Director of Campus Safety and Security


Director of Campus Safety and Security – Division of Student Affairs
Philander Smith College
The Director of Campus Safety and Security promotes and protects the security and safety of all personnel, students, visitors, and facilities of the College. Responsible for the overall leadership and oversight of the College's safety and security services including residence halls, academic and administrative buildings and property, emergency planning and parking enforcement. Remains alert to emergency situations and provide first-line response, emergency management, and/or referral if required. Supervises and manages activities of the College Security Force. Responsible for organizing and implementing law enforcement, correctional service and related educational and training courses for all College Security personnel in keeping with the standards and requirements of the College and appropriate local, state, and federal agencies.


General Administrative:
● Develops and implements public safety policies and procedures for the College consistent with general safety and campus police principles and legal and regulatory requirements.
● Continually assesses the College's safety needs and establishes a plan, priorities and strategies for upgrading public safety services and addressing public safety issues.
● Assesses the College's safety needs and manages ongoing assessment of the College's entire public safety program.
● Has general responsibility for coordinating safety and security for events: lectures, performances, athletic games, concerts, commencement, summer programs, etc. Works with appropriate College departments and external constituents in the planning of major events.
● Develops and manages the Safety and Security Dept. budget.
● Investigates and recommends appropriate technology tools for public safety and security, fire safety and emergency preparedness.
● Conducts investigations of criminal law that compromise the safety and security of the College.
● Enforces all College policies, such as workplace violence, sexual harassment, the employee code of conduct, etc.
● Enforces the rules and regulations as set forth in the Philander Smith College Student Handbook.
● Assesses and implements emergency preparedness programs.
● Conducts public safety information sessions with campus community.

Director of Campus Safety and Security – Division of Student Affairs
Philander Smith College
● Develops and maintains collaborative relations with local law enforcement.
● Implement procedures to provide college-wide notifications concerning emergency college closing, severe weather conditions or other campus emergency events.
● Develops and maintains collaborative relations with peer institutions' security/safety/police departments.
● Reviews campus incidents and reports and routinely communicates student-related issues with the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students; apprises and advises the President's Cabinet on public safety related matters.
● Attends meetings, serves on various College committees.
● Promotes positive and collaborative relationships with other stakeholders in safety and security.
● Assures that crime prevention information is made available to the College community including immediate crime advisories when necessary.
● Assesses College needs with regard to security communications technology.

Supervision Exercised:
● Supervises a 24/7 Public Safety department. Hires, trains and supervises qualified officers and student cadets; provides coaching and regular feedback, recommends professional development, conducts performance reviews and implements ongoing training requirements and performance standards for officers.
Develops a comprehensive Safety and Security Department Operations Manual that includes, but is not limited to, emergency procedures, notification procedures, report writing guidelines, daily log procedures, notification of LRPD police, patrol and investigative procedures;
● services provided by Safety and Security Department; proper Safety and Security uniform code; procedures concerning sexual assault, hate crimes, disturbances, alcohol, drugs and mental health incidents.
● Develops guidelines within the department manual which incorporate the Philander Smith College Student Handbook in managing the Safety and Security Department's response.

● Ensures that the College is in compliance with campus crime reporting requirements, inclusive of the Jeanne Clery Act and Arkansas law.
● Develops and implements a campus crime prevention program, which focuses on the reduction and prevention of crime while building community relations.

Director of Campus Safety and Security – Division of Student Affairs
Philander Smith College
Fire Safety:
● Works with Facilities Coordinator and local officials to implement fire and safety inspections.
● Conducts regular drills and emergency response training in cooperation with Residence Life staff and administrators.
● Acts as a liaison with the Little Rock Fire Department for all fire safety matters.

Parking and Vehicles:
● Works with the Director of Human Resources to develop and maintain an effective Vehicle Safety Program.
● Reviews, updates, and documents parking regulations and enforcement procedures including fines.
● Administer a vehicle registration system as necessary.
● Oversees the enforcement of parking regulations.

● Develops short and long term goals for the Department.
● Creates and disseminates appropriate documents regarding security, fire safety, emergency preparedness, etc.
● Monitor the weather and other potentially hazardous conditions at all times and make appropriate recommendations regarding building operations.
● As an essential position must report to work at times when the College is closed or delayed in opening.
● Collaborates with Facilities Coordinator to manage the College's key control system; including, issuing keys, auditing keys, and policy development and vendor contracts.
● Creates and maintains a Department website.
● Effect the establishment of a Certified Safety Committee for the College. Coordinate the activities of the group.
● Other duties as may be assigned by Vice President of Student Affairs.

Director of Campus Safety and Security – Division of Student Affairs
Philander Smith College
● Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or related field from an accredited college or university required. Master's degree preferred.
● Graduate of a full time Municipal Police or a Special State Police academy that meets CLEST standards required.
● Five years of full-time experience with a recognized police agency or college campus law enforcement agency required.
● Two years supervisory experience in a law enforcement agency and specific experience in post-secondary institution security or policing preferred.
● Emergency Management/Preparedness and Crisis Management experience in a higher education setting preferred.
● Possess a valid Arkansas License to Carry a Firearm
● Must be able to read, interpret, apply and explain policies, procedures and regulations.
● Ability to create and maintain an atmosphere of cooperation, tolerance, respect and professionalism within Safety and Security Dept.
● Ability to promote good public relations and trust with students, faculty, staff, trustees, campus visitors and others.
● Ability to recruit and select a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community
● Strong management and leadership skills.
● Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and team-building skills.
● Able to use computer programs relative to job including Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and internal systems.
● Ability to prepare and write statistical and narrative reports.
● Skill in records management, budget management and short and long-range planning.
● Attention to detail and to deadlines.
● Ability to analyze, make recommendations, and implement appropriate course of action.
● Must be results-oriented, highly motivated, flexible, and able to manage multiple competing responsibilities and projects.
● Possesses high level of knowledge and demonstrated skill in providing campus safety services.
● Stays current with issues, developments and initiatives pertaining to college campus safety. Willingness to attend/participate in seminars/meetings and engage in ongoing professional development in the field of public safety.
● Must adhere to FERPA regulations and Philander Smith College's Confidentiality policy.
● Knowledge of Federal and State law regarding campus safety and security.

Director of Campus Safety and Security – Division of Student Affairs
Philander Smith College
● May be required to work some night and weekend hours. Incumbent is on-call 24/7.
● Valid driver's license with good driving record; First Aid and CPR Certification required. Must be willing to submit to random drug testing or for cause; Criminal Background Clearance.

Commensurate with experience

Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and three (3) professional letters of reference (signed) to:

Email subject line should include the full name of the position for which you are applying and documents should be in Word format. You may also mail your information to:

Philander Smith College
Attn: Office of Human Resources
900 Daisy Bates Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202


Philander Smith College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on age, race, sex, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status or religion. Philander Smith College is a smoke-free and drug-free work environment. Philander Smith College participates in E-Verify.

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