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Mail: Dept 3422

1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: 307.766.2377

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Classification Description

Employees Human Resources – Classification Compensation

Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Assistant Chief of Police

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3836

UW Job Family: 31

SOC Code: 33-3051

Pay Grade: 26

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Assists the University Chief of Police in administration and operation of University Police Department; enforces and ensures subordinates enforce state statutes, city ordinances, federal law and University regulations; investigates or supervises investigations of violations.

Minimum Qualifications


Vocational School, On-the-Job Experience, or Associate Degree (successfully completed 60 college credit hours)


5 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Certification as a Police Officer in the State of Wyoming is necessary.
  • NOTE: Continuing education/skills are required to maintain Certification.
  • Applicants are subject to a thorough background and reference investigation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Duties performed by a Police Officer.
  • Police administration theories and practices.
  • Principles and practices of supervision and personnel administration.
  • Finance, budgeting, planning, and labor relations theory and practices.
  • General social problems and cultural diversity of citizenry.
  • Federal, state, and city criminal and traffic laws and related court decisions, department policies, general orders and operation orders, police management regulations, City of Laramie and University of Wyoming management procedures, administrative regulations, etc.
  • Management and organization theories and practices.
  • Rules and regulations applicable to the administration of the University Police Department.
  • Scheduling and supervisory techniques.
  • Crime prevention programming and teaching techniques.
  • Records management.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Perform duties of Police Officer.
  • Write comprehensive reports.
  • Work under pressures of stressful situations and deadlines.
  • Perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities over others.
  • Work cooperatively, courteously, but firmly with all segments of the public.
  • Recognize and control sources of personal stress in order to effectively perform class requirements.
  • Communicate effectively by phone, police radio system or in person in a group or one-to-one settings.
  • Evaluate a situation, make effective decisions under pressure, and take appropriate action.
  • Produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction.
  • Observe or monitor objects or people's behavior to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards and accurately recall details.
  • Work cooperatively with other University and City of Laramie employees.
  • Maintain moral integrity.
  • Maintain acceptable level of physical fitness to meet department standards.
  • Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records.
  • Develop, plan, schedule, and present crime prevention programs.
  • Supervise the work of police officers within the department.
  • Develop and/or modify rules, regulations and guidelines applicable to the University Police Department.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Assist in administration and operation of University Police Department including implementation and development or modification of rules, regulations and guidelines; designated "Officer in Charge" in Chief's absence.

Command Patrol Division; schedule, direct, and supervise the patrol function of the department.

Manage the Crime Prevention function of the University Police Department including develops, plans, schedules, and presents crime prevention programs; trains and supervises officers providing these services; and reviews and purchases, or develops handout materials to support crime prevention efforts.

Manage the training function of the University Police Department including managing records, insuring adequate training for Officers and Communication Technicians to maintain certification.

Supervise investigations conducted by UWPD Officers

Manage the security function of the University Police Department; schedule and supervise Officers working athletic events, concerts, and other special events.

Liaison officer for department, interacting with other University departments, other law enforcement agencies, and the prosecutor's officer.

Supplemental Functions:

Process, maintain, return or destroy evidence collected by the Department; manage associated records.

Supervise record retention and release function of the department.

Supervise pre-employment background investigations and crime prevention programs.

Supervise service or arrest warrants, search warrants, and civil service process.

Investigate internal affairs and complaints against Officers.

Testify in court proceedings.

Respond to emergency situations. 

Working Conditions:

Standard office environment with regular travel to perform investigative duties.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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