Chief of Police

New Lebanon, OH
Village of New Lebanon

This is a full-time position in the Police Department of the Village of New Lebanon, Ohio. Manages the operations of the Police Department. Supervises all Police Department staff directly or through subordinate supervisors. Assists subordinates in investigation or apprehension of offenders.

Plans, schedules, directs, and performs programs and activities of the department in accordance with professional standards, departmental policy, the Charter, and Ordinances of New Lebanon. Formulates and enforces departmental rules and regulations, work methods and procedures. Develops policies and procedures to implement management directives. Selects training for all personnel so that each employee receives appropriate levels of annual training. Prepares annual budget estimates and submits fiscal requirement to the Municipal Manager. Directs and supervises expenditures of annual appropriations. Directs the auditing of accounts and the managing of state and federal grants. Plans for and reviews specifications for new or replaced equipment; negotiates with municipal manager for appropriation of funds. Prepares and presents future needs/priorities of the department. Evaluates and monitors performance of all department personnel. Manages the labor relations and grievance procedure for the department. Handles grievances, maintains departmental discipline and the conduct and behavior of personnel. Reviews all reports and records prepared by police personnel; prepares necessary reports. Directs the preparation and maintenance of department records and files. Cooperates and coordinates activities with County, State, Federal, and other local law enforcement officers as appropriate where activities of the police department are involved. Attends conferences, meetings, and trainings to keep abreast of current trends in the field; represents the Village Police Department in a variety of local, county, state, and other meetings. Prepares and submits periodic reports to the Municipal Manager regarding the Department’s activities and prepares a variety of other reports as appropriate, needed, or requested. Attend Council meetings to meet with elected officials and the community regarding department activities. Develop and maintain contact within the community to create lines of communication to identify and correct any problems which may arise and to aid in the continuation of successful programs. May be asked to address various groups to inform public of goals and operations of department. Member of the Village emergency response team must be on site of an emergency or command post within twelve (12) minutes. May command force during emergencies, such as riots. Reports to the Municipal Manager. Performs any and all tasks and duties as assigned.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience: (A) Bachelor’s degree in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration, or a closely related field; (B) Fifteen (15) years of experience in police work, seven (7) years of supervisory experience or equivalent to police lieutenant or higher, and (C) Completion of Basic Law Enforcement Training; or (D) Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (A) Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License without record of suspension or revocation in any state; (B) Ability to meet Department’s physical standards; (C) Must receive and maintain certification as law enforcement officer. (D) Must successfully complete periodic training programs, both internal and external.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands and work environment described are representative of activities required and work environment encountered while performing the essential functions of this job but may not represent all demands and environments. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, controls, or tools; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee frequently works outside in differing weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Pay range $67,558.40-$78,561.60 plus benefits a year.

Resumes are to be submitted to Sandy Wright, Village of New Lebanon, 198 South Clayton Road, New Lebanon, Ohio 45345. Resumes should be submitted by March 15, 2021 at 4pm for consideration.

The Municipality of New Lebanon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.