Chief of Police



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.




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.




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.




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.




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.