University of Wisconsin-Madison — Associate Vice Chancellor / Chief of Police

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System, is a major land-grant university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and public service, with a campus environment that facilitates cross-disciplinary collaborative research, revenues of $2.9 billion, a student body of approximately 43,000, and faculty/staff of approximately 22,000.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, the Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief of Police provides leadership for the UW-Madison Police Department (UWPD) and supports the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as it works to maintain and enhance safe learning and work environments for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others who partner with the University. UWPD divisions and specialty units include patrol, security, investigations, community officers, support services, 911 dispatch center, emergency management, infrastructure security, federal and county task forces, threat assessment, Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, motorcycle, bicycle, digital forensic, training, special events, dignitary protection, and honor guard. UWPD has 121 employees, including 61 sworn law enforcement officers, is triply accredited (CALEA, IACLEA, WILEAG), and has a budget of approximately $10 million dollars.

A bachelor’s degree and ten years of progressively responsible sworn supervisory experience, including at least three years at the rank of police captain or higher, are required. An advanced degree, experience in a higher education environment and completion of a law enforcement management program (FBI National Academy, PERF Senior Management Institute, Northwestern Police Staff and Command, etc.) are preferred. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess experience working with diverse populations; directing and managing large events and protests; developing and implementing major initiatives, programs, and projects; and supervising emergency management, threat assessment, and infrastructure security. Candidates must be eligible for an FBI Secret Clearance and within one year of hire must be certified as a police officer by the state of Wisconsin.

Review of applications will begin September 23, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Heather Larabee at or Mark Hall at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Spelman Johnson
University of Wisconsin-Madison – Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief of Police
Heather Larabee, Search Associate
Mark A. Hall, Senior Associate

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