Director of Public Safety/Peace Officer

Reporting to the President, the Director of Public Safety / Peace Officer is charged with providing a safe environment for faculty and support staff to work and students to learn and serves not only Sullivan County Community College but also the Faculty-Student Association of Sullivan County Community College, the Sullivan County Community College Foundation and the Sullivan County Community College Dormitory Corporation. This position, which is designated as a Peace Officer in accordance with Criminal Procedure Law 2.10(76), provides administrative, supervisory and hands-on responsibility for safety and security.


  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred, Associate’s degree required with at least 5 years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Graduation from a municipal law enforcement academy and 10 or more years serving in positions requiring progressively higher levels of responsibility that would relate to the duties and responsibilities specified in this job description.

Special Requirements:

In addition to meeting the above qualifications, this position requires candidates to meet established medical and physical requirements, successfully complete the approved Municipal Police Training Council Training Program for Community College Peace Officers, be legally able to possess a firearm in the State of New York, and possess a valid New York State driver’s license. Candidates may also be required to successfully complete a required Psychological Examination, and undergo substance abuse testing. Must be a resident of Sullivan or Adjourning Counties.


  • Design, develop, implement, and manage services and reporting requirements for programs, which support and respond to the safety and security needs of the campus community.
  • Assign and direct the work activities, train, where appropriate, monitor and evaluate the performance of the Assistant Director of Public Safety/Peace Officer) and all contracted security service.
  • Complete required reporting for The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, that requires each college receiving federal financial aid to annually compile and report specified crime statistics for the campus and to provide other safety and crime information to members of the campus community.
  • Coordinate and administer necessary and appropriate contacts with local law enforcement, fire, EMS, hazardous materials and medical safety agencies.
  • Coordinate and conduct campus annual safety trainings such as Active Shooter Training, Emergency Lockdown, etc.
  • Prepare and update plans for response to and recovery from emergency and disaster conditions as pertaining to assigned building(s); lead and participate in implementation of emergency plans in appropriate situations such as:
    • Institutional Response to Major Disruptions or Crisis
    • Notification of Appropriate College Officials
    • Emergency Response to Hazardous Materials Spills
    • Demonstrations and Disorders
    • Man Made and Natural Catastrophes
    • Fire and Bomb Threats – Evacuation of Constituents
    • Other pertinent subjects

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity College

SCCC is an equal opportunity employer. SCCC is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.  SCCC encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.  Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

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