Portfolio

Chief of Police

JOB SUMMARY:

 

Under general administration direction of City Manager; directs and coordinates activities of municipal police department in accordance with authority delegated by City ordinance; promulgates rules and regulations for department as authorized by statute; sets policy for delivery of police services; administers daily police activities through subordinate commanders and managers; coordinates internal investigation of members of department for alleged wrong doing; disciplines members of the force for infractions of rules or inefficiency; directs activities of personnel engaged in preparing budget proposals, maintaining police records and recruiting staff; manages police budget; manage and oversees defense of litigation affecting police department for State and Federal courts; commands force during emergencies, such as fires and riots; make inspections visits of operations; prepares requests for government agencies to obtain funds for special operations or for purchasing equipment for department; perform related duties as required.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

Assume full responsibility for the functioning of the department; responsible for operations of Animal Control Department and kennel facility; assist with code enforcement activities such as junk vehicle ordinance enforcement; interact effectively and professionally with other State, Local and Federal Officials; attend special meetings of civic groups and other organizations to inform public of goals and operation of department; prepare and review reports to the City Manager, news media, citizens and other City of Fort Stockton Departments and other law enforcement agencies; communicate effectively with media, citizens and employees, both verbally and in writing; hear in normal range; serve as Emergency Management Coordinator at the will of the Mayor; attend training and coordinate with County, State and local emergency management personnel; identify deficiencies and malfunctions related to delivery of police services and develop and implement corrective action; understand and implement administrative instructions and orders from office of City Manager; meet the continuing education requirements of TCLEOSE; hiring of new department personnel; participate in promotional interviews for the appointment of supervisory personnel in the Department; direct business meetings with departmental staff; respond to major incidents and assume command when and where warranted; make moral and ethical decisions that conform to law and other applicable regulations; attend court and deliver appropriate testimony; attend council meetings as directed by City Manager; perform duties acceptably after long hours without sleep during emergency situations; shoot a pistol, rifle or shotgun; demonstrate competent weapon proficiency and the ability to maintain weapons for maximum performance; communicate clearly orally and in writing and make effective oral presentations before groups of various sizes and ages; plan, direct, coordinate and control complex operations involving multiple subordinate supervisors and their work groups; load and unload police equipment from a vehicle, including lifting objects 50 pounds or less

 

 

from trunk, back-seat, etc.; must not pose a threat to the health and safety of self or others.

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

Personal computer skills, use of internet, electronic mail, police department records software. Provide services to the general public when emergency conditions warrant it, either in preparation for, or as a reaction to, one or more disastrous events such as: a civil disturbance, hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, ice storm, fire, chemical accident including a hazardous material spill, possible public exposure to hazardous conditions, or other disasters which threaten the safety of the citizens.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION, DEGREES, CERTIFICATES AND/OR LICENSES:

 

High School Diploma required; bachelor’s degree or equivalent is preferred; a MPA or related graduate degree is highly desirable; maintain advanced level of TCLEOSE Certificate; Texas Driver License; must be a United States Citizen.

 

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

 

Extensive command and management level experience with a Local, State or Federal Law Enforcement Agency; working knowledge of Federal guidelines and court decisions regarding equal employment opportunities for personnel matters and civil liabilities; working knowledge of State and Federal funding agency guidelines and procedures; extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of modern police administration and methodology; possess experience in supervision, motivation, performance review and employee development.