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Allan Hancock College
  • Position Number: 1152552
  • Location: Santa Maria, CA
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

District Police Chief

Department: Campus Police
Category: Management
Posted: 1/17/2018
Closing Date: 3/09/2018

District Police Chief
Allan Hancock College is accepting applications for a full-time, 40-hour per week, 12 month position supporting Campus Police and reporting to a cabinet-level administrator. The desired start date is pending board approval and POST background investigation.

It is understood that the demands of a management position will often require more than eight (8) hours a day and/or forty (40) hours per work week.

Annual salary range is from $99,091 to $110,259 range 10 on the Management Salary Schedule.
There are longevity increments after the top range is reached. A doctoral stipend of $2,500 is paid to those who qualify.

Benefits include medical, dental, life, vision (employee only), salary protection insurance, and eligibility for PERS retirement.

Allan Hancock College serves more than 20,000 students in northern Santa Barbara County. Located on the central coast and just minutes from spectacular beaches and rolling vineyards, AHC operates three campuses – the main campus in Santa Maria, a state approved center in Lompoc and a center in Santa Ynez. As one of the largest employers in Santa Barbara County, the college is an integral part of the community and enjoys strong support from local leaders and industry.

AHC, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, is proud to serve underrepresented students. The college has twice received recognition from the Aspen institute as one of the top colleges in the country. If you are looking for a position where you can have a direct impact on our students, AHC may be the place for you!

To learn more about Allan Hancock College and the Central Coast, visit our Human Resources page at and click on the Welcome to AHC video.

Allan Hancock College Management
Human Resources Range 10


Under general direction of a cabinet-level administrator, plan, organize and supervise the operation of the district sworn police force and security and parking functions; maintain cooperative relations with city and county law enforcement agencies; provide safety and security services at each campus and all District locations in order to preserve order, prevent crime, protect life and property; enforce laws and regulations in accordance with the laws of the State of maintain records and reports; and value and promote the mission and vision of the college.

The administrator performs professional work involving independent judgment in the interpretation and application of policies and procedures and will have a high frequency of responsible contact with administrators, staff, and students, as well as personnel of other public/private agencies requiring tact and good communication skills. The incumbent oversees and coordinates the district's Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) program to ensure it is current and staff and student groups are adequately trained on public related safety topics. The incumbent instructs students, visitors, and college personnel in proper lawful campus behavior and deters crime by maintaining high visibility rate around campuses and will also apprehend and arrest violators as necessary.

1. Provides leadership and direction to the District's Police Department.
2. Manages enforcement of all laws on campus; coordinates police staff response to alarms and radio calls; supervises and may participate in investigations of crimes and other violations occurring on district campuses; testifies in court; contacts witnesses, victims, and suspects to collect statements and prepare reports; checks and interrogates suspicious persons; conducts searches for illegal, lost or stolen substances or materials; submits written reports and complaints to the district attorney.
3. Plans, organizes, supervises law enforcement activities, and operations of police, security, and parking personnel at all district sites; advises staff of problem areas; directs the assignment and training of staff.
4. Coordinates and evaluates police patrol of college grounds and facilities for all district sites before, during, and after school hours; observes and controls students, visitors and other personnel using campus facilities as necessary.
5. Provides police support in matters of alleged violations of student conduct; prepares or supervises preparation of documents supporting student discipline.
6. Interprets and adheres to laws, rules and regulations affecting community college police departments, including but not limited to the California Government, Education, Penal, Vehicle, Business and Professional, Health and Safety Codes and provides guidance to District personnel.
7. Prepares or supervises the preparation and maintenance of memoranda, activity and case
reports, and records on all district campuses; writes management reports on arrests and campus incidents for the college and local police department.
8. Ensures the District complies with mandated disclosure and information dissemination activities, including but limited to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
9. Ensures the department complies with state and federal crime data reporting mandates.
10. Ensures the department complies with mandates to maintain POST certification.
11. As necessary, prepares emergency plans and responds to major incidents reported to the District's Police Department and ensures that the Incident Commander is following Incident Command System/Standardized Emergency Management System (ICS/SEMS) protocol.
12. Confers with college staff regarding security measures; develops and recommends crime prevention procedures and security improvement methods, and sees that established procedures are carried out efficiently; develops and ensures the accuracy of police department policies and regulations.
13. Plans and supervises district parking and traffic control program; defines parking regulations for all district locations; issues parking permits.
14. Oversees inspections for vandalism, illegal entry, theft, and fire.
15. Provides animal control in accordance with county, city, and district regulations.
16. Writes grants to enhance the financial support for the District's Police Department.
17. Maintains professional liaison with local police and fire authorities as necessary.
18. Serves on or chairs councils and committees as assigned.
19. Coordinates and evaluates Campus Safety Department for receiving complaints and requests for assistance from students, visitors, and campus personnel.
20. Coordinates and evaluates Campus Safety Officers for security and parking enforcement of college grounds and facilities for all district sites before, during and after school hours.
21. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:
Law enforcement laws and procedures relative to basic patrol arrest, search and seizure, and rules of evidence;
Pertinent provisions of the state and federal law relating to occupational safety and health;
Law and ordinances related to police discipline and the Peace Officer Bill of Rights;
Penal Code and Vehicle code;
Crowd control techniques;
Principles and practices of the Standardized Emergency Management System;
Basic patrol, investigation, and plan protection procedures;
Advanced police supervision policies and methods.

Demonstrated ability to:
Learn and apply provisions of state and federal laws;
Develop and maintain strategic plans;
Write required reports clearly and concisely;
Conduct investigations, make arrests, file criminal complaints and patrol effectively;
Direct staff at multiple locations;
Administer first aid;
Qualify quarterly at firearms range, with all department issued or approved personal weapons;
Drive a college vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices;
Control groups and apprehends and constrains offenders;
Understand and carry out oral and written directions;
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
Schedule, organize, and supervise the work of subordinates;
Be sensitive to the college environment;
Promote a positive image of the police department to the college community and to the community at large.

Other Requirement:
Ability to qualify for district vehicle insurance coverage.

Licenses and Certificates Required:
Possession of a valid and appropriate California driver's license.
Possession of Basic Post Academy Certificate.
Possession of the POST Supervisory Certificate.
Possession of a valid First Aid/CPR Certificate.
Certification for possession of firearms.
Ability to obtain a POST Management Certificate.

Graduation from a Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission-approved police officer training academy and a bachelor's degree or higher in administration of justice, police science, or a related field, OR equivalent education and experience. Requires seven years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience, including two years in a supervisory or management capacity.

Working Conditions:
This is an Fair Labor Standards Act exempt position.
It is understood that the demands of a management position will often require more than eight (8) hours a day and/or forty (40) hours per workweek.
May be required to work a flexible workweek which includes day and evening hours and occasional weekend assignments and may be assigned to any district location.
The incumbent will have contact, in person or on the telephone with staff and the general public.
Communicates over the telephone, e-mail, and in person.

Physical Demands:
Strength: Light work including negligible lifting, pushing, and/or pulling.
Work may require running, climbing, and physically constraining persons apprehended.
Work requires prolonged exposure to weather elements, walking, and riding in an automobile.

Special Qualification:
A sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic
backgrounds of staff and students and to staff and students with disabilities.

A committee will give priority review of application materials submitted by Friday, March 9, 2018. This position is open until filled. Meeting minimum qualifications does not insure the candidate an interview. Therefore, it is important that the application be thorough and detailed. Applicants will be assessed on the breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. A limited number of applicants will be invited for an interview at the college at their own expense. Interviewed candidates may be asked to complete written and job-related exercises. The district reserves the right to extend time limits, reinitiate or withdraw the recruitment-selection process at any point. Final candidates may be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening.

Please submit the following application materials to the college human resources office by end of business day (4:30 p.m.), Tuesday, February 20, 2018:
Signed district application for classified positions
Transcripts (Copies are acceptable for the application process). Official transcripts are required if hired.
A current and complete resume of education and professional experience
Cover letter
Copy of Basic Post Academy Certificate
Copy of the POST Supervisory Certificate
Copy of valid First Aid/CPR Certificate

APPLICATION: For application materials please visit our Web site at or contact:
Human Resources, Building B
Allan Hancock College
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
(805) 922-6966, extension 3338
(805) 922-9196, FAX

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