University of Northern Iowa public safety director retires aftermore than 40 years with school www.privateofficer.com
Cedar Fallas IA April 25 2012 University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for the position of chief of police and director of public safety to replace David Zarifis, who is retiring after more than 40 years with the school.
The position was posted on April 19 on HigherEdJobs.com. Zarifis’ last day is April 30, according to a report in the UNI student newspaper.
“UNI has been home for me for a long time. I will miss it and the people,” Zarifis told the Northern Iowan. “The university has been very good to me, and you just hope that in your own way, you’ve been able to give something back to it.”
Zarifis was at the helm for the controversial decision to arm police on the three Iowa Regents university campuses.
According to the student paper, Milissa Wright, associate director of public safety, will serve as interim director while a search for a new director is conducted.
The position oversees both campus police and parking.
Here’s more of the duties: “Oversees investigations, emergency planning and management, training, threat assessment and response, and parking services; ensures compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, University policies, and Board of Regents, State of Iowa rules and requirements; and serves in the dual capacity of certified law enforcement officer and university official.”