Clarkston Police


Assistant Chief

Department / Agency:

City of Clarkston

Closing Date:

March 29, 2024


Tomika R. Mitchell

submit resume to:


(404) 292-9465


3921 Church St., Clarkston, GA 30021



  • To support the vision, mission and guiding principles of the City of Clarkston.
  • While performing any procedure, all employees and contract personnel must observe applicable Safety, Health, and Environmental rules and guidelines. The use of appropriate personal protective equipment is required.
  • Attend and participate in training opportunities and seminars relevant to this position.
  • Adhere to appropriate company operating procedures, benefit rules, employment, and safety policies/practices.

This position is responsible for supervisory and administrative law enforcement work responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the operations of the Police Department, to include Criminal Investigations and Uniform Patrol.  Work involves the planning of personnel assignments and supervision of personnel through subordinate officers to ensure the protection of life and property and the enforcement of laws and ordinances.  Work requires discretion and judgment in interpreting departmental policies, laws and ordinances in evaluating the effectiveness of subordinates.  This position participates in all difficult police situations and exercises supervision over subordinate employees following standard procedures.  Work is performed under the direction of the Police Chief.



  • Supervises the work of sworn officers and non-sworn personnel; ensures the scheduling of duty assignments to ensure minimum staffing and appropriate coverage; monitors officers at work to ensure operations are conducted in accordance with departmental policies; ensures officers are properly trained; reviews and evaluates officer performance; approves all leave requests.
  • Assists the Police Chief in developing long range goals and objectives; ensures goals and objectives are met; maintains a comprehensive knowledge of department rules, regulations, policies and procedures to ensure assigned personnel comply; interprets same for subordinates when necessary.
  • Ensures subordinate personnel are fit for duty; instructs and advises personnel in their work and in practices and procedures to be followed; implements disciplinary action as needed.
  • Performs public relations duties; represents the department at meetings and other functions; speaks on a variety of law enforcement topics to civic, neighborhood, places of worship and school groups and at professional meetings and conferences.
  • Assists the Police Chief in preparing and implementing policy and procedure changes when necessary to improve efficiency and operation of the division.
  • Evaluates employee performance; reviews daily incident reports to evaluate officers’ performance and determine crime trends; and develops strategies for dealing with specific crime problems.
  • Conducts internal investigations as necessary.
  • Receives and responds to requests for information and complaints from the public regarding services, operations and polices of the department.
  • Establishes lines of communication within the department, outside departments and agencies as required to maintain an effective working relationship to better serve the community.
  • Supervises the preparation and ensures the accuracy and completeness of daily, special and periodic reports.
  • Prepares budget requests; monitors budget expenditures throughout the year.
  • Performs other related duties as required.



  • Knowledge of procedures, methods and techniques in law enforcement patrol, traffic control, crime prevention, investigations, apprehension, criminal process and arrest;
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of search and seizure and preservation and presentation of evidence;
  • Knowledge of principles of personnel management, city budget preparation and administration;
  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations;
  • Knowledge of principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation;
  • Knowledge of geography of City;
  • Skill in coordinating various departmental functions to insure efficient services in a cost effective and timely fashion;
  • Skill in the proper use and care of firearms;
  • Skill in oral and written communication;
  • Ability to recommend and implement goals, objectives and practices for providing effective and efficient law enforcement services;
  • Ability to serve in a law enforcement capacity in a responsible and effective manner, often under difficult and stressful situations;
  • Ability to observe accurately and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents and places;
  • Ability to manage, direct and coordinate the work of supervisory and sworn personnel;
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports;
  • Ability to interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including City and other government officials, community groups and the general public.


Supervisory Controls:  The Assistant Chief assigns work in terms of departmental goals and objectives.  The work is reviewed through conferences, reports and observation of activities.

Guidelines:  Guidelines include Federal and State laws, criminal and traffic laws, City ordinances, City policies and procedures, departmental policies and procedures and court decisions.  Interpretation of guidelines requires expertise and judgment.

Complexity:  This position is responsible for broad administrative duties and daily operations. These responsibilities require collecting data, analyzing results and implementing a plan to reduce criminal activity.  Such duties require much attention to detail and resourcefulness.

Scope and Effect: The purpose of this position is to direct the Police Department by planning, managing and coordinating the operations of Department, to include Criminal Investigations and Uniform Patrol.  Successful implementation of the work assures that all division functions are implemented in accordance with all laws, regulations and ordinances.

Personal Contacts: Contacts are typically with co-workers, subordinates, other law enforcement and public safety agencies, city employees, attorneys, judges and the general public.

Purpose of Contacts: Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems and provide services.

Physical Demands: Work is sedentary in the office environment.  Fieldwork may subject incumbent to extended periods of physical and mental exertion under highly stressful conditions.  The employee must be able to load, unload, aim and operate firearms.  The individual must have correctable hearing, visual and speaking abilities to perform assigned duties.

Work Environment:  Work is performed either in an office environment or in a variety of field and office settings and may require exposure to dangerous and life-threatening situations. Must be willing to carry a firearm on and off the job; mentally and physically capable of taking the life of another, if justified; willing to work any hour of the day or night (shift work), overtime, weekends, on call and holidays; work at any location in the City and travel on specific assignments.

Supervisory and Management Responsibility:  Exercises supervision over the Sergeants, Corporals, Investigators, Police Officers and support positions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in political science, criminology, criminal justice or related field preferred; a minimum of ten (10) years of law enforcement experience including a minimum of five (5) years in a supervisory position; Certified Peace Officer under regulations of Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.); equivalent combination of education and experience.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to the City Clerk, Tomika R. Mitchell at [email protected].