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Police Chief

Four year degree from an accredited college or university in Law Enforcement, Public Administration, Business Administration
or related field. Masters degree preferred. Ten years of progressively responsible law enforcement related work experience that includes six years of supervisory and managerial experience at the command level  of the organization in order to effectively lead and manage the operations of the department. Experience in community policing. FBI National Academy or equivalent preferred. CLEET certification or must meet State law enforcement certification requirements. Must possess or obtain a valid state driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record. Knowledge of law enforcement, criminal justice and public administration practices, theories, management, legislation and research. Administrative
principles and practices, including goal setting and program budget development and implementation. To view complete job announcement, click on job title. For your convenience we have attached the application and supporting documents below, please print ALL documents and return to our office in person or mail to: Human Resources, 201 West Gray Bldg C, Norman, OK 73069

Posting Information
Department: 
Police - Administration
Location: 
201 - B West Gray
Shift: 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or as required.
Salary: 
$106,212 - $151,229 Annually
Date Posted: 
Mon, 07/29/2019 - 8:00am
Closing Date: 
Fri, 08/23/2019 - 5:00pm
Job Description
Duties: 
Coordinates and monitors departmental activities to ensure directives are carried through to a successful completion. Plans, implements and monitors departmental budget, training programs, recruitment and selection of personnel, policies and procedures, and general orders. Reviews all police activity to include emergency calls, investigations, citizen complaints and inquiries, and commendations. Reviews incoming correspondence from citizens, other law enforcement agencies, and court directives. Establishes short and long term goals. Monitors and redirects efforts to achieve work programs and goals. Directs the organization of new programs. Makes decisions regarding policy, procedure and internal personnel issues. Plans, develops and directs community partnerships, proactive problem solving, and agency alignment of management practices, structure, personnel, and information systems to support community policing. Meets with news media, community organizations, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and officials, general public, and police personnel in order to exchange information on a variety of subjects. Actively participates in community activities. Solicits citizen input on police issues and represents the department within the community. Participates in the management team of the city government involving the manager and other department heads. Participates in state and national professional organizations and multi-jurisdictional law enforcement activities. Performs labor relations activities involving accurate and consistent contract administration and administration of the grievance and discipline process. Performs other related work as required.
Working Conditions: 
Occasional exposure for up to 10% of work time to hazardous situations which involve armed or physically violent persons, or interviewing mentally or emotionally disturbed persons.
Job Requirements
Education and Experience: 
Four year degree from an accredited college or university in Law Enforcement, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field. Masters degree preferred. Ten years of progressively responsible law enforcement related work experience that includes six years of supervisory and managerial experience at the command level of the organization in order to effectively lead and manage the operations of the department. Experience in community policing. FBI National Academy or equivalent preferred.
Knowledge: 
Law enforcement, criminal justice and public administration practices, theories, management, legislation and research as normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Police Science, Law Enforcement, Administration of Justice, or equivalent years of training and experience. Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting and program budget development and implementation. Administration of staff and activities, either directly or through subordinate supervision. Community policing strategy and philosophy. Applicable state, federal and local laws, rules and regulations. Labor laws and Personnel Management. Investigative techniques, practices and procedures in specialized areas.
Skills: 
Advanced analytical skills necessary to evaluate delivery of law enforcement and investigative services critically; respond to deficiencies by identifying and implementing appropriate corrective actions; develop and administer sound policies, procedures and budgets; and, organize and oversee the work of others. An advanced level of interpersonal skills necessary in order to provide effective leadership to subordinate personnel as well as to develop cooperative working relationships with employees, senior management, elected officials and vendors supplying goods or services to the jurisdiction. An advanced level of communication skills necessary in order to communicate at all levels and relate effectively to all members of the community. Planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing and evaluating the work of staff. Selecting and motivating staff and providing for their training and professional development. Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials. Applying and interpreting statutes, laws and ordinances. Public relations and public speaking. Planning, developing, and implementing community partnerships, proactive problem solving, and agency alignment in order to support community policing.
License and/or Certification: 
CLEET certification or must meet State law enforcement certification requirements. Must possess or obtain a valid state driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record.
Mental & Physical: 
Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance. Significant ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail in reviewing, preparing and presenting budgets, reading and writing reports, or representing departments at in-house or outside public meetings.
Additional Information: 

Selected applicant must pass background investigation,
polygraph, psychological test, physical examination and drug screen.