Chief of Police

Police
City of Hiawatha - Hiawatha

Jan 14, 2022

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Application Deadline:
Mar 31, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$63024.00 annual
Top Pay:
$70990.00 annual

Job Description

This is a full-time, salaried, exempt appointed position and serves in an “at-will” status as

determined by the governing body. Reports to the City Administrator on a day-to-day basis. The Chief of Police plans and directs the activities of the Police Department. The Chief of Police is responsible for the enforcement of laws and ordinances and the protection of life and property in Hiawatha. The Chief of Police holds a management position involving the responsibility for the development and administration of a program of public law enforcement. The Police Chief is expected to act as a patrol officer as well. The position is also responsible for promoting, implementing and managing a community-based policing program that involves working directly with the public, business community, community organizations and the school district. This position requires excellent communication, organizational, management and public relations skills. Must be a citizen of the United States with no criminal record and must pass a thorough background investigation. This position requires residency within the city limits of the City of Hiawatha within one (1) month of appointment.

Must have ten years of law enforcement experience, including three years in a sworn

managerial or administrative position or equivalent training, and have a high school diploma, certification from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center or, be able to obtain certification through reciprocity. Some college credit is desirable.

Additional Information

Key Responsibilities

The Chief of Police duties shall include, but are not limited to:

· Responsible for serving/protecting the public by enforcing of all federal, state and local laws,

· Exercise general supervision over the personnel of the Police Department, including an annual performance evaluation of each officer, and setting work schedules,

· Maintain all records of officer performance and proficiency as required by state requirements,

· Generate and enforce written departmental policies and regulations including a written training program for newly hired and/or uncertified officers,

· Develop a written comprehensive continuing education program for department personnel to meet the KLETC requirement of 40 credit hours to maintain officer certification,

· Generate an annual estimated police department budget to assist in the budgeting process,

· Direct the investigation of major criminal offenses and cooperate with other local, state and federal officials in the apprehension of wanted individuals,

· Promote positive community relations with the City's residents and businesses, and work with the USD 415 school district to promote and administer a public safety program for the students, including the School Resource Officer program in place,

· Maintain emergency procedures for natural disasters, severe storms and hazardous material spills,

· Coordinate law enforcement and disaster relief efforts with other area law enforcement and emergency action agencies,

· Use firearms skillfully and demonstrate the proficient use by shooting a qualifying score under various conditions and with various firearms as required by state standards at least annually,

· Assist other City departments as the need arises, Other related duties as deemed necessary.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: Must have ten years of law enforcement experience, including three years in a sworn managerial or administrative position or equivalent training, and have a high school diploma
  • Experience: Certification from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center or, be able to obtain certification through reciprocity. Some college credit is desirable.

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Hiawatha strives to treat all employees fairly, with consistency and respect, while providing a positive, challenging and rewarding work environment. We value and encourage diversity in our workplace.

To apply please complete an application and submit to cityclerk@cityofhiawatha.org. Must include BOTH a resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

In addition to competitive pay, a full-time career with the City of Hiawatha comes with a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, and excellent retirement plans.

Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check, drug screen, physical and a credit check.

Contact Information

Tish Sims

City of Hiawatha
701 Oregon St.
Hiawatha, 66434
phone: 7857427417

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