Police Commander

Federal Heights, CO
Federal Heights Police Department

Salary: $88,823.00 – $123,154.00 Annually.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

Under general direction, manages the day-to-day activities of an assigned shift, performing supervisory and administrative police duties for the Federal Heights Police Department.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates and manages the organization, staffing, training, operational activities, programs, functions, and services for an assigned shift. Coordinates assigned services and activities with other shifts, divisions, and outside agencies. Performs patrol field supervisor duties, advising and reviewing work of subordinates. Responds to calls for service as needed, including intervening in disputes, investigating cases, writing reports, issuing citations, and making arrests. Testifies in court as required.
  • Supervises and directs the activities of assigned staff; makes recommendations regarding hiring, discipline, termination or advancement. Schedules employees, assigns work, and monitors progress; guides, trains and develops employees in the accomplishment of their duties and professional growth; writes and conducts annual evaluations. Reviews and approves reports and other paperwork prepared by subordinates, such as incident reports, summonses, search and arrest warrants.
  • Provides briefings to staff on regular basis to provide information on current issues. Provides general supervision to special units or teams such as grants administration, firing range, SWAT, Internal Affairs, defensive tactics, field operations, or school resource officers. Reviews, prepares, and approves a wide variety of related reports or studies. Assists with development of department operating policies and procedures.
  • Prepares written communications, reports and statistics. Assists with development of division’s budget, goals, objectives, and work plan; assists in procurement and acquisition of goods. Ensures that various law enforcement operating procedures and guidelines are followed. Identifies organizational conditions that may contribute to misconduct, liability, or inefficiency. Communicates information between line employees and command staff.
  • Responds to citizen complaints and/or inquiries concerning department operations. Investigates and responds to inquiries on department member actions or conduct. Prepares documentation of activities performed. Supervises the handling of high risk or sensitive incidents and cases. Attends citizen meetings when necessary to represent Federal Heights Police Department. Serves as commander in absence of Captain.


  • Certified Colorado Peace Officer.
  • Five years’ experience at the rank of Police Sergeant.
  • An Associate’s degrees or able to obtain an Associate’s degree within three years of hire.
  • A bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience and education can be substituted for other requirements.
  • Physical fitness to perform the functions of the job.
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License and good driving record.