Deputy Chief of Police

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Deputy Chief of Police
Classification Title Assistant Chief of Police
Posting Number P1700252
Employer State
Position Type
Appointment Term Administrative
Salary Grade MP4

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The Deputy Chief of Police for the Medical Campus is a uniformed command level position, primarily responsible for the coordination of police and security services at the University at Buffalo Medical Campus. This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective public safety practices through the application of community policing strategies, and by facilitating the cooperative efforts of students, faculty, staff, and external Medical Campus partners. Oversees and is responsible for the fair and impartial enforcement of federal, state, and local laws, University rules and regulations. Oversees and is responsible for University Police services at the Medical Campus, and the maintenance of an effective, well disciplined, and professional law enforcement force within the constraints of a complex Civil Service structure and requirements of a negotiated union contract. Oversees services provided by outside security contractors to ensure University service expectations are being met. Coordinates with Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) partners to maintain positive and effective working relationships and to develop opportunities for shared services where mutually beneficial. This is a uniformed position that requires periodically working various shifts to provide active shift supervision of patrol personnel as needed. The Deputy Chief of the Medical Campus shall be prepared to assume supervisory responsibilities on all three campuses, and may be designated to assume the command responsibilities of the Deputy Chief of Patrol Operations, Assistant Chief, or Chief of Police in their absence.

Minimum Qualifications

NYS Police Supervision Course or equivalent.
Certified NYS Police Officer.

Minimum of ten years law enforcement experience; including a minimum of three years supervision and administration experience.
Minimum of three years law enforcement experience in a university setting.

Specialized Skills:
Demonstrated leadership and human relation skills required. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, analytical team building and organizational skills necessary. An understanding of the special nature of a university and the role of University Police in such an environment is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor of Science or
Master of Science Degree

Advanced law enforcement supervisory training: i.e., FBI LEEDA, FBI N.A., Institute for Law Enforcement Administration

Physical Demands
Salary Range $95,000
FTE 1.00
Campus All Campuses
Special Instructions to Applicants

This posting is for internal applicants only.

Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Contact Information

Contact's Name Erika Grande
Contact's Title HR & Business Manager
Contact's Email
Contact's Phone 716-645-8923

Posting Dates

Posted 12/07/2017
Deadline for Internal Applicants 12/21/2017
Deadline for External Applicants Internal Applicants Only
Date to be filled 01/15/2018

Reference Letters

Number of Reference Letters Required
Reference Cutoff Date
Instructions to Applicant

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please indicate your current employment affiliation with the University at Buffalo.
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    • Faculty Student Association (FSA)
    • Research Foundation Employee
    • State Classified
    • State Professional
    • UB Foundation
    • No Current Employment Affiliation
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  3. * List source mentioned above.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents