Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the world’s high-tech capital, San José State University (SJSU) successfully educates students to compete in and contribute to the complex, global economy of the new century. SJSU is recognized for its world-class faculty, cutting-edge programs, and growing collaborations with private and government entities. SJSU is seeking a law enforcement professional with high energy and integrity to provide the vision necessary to successfully lead the University Police Department (UPD). Candidates should demonstrate a leadership philosophy that is effective in a very diverse educational environment and takes into consideration the sensitivities and complexities of campus life. As a key member of the university management team, under the general direction of the Vice President for Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer, the Chief of Police provides the leadership, supervision, and development of law enforcement professionals and support staff. An experienced law enforcement professional with vision and energy who embraces the University’s shared values and goes beyond what is expected to do what is possible, will be ideal. At a minimum, candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in Police Science, Public or Business Administration, or a related field. A Master’s degree or graduation from Command College is preferred. Graduation from the FBI National Academy is a plus. Candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of responsible law enforcement experience including five (5) years of recent experience at the command level (Lieutenant or above) in a department of similar size or larger. SJSU requires current POST management certification in California or certification at the management level within a six (6) month period of time. The annual salary for the incoming Chief of Police is commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.