Police Chief

Eagle Point, OR
Eagle Point Police Department

$7,774-$9,013/month plus benefits

The City of Eagle Point is recruiting for the position of Police Chief due to the retirement of the current Police Chief. The City is seeking an experienced and confident leader to be the next Police Chief. The Police Chief is a Senior management position, responsible for planning and integrating policing services provided by the City.

The desired candidate will have the ability to quickly build confidence, trust, and respect within the department and the community by exhibiting a willingness to hold themselves and others accountable, be firm but fair, and possess the courage to make tough decisions. They will work to build positive morale within the department and train the team to work together effectively. The Chief must have a keen understanding that department morale drives recruitment, retention, and excellence in service delivery and actively works to establish and maintain a positive working culture.

The core duties and responsibilities of the Police Chief include:

  1. Directs and manages all Police services and activities including maintenance of law and order, protection of life and property, regulation of traffic, apprehension, arrest and detention of law violators, community policing, and maintenance of police records.
  2. Establishes scope of service, performance standards, and financial outcome measures. Develops internal performance and investigation procedures that hold employees accountable for actions.
  3. Directs the selection, supervision, training, and evaluation of department staff. Initiates and implements disciplinary actions as necessary. Resolves grievances, complaints, and other sensitive personnel matters.
  4. Manages performance reviews and employee discipline and follows through with appropriate measures.
  5. Establishes goals for efficiency of services, and continually reviews and evaluates work best practices and outcomes. Establishes appropriate service and staffing levels; allocates resources accordingly.
  6. Monitors department budget, ensuring proper spending levels. Follows city purchasing policies.
  7. Responds to citizen inquiries or concerns regarding the Police Department.
  8. Establishes department goals and objectives, prepares department budget requests, monitors budget, and approves expenditures.
  9. Directs activities of department personnel.
  10. Attends City Council and other meetings. Prepares resolutions, ordinances, and reports for review by the City Administrator and action by the City Council.



  1. 8 years of related experience, 4 of which must be in a supervisory role.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in Police Science, Criminology, Law Enforcement, Management or related field.
  3. Passage of physical examination and test for ability to do the job.
  4. Passage of a psychological examination.
  5. Possession of a valid Oregon Driver’s License. Driving is a requirement of this position.
  6. Possession of a Management Certificate from Oregon DPSST with ability to receive an Executive Certificate within 1 year.
  7. Or any combination of education and experience that the City deems appropriate.


  1. A Master’s degree in Police Science, Criminology, Law Enforcement, Management or related field.
  2. Possession of an Executive Certificate from Oregon DPSST.