Assistant Chief of Police and Executive Director of Emergency Management

Stony Brook University






Assistant Chief of Police and Executive Director of Emergency Management


Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor’s degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Seven (7) years of recent, full-time demonstrated operational experience in law enforcement, emergency management, emergency medical services or emergency response setting, policy development, and coordination with large organizations with multiple priorities. Knowledge and experience in emergency management practices as well as demonstrated experience with emergency planning, response, mitigation and recovery efforts, including various mutual aid systems. Knowledge and experience with the provisions contained in the Clery Act. Five (5) years of demonstrated full-time supervisory experience directing, supporting, and managing law enforcement or emergency response organizations and personnel in a large organization. Completion of the FEMA Professional Development Series training program. Must be a certified DCJS Police Officer and maintain that certification for the term of employment in the position. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver’s License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see “Special Notes”).


Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in Emergency Management, Public Administration, Healthcare Policy, Human Services or a closely related field. Qualification as an instructor and/or instructor-trainer for courses related to Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Law Enforcement or Security Management. Experience with organizing and directing training programs, seminars, emergency drills and exercises, and community outreach events in a higher education environment. Currently possess or have the ability to obtain within one (1) year of appointment, appropriate professional emergency management certification/s (CEM, AEM, CHCM, CHSP, etc.).


Brief Description of Duties:
This position oversees the development, analysis, organization, implementation, and continuous improvement of a comprehensive security and emergency management program. The Assistant Chief of Police and Executive Director of Emergency Management ensures seamless integration of security and emergency management programs into existing campus organizations and activities. This individual will ensure that all aspects of emergency management and planning are in compliance with current campus policies, and will interact with various internal and external groups. The incumbent is also responsible for patrol and administrative functions of the University Police Department in a manner that best provides for the safety and security of the members of the campus community.


Administrative Oversight and Patrol: 

  • Serve as a senior member of the University Police Management Team.  Assist with the formulation of policies and procedures within the Department and be designated “in Command” when the highest ranking member on duty.
  • Responsible for daily patrol operations, including supervision of Police Officers and Supervisors, as well as other members of the University Police Department. Also responsible for the policing of campus events, including pre-planning activities, and other programs on campus.
  • Meet with University Administrators, Directors, Department Heads and their designees regarding complex security related issues in their respective environments. Make recommendations and initiate action plans.
  • Coordinate law enforcement and security efforts with residence hall staff to promote personal security and safety. Implement programs and coordinate activities between University Police and Student Affairs; assist the Office of Community Standards in case preparation and hearings as needed. Assist the University General Counsel with pending lawsuits, such as providing evidence as necessary and ensuring Officer Presence at hearings, etc.
  • In consultation with the ERM Director of IT, Research and Development, research and make recommendations to improve EM & UPD technologies for operational improvements and efficiencies.
  • Develop, direct and oversee departmental budgets and allocate resources appropriately.


Emergency Management Planning: 

  • Oversee the development of the University’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) and associated operations that include the written plans, policies, and protocols that addresses the four phases of Emergency management (Prevention-Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery).
  • Serve as the chairperson of regularly held meetings of the University’s Emergency Management Planning Committee. This committee is responsible for coordination of planning, identification of new technologies designed for emergency response, testing and maintenance of existing infrastructure dedicated to efficient and effective response during an event.
  • Serve as the Incident Commander and direct the response of appropriate campus resources during an actual event. Provide guidance to these resources during planning stages, as well as during an actual event. Act as a liaison with external resources such as local Police Departments, volunteer fire departments and other governmental agencies.
  • Research and oversee the development of a ‘best-in-class’ Business Continuity program for the university designed to restore the University to normal operations after a significant event on campus.  Provide guidance to campus departments and groups in the development of their own internal plans for resumption of normal operations after an event.


Emergency Communications: 

  • Responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of emergency communications during a significant event on campus and coordination with UPD / ERM leadership as needed utilizing the SB Alert system.
  • Responsible for message content development designed to alert the campus community as well as external resources of an evolving event on campus as needed.
  • Ensure the University is in compliance with the Clery Act and its requirements for providing timely notifications to the campus community.
  • Further develop and maintain communications protocols that define parameters when the campus community will be informed of an emergency or critical incident on campus.
  • Ensure training is complete annually (or as needed) to identify individuals who may be required to communicate emergency information to the campus community during an event.


Emergency Management Operations and Training: 

  • Oversee and maintain the University Police Emergency Operations Center. Ensure all technologies in working order and frequently test all equipment to ensure full time readiness capability.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of training and outreach programs provided by the Director of Emergency Management, Training and Outreach for emergency responders and other identified key personnel on campus.
  • Provide guidance for levels and types of training needed for campus emergency responders and other key members of the campus community. Identify training resources available and coordinate attendance, track budgets,KPIs, and maintain curriculum databases.
  • Oversee the development of table-top, functional, and full-scale exercises designed to test the University’s ability to respond to various situations. These exercises will test different departments in the University, and identify gaps in its current response plans. Exercises will incorporate external resources such as Suffolk County Police Department, Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services, and other local/state governmental resources.


Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.



Special Notes:
This is a Management Confidential position. This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

An internal and external search to occur simultaneously.


Travel will be required for this position. 

Evening and weekend work will be required at times.

This position is appointed by the State University of New York pursuant to paragraph 1 of subdivision two of section three hundred fifty-five of the Education Law.


Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are canceled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.

***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver’s license within 30 days of start date.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

For this position, we are unable to sponsor candidates for work visas.

Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.


Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.


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Job Number : 2303274

Official Job Title : Assistant Chief of Police

Job Field : University Police

Primary Location : US-NY-Stony Brook

Department/Hiring Area: University Police Department

Schedule : Full-time

Shift : Day Shift Shift Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Posting Start Date : Aug 30, 2023

Posting End Date : Sep 19, 2023, 11:59:00 PM

Salary : $150,000 – $180,000

Appointment Type : Regular

Salary Grade : MP4

SBU Area : Stony Brook University




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