Job details

The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Position Number: 3611441
  • Location: Richardson, TX
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Chief of Police

Posting Details

Posting Number: S04545P

Position Title: Chief of Police

Functional Title:

Department: Human Resources

Salary Range: DOQ

Pay Basis: Monthly

Position Status: Regular full-time

Location: Richardson

Position End Date (if temporary): 08/31/2023

Posting Open Date: 11/04/2022

Posting Close Date: 12/04/2022

Open Until Filled: No

Desired Start Date: 02/01/2023

Job Summary

Reporting to the Vice President and Chief of Staff, this position is responsible for the effective leadership, management, and operation of the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) Police Department on the main Richardson campus, UT Dallas facilities in the Southwestern Medical District, and other geographically separated university facilities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1) planning, organizing and directing the activities of the department; enforcing state laws and The University of Texas System (UT System) Board of Regents' Rules and Regulations; 2) ensuring a safe and secure environment for teaching, research, and public service through patrol, response to calls for service, investigations, and education; 3) and promoting programs and philosophies that reflect community policing best practices and that are consistent with the direction and oversight provided by the UT System Office of Director of Police (ODOP).

Minimum Education and Experience

The selected candidate shall, as a minimum have the following qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate or related field; a minimum of fifteen years of progressively varied and responsible experience as a certified/licensed full-time law enforcement officer with a recognized law enforcement agency(ies), including at least five years of service in an administrative, supervisory, or management position at the rank of Police Captain/Commander or above (or the equivalent).

Have or be eligible to obtain, a Texas Driver's License, a Texas Peace Officer License, and Master Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). If not possessed, the required license(s) and certification must be obtained no later than six months following the date of the appointment. The process for licensing as a Texas Peace officer may require the successful completion of a required course of study and a licensing examination administered by TCOLE;

Demonstrated leadership capabilities including, but not limited to:
Excellent spoken and written communications skills;
Strategic planning skills; and
The ability to foster a positive and rewarding work environment while maintaining professional discipline in the department.

Have a reputation and record of honesty, integrity and ethical conduct, and the inter-personal skills necessary to work successfully with students, faculty, staff, visitors and the general public;
An understanding of the national law enforcement accreditation process and associated standards; a demonstrated record of successful leadership and an understanding of the challenges of 21st century community policing; a working knowledge of the Incident Command System and National Incident Management System.

Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three-year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, the applicant must obtain a Texas driver's license within 30 days after becoming a Texas resident.

Be able to successfully pass a rigorous background investigation conducted by the Office of Director of Police;
Meet applicable requirements outlined in Texas Administrative Code: Title 37, Part 7, Chapter 217, Rule 217.1; and
Must be able to qualify for a U.S. government secret security clearance.

Preferred Education and Experience

Working knowledge of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act;
A master's degree;
Executive training through the FBI National Academy, the Senior Management Institute for Police or an equivalent agency;
Law enforcement leadership experience working in a higher education environment;
Experience in a leadership position in a major municipal police department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Chief of Police works closely and collaboratively with senior university leadership, student leadership, and external stakeholders, including other local law enforcement and public safety agencies, to assess, plan for, and respond to critical campus law enforcement, public safety, and security concerns;

Coordinates with internal and external organizations and stakeholders regarding major activities held on campus, including but not limited to: the legitimate expression of right to free speech and assembly, athletic events, concerts, speaker series, commencement/graduation exercises, and other student/public assemblies.

Manages the departmental operating budget, establishes an ongoing strategic plan for the department, including plans for personnel recruitment and retention; staff development and training, and succession planning,

The Chief of Police possesses knowledge and understanding of: 1) the status of the UT System Police as a single state law enforcement agency and the relationship between the Chief of Police and the Director of Police; 2) UT System Policy 170: Oversight for Law Enforcement and Security for the University of Texas System; 3) ODOP Policy 104: Law Enforcement Authority, and ODOP Policy 105: Jurisdiction of a University of Texas System Police Officer, as well as the most current ODOP Annual Report to the UT System Board of Regents; and 4) compliance requirements established in ODOP Policy 107: Inspection and Staff Assistance Program.

The Chief of Police serves as the primary spokesperson for the institution on law enforcement, public safety and security matters. Must have the ability to work with a diverse population.

OTHER/Incidental functions
The ability and willingness to discharge the responsibilities and obligations of a Texas peace officer; Other functions as assigned.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students.

The Chief of Police will promote and support a diverse and inclusive environment that fully represents many different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints.

Physical Activities
Medium, Standing, Walking, Sitting, Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling, Climbing, Balancing, Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching, Crawling, Reaching, Handling, Grasping, Fingering, Feeling, Talking, Hearing, Repetitive Motion, Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination

Working Conditions
Exposure to Weather, Atmpospheic Conditions

Additional Information

Additional information regarding the University of Texas at Dallas Police Department can be viewed at:

To find information about Texas Administrative Code requirements, please click on the link below:
Texas Administrative Code Title 37; Part 7; Chapter 217 (

What we have to Offer:
UT Dallas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusiveness. We offer an employee-friendly work environment with a comprehensive benefit package including:

Competitive Salary
Tuition Benefits
Medical insurance – including 100% paid employee medical coverage for full-time employees
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Long and short-term disability
Retirement Plan Options
Paid time off
Paid Holidays

About UT Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. A charter member of SEA (STEMM Equity Achievement) Change, UT Dallas is a place where members of the community from all backgrounds are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged in their pursuit of excellence.

UT Dallas is ranked among the "Best of the Best Colleges" for LGBTQ Inclusion by Campus Pride. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosts a variety of programs and initiatives toward efforts to cultivate a culture of equity and belonging for all members of the campus community. "LilyPad" lactation facilities are located throughout campus for private use by nursing parents. The University currently supports nine Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that are communities of faculty and staff from various identities along with advocates and allies (e.g., Black Faculty and Staff Alliance, Universal Access ERG, Military and Veteran ERG).

The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living and working environment that is welcoming, respectful and inclusive of all members of the university community. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

Special Instructions Summary

Information regarding minimum requirements for Texas administrative Code Title 37, Part 7, Chapter 217, Rule 217.1 can be found at:
Texas Administrative Code Title 37; Part 7; Chapter 217

Individuals interested in applying for this position must got to the UT Dallas website to complete the application process.

Important Message

1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.

2) UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its programs and activities, including in admission and enrollment. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Director of Institutional Equity at or the Title IX Coordinator at, or call 972-883-5331.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

1. Required Documents
2. Resume
3. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
1. Veteran Employment Preference - Form DD-214

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