Police Chief

Athens, TX
City of Athens

Job Summary

The Police Chief, as the Chief Executive Office of the Athens Police Department, shall possess final authority in all matters of policy, operations, and discipline. The Police Chief shall also be responsible for the efficient allocation of resources, personnel and materials provided to the department by Athens City Council through the budgetary process. The ideal candidate shall exercise all the lawful powers of the office in assuring that these responsibilities are met and shall issue such orders as are necessary to ensure the effective performance of the department.

Essential Job Functions

Essential functions may include any of the following representative duties. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Must have and maintain a valid Texas Driver’s License. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driving record. Punctuality and regular attendance are required. Must satisfactorily complete a one-year probation period. Civil Service experience preferred.

To qualify for appointment to this position, an individual must meet the requirements for appointment as stated in the Fireman’s and Policeman’s Civil Service Law and the City of Athens Local Civil Service Rules.

The above job description has been reviewed with the employee and specific duties and responsibilities were explained. It was also explained that all questions concerning duties, responsibilities, working conditions, hour, etc., should be directed to the immediate supervisor.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Management, or fifteen years of experience in a municipal, county or regional police agency or equivalent is required. A minimum of three years administrative supervisory experience in the role of Assistant Chief or higher is required. Must be certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement or TCOLE at the advanced level or higher (Master level preferred).