Chief of Police - WVU Keyser - Morgantown - job 677598

West Virginia University Research Corporation Human Resources

Date: 04/09/2021

City: Morgantown, West Virginia

Employment type: Full-time

Potomac State College, part of the WVU system of campuses located in Keyser, WV, is currently seeking applications for a Chief of Police. This position will be to support the University Community by establishing and maintaining an atmosphere in which people can go safely about their varied activities in furtherance of the University's higher education objectives. This person will be responsible for providing security services while protecting life and property.


In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate:



  • Manages all patrol, enforcement, community services, and other activities of assigned shifts. Actively promotes and models community policing. Enforces and monitors assigned officers emphasizing departmental procedures and laws. Assures compliance with same. Develops work schedules to ensure proper coverage. Responsible for and acts to enhance the welfare of personnel. Assists with performance of the mission through counseling, making needs known to higher authority, etc. Assists in training of assigned personnel. Enforces all departmental policies, applying a progressive disciplinary system. Reviews and approves all written documents submitted during assigned shift. Maintain good order and discipline of the department, authorizes overtime, and interview on hiring. Monitor department's budget, equipment and supplies.

  • Manages and ensures assignments of officers performing patrol duties. Trains and monitors their activities on observing persons and property as it relates to preventing crime, and apprehending criminals. Ensures assigned and surrounding area is properly staffed to handle all related assignments. Manages crime prevention efforts of patrol staff, including building checks, money escorts, and being alert to hazards or deficiencies within the University's security program. Ensures officers are properly trained and motivated to perform crime prevention programs and other programs for the safety and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Sets expectations for community policing and interacting with students as individuals and groups. Manages and ensures patrol officers on monitoring fire hazards, safety hazards and other dangerous and damaging situations. Ensures officers are properly trained and following established Departmental procedures and laws. Monitors the daily schedule to make sure all shifts are covered.

  • Manages the enforcement of assigned shift personnel, enforcing state and federal laws. Enforces applicable state and federal. Manages the enforcement of traffic and parking regulations of assigned personnel and enforces same. Manages all arrests made by assigned personnel to assure compliance with departmental policy and state laws. Makes arrests in accordance with policy and state laws. Manages all investigation of criminal activity occurring or reported and performs follow-up investigations using appropriate investigative techniques and procedures. Assures officers assigned follow departmental policy and appropriate laws. Coordinates investigation with departmental investigators and other agencies. Manages all investigations of accidents reported, traffic and non-traffic. Is responsible for informing assigned shift offices of wanted persons, stolen autos, and other stolen property. Monitoring their actions if said persons or items discovered, and to ensure compliance with departmental policy and appropriate laws. Manages court cases and proceedings and advises officers and ensures proper documentation and preparation for such.

  • Assists and monitors assigned personnel in providing first-aid treatments to injured or sick persons on campus and assures that proper arrangements for transportation under Departmental guidelines are made. Ensures each patrol vehicle is properly equipped at the beginning of each shift. Manages and performs traffic directions when necessity to relieve traffic congestion or traffic control. Manages and escorts personnel making large cash deposits. Ensures assigned personnel are trained and informed to answer inquiries, give directions' and answer those unusual or difficult inquiries. Manages and performs special service functions as required, such as escorting heavy equipment and assisting stranded motorists. Manages and/or performs special protection assignments as requested or warranted. Manages and develops community-oriented police activities on assigned shifts.

  • Manages data collection of data for the University's crime statistics. Update department's booklet on campus crime. Report this information to the Clery Act organization. Manages all traffic and parking citations issued. Ensure the citations are entered into the department's law enforcement program ARCIS. Generate and issue a tag list for unpaid fines to the Cashier department. Monitor the campus's alert system and alert those that have signed up for this service on emergencies. Supervise and monitor in the office the campus security cameras installed throughout the campus. Incumbent shall be responsible for verification and validation of all data collected and reported. Other duties as assigned by the PSC Campus President or the WVU Chief of Police in Morgantown.

  • Implements security details with student cadets and/or contracted security to additional coverage for campus by adding eyes and ears. Will manage and supervise the program once implemented.

  • Bachelor's Degree required in criminal justice or related field OR an equivalent amount of directly related experience.

  • Four (4) years of experience in the following:

  • Law enforcement experience, preferably in a University setting required.


  • Supervision of law enforcement personnel.



  • Supervisory skills, advanced law enforcement skills and problem-solving/decision-making skills. Ability to qualify in firearms, asp baton, defensive driving, defensive tactics, first-aid and CPR.

  • Communication/Public Relation skills.

  • Knowledge of Department Policies and Procedures. Applicabale Laws, WVU Rules and Regulations and supervisor training.

  • Ability to Set Schedules.

  • Ability to deal with difficult people.

  • Demonstrated success in community policing.





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