Our Work

The duty of the Department of Campus Safety and Security is to enhance the System’s mission of student success and workforce development by providing support to our college police departments that are keeping students, faculty, staff, and visitors safe and secure. Each of the College System’s 13 community colleges have dedicated onsite police departments based at their main campuses. These departments also offer police services at the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs) based within their service areas.

The Department of Campus Safety and Security was created to coordinate statewide initiatives with the community college police departments and offer systemwide support as they carry out their mission and grow to serve the TCATs.

Opportunities to Serve Our Students and Protect Tennessee’s Colleges

Are you looking to start a career in the field of law enforcement?

Are you an experienced officer looking for a change?  

Do you want to serve your community?  

Are you looking to move to a particular part of Tennessee where you can put your law enforcement interest and skills to use?  

Do you want to support the ability of others to learn and build strong communities?


If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, you should explore the job opportunities available across the police departments of the College System of Tennessee! Most of our college departments have job openings for commissioned officer positions and some noncommissioned staff roles. Whether you want to be based in an urban, rural, or suburban area, we have options to fit your professional goals.

Visit the links below to learn more about current law enforcement jobs available at our colleges.

Community College Position Title
Chattanooga State Community College  
Cleveland State Community College  
Columbia State Community College  
Dyersburg State Community College Campus Police Officer TCAT McKenzie
Campus Police Officer-Covington
Jackson State Community College Police Officer, TCAT-Jackson
Police Officer, TCAT-Crump
Motlow State Community College Public Safety Officer 3 - TCAT McMinnville
Public Safety Officer 3 – MSCC Smyrna Campus
Nashville State Community College Senior Administrative Assistant
Temporary - Police Officer (Pool)
Temporary - Security Guard (Pool)
Northeast State Community College Police Officer
Security Officer (Part-time/Temporary) (Pool)
Pellissippi State Community College Police Officer

Roane State Community College     Police Officer 1
Police Officer 1-TCAT Livingston
Part-Time/Temporary Security Officer (pool) 
Southwest Tennessee Community College Executive Director - Police Services & Risk Management (Public Safety)
Part-Time: Police Officer 1
Part-Time Dispatcher
Volunteer State Community College Assistant Chief of Campus Police
Temporary- Campus Police Officer (Pool)
Temporary- Security Officer (Pool)
Police Officer
Walters State Community College     Temporary Part-time Patrol Officer
Chief of Campus Police

Department of Campus Safety & Security Team

Name Department Contact
Karen Faehr Coordinator of Operations
Campus Safety and Security
615-366-4430 Karen.Faehr@tbr.edu
Chuck Grimes Director of Operations
Campus Safety and Security
615-366-4463 Chuck.Grimes@tbr.edu
Michael Williams Assistant Vice Chancellor for Safety and Security
Campus Safety and Security