Manager - Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA) (F/T), MFRE20712SLEA at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL

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Responsible for all Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA) activities. Responsible for the management and supervision of the Basic Police Training Program, 560 contact hour course of instruction involving both classroom and practical instructional modules. Functions performed include direct supervision of over seventy-five College of DuPage adjunct instructors, course development, validation and articulation, strategic planning, internal and external mandated reporting, development and maintenance of student-specific relations with customer police departments and the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB).

  • Manage and supervise the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy daily operations.
  • Work with AD HSTI, Dean CE and COD Marketing to develop and implement marketing and sales plan.
  • Create annual plan including target goals for enrollment, retention, completion and alumni engagement concurrent and as part of larger CE and COD annual strategic planning and priorities.
  • Develop community contacts for Homeland Security Training Institute (HSTI) and the Academy.
  • Develop and maintain a close working relationship with Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and other Illinois law enforcement training agencies.
  • Seek and initiate new training opportunities for the Academy.
  • Market HSTI and the Academy at regional conferences, workshops and meetings. Represent HSTI and the Academy at State meetings and boards.
  • Serve as liaison between the law enforcement community, emergency planning, 1st responder and private sector safety communities and the College of DuPage.
  • Develop and manage budget and make fiscal projections for SLEA CE and SLEA Academy with an eye toward standardization of processes and policies in support of improved customer service and operational efficiency/cost savings. Create revenue, enrollment and customer service measurable goals for all SLEA staff and faculty.
  • Design, develop, implement and evaluate course curriculum, new delivery modalities, online trainings, etc.
  • Develop policies and procedures in compliance with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, NIMS, etc.
  • Recruit, hire, supervise evaluate and develop instructors in conjunction with larger Continuing Education and the Office of Adjunct Faculty Support.
  • Initiate remuneration and assignment sheet data for faculty.
  • Recruit students, serve as program ambassador and represent the College at public events, chambers of commerce, related associations, COD committees, etc.
  • Support the creation and distribution of marketing collateral as well as the implementation of a comprehensive marketing plan with large Continuing Education and COD Marketing.
  • Supervise the preparation and submission of all documentation to meet the College requirements and those of the State of Illinois.
  • Periodically review staffing and resource plan to ensure SLEA CE and the Academy are properly staffed to support program and revenue growth.
  • Develop and support meaningful relationships with public and private sector partners including advisory boards, the cultivation of donors and service and delivery partners and grant opportunities to provide innovative educational opportunities for the growing integrated field of Homeland Security.
  • With Director of HSTI, prepare short and long-term plans for HSTI and SLEA.
  • Direct and manage the program's standards of conduct, and supervise investigations of allegations of student misconduct and the administration of discipline up to and including dismissal from the program pursuant to COD and ILETSB policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Minimum of eight (8) years' of command experience in medium to large agency. Experience working with multiple public and private agencies.


Bachelor's Degree in Management or Criminal Justice or other related field.



More than eight (8) years' of management, criminal justice or other related experience; teaching experience.


Master's Degree in Management or Criminal Justice or other related field.

Microcomputer and other equipment necessary to provide the Director and staff with information and training tools needed to grow this program.

Some evenings and weekend work. Heavy local travel, car required. Some one and two day travel required. Excellent written and oral communications are necessary.

This position requires a background check and drug screen.


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