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Education: Higher Education

Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police

Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida

Florida State University (FSU) is a center of academic excellence, research innovation, and community engagement. Located in the vibrant capital city of Tallahassee, FSU offers a dynamic learning environment rooted in tradition yet committed to shaping the future. With over 43,000 students and approximately 15,000 employees, FSU fosters a diverse and inclusive community dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge across a wide array of disciplines.

At FSU, students are empowered to explore their passions and excel in their chosen fields, guided by renowned faculty and supported by state-of-the-art facilities and resources. From groundbreaking research initiatives to championship athletics, FSU embodies a spirit of achievement and leadership, preparing students to become the next generation of citizen leaders. With a commitment to fostering strength, skill, and character, FSU continues to uphold its legacy as one of the nation’s premier public universities, shaping minds and shaping the future.

The Opportunity

The Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police role at Florida State University presents a unique opportunity to lead comprehensive safety and security efforts at one of the nation’s top public institutions.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Chief of Police will oversee a team of dedicated law enforcement officers and administrative staff, ensuring a safe and secure environment for FSU’s diverse community of faculty, students, and staff. With a focus on building close partnerships with the Tallahassee community and collaborating with local law enforcement agencies, the Chief of Police will play a pivotal role in enhancing campus safety.

The successful candidate will bring a strategic and innovative mindset to the role, implementing best practices and leading change initiatives to further strengthen FSU’s exemplary police department. From developing and implementing policies to attracting and developing top talent, the Chief of Police will have the opportunity to shape the future of law enforcement at FSU while providing mentorship and professional development opportunities for the team.

With a commitment to excellence, integrity, and community engagement, the Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police will play a crucial role in advancing FSU’s mission of promoting a safe and secure higher education environment for all.

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Paula Fazli

Senior Vice President

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