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Police Chief

Company: City of Grand Island
Location: Grand Island
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

The City of Grand Island, Nebraska, is looking for a qualified professional to fill their Police Chief position. This position plans, directs, manages and oversees the activities and operations of the Police Department including crime prevention, investigation and other law enforcement activities; coordinate assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies; and provide policy, technical and administrative support to the Mayor, City Council and City Administrator.
Essential Functions:
Assume full management responsibility for all Police Department services and activities including crime prevention, investigation, and related law enforcement activities; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
Manage the development and implementation of Police Department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area; establish, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; allocate resources accordingly.
Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; direct the implementation of changes.
Represent the Police Department to other City departments, elected officials and outside agencies; explain and justify Police Department programs, policies, and activities; negotiate and resolve sensitive, significant and controversial issues.
Plan, direct and coordinate, through subordinate level managers, the Police Department's work plan; meet with management staff to identify and resolve problems; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures.
Manage and participate in the development and administration of the Police Department budget; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; direct the preparation of and implement budgetary adjustments as necessary.
Prepare a variety of technical departmental activities reports and records.
Participate in labor relations activities as related to the Police Department; provide advice and assistance to the management negotiating team.
Select, train, motivate and evaluate Police Department personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures; direct personnel investigations regarding police actions.
Coordinate Police Department activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations; provide staff assistance to the Mayor, City Administrator and City Council; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Respond to citizen inquiries and resolve difficult and sensitive complaints; develop policy regarding interactions with media personnel.
Participate on a variety of boards and committees; attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the law enforcement field.
Display a willingness to assume and visibly demonstrate mentoring and coaching, role modeling and leadership to staff members by recognizing and developing talent.
Display honest, trustworthy, and ethical behavior when dealing with internal and external customers.
Regular attendance that is punctual and dependable is required.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including a variety of City and other government officials, community groups, the general public, and media representatives.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Supplemental Information:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience:
Seven years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement including five years in an administrative capacity. Experience should include budget formulation, development and implementation of department goals and training and performance evaluation.
Training:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, public or business administration or a related field. (Master's Degree preferred.)
License or Certification: - - - - - -Employee must possess a valid driver's license and maintain insurability as determined by the City's insurance carrier.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, required certification from the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center.
Testing:
Position is subject to Civil Service testing procedures. -Testing will be conducted for qualified candidates. -Qualified candidates will receive notification of testing details. -
Residency:
Establish residence within twelve (12) -miles -of the city limits of the City Of Grand Island within 6 months of employment.
Salary: -Position will start at the entry level of the City's salary table. -Consideration may be given if experience exceeds entry level qualifications. -
Other:
Candidates are subject to a background search, pre-employment physical, drug screen and psychological testing.
Must submit with application copies of: -birth certificate and college diploma or transcripts. -Candidates that do not submit the requested information by the application deadline, once determined, will not be eligible to test. -If currently possess a Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center certificate or graduated from any other law enforcement programs, please submit a copy of your certificate with your application. - -

Keywords: City of Grand Island, Grand Island , Police Chief, Other , Grand Island, Nebraska

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