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Position Title: Law Enforcement Training Center Director
Category: Law Enforcement
Location: Grand Island
The Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice is looking for a unique candidate to fill it's Law Enforcement Training Center Director. If you have a passion for Law Enforcement this is the position for you!

Salary range $29.284 - $43.926. Salary may commensurate with education and experience, if approved.

Hours: Normally, 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. Exceptions may need to be made to accommodate training's.

Examples of Work

The duties of the Director of the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center are outlined in Nebraska Revised Statutes §81-1404. Key Responsibilities • Appoint and remove for cause such employees as may be necessary for the operation of the training center and delegate appropriate powers and duties to them; • Conduct research for the purpose of evaluating and improving the effectiveness of law enforcement training programs; • Consult with the Police Standards Advisory Council (PSAC) on all matters pertaining to training schools, training academies, and continuing education; • Supervise the administration of the pre-certification competency test; • Ensure that all council rules and regulations with respect to law enforcement pre-certification, certification, continuing education, and training requirements are implemented and complied with and, in that capacity, act as the director of standards for the council; • Advise the council concerning the operation of the training center, the requirements, as set by the council, for all training schools and training academies, and the formulation of training policies and regulations; • Issue diplomas to students who successfully complete the prescribed basic course of study; and • Maintain continuing education records in a central registry. Full supervisory duties for training center professionals. The Director's position plays a critical role in fulfilling the State's need for training and certifying new law enforcement officers throughout Nebraska. The most important role is serving as director of standards for the Police Standards Advisory Council (PSAC), a standing committee of the Crime Commission with Governor-appointed representation of Nebraska Law Enforcement officials (81-1403). In that role, the Director reviews all applications for basic certification training from agencies sending new hires to all four police academies to ensure that minimum hiring standards for law enforcement officers are being followed. The Director looks at about 26 requirements that range from minimum age & citizenship to good character and questions or denies admission to about 15 applicants, or about 7% of the over 200 law enforcement applications made annually. The Director verifies that all Council rules and state statutes are followed with respect to admission standards, basic officer certification, continuing education and other statutory mandates. Another critical role is that the Director has been tasked with monitoring instances of police misconduct and following court cases to ensure that causes for revocation of law enforcement licenses are uniformly applied. In that capacity, the director files informal complaints (NAC Title 79, Chapter 9) and assigns investigations to instructors of the NLETC as directed by the Executive Director of the Crime Commission. The Director has authority to administratively revoke the certifications of officers convicted of a felony or to suspend officer certification of those not meeting current job requirements such as failing to obtain continuing education or shooting the annual state qualification, both mandated in Nebraska statute. Since the colocation of the Nebraska State Patrol Training Academy in 2001, the Director serves a leadership role as chief facility administrator of the Crime Commission funded training facility by coordinating facility sharing protocols and State Building Division (SBD) goals on facility budget and needs. In this role, the Director ensures both the Nebraska State Patrol and NLETC are receiving maximum benefit from shared state resources. Current projects of the Director include implementing new provisions of the statewide firearms policy found in revised Chapter 11. Establishing a new metro police academy that is hosted by the LaVista Police Department, but serving Bellevue, LaVista, Papillion PD and the Douglas and Sarpy County Sheriff's Offices. The success of this academy will help lessen the demand on the NLETC facility which is currently running at capacity. To that end, the Director is working on securing a new facility master plan with State Buildings Division and the State Patrol in order to plan for safety improvements to skills-based training areas (firearms, driving, and tactics). Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree in criminal justice or related field plus ten years increasingly responsible law enforcement experience including supervisory and administrative experience OR Masters degree in criminal justice or related field and five years increasingly responsible law enforcement experience including supervisory and administrative experience.

PREFERRED: Masters degree preferred in criminal justice, public administration, business management or closely related field; supplemented by five years previous experience in law enforcement, including a minimum of five years supervisory/management experience in a criminal justice agency; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

OTHER: Valid driver's license, and be able to pass a background investigation. Regular and reliable attendance required.
Salary: $29.284 - $43.926. Salary may commensurate with education and experience, if approved.
Closing Date: 4/5/2018
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Opening Date: 3/5/2018

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