Police Chief

Sweet Home, OR
City of Sweet Home

$96,408.00 – $112,764.00 Annually

The City of Sweet Home values trustworthy employees with a positive attitude who are willing to offer great service, are committed to customer satisfaction and actively support and uphold the City’s mission and values. Professionalism, tact, and strong interpersonal skills are important to be an effective and efficient team member. Day to day responsibilities are unique to each role but contribute to a common direction and a collaborative work environment. Regular attendance is essential for continuity, productivity, and success. Practicing good judgement which exemplifies integrity is essential. Employees are to be responsible and accountable for their work and treat others in a respective and supportive manner. The City encourages employees to develop themselves professionally and personally.

Chief of Police will manage the City’s Police Department. The primary responsibility of a Director-level position at the City of Sweet Home is to serve as one of six senior counselors and assistants to the City Manager. Sweet Home strives for a highly integrated senior staff, where mutual support, advice, and collaboration cross all departments. The position will work closely with the City Manager and other members of the Executive Team to provide businesses, community organizations, and citizens with information, guidance, and support to achieve their goals. The Chief of Police must reside within five (5) air miles of the Police Department

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: The duties listed here are intended for illustration. The omission of any assignment does not exclude it from the position.

  • Oversees the City’s police services.
  • Develops, plans and implements police department goals, objectives, rules, regulations and work methods that comply with federal, state and local laws and in response to assessment of community needs.
  • Provides input in the legislative process on matters related to law enforcement and public safety.
  • Coordinates law enforcement activities with activities of other departments and law enforcement agencies.
  • Responds to complaints and inquiries regarding department operations and policies.
  • Directs the selection, supervision, training, development and discipline of department personnel.
  • Supervises and participates in the development and administration of the police department budget.
  • Provides consultation and staff assistance to the City Manager, City Council and other governmental officials.
  • Coordinates, administers, and monitors police activities, personnel and programs.
  • Establishes appropriate service and staffing levels within policy guidelines.
  • Directs investigation of citizen complaints regarding officer misconduct or other alleged wrongdoing.
  • Meets with a variety of community organizations to promote department activities and develop positive community relations.
  • Participates in professional organizations and on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events and commands force during emergencies such as fires and riots.

Other duties as assigned

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Knowledge of: Knowledge of office procedures, including effective filing and accurate record keeping. CAD Contact Management systems. Justice Law Enforcement Suite Database software. Use of firearms and other modern police equipment. Laws, ordinances, and regulations affecting the work of the department.

Supplemental information

Ability to: Exercise independent judgment within established procedures. Apply policies and procedures. Comprehend and interpret laws, regulations, and rules. Effectively communicate clearly, tactfully, and courteously. Demonstrate strong organizational skills and strict attention to detail and process. Use database, calendar, word-processing, and other organizational office computer software effectively. Prepare and monitor budget. Supervise, train and evaluate personnel. Communicate effectively and professionally with diverse audiences, including the public, the Council, and City personnel at all levels.