Chief of Police
The employee in this class contributes to the social and economic well being of our community
by working in partnership with citizens to keep Mooresville a safe place to live and work while
performing complex managerial and administrative, and specialized law enforcement work in
directing the activities of the Police Department.
- Focus on and promote the strategies of the Town by inspiring staff to accomplish departmental strategies and goals. Ensure the Department’s adherence to the values that guide the Town and the Department. Oversee all activities within the Department; collaborates with staff in the development of policies and procedures of the Department; assigns, motivates, counsel and evaluates employee performance; conducts disciplinary conferences when required; ensures proper training for all unit personnel.
- Recruits, selects and oversees the training of civilian and sworn personnel for the department; advises, directs, and consults with subordinate officers on matters of training, work assignments and scheduling, work performance, promotions, and discipline.
- Meets with supervisory staff on a regular basis to clarify mission and objectives, build a sense of team within the department, insure that all are informed, and obtain input on decisions and issues.
- Prepares and recommends annual budget in consultation with the Manager; supervises and participates in the application for grants.
- Receives and ensures the appropriate investigation of complaints from the public concerning police activities and services.
- Leads all departmental personnel through the use of effective leadership skills; establishing
policy; setting priorities; evaluating the department and its personnel.
- Evaluates organization structure, programs, priorities, staff assignments, current philosophies, resource allocation, policies, procedures and goals and makes improvements; researches and identifies criminal, traffic, and other enforcement and prevention needs and implements remedial action.
Minimum Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice
or related field supplemented by basic and advanced courses in police science, leadership, and
administration; and ten to fifteen years of law enforcement management experience; or an
equivalent combination of education and experience.
North Carolina Driver’s License
Eligible to possess an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate issued by the North Carolina Justice
Training and Standards Commission
Completion of an Executive Leadership/Management Course sponsored by a Leading Law
Enforcement Education Provider