Deputy Chief of Police

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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Deputy Chief of Police


The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is seeking applicants for a Deputy Chief of Police. This position ensures a safe and secure educational and work environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors by assisting the Chief of Police with managing, overseeing and supervising the UMass Dartmouth Police Department.  The Deputy Chief of Police provides support to the Chief of Police and assumes the role of Chief of Police in his/her absence.  The focus of this position is for public safety of the campus community, and an educational approach to community policing, student learning and development.  Exceptionally high degree of confidentiality and discretion are required for this position.  The Deputy Chief of Police has an active role in all policy decisions, including significant involvement with labor relations/collective bargaining and will have access to and provide input regarding data collection and analysis for all collective bargaining proposals prior to their submission to the unions.  As such, the incumbent is a confidential employee as defined in M. G. L. Chapter 150E, Section 1.

Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

For more information about this position, qualifications, and how to apply, please navigate to our website at UMass Careers.  All interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for at least two professional references.


Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

The review of applications will begin immediately.

UMass Dartmouth…Future Ready!

UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research resulting in personal and lifelong student success. UMass Dartmouth values excellence, diversity, transparency, student-centeredness, accountability, innovation, engagement, collaboration, collegiality and safety.

UMass Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors. 

Effective September 27, 2021, UMass Dartmouth requires that all members of the campus community are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination.

 UMass Dartmouth reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.