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Chief, University Police Department

San Antonio, Texas



Texas A&M University-San Antonio

1450 Gillette Boulevard

San Antonio, TX 78224

Phone: 210-932-6296

Fax: 210-932-6215





$42,932 - $52,696


Population: 2,500

Sworn Officers: 6 - 8

Application Deadline: Until Filled




Chief, University Police Department



Job Summary:


The candidate in this position will provide excellent customer service to employees, students, and the community; protect the faculty, staff, and students from criminal acts and protect their property; and preserve the peace and civil order on the campus while enforcing all Federal, State, and Local laws as well as university rules and procedures. 



Work Duties:

  • Directs, supervises, leads, and actively participates in the operations and activities of the University Police Department (UPD) to include traffic control, investigations, maintenance of records regarding all aspects of the department, and ensures the effective management of all assigned patrol officers.

  • Establishes effective crime prevention programs in which the university community is educated to protect life and property.  Takes appropriate actions to identify and eliminate hazards and opportunities for crime.

  • Prepares and maintains the departmentís annual operating budget and submits purchase requests as needed.

  • Supervises and participates in the investigation of complaints, including traffic accidents, disturbances, and thefts.  Maintains a daily police blotter that documents all incidents during the previous day.  Maintains and assesses crime statistics and implements corrective measures.

  • Ensures all Officers are properly trained and display professional conduct and behavior.

  • Maintains cooperative relationships with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

  • Serves on various committees and is responsible for the universityís Emergency Operations Plan.  Performs other duties as assigned.




$42,932 - $52,696



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelorís Degree.  Equivalent work experience will be considered in lieu of a Bachelorís degree.

  • Five years of supervisory experience.

  • Must have Intermediate, Advance, or Master Peace Officer Certification from Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.  Certified in TLETS and CPR. 

  • Must possess strong leadership and management skills. Must take 80 hours of leadership training every 2 years. Must be familiar with information required by state and federal governments, such as, The Clery Act.  Must be familiar with conducting employee background checks.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and provide excellent customer service to students, employees, and the community.  Ability to multi task.


Preferred Qualification:

  • Bachelorís degree in police science, criminal justice, or related degree.

  • Two years of supervisory experience in a university setting.


General Information:

  • All interested candidates must apply online at

  • Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment background investigation to be hired for this position.

  • The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed.  This position requires physical activities supportive of the above job duties.  Reasonable accommodations will be made as necessary.

  • If you are a male age 18 through 25, you must be properly registered with the Selective Service System to be eligible for hire.

  • Texas A&M University-San Antonio is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.











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