College (ECC) is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college located in
Elgin, Illinois, one of its most rapidly growing cities. Our district
encompasses 360 square miles, serving 400,000 people, 11,000 businesses with
four public school districts and 15 high schools. ECC was selected as one of
five Illinois community colleges to participate in the national Achieving the
Dream (AtD) initiative. is a long-term national initiative that collaborates
with community colleges to help more students earn degrees, complete
certificates, or transfer to four-year institutions to continue their studies.
The park-like setting of our 145 acre Main Campus offers instruction spanning
nine major buildings with beautiful views. ECC also offers classes throughout
the northwest suburbs of Chicago with more than 100 off-campus locations.
Oversee and direct
the day-to-day operations of the ECC Police Department to ensure protection of
life and property of the Colleges' students, staff, visitors and facilities.
Direct the overall daily activities of sworn and un-sworn police personnel in
the proactive policing efforts and enforcement of applicable federal, state and
Serve as the chief law
enforcement officer of the ECC Police Department, providing leadership for
department personnel in assessing, developing, and coordinating the ECC Police
Departments' efforts in designing and sustaining procedures and educational
programs to safeguard and enhance awareness of campus crime and safety.
Oversee the daily
activities of the campus Police Department. Hire, train schedule and evaluate
staff in the daily enforcement of federal, state, local and campus regulations.
Coordinate the activities of contract police services, as needed.
Manage the crime
awareness campaign to ensure staff, administration and students are aware of all
crime prevention measures. Ensure programs are in place to prevent reoccurrence
of crime or property loss. Purchase and distribute information to staff and
students and serve as the department training officer. Analyze all on-campus
incidents to ensure that issues are addressed to minimize safety problems.
Prepare and administer
the Police Department budget to ensure the department will operate efficiently
to provide necessary and needed services to the College community without a
shortage of revenue. Determine need, specify, and purchase replacement and
additional needed equipment for the Police Department.
Develop and promote the
mission, programs, policies, and standard operating procedures of the ECC Police
Department. Write and review established standards to ensure compliance with
laws of the federal, state and local governments.
criminal background checks on applications of security-sensitive positions as
required by the Campus Security Act. Conduct and arrange for all testing of
police officer candidates to ensure that members of the Police Department meet
all state-mandated requirements.
Compile and publish
annual crime statistics as required by the Campus Safety Act. Ensure that timely
and accurate information is provided to the College community, staff, students
and necessary agencies.
Assist in the execution
of the ECC Emergency Plan to provide direction during severe weather, fire, bomb
threat, utility emergency, disturbance, demonstration, or hazardous material
incident, serious injury or illness.
Supervise all Police
Department vehicle and equipment maintenance.
Participate in a minimum
of twenty hours of mandatory training per year as required by state law for
job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.
(BA/BS) from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of
education and/or experience.
Ten years of law
enforcement experience in positions with increasing responsibility. Must include
at least four years of senior command/management level experience.
of law enforcement, especially as it relates to higher education.
Ability to think clearly
and decisively in stressful and challenging situations.
Excellent oral and
written communication skills.
Ability to anticipate
problems and take steps to prevent them before they occur.
Must meet the State
standards as required by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards
Board for a sworn police officer.
An ability to lead
through problem-oriented policing and community policing philosophies.
firearms certification as required by Illinois Public Act 94-103.
LEADS and AED/CPR
Strong leadership and
Working knowledge of
pertinent federal, state laws and local ordinances.
Knowledge of operation
and use of Law Enforcement equipment.
Ability to adapt to
changing field conditions including exposure to extreme weather conditions,
intense physical activity and safety hazards.
Ability and skills to
operate a variety of police vehicles and equipment during normal and emergency
conditions in a safe and cautious manner.
Ability to work in a
collaborative environment that is unique to a college or university.
Knowledge of threat
assessment and Behavioral Intervention strategies.
Experience managing in a
bargaining unit environment.
Working knowledge of
leadership training programs such as FBI National Academy, Southern Police
Institute, Northwestern Center for Public Safety School of Staff and Command, or
the ILETSB Executive Institute's Police Executive Role in the 21st Century.