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The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety & Security: Police Lieutenant Closing Date: July 8, 2022

Executive Lieutenant, Special Events & Protective Security Services

Job Summary

University Security Services is seeking a Police Lieutenant to manage the Special Events and Protective Security unit. Reporting to the DPSS Deputy Director of Operations, this lieutenant is responsible for providing functional direction and supervision to the sergeant and officers assigned to the unit.  In matters related to executive officer level personnel, there is a dotted line report to the Executive Director.

Special Events management consists of reviewing all campus applications for events, determining the appropriate level of police and security, and developing operational plans required for a safe and secure event. 

Protective Security is a unit with functions encompassing intelligence coordination, executive protection and asset protection.  It is essential that all aspects of protective security be coordinated for efficient deployment of resources and information sharing.

This position requires flexibility in working various days and hours. Applicants must be willing to adjust their scheduled work days and hours based on the needs of the community and the responsibilities of the unit.

This position is designated as a long-term special assignment position described in the Special Assignments and Positions Memorandum of Understanding within the Command Officers Association of Michigan Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

Why Work at Michigan?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future.

Benefits Include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Assists and supports the Deputy Director of Operations in management of University Security Services
  • Serves as acting Deputy Director of Operations in their absence and assists in decision making related to University Security Services
  • Serves as incident commander as needed, providing direction in emergencies.
  • Assists in developing and administering the USS Special Events and Protective Security budget; forecast funds needed for equipment, materials, supplies, and training
  • Schedules, coordinates, and assigns all duties of the unit
  • Supervises the development of operational plans for special events and protective security details in collaboration with DPSS departments
  • Serves as a DPSS liaison to key campus, community and institutional partners
  • Collaborates and/or participates in campus committees
  • Collaborates with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, security agencies and peer partners as they relate to strategic intelligence and special events
  • Manages investigations related to executive protection, working in collaboration with the UMPD Criminal Investigations Unit
  • Collaborates with UMPD and regional campus police departments in all aspects of intelligence coordination, executive protection and special events planning
  • Manages all tasks of an independent and confidential nature relating to executive protection
  • Travels as necessary as a part of a protective detail or advance team
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

  •  A minimum of 5 years of law enforcement experience and must be a current police supervisor or have police supervisory experience
  • A bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Safety or a related field or equivalent combination of training, education and experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, multitask and prioritize assignments and deadlines
  • Ability to present ideas and recommendations to peers and management
  • Demonstrated leadership and creative problem solving skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced security environment, where confidentiality is critical
  • Ability to develop and motivate others
  • Considerable knowledge of state and federal law
  • Ability to maintain sensitive information in strictest confidence
  • Proven ability to initiate and maintain productive and collaborative relationships with internal and external constituencies and diverse audiences

Additional Information

 All members of the Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) are considered Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) under The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

As such, you are required to report Clery reportable offenses that come to your attention. DPSS employees are required to complete Clery Compliance Training within the first 14 days of employment and annually thereafter.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Command Officers Association of Michigan, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Opening Date: 07/01/2022  
Closing Date: 07/08/2022  

Contact Person: Sherri Swanson  
Telephone: 734-647-3295  
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