University of Waterloo Director, Police Services in Canada

Reporting to the University Secretary & General Counsel, the Director of Police Services provides leadership, direction and effective management of the department to meet the needs of the campus community. The Director is responsible for planning, implementing, overseeing and assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of the operation to ensure exceptional support of the core academic mission of the University and to ensure high quality delivery of the policing and security functions at the University.

In a collaborative and team environment, the Director interacts with students and student groups, faculty, staff, and external community members to provide a proactive, service-oriented, best practices approach to keeping the University and its community members safe. In emergency, urgent or crisis situations, the Director is also expected to provide critical leadership, coordination and guidance directly to members of the Emergency Control Group in a manner consistent with the University’s Emergency Response Plan.

Strategic Planning and Goal development:

  • Develop a strategic plan for UW Police congruent with UWaterloo's plans and informed by UWaterloo's practice of community policing

  • Develop goals and objectives for UW Police, congruent with the strategic plan

  • Oversee the implementation of the UW Police strategic plan

  • Oversight of contract security assigned to the satellite campuses, specific areas on the main campus and occasional assignments to special events on campus.

  • A resource to the Emergency Policy Group in planning emergency management strategies and a member of the Emergency Control Group in responding to declared emergencies

Operations and Financial:

  • Management of the operation, including budgeting, planning and deployment of resources

  • Development of a police / security program to ensure effective security / law enforcement / education within the resources available

Resource Management:

  • Maintain knowledge and ensure professional development of staff with respect to Criminal Code of Canada, relevant provincial statutes and UWaterloo policies and procedures, as appropriate

  • Supervise UW Police staff, define roles and responsibilities and ensure they have adequate skills, knowledge and abilities to perform their duties

  • Co-supervise the Emergency Planning Coordinator and, with the Director of Safety, define roles and responsibilities, and ensure the incumbent has adequate skills, knowledge and abilities to perform assigned duties

  • Maintain a system for regular review of policing reports and records

  • Determine when supplemental security or police forces are required for UWaterloo events and make necessary arrangements

  • Ensure UWaterloo facilities are properly secured for purposes of personal safety and that property is appropriately and adequately protected

  • Oversee all investigations related to criminal offences and provincial offences to the extent of his / her authority

  • Act as a resource for UWaterloo policy investigations

  • Ensuring a fully functioning, fully trained police service with special constable authorities

  • Participate in crisis response to ensure effective and efficient management

  • Implement and support new programs and systems re: communications, surveillance, radios, records keeping, emergency response, etc.

Community Outreach and Support:

  • Design and deliver information programs to inform the campus community re: security and services offered by UW Police

  • Meet with UWaterloo community groups etc., to assist in resolving problems and conflicts

  • Meet with community stakeholders and external policing agencies to discuss policing issues, building relationships, resolve problems and seek advice.

  • Develop and maintain procedures and practices with respect to mutual cooperation between UWaterloo and WRPS

  • The successful incumbent will have graduated from a recognized Police College or Academy, have a diploma from a recognized Community College Law Enforcement/Police Foundations program, or have equivalent education and experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of the Criminal Code, Provincial Statutes and Municipal by-laws is required.

  • Familiarity with University policies, rules and regulations is preferred.

  • Several years of progressively responsible command level law enforcement experience in positions of significant responsibility, preferably in a large complex decentralized organization, or similarly complex environment, is a significant asset.

  • Superior skills in building personal and professional relationships that result in collaborative partnerships and mutually beneficial results, guiding appropriate behaviour while illustrating a high level of innovation and integrity.

  • Proven leader, with an ability to effectively advise, coach and mentor staff while maintaining effective working relationships to lead a service oriented team.

  • Skilled in mediation and conflict resolution techniques, you will have the ability to provide leadership in crisis situations, and exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.

  • A high level of tact and diplomacy in dealing with the culturally diverse University community under a wide variety of circumstances will be expected.

  • Strong initiative, resourcefulness and creative problem-solving skills, with a proven ability to adapt and work at a high level of effectiveness in a fast paced, multi tasked environment, will help ensure success.

  • You will have a reputation for honesty, candor and the highest of ethical standards.

  • The incumbent must pass a security check by the Waterloo Regional Police Service allowing them to acquire and maintain Special Constable Accreditation.

iCIMS Requisition ID: 2016-1329

Name: 5560 - Police Services

Salary Range: $95,612 - $119,515