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Deputy Chief

University of Illinois at Chicago Police Department


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University of Illinois at Chicago Police Department
943 W. Maxwell Street
Chicago, IL 60608

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 02/03/23


  • 77

Position Details

Hiring Department:

University Police


Chicago, IL USA

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About the University of Illinois Chicago:

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.

UIC is seeking an experienced Deputy Chief to join our University Police Department.

This role will work under administrative direction from the Chief of Police, function as a line assistant to carrying out on a continuous basis managerial duties assigned or delegated. Assuming responsibility for the administration of the UICPD in the absence of the Chief of Police and for various managerial duties.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Manages and supervises the work performance of subordinate management and supervisory level personnel, for those performing patrol or investigative functions and for both sworn and non-sworn personnel; assist in the recruitment, hiring, training and grievance process of division personnel.
  • Determines organizational goals necessary to meet public safety needs of the institution and provide effective response to emergency public safety needs.
  • Plans, directs, and carries out a continuing program to improve community relations with university leadership, faculty, staff, and residents of the surrounding area.
  • Acts as a liaison between the UICPD and state, county, and municipal law enforcement agencies; directs the operations of a communications systems with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Assists in the development of the budget, reviews, and maintains the operational budget activity including monitoring payroll, overtime, and other expenses.
  • Develops or revises operational polices and standard procedures.
  • Conducts random inspections of all aspects of the UICPD; devises and implements methods of improving the operational efficiency of the department.
  • Select, orients, and evaluates the work performance of subordinate management.
  • Assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Chief of Police during absences.
  • Performs all duties normally required in the lower level of the Police Officer series as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  1. Possession of a valid driver’s license. 
  2. No record of conviction of a felony or misdemeanors as identified in the Illinois Police Training Act (50 ILCS 705 et seq.), or a crime involving moral turpitude.
  3. Eligibility for bonding, if required by the employing institution. 
  4. Successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Officers Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board, if required by the employment institution. All recruit law enforcement officers who successfully complete this course after September 1, 1984, are required to successfully pass the Law Enforcement Officers Certification Examination. (Applicants lacking such training at the time of appointment will be required to complete such requirement during, and as a part of, their probationary period of employment in this class.) 
  5. Bachelor’s degree (or 120 semester credit hours) granted by an accredited institution of higher education, in any field. 
  6. Ten (10) years (120 months) of full-time experience as a police officer with a federal, state, county, college, or university, municipal, or public institutional police organization having a recognized merit system where at least four (4) years (48 months) of that law enforcement management experience was comparable to that obtained at the rank of Lieutenant or a position of similar responsibility as determined by the Institution.

NOTE: Master’s Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year of work experience.

NOTE: Persons who have not successfully completed the mandated firearm training course, as approved, and recognized by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board, must complete the course during their probationary period. Police officers are not authorized to carry a service weapon until successfully completing such training.

NOTE: Educational credit given only for coursework taken at a college/university accredited by one of the following associations:

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Training in any of the following: Northwestern Staff and Command, FBI Academy, Southern Police Institute, or any other extended executive leadership training that is equivalent.

To apply visit the UIC Job Board:

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