Chief of Police - City of
Company: Valdez International Corporation
Posted on: February 25, 2021
The City of Brandon seeks dedicated and qualified applicants for
the position of Chief of--Police--with the Brandon Police
Department. This position is-- responsible for the supervision and
oversight of police functions within the City of Brandon. Duties
involve the protection of life and property and the general
enforcement of laws and ordinances. The Chief of Police is
responsible for the training and assignment of all department
employees. The Chief is appointed by the Mayor and reports to the
City Administrator and City Council. --Essential functions include:
Direct all Police Department programs and operations.
- Plan, coordinate, implement, supervise and evaluate Police
- Ensure that the laws and ordinances are fully enforced in order
to protect and serve the public.
- Patrol and cover regular scheduled shifts, assist patrol
officers and other rank whenever necessary; respond to complaints,
arrest violators of legal requirements, report problems to
appropriate officials; control traffic and provide ambulance
assistance; provide varied assistance to citizens.
- Confer with staff to develop plans and programs in the area of
crime prevention, traffic safety and community relations.
- Direct the development and maintenance of systems, records and
legal documents that provide for the proper evaluation, control and
documentation of Police Department operations.
- Attend seminars, training, special conferences and meetings to
keep abreast of current trends in the field of law
- Gather, analyze and interpret statistical reports to achieve
more effective deployment of officers, reduce the crime rate and
traffic accidents; assign officers to special investigations as the
needs arise for their specific skills. Supervise all Police
Department personnel, directly or indirectly.
- Prepare and implement work schedules.
- Assure that personnel are assigned to shifts or working units
which provide optimum effectiveness in terms of current situations
and circumstances governing deployment.
- Oversee, approve, schedule and record all training and
development of Police Department personnel per Department needs and
- Review and evaluate the work of subordinates. Assure that all
subordinates comply with departmental policies and procedures; make
hiring recommendations; evaluate job performance and recommend
other personnel actions; make or review discipline decisions;
investigate complaints against employees; handle grievances;
maintain departmental discipline and general behavior of other
officers. Develop and implement annual Police Department budget as
directed by City.
- Manage and implement the Police Department's budget.
- Assure sound fiscal management within the Police
- Identify and recommend grant sources to City Administrator and
Council; submit grant applications under the direction of City
Administrator and Council.
- Assess departmental needs and recommend purchases of new or
replacement equipment; purchase equipment and supplies consistent
with the budget in accordance with procedures developed by the City
Administrator and Council, including preparation of bid
specifications. Communicate effectively with City Administrator,
Mayor, Council, other department heads, department personnel, other
law enforcement and safety officials and organizations, and the
- Maintain positive public relations program with residents,
community, business representatives and the public.
- Represent the Police Department in a variety of local, county,
state and other meetings. Work collaboratively with other law
enforcement agencies to ensure consistent and comprehensive
services to the citizens of Brandon.
- Attend Council meetings as and when requested by City
Administrator, Mayor or Council; prepare and submit monthly and
end-of-year reports to City Administrator and Council regarding the
Police Department; prepare a variety of other reports as
appropriate. QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
- Experience in modern police work with progressively responsible
experience in a variety of police functions, including supervisory
- Graduation from college or university with a bachelor's degree
in criminal justice and a minimum of six years' progressively
responsible experience in law enforcement including management and
supervision, or any such combination of education, experience, and
training as may be acceptable to the hiring authority.
- Must meet South Dakota minimum state standards for employment
as a law enforcement officer.
- Knowledge of scientific methods of crime prevention, detection
and criminal identification.
- Ability to perform duties by establishing and maintaining
effective working relationships with other personnel and the
- Must have effective communications skills
- Must be efficient at use of computer, as well as office and
- Must have a valid South Dakota Driver's License
- Must submit to a comprehensive background check, including drug
- Must be able to meet all of the physical requirements of a
police officer EXAMPLES OF WORK:
- Supervise the enforcement of traffic and safety regulations and
programs of crime prevention and detection.
- Assist the City Administrator in controlling the expenditures
of departmental appropriations and in preparing annual budget
estimate of needs.
- Formulate policies and regulations governing activities of the
- Cooperate with local, state and federal officers in the
apprehension and detection of wanted persons, and with other
enforcement agencies where activities of the department are
- Answer calls and complaints involving violations of law,
requests for public service, and investigation of accidents.
- Patrol the City, make arrests as needed, serve criminal process
including warrants and subpoenas, keep records and make reports of
- Maintain an accurate inventory of all property of the
- Supervise the maintenance of all equipment and vehicles of the
- Such other duties and functions as are necessary or incidental
to proper performance of the office. Additional Requirements
- Subject to pre-employment, random, post-accident and for-cause
- Pre-employment screening may also include comprehensive
background check, psychological assessment, criminal history,
driving record and physical The City of Brandon is an Equal
Opportunity Employer Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled
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