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District Police Chief

Stockton, California



San Joaquin Delta

Community College District

5151 Pacific Avenue

Stockton, CA 95207

Phone: 209-954-5151




Salary: $114,877 - $137,169



Application Deadline: NA




District Police Chief





Stockton, CA




Campus Police





The District Police Chief oversees the activities and operations of the San Joaquin Delta Community College District Police Department including safety and security services at each campus and all District locations in order to preserve order, prevent crime, protect life and property, and enforce laws and regulations in accordance with the laws of the State of California.


The District Police Chief is a highly visible, uniformed member of the District Police Department and the District's chief law enforcement officer.


This classification is a sworn police officer per penal code 830.32a and Education Code 72330 and must meet selection standards pursuant to the commission of peace officer standards and training.





Receives general direction from the Assistant Superintendent / Vice President of Student Services, working within a framework of standard procedures and objectives.


Directs, coordinates, supervises, and evaluates the work of assigned staff.



Example of Duties:

  • Oversee the daily operations, planning, and staff of the District Police Department.

  • Develop, plan, organize, direct and provide leadership to all areas of responsibility.

  • Work collaboratively with external law enforcement and emergency management agencies on a continuous basis.

  • Work closely with the Facilities Planning and Environmental Compliance Manager in matters pertaining to hazardous material management as necessary.

  • Coordinate with administrators, personnel, and outside organizations to exchange information, coordinate activities and programs and resolve issues or concerns.

  • Ensure compliance with State legal requirements for selection and training of sworn personnel. Remain current on developments and best practices within the law enforcement field.

  • Develop and implement District Emergency Preparedness Plan; monitor and evaluate for effectiveness and implement changes as necessary.

  • Develop policies and procedures that are consistent with the District goals; assure compliance with District rules, and local, state and federal laws.

  • Conduct and maintain state mandated training, program reviews for proficiency and accreditation standards.

  • Manage enforcement of all laws in the district, coordinates police staff response to alarms and radio calls; testifies in court; contacts witnesses, victims and suspects to collect statements and prepare reports; check and interrogates suspicious persons; conducts searches for illegal, lost or stolen substances or materials; submits written reports and complaints to the district attorney.

  • Lead and engage in long-range strategic and financial planning.

  • Evaluate facility utilization and provide recommendations for the enhancement of facility usage.

  • Plan, develop implement and manage district parking and traffic control program.

  • Maintain professional liaison with law enforcement and public safety authorities as necessary.

  • Oversee and participate in the selection, training, and evaluation of assigned personnel and program objectives.

  • Keep abreast of pertinent joint programs of crime prevention and law enforcement activities.

  • Maintain qualifications at firearms range, with all department issued or approved personal weapons.

  • Review and implement Federal, State and local statutes and regulations pertaining to crime, public safety, campus safety, emergency preparedness, workplace violence prevention and police operations.

  • Develop and manage department budget.

  • Pursue, develop, implement, and promote related grants and contracts appropriate to the public safety programs.

  • Ensure that investigations regarding campus incidents are conducted as required and follow-up is completed.

  • Work and confer closely and cooperatively with the President, Vice President, and legal counsel on confidential and sensitive matters pertaining to District safety and directs confidential investigations as required.

  • Manage the preparation of Federal and State reports.

  • Oversee, plan, respond to, and implement findings of annual audits to ensure compliance of District rules, local, state, and federal laws.

  • Manage and coordinate police vehicle fleet, specialized police equipment, radios, weapons and computers.

  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.





  • Actively support the mission and goals of the Board, Superintendent/President, and the Executive Leadership Team.

  • Provide leadership and serve as a technical resource for the District Police department.

  • Create a work environment that values diversity, equity, collaboration, and openness.

  • An innovative thinker who demonstrates flexibility, creativity, and a strong desire to collaborate in problem solving.

  • Provide advice and leadership in the development of District policies and procedures that relate to campus safety and law enforcement.

  • An experienced Leader with demonstrated ability to balance hands-on management with delegation of responsibilities, while staying actively involved in managing the Police Department.




Knowledge of:

  • Modern methods of police administration, particularly in a higher education setting.

  • Criminal law, investigation, and crime prevention principles and techniques.

  • Applicable provisions of the Education Code, Penal Code, Municipal Code, Safety Code, FCC, and other official regulations related to the activities of the department.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to POST and police operations including but not limited to the Clery Act, Violence Against Women's Act, Title V, Title IX and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

  • Collective bargaining contracts.

  • Principles and practices of management, administration, supervision and training.

  • Budget preparation and control.

  • Criminal and civil investigations, internal affairs investigations, police background investigations and administrative investigations principles, practices and techniques.

  • Public speaking techniques.

  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.

  • Extent and limitations of police powers.

  • Effective emergency management and services.

  • Large and high-profile special event planning.

  • Grant proposals and fund raising.

  • Computers and computer applications that support management systems and student services functions.


Ability to:

  • Perform field duties and assist staff with critical incidents and major investigations as needed.

  • Conduct investigations, make arrests, file criminal complaints and patrol effectively.

  • Develop, manage, and lead high-functioning work teams and managers.

  • Conduct meetings, participate on committees, and facilitate the selection of advisory committee members, as necessary.

  • Attend meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences to receive and provide information to District.

  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff, community based organizations, private and public employers, and local agencies.

  • Effectively outreach to the community.

  • Serve on or chair councils and committees as assigned.

  • Demonstrate leadership in law enforcement management.

  • Interpret, explain, and apply laws, rules and regulations.

  • Supervise and maintain the campus' emergency plans.

  • Manage and enforce all required training of police personnel including updating and maintaining compliance with the Education Code, state, and federal training mandates.

  • Write required reports clearly and concisely.

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

  • Work independently with little direction.

  • Successfully pass ongoing training requirements as specified in POST regulations in compliance with Penal Code Sections 13500 et seq., and codified in Title 11, Division 2 of the California Code of Regulations.

  • Prepare accurate and detailed reports and records related to the District Police department.

  • Learn and engage information technology related to security projects.

  • Work with sensitive and confidential issues and materials.

  • Work a flexible schedule including some evening, weekends, and holidays.

  • Exhibit care, operation and maintenance of firearms and other modern police equipment.

  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

  • Support the District in achieving its mission, vision, and strategic goals as appropriate in carrying out the duties of this position.

  • Focus on student success, service excellence, and willingness to assist colleagues as needed.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in administration of justice with emphasis on police science, public administration, business administration or closely related field.

  • Five (5) years of experience in law enforcement including at least three (3) years of management experience, preferably in a college/university setting.



  • Possession of a valid unexpired California Commission on Peace Officer Standards POST Basic Course certificate or Basic Course POST certificate waiver required; supervisory, management and/or executive certificates must be obtained within one year of initial hire.

  • In accordance with Government Code Sections 1020-1042, ability to pass comprehensive background, psychological, polygraph, medical, citizenship, and fitness standards required.

  • A valid Class "C" California Driver's License required.

  • Valid First Aid and CPR certificates.

  • Graduation from the FBI National Academy or California Command College leadership course desired.

  • Incident Command System (ICS) training, Standardized Emergency Management Systems (SEMS), training, and National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) training desired.


Supplemental Information:


Please include a complete resume.



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The San Joaquin Delta Community College District provides access to its education programs and activities and makes all employment decisions without regard to national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, military and veteran status, or any other legally protected category. The Districtís prohibition against sex and gender discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.











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