Town of University Park
The Town of University Park, a municipality with about 2,600 residents, seeks an experienced and progressive police leader to serve as its next full-time Chief of Police. The Chief of Police provides leadership, administrative direction, and strategic vision for the Town’s Police Department of 8 sworn officers and a civilian employee, and works as part of the Town’s senior leadership team. The Chief is expected to maintain positive relationships with residents, and work with Town stakeholders, other police departments and state/federal agencies.
This position has overall operational supervision of the Town’s police force in providing 24/7 coverage of the Town’s half square-mile area, ensures the enforcement of laws and codes, administers crime prevention programs/strategies, leads community police efforts, oversees the investigation of crimes and vehicular accidents, coordinates crime statistics and State/Federal compliance reporting, and oversees the maintenance of certification requirements for the Department. Dispatch services and holding facilities are provided by Prince George’s County Police, which also handles investigation of serious crimes. The position also oversees the Code Compliance operations of the Town.
The ideal candidate should have the following experience: law enforcement administration, budget development and management, emergency preparedness methodology, development and implementation of policies and procedures, patrol development/implementation, criminal investigation, personnel management and strategic planning, grants management, and community leadership qualities. The Chief of Police must be an effective supervisor of employees and maintain positive professional relationships both inside and outside of the Department. The Chief of Police must be familiar with the Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights and law enforcement technologies including computers, and have working knowledge of local, State and Federal Laws.
Qualifications: Experience and training may substitute for formal education. However, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, or a related field is preferred. Candidates should have a minimum of 15 years of policing experience, including 5 years command experience with a full-service law enforcement agency, preferably within the State of Maryland. In addition, the Chief of Police must be eligible for certification by the Maryland Police Training Commission to perform police duties in the State of Maryland, or be able to obtain such certification within 12 months of accepting the position. A valid Maryland Driver’s License is required. The candidate must successfully pass an in-depth background investigation.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Town Treasurer Dan Baden, by email to Treasurer@upmd.org. The Town of University Park is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.