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Police Captain

Posted: 10/31/2021

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Job no: 499446
Department: Miami University Police
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Hourly Staff
Categories: Administration, Public Safety
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Police Captain
Salary/Grade: Salaried
Hours Per Week: 40

Job Summary:
Oversees the overall operation of the University Police and/or Parking & Transportation Auxiliary which includes long term planning, budgeting/fiscal priorities, employee development/training, policy decisions, staffing issues, and supports University policies and compliance with the Clery Act.

Duties/Physical Demands:

Patrol Commander

  • Oversees all aspects of uniformed police operations and communication center; develops and implements strategies for the allocation of department resources among competing demands;
  • Collaborate and consult with stakeholders regarding police resources for special events/activities held on campus
  • Oversees the work and training of the detective’s division
  • Oversees the work and training of the explosive detection K9 division, the digital forensics division and the combined special response team division member
  • Perform parking commander duties in his/her absence

Parking Commander

  • Oversees the work of the parking and transportation services auxiliary and communication center; develops and implements strategies for the allocation of parking resources among competing demands;
  • Collaborate and consult with stakeholders regarding parking resources and traffic management plans for special events/activities held on campus
  • Oversees transportation and transit activities covered under the contract with service provider
  • Develops and implements annual budget for parking and transportation services auxiliary
  • Perform patrol commander duties in his/her absence

Combined duties and responsibilities:

  • Plans, directs, coordinates, schedules, and reviews the work plan for assigned staff; assigns work activities; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures of all assigned staff to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations; and to ensure safe work practices, quality, and accuracy
  • Collaborate / Coordinate / Develop / initiate - Timely Warning Notices via email blast or Emergency Notification System using all or some of the identified communication methods
  • Managing various personnel functions including, but not limited to hiring, interviewing, training, promotions, evaluations, disciplinary actions and grievances.
  • Provides support for the administration of computer aided dispatch (CAD) / records management system (RMS)
  • Attend and participates in campus committees and other projects as assigned
  • Position requires on-call duty and varied schedule based on campus events
  • Serve as backup to the Chief of Police in his/her absence

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree
5-10 years of work-related experience in rank of Sergeant or higher
Ohio Peace Officer state certification or ability to obtain within one year
Valid driver's license

Desired Qualifications:

Master's Degree
Completion of advanced courses in law enforcement supervision and management. (examples include but not limited to: FBI National Academy, Northwestern Police Staff & Command, Southern Police Institute, etc.)
10 years’ experience in campus law enforcement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Staff Management
Parking & Transpiration Operation Management
Budget planning
Goal setting.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To ensure consideration, interested/qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references on Miami University's website no later than November 17, 2021.

Qualified candidates, if selected for offer, will complete Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification and may be required to pass a drug screening, a department physical assessment test as well as other University required tests.

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:

Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 04 Nov 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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