The University of Oregon Police Department is hiring an assistant chief to help the department continue its transition to a full service law enforcement agency, and three finalists for the position will visit Eugene on April 21, April 24, and May 1, 2015.
A successful candidate will support UOPD Chief Carolyn McDermed by overseeing patrol operations, help the department connect with students, employees and the larger campus community, and reinforce the chief's vision of the department creating a safe, inclusive and welcoming space for all Ducks.
The opening in the department was created when Captain Pete Deshpande, the department's second-in-command, announced his retirement, effective April 1, 2015 (Deshpande will continue to work for the UO as a part-time detective sergeant).
The three finalists have progressed through initial screening and selection by the department and an independent consulting firm, and a round of video interviews with a selection committee drawn from various campus stakeholders. Each applicant has police certification, extensive leadership experience, and demonstrated commitment to integrity and community involvement.
Each candidate will have two opportunities during the campus visit to speak with and take questions from campus community members: a 30-minute "campus partners" session in the Human Resources Department conference room in the PeaceHealth North building, and a presentation-and-Q&A session in the EMU. Candidates will give a 30-minute presentation and then take questions, on their choice of the following two topics: