Chief of Police

Professional administrative and supervisory position responsible for providing overall leadership, philosophy, direction, planning, organization and goal development for the Police Department, and resources to upgrade law enforcement services, protection, and safety of the community. Duties include but are not limited to the following: directs law enforcement and crime prevention activities of the department; ensures that law and order are maintained, laws and ordinances are enforced and measures are implemented to prevent crimes and protect life and property; enforces City personnel policies, rules and regulations and Police Department general orders and standard operating procedures; develops community and City government support for the Police Department; plans, organizes and directs the activities of professional, administrative and clerical personnel; with the assistance of the Chief Financial Officer, prepares and administers the department budget; cooperates with County, State and Federal officials where mutual law enforcement interests are concerned; with the assistance of the Human Resources Department, administers the City and State Civil Service rules and regulations and the collective bargaining agreements affecting Police Department personnel; establishes and maintains rapport with other law enforcement agencies, civic groups, news media and professional organizations to foster good police community relations; maintains knowledge of Federal and State laws and City ordinances as they relate to the responsibilities of the Police Department; continually reviews staff assignments and personnel problems with management staff and makes decisions and recommendations regarding disciplinary actions; interviews, selects and evaluates Police Department officers and staff; meets with individuals, community and civic groups and other agencies regarding municipal law enforcement issues; other duties as assigned. The work is performed under the general direction of the Mayor and City Council, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgement and initiative. Directly or indirectly supervises approximately one hundred thirty employees.

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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