Police Chief

Upper Arlington, OH
Upper Arlington Police Department
Salary: $42.83-$59.96 Hourly

Under administrative direction of the City Manager, plans, directs, organizes, and administers the operations and staff of the Police Department.

All Police Chief applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at https://thenovakconsultinggroup.com/jobs. Applicants first complete a brief online form and then are prompted to provide one document (Word or PDF) that includes a cover letter and resume. Applicants are subject to Ohio’s public information laws. This position is open until filled with first review of applications on November 9, 2018.

$42.83 – $59.96 Hourly


1. Supervises assigned staff (e.g., recommends and develops policy; interviews applicants; recommends hiring, rewards, discipline, and firing; leads, motivates, collaborates, empowers, rewards, coaches, and praises; trains and instructs employees; assigns and directs work; appraises and evaluates performance; addresses complaints and resolves problems); directs the day-to-day operations; provides overall direction of the operational and developmental phases of the department; provides strategic guidance and direction regarding ongoing short, medium, and long-range planning; develops and recommends operating budget for the department annually; monitors and administers approved budget, oversees all administrative and fiscal activity including approval of payroll, overtime, and final approval for all employee leave requests, except where the City Manager has final authority, (e.g., leave without pay); ensures department meets CALEA standards; administers collective bargaining agreement and participates in applicable labor relation activities.
2. Serves as a mentor and coach to subordinates on all issues (e.g., career development); conducts inquiries into complaints of misconduct in the performance of duty by a division member; takes steps to correct problems as outlined in divisional procedures; maintains ethical and professional standard of conduct of police division employees.
3. In collaboration with the Fire Chief, develops and implements plans for major disaster and emergency situations.
4. Directs patrol, investigative, and other law enforcement activities such as enforcing laws, protecting citizens and their property, responding to requests for assistance, administering first aid, conducting searches, arresting suspects, etc.
5. Establishes and maintains partnerships with external agencies (e.g., County EMA, Sheriff's Office, etc.); develops and maintains media relations (e.g., local newspapers; TV Stations; local, state-wide, and nation-wide associations; etc.); attends community events; serves as liaison to the public; promotes public understanding and acceptance of divisional policies and procedures through frequent interaction with citizens and/or groups; treats all persons in a civil manner and takes such action to assure the protection of their civil rights.
6. Attends and participates in staff meetings, city council meetings, and meetings with the City Manager; completes required forms and paperwork, prepares work program and reports work progress periodically.
7. Maintains licenses and certifications as required, if any.
8. Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
9. Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.


QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field (preferred) and six (6) or more years of progressively responsible experience; or any combination of training, education, or experience which provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Completion of Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Course; Annual Weapons certification; valid State of Ohio Driver's License and the ability to maintain insurability under the City's vehicle insurance policy.