Chief of Police

Angelina College
Job Description

Associate degree or formal training in law enforcement
Minimum of five years’ work in related field required.
Must be a State of Texas certified police officer. A valid Texas Driver’s License is
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Advanced Texas Peace Officer certification proficiency, Instructors proficiency, Firearms Instructor proficiency, and Mental Health Officer certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement preferred.
Some physical effort required with the employee occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds.
Must be able to walk or stand for prolonged periods of time and may be exposed to extreme temperatures during the summer of winter conditions.
Possible exposure to physical risk.
Position carries and uses a firearm and defense weapons in accordance with policies, procedures, and laws, and must remain proficient in their use.
Some travel required.
Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and make sound decisions.
Must have a community policing attitude and possess excellent organizational and communication skills.
Excellent English oral and written communication skills required.
Understand how to work successfully as a team within all levels of the organization and know how to contribute to the mission of the college.

It is the intent of the basic job requirements, duties, and responsibilities that these minimum requirements should, therefore, be referred to as a guide for, rather than a limitation to the services required.


The position will report to the Vice President of Business Affairs for job responsibilities and other College related activities as outlined in the Policies and Procedures Manual. Essential duties include but are not limited to the following:

Responsible for the overall planning and implementation of the new Angelina College Police Department recently approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Responsible for the protection and security of all College property.
Supervise College police personnel and security operations.
Investigate criminal complaints and incidents against persons and property.
Process crime scenes.
Make needed contact with defendant and complainants. Subdue violent, dangerous or disruptive persons and take appropriate action such as arresting, removing them from campus, or referring them for administrative action.
Testify and make case presentations in Grand Juries, courts, and other venues as necessary.
Write reports, parking citations, daily activity logs, and related legal and administrative reports, including Clery reporting.
Prepare annual reports required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, annual campus safety report, and the annual report for the Clery Act.
Network with municipal and county law enforcement agencies and prosecutor’s offices within the college service area.
Attend meetings and successfully complete training sessions to satisfy all police officer requirements.
Prepare and maintain department budget.
Responsible for the scheduling of police officers including special events.
Direct appropriate professional development for campus police officers.
Provide presence and maintain the peace at all campus events.
Assist residence life staff with problematic dorm activity.
Develop ideas and recommend solutions related to campus safety and security.
Unlock building doors for individuals and provide access for event activity.
Report maintenance issues, security deficiencies, and hazardous conditions that appear across campus.
Complete daily, monthly, overtime, and special event logs and time and attendance records.
Must perform other duties and responsibilities required of a full-time employee as outlined in the Angelina College Policies and Procedures Manual.


Annual salary of $47,500 – $52,500, in addition to excellent employee benefits. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States must be verified for successful candidate.


A letter of interest, completed application form, a resume, and college transcripts are required for an applicant to be considered. Screening of qualified applicants will begin and continue until the position is filled. Candidates selected for interviews will be required to submit a TCOLE Personal History Statement. This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position. Please submit the application packet via our website at or application forms may be requested from Tifini Whiddon, Human Resources Director. All completed application materials, including letter of interest, résumé and college transcripts must be submitted to: Tifini Whiddon, Human Resources Director, Angelina College, P.O. Box 1768, Lufkin TX 75902-1768, faxed to 936-633-3230 or e-mailed to

Angelina College is a great place to work and Lufkin is a great place to live! From the arts to the outdoors, Lufkin offers a wide variety of entertainment activities. We have many parks and our residents enjoy spending time walking and biking on the beautiful Azalea Trail. Golfers have a choice of four different courses. Lake Sam Rayburn provides opportunities for fishing and boating. Families often enjoy spending a day at Ellen Trout Zoo. For those who prefer shopping and dining, Lufkin has a wide variety of shops and restaurants offering everything from antiques to clothing and home-style cooking to fine dining. Our downtown area offers quaint boutiques and is the scene of many community events. Spending a day at a museum doesn’t require a long drive to the big city. Lufkin is home to the Museum of East Texas, the Texas Forestry Museum, and the Naranjo Natural History Museum. The arts come alive with organizations like Angelina Arts Alliance, which hosts the performing arts from around the world.

With all that it offers in recreation and entertainment, Lufkin really is a great place to live.

Angelina College is a comprehensive community college of 5,200 students located in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, and serving twelve counties of East Texas. Lufkin is a city of 38,000 people, situated about 120 miles northeast of Houston, 112 miles southwest of Shreveport, Louisiana, and 165 miles southeast of Dallas.

Angelina College reserves the right to extend search or not offer position advertised.

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