Director of Campus Security - Georgetown University Law Center

Washington D.C.
May 15, 2018
May 30, 2018
Executive, Director
Education, Law
Full Time
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Director of Campus Security - Georgetown University Law Center

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The Director of Campus Security serves as the chief of Law Center's campus police, and the lead for Law Center security activities, special event security, and security-related community relations (to include other university security departments, local and federal law enforcement, university neighbors and community groups). Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Campus Security has duties that include but are not limited to:

Direction of the Overall Police / Public Safety Program  

  • Provides for a safe campus by constantly monitoring police and security performance.
  • Develops short- and long-range plans to ensure the safety and security of the Law campus.
  • Coordinates data collection from other campus departments, local law enforcement agencies, and the University; and shares criminal bolos with officers.
  • Identifies priorities and assignment of duties throughout the department in meeting those priorities.
  • She/he oversees dispatching and electronic security systems, criminal and special investigations, student guard program, and training programs (such as evacuation drills) for department staff and other university members related to safety and security.
  • Performs the full range of supervisory duties, such as recruiting, hiring, mentoring, evaluating, awarding, disciplining, and promoting employees.
  • Engages the police union to insure general orders and the bargaining agreement are followed and participates in union negotiations.

Security & Safety

  • Coordinates security and safety-related issued and responsibilities among the incumbent's immediate subordinates within the department, university employees, off campus community leaders, and local and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Routinely advises his supervisor of normal and unusual operations, and prepares various internal and external reports to members of the university regarding crime and other departmental situations.
  • Performs other duties in response to unexpected university needs or in furtherance of Police/Public Safety programs, such as serving as a member of the Threat Assessment Team, conducting sensitive investigations, and as need, issuing Clery Timely Warning Notices to keep the community aware of crimes on or near campus, serving as a board member for the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, and assisting the Consortium of Universities Campus Public Safety Institute as needed.


  • Master's degree
  • 15 years - preferably 20 years - of experience in progressively responsible positions in a large scale federal, state, or municipal law enforcement agency or a major university law enforcement agency, including several years in an upper management role.
  • Possession of, or eligibility for, a police commission through the DC Metropolitan Police Department's Security Officers Management Branch (SOMB) - and maintains throughout his/her Georgetown University employment.
  • Experience in management and labor relations, affirmative action matters, and budget management
  • Knowledgeable regarding Title IX investigations in a college campus environment - preference for knowledge of sexual assault investigations and DC Code
  • Experience in dealing with the media and in community relations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal   and written)
  • Preference for FBI National Academy training, Southern Police Institute training, or equivalent ASIS Certified Protection Professional

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