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Chief of Police

City of Walthourville

Posted: Nov. 14, 2018

End Date: Dec. 14, 2018

The City of Walthourville is seeking an experienced professional with a demonstrated record of professional law enforcement experience, community policing and resource management for the position of Police Chief. This position performs complex professional and administrative work directing all activities of the Police Department; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Mayor. Supervision is exercised over all Police Department personnel.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to plan, direct and evaluate the operation of the Police department; promote, assign and discipline police personnel; formulate and implement police policies, procedures, rules, regulations and programs; develop annual budget proposals and control budgeted expenses; assume command of police force in emergencies; make periodic public addresses concerning police operations and law enforcement; attend meetings and serve on committees, boards and agencies related to promoting crime prevention and improving law enforcement; evaluate and implement Federal and State law mandates; advise and assist subordinates with complex police investigations; provide adequate training and development of department personnel; ensure compliance of state training requirements; testify in civil and criminal court as necessary; ensure proper maintenance of department vehicles and equipment; analyze and recommend improvements to equipment and facilities as needed; receive, review and respond to public inquiries, complaints and requests for assistance; remain on call 24 hours per day, seven days per week for emergency response; perform other related task as required.
Minimum Experience and Training:
A Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred; with major course work in law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or related field and extensive administrative experience of a wide and progressively responsible nature in police service. Requires a minimum of 10 years of law enforcement experience, with three years in a managerial role within a police department comparable in size to the Walthourville Police Department. Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of Georgia. Must possess and maintain police officer and firearms certifications. County residency will be required of the successful candidate within six months. Salary commensurate with experience and education.
How to Apply:
All applicants must submit a packet including a City of Walthourville application, resume (three-page maximum), and a detailed (two-page maximum) cover letter that describes your experience, leadership style and why you are interested in the position. A list of supplemental questions will be disseminated to each applicant that submits a complete packet. All packets are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, December 14th, 2018 to be considered as part of the first review of candidates. Packets must be submitted to the City of Walthourville, P.O. Box K, Walthourville, GA 31333 to the attention of Melissa A. Jones or electronically to mjones@cityofwalthourville.com.
The City of Walthourville is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The City of Walthourville is giving notice by this advertisement that their services are available without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability political beliefs sexual orientation and marital or family status.