Los Angeles Unified is currently seeking Deputy Chief of Police to join the Los Angeles School Police management staff of law enforcement/public safety professionals committed to the serving the safety and security needs of the students, teachers, administrators, staff and the public of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the greater Los Angeles area. There are currently four (4) Deputy Chief of Police positions in the department. We anticipate two (2) vacancies due to future retirements. For more information and to apply visit www.lausdjobs.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated professional commitment to the field of law enforcement/public safety. This individual's career path will show a successful progression of professional law enforcement career development including management-level experience in the areas of: field operations, community policing, risk management (including threat assessment) and administrative operations.
He/she will also have a proven record of accomplishments managing sworn personnel within a large and geographically diverse law enforcement department. He/she must be able to lead others by example. Ideally, he/she will have demonstrated their commitment to leadership by successfully completing a recognized leadership development program such as those offered by the Supervisory Leadership Institute, Command Development, Command College, or the FBI National Academy.
The ideal candidate will have professional resiliency and the ability to accomplish District goals and the Department's mission with minimal resources. He/she will have a proven track record of the successful implementation of law enforcement's "best" and "next" practices.
He/she will understand the unique needs of providing school safety for a K-12 school district. The ideal candidate will understand that LASPD is a department within the greater school district and share a passion for the best interest of the students, the educational process and the employees.
Additionally, we are looking for the following experience and attributes:
•Strong professional management experience developing long range department planning goals, recommending changes in policies, procedures, and regulations, and overseeing department personnel activities, training, and assignment of sworn personnel;
•Strong experience developing and maintaining procedures and methods for protecting agency's property and personnel related to agency operations, patrol, investigations, and support services;
•Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate management's vision and objectives to both sworn and staff level employees;
•Successful experience overseeing organizational change; ability to demonstrate understanding of the complexity of the dynamics of organizational change and the need to encourage others to embrace change by supporting them through the transition;
•Utilization of sound project management and project tracking methodologies to successfully oversee projects, conduct audits, prepare reports and correspondence;
•Demonstrated ability to represent the department at a variety of meetings with the executive level, community members and groups including other law enforcement agencies, to respond to the policing needs of the District and to exchange information relating to law enforcement methodology;
•A commitment to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, community members/groups, and law enforcement agencies in neighboring jurisdictions;
•A strong operational understanding of risk management issues within a professional law enforcement environment and the experience incorporating "best and next" practices into departmental policies, procedures and practices;
•Experience to successfully lead a diverse group of law enforcement professionals and staff;
•A demonstrated ability to communication clearly and professionally in written and oral presentations.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of the required education provided that graduation from high school* or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency is met.
Experience: One year of experience as a Lieutenant with the District or three years of sworn officer experience in a management position in a law enforcement agency.
Special: Possession of a Management California Peace Officer Standards and Training (CA P.O.S.T.) Certificate or its equivalent. A valid California Driver License and the use of an automobile. An appointee must be a citizen of the United States or permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Ability to speak and understand Spanish is preferable. Qualify quarterly with departmentally approved firearms at a designated police range.
SPECIAL NOTES 1. Management class, exempt from bargaining units. 2. An employee in this class may be subject to the reporting requirements of the District’s Conflict of Interest Code. 3. Appointment is subject to fingerprinting, a review of criminal record, and a comprehensive background investigation. 4. Subject to rotation in assignment, work shift, and location. 5. Subject to 24-hour call that may include weekend
About Los Angeles Unified School District
We are LAUSD. We are at the forefront of innovation in public schools, with the serious work of tailoring the learning environment to better serve our community. Here, you will have the opportunity to exercise your potential in the business of education. Our contributions here impact our number one customers - the 600,000 plus K-12 students of LAUSD.
We are technical professionals, skilled workers, support staff, executives, and community champions. We do our jobs with a sense of integrity, accountability, and pride in shaping the future.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the nation's second largest school district, is seeking a law enforcement/public safety professional to join our school police department management team as a Deputy Chief of Police.
Established in 1948, the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) is proud of their standing as one of the leading and the largest school district police department in the nation. It is the fifth largest police department in Los Angeles County, and the 14th largest in California. The LASPD also shares jurisdiction and interacts with over 13 municipal and county law enforcement agencies (to include multiple ...outside agency divisions and stations), as well as state and federal law enforcement and emergency services agencies.