Assistant Police Chief

Chatham County Government Published: August 27, 2017
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DEPARTMENT:              Police

SALARY RANGE:           $82,510 – $132,016

APPLY BY:                        Until Filled

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Chatham County Police Chief, this management position assists in the planning, organizing, and directing the administration and operations of the Chatham County Police Department. Ensures the protection of life and the maintenance of law and order for unincorporated County residents. Enforces all law enforcement related local, State, and Federal laws in coordination with surrounding jurisdictions and law enforcement entities. Facilitates the provision of efficient and effective public safety measures. Plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates the work of Department personnel in implementing the expressed goals, policies, and directives of the County Police Department and Board of Commissioners. Monitors the work of all County Police law enforcement personnel. Advises subordinates on current problems, instructions, outline of policies, and other matters of importance affecting daily operations. Participates in the fiscal administration of the Police Department budget, including monitoring expenditures, approving materials, equipment and supplies, approving specifications for major expenditures, and analyzing personnel needs for the Department. Develops solutions and makes recommendations on appropriate courses of action necessary to address deficiencies. Assists with effective professional liaison between the County Police Department and the general public. Acts in the absence of the Police Chief as a spokesperson for the Police Department to the media, and at a variety of public relations activities. Assists in the evaluation of major incidents or situations, and in the determination of the necessary action to ensure an efficient and expedient resolution. Makes hiring and other personnel decisions. Coordinates activities with other law enforcement and public service agencies, including participating in high profile or complex investigations as necessary. Reviews criminal activity data and trends. Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others accurately informed concerning work progress. Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and other materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments. Responds to citizens’ questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner. Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities. Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration, Social Science or closely related field; supplemented by a minimum of (five) 5 years responsible law enforcement experience in a senior level rank position. At least (five) 5 years responsible administrative/supervisory or management level experience involving the administration and management of a comprehensive law enforcement program; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Must possess comprehensive knowledge of Federal, State, and County laws, policies, procedures and practices governing police activities, operations, and community law enforcement, including all related criminal and civil laws and ordinances. Possess extensive knowledge of crime prevention and law enforcement. Possess knowledge of policies, procedures, and practices of the governmental budgetary process. Ability to plan and direct the management of effective law enforcement activities. Ability to demonstrate integrity, ingenuity, inventiveness and strength of character in the performance of assigned tasks. Possess effective oral and written communication skills.

Special Requirements: Current Georgia Peace Officer Certification or current out-of-state certification; or the ability to obtain certification in one (1) year. Completion of a law enforcement executive level training program, such as the Southern Police Institute, the National Academy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College is preferred.

Note: During emergencies and disasters affecting Chatham County, you may be required to report to work as part of a disaster operations team.

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