Chief of Police / Director of Public Safety

Chief of Police / Director of Public Safety


Vance-Granville Community College
200 Community College Road
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-492-2061

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$4,532.67 - $6,799.08 Monthly


Full-Time State Benefits

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, March 30, 2023
Closes: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Target Start Date

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of five (5) years management experience.
  • Minimum ten (10) years law enforcement experience.
  • Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification.
  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to operate a computer and be trained in Microsoft Office Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Must have the ability to interact and maintain effective working relations with students, faculty, staff, visitors, and public emergency response agencies.
  • Must be able to exercise sound judgment in routine and emergency situations.
  • Must be able to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
  • Must be able to make sound, independent decisions.
  • Must be able to work as a team member.
  • Must have knowledge of community policing concepts.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
  • Knowledge of college policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of court procedures.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree program from an accredited college or university.
  • North Carolina Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate.

Position Description

This position reports directly to the Vice President of Finance and Operations. The Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety will plan, direct, coordinate, review, and evaluate activities and operations of campus police and campus safety, including the college campus police force, and proprietary security officers.  The Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the College’s police department; holds the full powers of arrest; enforces local, State and Federal laws along with Vance-Granville Community College policies and procedures.  
This position is assigned to the VGCC Main Campus in Henderson, NC; although, there could be some travel to other counties in the college’s service area. Due to the nature of this position teleworking is incapable.  

The following listing of essential job duties indicates the general nature and level of work required in this job.  This is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of all the activities, duties, or responsibilities that may be required in this job.  Individuals assigned to this job may be asked to perform other duties as required.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job.

Essential Duties:

  • Serve as the chief law enforcement officer of the College.
  • Develop policy and procedures for Campus Police Department.
  • Supervise both sworn and non-sworn officers on all campuses of the College.
  • Supervise the telecommunication and environmental health and safety (OSHA) work activities of the College Public Safety Office Coordinator position.
  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with local law enforcement agencies within the four-county service area of the College.
  • Manage the budget for Campus Police Department and Office of Public Safety.
  • Evaluate, develop, and maintain the College’s plans related to emergency management and campus safety.
  • Prepare and submit reports as required by the Clery Act.
  • Ensure all crime statistics are available to the public.
  • Direct the implementation of crime prevention programs to educate the College community on campus safety.
  • Respond to incidents, conduct investigations, and write reports relating to student code of conduct violations and any violation of North Carolina laws.
  • Enforce applicable North Carolina laws (Felony, misdemeanor and infractions).
  • Establish a records management system for campus criminal activity.
  • Develop, implement, and coordinate emergency preparedness drills.
  • Train faculty, staff, and students in emergency preparedness.
  • Responsible for maintaining professional discipline in the Campus Police Department and adherence to appropriate policies and procedures of the Department and College.
  • Perform all campus police officer duties as necessary, including but not limited to patrol, traffic control, responding to calls of service, and investigation of traffic accidents.
  • Collaborate and assist the College Public Safety Office Coordinator with maintaining OSHA compliance on all campuses, including but not limited to: yearly inspections of our lab fume hoods, monthly inspections of fire extinguishers, fire code inspections on any of our campuses, and yearly inspections of all fire alarm and burglar alarm systems.
  • Collaborate and assist the College Public Safety Office Coordinator and Human Resources Department with the facilitation of OSHA mandated training for all employees.
  • Work as a College liaison with the county health and emergency management departments.
  • Manage compliance with federal, state and local reporting requests.
  • Develop and maintain the College’s office and building key inventory, including but not limited to: facilitation and issuance of office and building keys for new or relocating employees, and the re-coring of door locks as required.
  • Oversee monthly trainings for security personnel.
  • Serve as a committee member of the Campus Assessment and Response Team (CART).
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including projects, special events, and committee work.


Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to physically operate and handle departmental equipment.
  • Dexterity necessary to qualify yearly with all departmental weapons.
  • Must be able to operate campus police vehicles under emergency conditions.
  • Must be able to safely restrain uncooperative individuals for protection of the College community.
  • Lifting, bending, climbing, and running required for emergency situations.
  • Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks.

How to Apply

Please apply on our school's website:Apply Here.

Job Post Contact

Kevin Tompkins