• Police Chief

  • POSITION TITLE:  Chief of Police
     
    DEPARTMENT:  Police Department
     
    REPORTS TO: Mayor and City Council
     
    DEFINITION:  Under the supervision of the mayor and city council the police chief administers all aspects of this department.  The position requires the ability to manage, plan, organize, and budget.  The knowledge of Federal, State, and City laws are necessary to provide police services without violating people's rights and causing undue liability.  Specific assignments include:
     

    1. approve purchases in accordance with purchasing rules and procedures approved by the Board of Aldermen, as amended by ordinance from time to time
    2. supervision and evaluation of department personnel
    3. preparation, implementation, and monitoring of department budget
    4. planning, negotiating, and directing department operations
    5. formulates department policies, rules, and regulations and submits to Mayor and Board of Aldermen for approval
    6. delegates duties to supervisors to accomplish the primary and auxiliary functions of the department
    7. formulates work methods and procedures to be followed by its members and evaluates their efforts and makes corrections when needed
    8. plans and develops proper procedures for traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, case preparation, pro-active patrol, effective call for service and crime prevention
    9. provides training for the staff to keep abreast of proper police procedures and police service to the community
    10. maintains cooperation with other city departments and attends staff meetings as required
    11. attends civic club meetings, churches, schools and other places of public gatherings to explain the activities and function of the police department and to establish a concept of police and community interaction
    12. cooperates with other police and government agencies such as sheriff’s departments, other police departments, prosecutors and probation and parole regarding crime control, prevention and successful prosecution
    13. other tasks as assigned
     
    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: While performing the duties of this job the employee:
     
    • frequently required to sit and talk or hear
    • use hands to operate, lift, grasp, carry, push or pull 25 pounds
    • specific vision ability required to include close vision and the ability to adjust focus
    • ability to operate a keyboard and view computer screens for an extended period of time
    • sight, hearing, speech, frequent lateral mobility
    • lifting items above head
    • climbing steps
    • stooping and bending
    • squatting, sorting, kneeling and reaching to ground level and overhead as required for such tasks as retrieving files
    • be able to hold and grip objects
    • mentally analyze a situation
    • solve problems
    • make decisions under pressure in area of responsibility
    • may work a varied schedule including some evenings and weekends
    • may be subject to emergency call on off duty hours
    • may be subject to pre-employment physical and drug testing
    • subject to monthly random drug and alcohol testing
    • may be exposed to extreme weather conditions, dust and/or pollen
    • primarily work indoors with heating and cooling regulated in a general office environment
     
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  In order to hold the police chief position an individual must:
     
    1. knowledge and experience in the principals and practices of management
    2. be in good physical health
    3. be able to understand and execute verbal and written instructions
    4. be able to work under standard operating procedures and abide by policies stated in or granted by the municipal code
    5. be able to work cooperatively and effectively with supervisors and other employees
    6. have a valid Missouri drivers license
    7. have a high school diploma or equivalent
    8. minimum of five (5) years experience in police administration and command with at least one year in a supervisory role.  Ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Administration, or other closely related field and ten (10) years of previous law enforcement experience with progressively more responsible supervisory/command/administrative level experience.  An equivalent combination of police related education and administration is desired.
    9. must meet requirements set by Missouri Division of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) regarding basic law enforcement training and continuing education so as to be certified by the State of Missouri as a Peace Officer
    10. knowledge of modern methods and system of policing in a progressive community
    11. have considerable knowledge of safety practices and procedures
    12. have good oral and written communication skills
    13. be able to communicate and interact with the public effectively
    14. knowledge of budget preparation and management
    15. Must be willing to relocate and live within 30 minutes of the City of Granby
     
    INITIAL MERIT LEVEL: Salaried employee
    The police chief is a salaried official appointed, employed, and compensated at the discretion of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. 
     
    THE CITY OF GRANBY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, INTERPRET, OR APPLY THIS POSITION DESCRIPTION IN ANY WAY THE INSTITUTION DESIRES.  THIS POSITION DESCRIPTION IN NO WAY IMPLIES THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY DUTIES, INCLUDING ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES, TO BE PERFORMED BY THE EMPLOYEE OCCUPYING THIS POSITION.  THIS POSITION DESCRIPTION IS NOT AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE.
     

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