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Chief of Police

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Posting Date

9/15/2021 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Chief of Police
UW System Title:  Dir, Protective Services/M

Essential Job Functions

UW-Green Bay invites qualified law enforcement leaders to apply for the position of Chief of Police. The Chief of Police reports to the CBO and Senior Vice Chancellor for Institutional Strategy, and provides comprehensive leadership to the UW-Green Bay Police Department. This position directs all police functions, operations, and strategy to ensure safety and security on all UW-Green Bay properties. The Chief of Police oversees personnel, budget, and strategic planning of the UW-Green Bay Police Department in an effort to promote campus safety, provide educational opportunities, and enhance engagement within the campus community. This position will act as the primary liaison between the UW-Green Bay Police Department and internal and external stakeholders. The Chief of Police will work to enhance and promote inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic direction and oversight of all UW-Green Bay Police operations and personnel.
  • Serve as an institutional safety liaison and build partnerships among internal and external stakeholder groups, providing organizational information, representing community interests, and championing diversity.
  • Collaborate with other multidisciplinary entities to provide education and address trends in crime, abuse, violence, and threat management.
  • Advise institutional leadership on campus community safety efforts and unit performance towards goals and objectives.
  • Oversee the unit budget, and set budgetary objectives and priorities.
  • Exercise supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of employees.
  • Provide oversight for the campus parking program.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university at time of application, with a major in criminal justice, police science, public administration, or related field
  • Five years of progressively responsible relevant experience, with a minimum of one year of experience as a law enforcement supervisor
  • Certification by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) as a law enforcement officer or be eligible for certification
  • Ability to posses a firearm and documented firearms proficiency
  • Posses and maintain a valid Wisconsin driver's licence
  • Have no unpardoned adult felony convictions; no convictions for domestic violence; and be "free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition which might adversely affect performance" as a law enforcement officer
  • Working knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulations, policy, and procedure
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate staff, manage personnel matters, and deliver training
  • Demonstrated commitment to unbiased policing in all encounters between an officer and any person
  • Demonstrated ability to act quickly and calmly in emergency situations and handle difficult to complex situations within established legal and procedural guidelines
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions and use good judgement based upon sensitive, confidential information
  • Knowledge and experience with budgeting and fiscal responsibility and accountability

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in criminal justice, police science, public administration, or related field
  • Graduated from advanced specialized law enforcement training such as: FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, PERF Senior Management Institute for Police, and/or Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command
  • Experience in a higher education environment, particularly experience working with diverse underrepresented and first-generation students on a college/university campus.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting institutional or departmental efforts to create and enhance a diverse and inclusive community

  • Ability to meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform duties related to policing, including: the ability to drive a safety vehicle; good vision and hearing; ability to maintain the strength, stamina, dexterity, and overall physical fitness required for the performance of duties; and ability to take defensive measures in the event of a physical assault

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions Of Appointment

Some travel is required and occasional evening and/or weekend work is expected and will be assigned by supervisor as needed.

Position is a full-time Limited appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). The final candidate must complete a psychological assessment, medical exam, vision exam, drug screening, background, and physical fitness/agility screening. A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. 

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Salary range of $100,000 - $110,000

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Chief of Police"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Mary Kate Ontaneda
Phone:  (920) 465-2207

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, October 17, 2021.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.