Police Chief

El Dorado, KS
El Dorado Police Department

The Police Chief provides leadership and direction to the El Dorado Police Department to facilitate the enforcement of applicable state laws and local ordinances for the protection of life and property.

The Police Chief serves as the primary liaison between the Police Department and the community, and works to build relationships throughout the community and especially with community stakeholders groups. The position supervises all aspects of the Police Department’s operational activities, including training, regulatory compliance, personnel selection and promotion, disciplinary actions, grant administration, budget planning, and financial management.

The Police Chief reports directly to the City Manager and is classified as an exempt position.

 

Salary

$70,138.00.

Closing

December 21, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST

Responsibilities:

• Facilitates enforcement of applicable state laws and local ordinances for protection of life and property.

• Serves as the primary liaison between the Police Department and community and works to build
relationships throughout the community and especially with community stakeholders groups and
underserved/underrepresented populations. Maintains a highly visible presence within the community
and remains accessible to citizens. Promotes a community policing philosophy within the department.
Works with the public in a professional and courteous manner and holds the department to the same
professional standards of conduct.

• Supervises all aspects of the Police Department’s operational activities, including training, regulatory
compliance, personnel selection and promotion, disciplinary actions, grant administration, budget
planning, and financial management.

• Frequently engages and builds a professional relationship with community partners, such as the Butler
County Attorney’s Office, Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Tri-County CASA, Inc., South Central Kansas
Mental Health, Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital.

• Oversees a complaint review process by assigning internal investigations and determines appropriate
remedial or disciplinary actions based on findings from such investigations.

• Prepares periodic written reports to the City Manager summarizing department’s activities, analyzing
community trends, and providing policy analysis on topics affecting the department. Conducts weekly
department briefs with the City Manager to keep management informed of department activities and
trends. Responds to requests from the City Manager in an accurate, complete, and timely manner.
Shares in frequent communication with management and the governing body.

• Establishes and exemplifies high standards of excellence for professional conduct and personal and
professional integrity. Adheres to the Code of Ethics of the International Association of Police Chiefs
(IACP). Models ethical decision-making and advocates for professionalism, integrity, accountability.

Experience requirements:

• Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in law enforcement, political science, public administration, or a closely related field, and ten years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal police work, to include demonstrated experience in an administrative and management/command capacity.
• Master’s degree in a closely related field or completion of an advanced law enforcement training program, such as the Southern Police Institute, FBI National Academy, State Law Enforcement Command Academy, or equivalent is preferred.
• The City Manager may consider years of professional experience as an equivalent to a formal, post-secondary education at his or her discretion.
• The candidate must be in possession of, or have the ability to obtain, a valid Kansas driver’s license and within one year of hire, an appropriate certification as a peace officer in the State of Kansas.
• Must pass an extensive background check and post-offer physical and drug screening. Individuals in this position must not have had any prior felony convictions, even if expunged from the individual’s record.