Job Title: Law Enforcement Captain
Job ID: 522068

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

About FIU
Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

Job Summary
Protects life and property, assists with the enforcement of State Laws by commanding assigned shifts on both MMC and BBC.
– Protects life and property, assists with the enforcement of State Laws by commanding assigned shifts on both MMC and BBC. Supervises sergeants, law enforcement officers and Police Service Technicians when assigned to his/her shift. Operate a motor vehicle in the performance of these duties.
– Directs coordinates, and reviews the work plan for assigned patrol shifts or sections; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns work activities and projects; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; prepares for and conducts squad or section briefings or roll-calls.
– Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the operations, investigations, communications, training, special operations and other departmental functions; identifies resources needs; recommends and implements policies and procedures.
– Participates in the development and administration of the budget for the assigned area of responsibility; forecasts funds needed for staffing equipment; recommends adjustments as necessary.
– Commands a patrol unit during special events when assigned. Coordinates the organization, scheduling, staffing and operational activities for a patrol shift or division within the Department.
– Analyze, interpret and evaluate work performance of subordinates. Prepares monthly and yearly supervisory reports, evaluations and inspections. Investigates and recommends disciplinary action. Participates in the selection, training, motivating, evaluation discipline, and termination of personnel. Coordinates staff training and work with the employees on correcting deficiencies.
– Coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, agencies, the University community and the general public. Responds to internal or external requests for information about departmental matters. Investigates and makes reports about accidents, injuries and unusual incidents involving departmental personnel.
– Oversees and monitors the treatment and condition of prisoners and other persons detained by the department.
– Responds to internal and external requests for information about departmental matters.
– Authorizes call out of “off-duty” officers as necessary for personnel shortages, major incidents and specialized functions; notifies superiors of major incidents; prepares comprehensive reports on incidents occurring during tour of duty.
– Oversees the maintenance and repair of all assigned departmental equipment and supplies; inspects equipment regularly; maintains appropriate inventory levels of supplies and materials; oversees the storage and security of evidence; may assist in monitoring facility maintenance.
– Supervise the Law Enforcement Lieutenants.
– Serves as Assistant Chief during the Assistant Chief’s absence.
– Supervise the Investigative Unit.
– Performs essential duties in any emergencies such as hurricanes, public health emergencies, and/or any other university emergency closing. The employee is expected to be available to report to work as needed during university emergency closing with appropriate notification of a department administrator.
– Performs other related duties as assigned or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications
– Bachelor’s degree and must meet the requirements of Chapter 943, Florida Statutes, and have ten (10) years of sworn law enforcement experience, including at least three (3) years of supervisory experience as a Police Lieutenant or higher rank.
– Police Certification
– Valid Florida Driver’s License CDL – Class E

Desired Qualifications
– Command level (Lieutenant or higher) experience with researching, writing, and implementing Standard Operating Procedures.
– Command level (Lieutenant or higher) experience as an Emergency Operations Commander.
– Command level (Lieutenant or higher) experience as a Special Events Supevisor.
– Command level (Lieutenant or higher) experience in the development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures.
– Command level (Lieutenant or higher) experience in the supervision of tactical units such as K-9 and/or Pedestrian and Traffic Safety.
– Command level (Lieutenant or higher) experience in the supervision of an investigative unit.
– Certified Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Instructor.
– Certified FDLE Firearms Instructor.

Job Category

Advertised Salary

Work Schedule
Begin time: 8:00 AM
End time: 4:00 PM

Pre-Employment Requirements
– Credit Check
– Criminal Background Check
– Driver’s License Check
– Drug Screening
– Fingerprinting Check
– Health Care Screening
– Reference Checks
– Educational Verification

Other Information
– May be required to work on University holidays.
– Rotating Shifts
– Shift may vary according to departmental needs.

How To Apply
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Prospective Employee
If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process.
In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.
Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.
*This posting will close at 12 am of the close date.

Clery Notice
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at:

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency
Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.