Chief of Police (REPOST)

Full Time
Sarasota, FL 34243
Posted Today
Job description
Position Information

Position Title Chief of Police (REPOST)
Position Number 999968
Position Type
Department Police Department
Salary Range $90,571 - $110,000 (Depending upon Experience)
Yearly, Negotiable or Hourly
Location Sarasota, Florida
Grant/Contract Information

Grant/Contract (Is a grant or contract involved?) No
Time Limit of Position
What are the Specifics

Responsibilities New College of Florida is located in northern Sarasota County, near the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and just one hour south of Tampa. Money magazine has named Sarasota as one of the country’s “best places to live.” Nearby cultural and recreational resources abound, including the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Siesta Key beach, one of the most famous beaches in Florida known for its many family-friendly amenities, sugar-white sand and beautiful turquoise waters.
New College was founded in 1960 as a private college, joined University of South Florida in 1975, then achieved independence as a public university in 2001. New College has remained loyal to its mission and values over the years while adapting to the changing needs of generations of students. New College provides an ideal learning environment for intellectually curious, motivated students who thrive on active learning and are drawn to an intellectually rigorous curriculum. Our student-centered academic mission and affordable state tuition consistently attract high rankings and praise from U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Our residential campus is home to over 450 students each year.
The 110-acre campus blends classic landmark buildings with modern facilities. New College’s visionary master plan incorporates state-of-the-art environmental design into campus architecture and landscaping.
Currently we are conducting a national search for the next Chief of Police.
The Director, Public Safety & Security (Chief of Police) for the New College of Florida Police Department reports to the College’s Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration in all matters relating to the planning and execution of professional police and security services for the protection of the students, staff, faculty and visitors at locations comprising New College of Florida (NCF) and University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USF SM) campus, with a secondary mission of protecting property. This is accomplished through effective community policing and enforcing certain NCF & USF SM rules and regulations as well as certain State and Federal laws.
The New College Campus Police Department, located on-site, provides a full range of police services 24 hours a day, throughout the year. All Campus Police Officers are certified by the State of Florida in accordance with Florida State Statute, Chapter 943. General services provided by the department include: mobile and foot patrol, criminal investigation of all misdemeanors and felony crimes committed on campus, traffic enforcement, crash investigation, emergency response during all types of emergencies and implementing crime prevention programs.
In addition to being ethical, well-qualified, experienced and showing respect for others, the next Chief of Police must also show:
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and student success, as well as experience working with broadly diverse communities.
  • Strong record of outreach and bridge-building with all stakeholders will be essential in developing relationships necessary to strengthen the University community.
  • Demonstrated familiarity and preparation to offer leadership in complex areas.
  • Record of displaying creativity in addressing complex issues.
  • The NCF & USF SM community is a learning environment and expects its Chief of Police to look for innovative ways to collaborate with various University stakeholders to solve crime and quality of life issues, while respecting and protecting the vibrant and sometimes contentious exchange of ideas typical of a university campus.
  • Collaboration with partner agencies on and off-campus in order to operate effectively within the larger Sarasota/Manatee area.
  • Demonstrated track record of inter-agency collaboration which will greatly assist the Campus Police Department in further establishing itself as a valued partner in the region.
  • Experience leading in a university environment and understanding university policing as well as having a strong understanding of best practices available to police in a university setting.
  • Demonstrated track record of showing sensitivity when addressing matters of mental health.

Minimum Qualifications Master’s degree and eight years of command experience in patrol, crime prevention, administrative or criminal investigations, or support services or executive training through the FBI National Academy or equivalent venue; or a bachelor’s degree and ten years of command experience in patrol, crime prevention, administrative or criminal investigations, or support services or executive training through the FBI National Academy or equivalent venue. Mandatory prior experience with a college or university law enforcement agency or department in a command position.

Preferred Qualifications An understanding of the university law enforcement accreditation process and associated standards. Working knowledge of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Additional Information NOTE : This position has been posted previously and will remain live for one week until Thursday, August 4, 2022.

To be considered, candidates will be required to upload a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to (
Confidential inquiries should be directed to Christie Fitz-Patrick at 941-487-4443 or [email protected] General inquiries should be directed to Rosanne Cohn at 941-487-4586 or [email protected]

New College is committed to the principles of equal educational and employment opportunities for, and nondiscrimination towards applicants and employees with respect to race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and veteran status, as provided by law and in accordance with New College’s goal to create and maintain a work and study environment that is positive and free of unlawful discrimination. Further, New College encourages the recognition of the diversity of its population and seeks to promote delivery systems, curricular activities and programs that reflect this diversity in all facets of life at New College.
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Posting Number S140P
Number of Vacancies 1
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