State University of New York at Oswego — University Police Inspector

The University Police Department (UPD) at the State University of New York College at Oswego invites applications for a University Police Inspector. 

Posting Date: February 8, 2019

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

Benefit Information:  The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional, visit: or

Date of Appointment: As Soon As Possible

Description of Responsibilities: The University Police Inspector is a professional staff position and is a sworn and armed member of the University Police command staff, reporting directly to the Chief of University Police. The Inspector conducts, supervises and manages investigations, both criminal and campus policy violation and ensures complete, accurate and thorough investigations utilizing current technology and recognized best practices (proper evidence collection, analysis, security, storage and disposal) and will ensure victim resources are provided as needed. In addition, the Inspector assists with records management, reporting and recording systems, department technology, training and Clery compliance. 

Responsibilities will also include assisting University Police administration to identify crime trends or crime sensitive locations through data analysis. The Inspector may supervise other Department members, in regard to investigations, community policing, crime prevention, specialized units, and in emergency situations. The Inspector performs specialized assignments as directed by the Chief of Police to fulfill the mission of the Department.  Additionally, the inspector will supervise the Community Policing Program and regularly engage directly with various constituent groups both on and off campus. In the absence of the Chief and Assistant Chief, the Inspector serves as the highest ranking member of the Department and is responsible for the overall operations of the agency. 

The University Police Inspector assists with department technology including records management systems, TraCS, Livescan, voice recording systems, close circuit cameras, mobile terminal devices and social media. Performs specialized assignments as directed by the Chief of University Police in the furtherance of the Department’s mission. The Inspector may be required to work nights, holidays, and weekends. 

In addition, the University Police Inspector will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Current New York State Municipal Police Certificate
  • Associates degree, or 60 college credits; or 30 college credits plus military experience
  • 15 years progressive law enforcement experience
  • 5-10 years in an investigatory capacity or supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated police operational and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated success in managing and completing complex investigations and presenting them successfully to court, including developing investigative strategies, expertise in preparation and review of various search warrants and expertise in performing effective interviewing techniques and trauma informed interviewing
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate subordinates in a constructive, disciplined manner
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in teaching and mentoring staff
  • Working knowledge of Clery compliance and Title IX
  • A commitment to participating in and promoting ongoing education, training and professional development
  • Valid New York State driver’s license or ability to obtain one
  • Successful completion of background investigation that includes drug testing and fingerprinting
  • Ability to work on nights, holidays and weekends as needed

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working with and serving diverse populations
  • Community policing service and a demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with marginalized populations
  • Working knowledge of and NYS Education Law 129B 
  • Strong working knowledge of Impact record management system (Version 3) 

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, resume, copies of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) to:

Additional information may be requested at a later step in the process. Updated background investigation will be conducted, including candidate fingerprint collection and submission, and proof of New York State Police Certificate/DCJS equivalent will be necessary.

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. 

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department: The New York State University Police Department is the agency responsible for law enforcement and public safety in partnership with the SUNY Oswego community. The department is staffed by trained, professional police officers, who have statewide jurisdiction for all crimes. University Police officers receive their official powers through the Education Law and the Criminal Procedure Law. These authorize a University Police officer to make warrantless arrests based on probable cause; to use appropriate force in making an arrest; to issue uniform appearance tickets and traffic summonses, and to execute search warrants and warrants of arrests. The State University Police employs over 600 officers at the 30 SUNY campuses. SUNY Oswego is a NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services Accredited agency with a staff of 31, 22 of which are sworn police officers.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing   

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