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  • Director Public Safety & Security, Baltimore City, Maryland

    Security Management Resources® is an international executive search firm whose global practice is focused exclusively on professional and executive level security positions. We have been retained by our client and are seeking candidates for the following opportunity.

    TITLE: Director Public Safety & Security
    LOCATION: Baltimore City, Maryland
    CLIENT: Maryland Stadium Authority
    REPORTS TO: Executive Director


    This position will be the senior leader accountable for the direction and management of the safety and security operations in behalf of employees, visitors, vendors, event attendees and contractors. The program areas supported include public safety, crime prevention, fire suppression and prevention, emergency medical services, access control and guard force operations, special event security, response protocols and regulatory compliance, risk assessment and management, crisis management, investigations, and coordination with external agencies, organizations and elected officials.


    1. Ensure that Camden Yards meet the highest standards for safety & security of the facilities and all who enjoy them.
    2. Establish service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and programs in alignment with the strategic objectives of the stadium authority.
    3. Identify opportunities for improvement; direct and implement changes.
    4. Establish protocols to respond to, resolve and report on citizen inquiries and complaints related to the functions areas of responsibility.
    5. Serve as the agency’s representative on safety and security issues to committees, community organizations, boards, and professional groups.
    6. Establish the public relations functions of the department as they pertain to public awareness, citizen inquiries, inter-agency cooperation and effectiveness.
    7. Maintain liaison with government agencies, law enforcement, fire / emergency and medical agencies.
    8. Stay current with best practices, legal and regulatory issues that affect department operations.
    9. Establish and maintain documentation and reporting systems pertaining to departmental activities.
    10. Develop and implement training programs for the department areas of responsibility.
    11. Ensure that all loss and safety incidents involving residents are thoroughly investigated.
    12. Establish emergency and crisis management guidelines and protocols.


    Executive Management & Leadership
    Builds, motivates and leads a professional team attuned to organizational culture, responsive to business needs and committed to integrity and excellence.

    Subject Matter Expert
    Provides or sees to the provision of technical expertise appropriate to knowledge of risk and the cost-effective delivery of essential security services.

    Relationship Manager
    Develops and nurtures trust-based relationships with business unit leaders, government officials and professional organizations. Acts as an internal consultant to all organizational clients.

    Governance Team Member
    Provides intellectual leadership and active support to the organization’s governance team to ensure risks are made known to senior management.

    Risk Manager
    Identifies, analyzes and communicates on business and security-related risks to the organization.

    In collaboration with the organization’s stakeholders, develops a global security strategy keyed to likely risks.

    Creative Problem Solver
    Aids competitiveness and adds value by enabling the organization to safely engage in business processes in higher risk situations. Be a positive change agent on behalf of organizational protection.

    • Strategic orientation with ability and willingness to act tactically, as required.
    • Strong and effective communication and influencing skills across all levels within the organization.
    • Highly skilled in succeeding in a matrix-management environment.
    • Leads by example.
    • Global perspective, multi-cultural understanding and approach.
    • Detail focused, and hands on style.
    • Excellent conceptual and critical thinking skills.
    • High integrity.
    • Emotional maturity.
    • Strong negotiator / facilitator and consensus builder.
    • Understands principles of process management.
    • Able to interact at all levels of the organization and sensitive to divisional organization management issues.
    • Change agent.


    Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

    At least 15 years combined experience with a major law enforcement, intelligence, public or private sector corporate security organization.

    At least 5-10 years of direct experience in a significant leadership role.


    Interested local candidates should register and submit their resumes via the position posting on the SMR website at: