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Chief of Police

Company: City of Ridgecrest
Location: ridgecrest
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

This position reports to the City Manager. Under general direction, plans, directs and coordinates the activities of the Police Department; implements policies and establishes procedures related to crime prevention, law enforcement, and related community services; develops and administers the department budget; establishes and maintains liaison to the public; serves as a member of the City's management team; performs related duties as required.

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plans, directs, and coordinates the maintenance of law and order, the protection of life and property, the regulation of traffic, as well as the apprehension, arrest, and detention of law violators;
  • Analyzes operational and service demands and develops comprehensive plans to satisfy future needs for department services; confers with legal advisors, citizens, and City officials on law enforcement problems; develops and implements municipal law enforcement policies and procedures;
  • Directs and administers the budget for the Police Department; analyzes department needs and requests from supervisory staff; prepares budget request justifications and discusses same with the City Manager and elected officials as appropriate;
  • Advises and otherwise assists the City Manager, City Council, other City personnel, and the public regarding law enforcement, crime prevention and other programs and services provided by the department;
  • Coordinates municipal law enforcement activities with those of other agencies.
  • Monitors department daily activities and operations and directs same through subordinates. Conducts field inspections of police operations and locations which might engender criminal activity or traffic problems;
  • Prepares monthly activity reports, special reports on police or traffic issues, and various other written communications;
  • Selects department employees; plans and organizes work; develops and establishes work methods and standards; directs staff training and development; reviews and evaluates employee performance; recommends or executes disciplinary action;
  • Represents the City, or delegates such authority, in relations with the community, advisory committees, other local, state, and federal agencies, and professional organizations;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Extensive knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, and techniques; causes, prevention, and control of delinquency; traffic enforcement and education; rules of evidence, rights of citizens and prisoners, laws pertaining to search, seizure, and arrest; court procedures; supervisory and public relations techniques; interagency communication and assistance techniques and practices. Thorough knowledge of municipal organization and administration; principles and practices of police administration; patrol methods, criminal investigation and identification techniques; physical layout and composition of the City including special law enforcement problems. Considerable knowledge of administrative procedures and techniques; Vehicle and Penal Codes; personnel and disciplinary processes. Ability to plan, direct, and coordinate department services; analyze unusual situations and resolve through application of City policy and requisite knowledge; think clearly and act effectively in emergency situations; direct the effective maintenance of department firearms and equipment; prepare and present reports; provide liaison to the public; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; supervise assigned staff. Possession of a valid California Driver License or the ability to obtain within 30 days. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driving record and be insurable to operate City vehicles.

Education and/or Experience:

Successful candidates will have any combination of formal and informal education and experience that would demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities as outlined below is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills is: A Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in police science, criminology, public administration, or a related field is required. A master's degree in a related field is desirable; and five years of progressively responsible supervisory capacity, and a minimum of three years of management experience in law enforcement which includes experience in all major phases of crime prevention, law enforcement, and police department administration.

Apply:

Complete City employment application (available on our website) before first review date of April 12, 2021, letter of interest AND resume APPLY: in-person at City Hall Finance counter 100 W California Ave., E-Mail to: prockwell@ridgecrest-ca.gov or fax to 760-499-1500. This position is subject to a background check. Website: www.ridgecrest-ca.gov Go to How Do I..., then click on Employment Opportunities. Click on download application on right side under Tools. See Job descriptions: CHEIFPOLICE.SPC.PDF EOE

Requirements

Possession of all POST Certificates up to and including a Management Certificate; broad and extensive experience in all major phases of municipal police work, including at least three years in a responsible supervisory capacity in a municipal police department or sheriffs department.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 56304255
  • Location:
    RIDGECREST, California, United States
  • Position Title: Chief of Police
  • Company Name: City of Ridgecrest
  • Agency Type: Local Law Enforcement (municipal/county/regional)
  • Job Function: Law Enforcement - Chief Executive
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
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