The fundamental reason this position exists is to manage and supervise the Airport Police Department and all aviation security related matters in support of the Airport Security Program. The work responsibilities include planning, organizing and directing airport security and law enforcement functions as approved by the Executive Director, supervising up to 20 officers, two monitoring operators and clerical personnel, and coordinating airport security regulatory compliance matters. The Airport Police Chief works from broadly-defined administrative directives and reports to the Deputy Airport Director.
Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related degree and five (5) years progressively responsible police experience to include one year of airport law enforcement experience and one year of supervisory experience.
NOTE: Experience will substitute for education on a year for year basis. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
Must meet the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (APOST) Continuing Education Unit requirements for certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Alabama. Must submit to a 5-year employment background check to satisfy Federal Aviation Administration requirements, a Criminal History Records Check, and a Transport Security Assessment. Must possess a valid Alabama Drivers License.