Full Job Description
* Coordinator of Law Enforcement Services responsible for managing the daily planning and direction of law enforcement activities within department Divisions (both sworn and non-sworn), inspects the equipment and appearance of subordinate employees; instructs subordinate employees as to work assignments and procedures; directs the enforcement of state statutes; directs compliance with departmental policies, procedures and regulations; prepares and directs the creation and maintenance of necessary records and reports; evaluates the work of subordinate personnel and initiates personnel action when necessary; recommends and issues discipline; observes personnel on assignments and in the field, advising and assisting with enforcement and public relations; pursues, apprehends, and arrests law violator(s) or suspected law violator(s); assists with training of personnel; approves and processes written reports; notifies superiors of significant incidents, identifies continuing threats to the university community and coordinates Timely Warning(s) or UF Alert(s) as appropriate.
* When assigned to the Training Division: Command, plan, develop, coordinate, direct, or manage all policies, operational procedures, and programs that pertain to education and training requirements for police officers as set forth by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) and laws of the State of Florida. Develop and direct all in-service training for police officers; mandatory 40-hour training programs; maintain records and notify CJSTC of every officer's mandatory 40-hour training activity; develop and direct all in-house training academy for all new police officers; direct and coordinate all specialized training and subsequent updating of police officer as required by the laws of the State of Florida, the CJSTC and court decisions; direct, develop and coordinate a Field Training Officer Program. Interview, appoint, and evaluate each FTO. Insure that each FTO is giving proper direction to the new officer(s) and evaluating them on their performance. Review and approve all FTO evaluations of new officers. Coordinate review of police academy training and supplemental training for all recruit police officers. Develop and direct all remedial training as needed. Liaison with the police academy. Develop and direct all education training of civilian personnel.
* When assigned to the Special Events Division: Plans, coordinates and directs the scheduling of uniform/police/support personnel for all special events (i.e. athletic events - high school and university, concerts, festivals, etc.). Liaison with sponsoring organizations/agency; determines personnel needs; instructs subordinate officers as to work assignments and operational procedures; prepares and directs the preparation and maintenance of necessary special events reports and records; evaluates the work of subordinate personnel and initiates personnel action when necessary; observes personnel in the field and accompanies them on assignments, advising and assisting with enforcement and public relations; approves compensatory time and overtime. Coordinates operations associated with the Police Health Center Security Auxiliary; plans, coordinates and directs security services assigned to the Shands/Health Science facilities.
* When assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division: Coordinate major case investigations; receive and investigate emergency reports and deploy subordinate personnel as required by circumstances; review investigative reports and determines disposition requirements; assign personnel to special plain clothes assignments as needed. Coordinate the duties and activities of personnel assigned to multi-agency investigative units. Coordinate crime analysis process for the purpose of information led policing, determine trends and make recommendations for change in organization and operating procedures to obtain the most effective results. Participate in the UF Behavioral Consultation Team, analyze information regarding threat assessments on identified persons of concern and coordinate appropriate response.
* When assigned to the Community Services Division: Coordination of all community services/public relation activities and personnel. Assist with news releases for public function, radio, and television programs to promote crime prevention activities Develop and maintain the department's informational resources center (i.e. films, posters, brochures, statistics, engraving equipment, decals, etc.); relative to crime prevention methods, public safety, and community involvement; assist in the researching, writing, designing and acquiring printed materials to be made available to the public. Develop innovative programs addressing public safety and community concerns. Attend university and community meetings.
* Assumes full command of all police activities and facilities in the absence of ranking commander (i.e. sick, vacation, days off, weekends, nighttime, etc.)
* Oversees the inventory/maintenance of patrol vehicles, radios, uniforms, and other items related to assigned division. Initiates and approves purchase requests as needed.
* Attends training classes and seminars.
* Supervise the processing and maintenance of evidence and other properties in the department's custody, including maintenance of the chain-of-custody, release of evidence as directed by the courts or State Attorney, preparation of request for court order/approved destruction of seized contraband, and maintenance of all records/files related to evidence.
* Intakes citizen complaints; monitors personnel records (sick, vacation, overtime, training/retraining, etc.).
* Appearance and testimony in judicial proceedings; monitors appearance and testimony of subordinates in judicial proceedings.
* Pursues, apprehends, and arrests law violators or suspected law violators.
* Maintain liaison with other law enforcement agencies in implementing and coordinating the law enforcement program at the University of Florida.
* Prepares and/or directs the preparation of information releases; (i.e. police activities, special events traffic and security, other related information).
* Makes purchasing recommendations.
* This position is designated as an Essential Employee. Essential employees provide vital support to the University of Florida and are subject to recall to work when deemed necessary by the Chief of Police/designee. Recall to work typically happens due to an emergency, disaster, or special event that may coincide with the official suspension of classes and/or closing of offices. Employees are subject to mandatory overtime and continuation of regular tour of duty. Employees assigned to specialty assignments are subject to on-call status and flexible schedules. Employees are required to be in the work environment.