The City of South Fulton is the newest and 5th Largest City in the State of Georgia. Home to more than 100,000 residents, made up of suburban and rural communities with burgeoning retail districts. South Fulton is situated South of Downtown Atlanta, near the Hartsfield Jackson Airport and Charlie Brown Regional Airports. The newly established Police Department is seeking a strong leader in an experienced Police Chief with the ability to work with an existing team as well as build and develop a new one.
The purpose of the Police Chief role is to oversee, plan and direct operations, activities and staff of the Police Department.
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff: develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate.
Recommends selection, promotion, discharge, and other appropriate personnel actions; makes recommendations to the City Manager for appointment, promotion, and dismissal of officers and civilian personnel.
Ensures departmental compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
Ensures proper enforcement of all applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations (both traffic and criminal) in order to protect life and property, prevent crime, and promote security.
Consults with City administration, Mayor, City Council Members, and other officials as needed to review department operations/activities, review/resolve problems, receive advice/direction, and provide recommendations; reports all major incidents to City administration and Mayor; makes presentations to Mayor and City Council.
Develops long and short term goals, plans, and objectives for the department; researches, assesses and meets current and future community law enforcement needs through workforce deployment, equipment use, and community relations programs.
Develops, implements, and updates department policies and procedures; formulates and develops work methods and practices, policies, standard operating procedures, training programs, and general orders; monitors implementation of departmental rules and regulations; updates departmental guidelines according to federal, state, or local legislation; oversees training programs.
Develops and implements departmental budget; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget; coordinates with division staff members regarding division budgets; prepares projected capital expenditure requests; approves expenditures in compliance with approved budget; seeks and applies for grants.
Oversees, directs, assigns or conducts criminal investigations; provides consultation and professional or technical expertise on major investigations; participates in court activities; testifies in judicial proceedings, as needed.
Responds to all major/critical incidents; requests and directs additional emergency personnel, other divisions, departments, outside agencies, or others as needed.
Creates/maintains positive public relations with the general public and represents the City at various functions; attends City Council meetings and various other meetings; attends City ceremonies, dedications, and other events;; makes speeches or presentations to schools, civic groups, and community organizations; provides education and information to the public on laws, law enforcement, crime prevention, drug abuse, and related issues.
Responds to complaints and questions related to law enforcement issues and activities; mediates disputes; provides information, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution.
Performs other department administrative functions; drafts official correspondence; generates required reports; approves all departmental training; reviews leave requests and accruals; reviews/approves all performance ratings; approves all department travel; reviews/distributes case laws; makes written recommendations regarding traffic, streets, or other issues.
Compiles and/or monitors various administrative and/or statistical data; performs research; makes applicable calculations; analyzes data and identifies trends; prepares/generates reports and maintains records.
Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable policies, procedures, regulations, codes, and criminal/civil case law; maintains an awareness of new technology, products, trends, and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops, seminars, and training sessions as appropriate.
Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation, including budget and financial documents, training requests and records, personnel forms and documents, case files and crime reports, etc.; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation, including statistical reports, annual reports, budget documents and reports, purchase requests, schedules, performance evaluations, etc.; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.
Operates or oversees the operation and use of various equipment associated with law enforcement in order to complete work assignments: operates and maintains police vehicle, emergency vehicles, firearms, radio/communications equipment, audio/visual equipment or other equipment; operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, Internet, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.
Communicates with City administration and officials, officers, employees, other departments, other law enforcement agencies, the media, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Additional Functions: Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or related field; supplemented by ten years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement to include management/ command level experience of at least five (5) years; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Master's degree and Advanced Law Enforcement Training are preferred.
Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certification; Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all City or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.
City of South Fulton is an Equal Opportunity and Equal Access Employer Encouraging Diversity.