalent Command Training
  • Experience working in a campus law enforcement setting

To Apply:
Send a cover letter, résumé and list of three references including contact information to Presbyterian College Office of Human Resources, 503 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325 or email materials to

Presbyterian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class, any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. PC is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.