Police Chief

City of Rocky Ford (CIRSA) - , Colorado

Mar 14, 2023

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Application Deadline:
Mar 31, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$65,000 annual
Top Pay:
$$75,000 annual

Job Description

· Researches, develops, promulgates, implements, and evaluates departmental policies and procedures required to achieve the objectives of the department and the needs of the community in a safe, efficient, and effective manner in accordance with federal and state statutes and City ordinances.

· Coordinates and administers daily police activities.

· Prepares department budget and recommends expenditures of the department within the scope of the City’s budget.

· Commands force during emergencies.

· Attends Council workshops and meetings as directed by the City Manager to present budgets, programs, services and facilities activity reports, studies, analyses and plans for future and present activities.

· Negotiates, consults, and works closely with emergency radio/telephone communication services.

· Creates and maintains a general emergency preparedness management plan in coordination with County, State, Federal, and local officials.

· Prepares requests for government agencies to obtain funds for special operations or for purchasing department equipment.

· Oversees the maintenance of police records, property, and facilities.

· Participates in all community policing activities including traffic patrol, code enforcement, and animal control. Issues citations and takes immediate actions to mitigate problems and disputes.

· Assists with the apprehension, arrest, detention, and investigation of law violators.

· Enforces traffic laws, vehicle codes, and promotes traffic safety. Directs traffic, reports unsafe road conditions, and otherwise promotes vehicular and pedestrian safety.

· Responds to major crime scenes and directs the activities of personnel present to ensure appropriate processing of the site and proper interviewing of victims and witnesses.

· Reviews and approves all reports, logs, subpoenas, summons, records and associated documentation prepared by the officers and submitted for final signature; meets with subordinate personnel to discuss errors noted and/or to suggest improvements; prepares or acts as final signatory on all reports and records disseminated to City administration and/or as required by applicable state, regional and federal agencies.

· Recruit, select, supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff.

· Prepares and presents periodic reports at staff meetings to the City Manager concerning all police activities; prepares statistical reports to reflect the breakdown of types and number of matters handled; prepares written reports for dissemination to the City Manager and City Council.

· Attends professional seminars and conferences to stay abreast of innovations and changes in police science and special local concerns, e.g. pawn shops, etc.; meets with area law enforcement chiefs, District Attorney personnel, and law enforcement groups (e.g. Crime Stoppers) to share intelligence and maintain professional relationships.

· Develops training and continuing education requirements for the Department.

· May address schools, civic groups, and business groups to provide information on departmental programs or to discuss topics related to police activities, e.g. DUI, alcohol awareness, home/business security, etc.; meets with citizens regarding complaints against officers/police activities.

· Prepares or directs the preparation of annual reports on State and Federal grants.

· Meets with vendors to evaluate the purchase of new equipment.

· Perform related work as required and assigned.

Additional Information

· Extensive knowledge of the principles of police administration and the ability to apply these principles, techniques, and methods to field operations and administration of the department; ability to apply supervisory techniques to organize and maintain effective departmental programs and operations.

· Extensive knowledge of Federal, State and municipal statutes, codes, ordinances, and relevant case law; ability to apply same tactfully, firmly, and impartially in a variety of situations.

· Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, and equipment of law enforcement; thorough knowledge of the policies and procedures and methods utilized by the City.

· Demonstrated skill in the use of firearms, departmental vehicles and related equipment including, but not limited to, the use of car and hand-held radios, radar, Taser, evidence kits, emergency highway equipment, and emergency medical equipment.

· Skills and experience in computer word processing.

· Ability to effectively plan, organize, implement, and coordinate the work of a police department.

· Ability to command the respect of police officers and to assign, direct, and evaluate their work.

· Ability to act and react to emergency and/or threatening situations in a manner consistent with law; ability to protect oneself in threatening situations and to subdue and control unruly and resisting individuals.

· Ability to qualify regularly as a marksman to departmental standards.

· Ability to assign, evaluate, and correct the work of others in a fair and impartial manner.

· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, superiors, fellow workers, court officials, suspects, witnesses, other law enforcement personnel, and the general public; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with same.

· Ability to qualify quarterly for firearms proficiency.

· Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.

· Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

· Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from City officials, representatives of other law enforcement agencies, the media and the public.

· Ability to develop and manage operating and capital budgets.

· Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

· Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: Bachelors degree in Police Science, criminology, criminal justice or related field
  • Experience: Ten years progressively responsible experience in law enforcement, two of which should be at the rank of Division Chief/Captain or the equivalent

· Graduation from police academy or equivalent required.

· Colorado Peace Officers Standards Certificate required.

· Valid Colorado Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record.

Contact Information

shannon wallace

City of Rocky Ford (CIRSA)
, Colorado 81067
phone: 719-254-7414

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