Chief of Police
This is administrative, professional, and managerial work responsible for planning and directing the operations of the Police Department. Work involves general responsibility for the planning, development and directions of all programs and policies. Some administrative duties include budget development and administration, policy development and personnel administration. The incumbent represents the department in working with other legal authorities, governmental agencies and the media.
- Plans, directs, and supervises the work of the Police Department; schedules and assigns work; establishes priorities; ensures the training of officers in correct methods and procedures; reviews and evaluates employee performance;
- Develops comprehensive short and long range plans to ensure the effective delivery of quality services to the public through effective operation of all areas within the department;
- Establishes annual department objectives and requires supporting goals by management personnel which are in direct support of accomplishing short and long range department goals;
- Develops and implements departmental rules and regulations and work methods and procedures; ensures departmental rules and regulations and work methods and procedures are followed; enforces disciplinary measures as necessary;
- Communicates with the City Manager regarding departmental concerns, problems and related issues;
- Prepares the annual departmental operating budget and obtains City Manager and Council approval; monitors expenditures throughout the year; operates the department within the approved budget and ensures expenditures are made in strict compliance with City purchasing policies and ordinances;
- Performs public relations duties; answers questions, addresses concerns, and gives information to the public, civic organizations, neighborhood groups, business groups, the media, and other groups; attends meetings as necessary;
- Communicates and cooperates with other municipal, City, State, and Federal agencies in the accomplishments of criminal justice system objectives;
- Develops and publishes a departmental work plan to include personnel, equipment, vehicles and facilities;
- Attends professional meetings and conventions to maintain and upgrade knowledge concerning new technology and developments within the field;
- Prepares reports, departmental correspondence (both internal and external), other correspondence, and other documents;
Bachelor’s degree with course work in political science, criminology, criminal justice or related field; Master’s degree preferred; minimum of fifteen (15) years of law enforcement experience, including eight (8) to ten (10) years in a supervisory capacity; Certified Peace Officer under regulations of Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.); equivalent combination of education and experience.