• Full Time
  • Waco, TX

Website Baylor Baylor University

A national search in underway for an outstanding executive police leader to become the Assistant Chief of Police for the Baylor University Police Department.  Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 17,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

The Baylor University Police Department is positioned within the Baylor University Department of Public Safety.  The Department of Public Safety consists of 5 branches led by the Associate Vice President for Public Safety:  the Baylor Police Department, Emergency Management, Technical Security, Global Safety & Security, and Parking and Transportation.  The Police Department consists of thirty-seven commissioned peace officers and twenty-six civilian employees.  The police officers in the department have full police authority within McLennan County in which Baylor University resides.  The Police Department is currently accredited through the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).  The Department has two primary divisions, Support Operations and Patrol Operations, each led by a Captain.  Both Captains report directly to the Assistant Chief.

The Assistant Chief will assist and support the Chief of Police in the overall leadership, management, and administration of the Police Department.  Specific duties include:

Strategic/Operational planning
Budget preparation
Annual policy review
Developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Coordinating personnel issues such as hiring, promotions, FMLA performance evaluation and Worker’s Compensation
Oversight of IACLEA accreditation
Ensuring the Police Department’s compliance with Title IX and Clery regulations
Other duties as assigned

Eight years of progressively responsible law enforcement leadership/management experience, preferably in higher education law enforcement.

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, business management, public administration, or a closely related field.  A Master’s Degree is desirable but not required.

The candidate should have successfully completed an appropriate combination of recognized executive law enforcement management and leadership programs such as The FBI National Academy, Senior Management Institute for Police at PERF, the Southern Police Institute, and/or the Leadership Command College at LEMIT. An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills may be considered.

Applicants must possess an active peace officer license with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement or be eligible to complete the licensing process.

Applicants must be eligible for a Master Peace Officer certification through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

Applicants must possess a current Texas Driver’s license or be eligible to obtain a Texas Driver’s license.

To be a part of the most compelling mission in higher education, submit a CV/resume, cover letter, and online application at baylor.edu/jobs.

As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions.   Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family’s wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus.  To learn more go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.

Learn more about Baylor and our strategic vision, Illuminate. Also, explore our great hometown of Waco and many opportunities to engage locally.


About Baylor
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.  EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

To apply for this job please visit www.baylor.edu.