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Police Chief

Department / Agency:

City of Adel

Closing Date:

February 28, 2025


Sonya B. Philpot

submit resume to:

via email to [email protected]


(515) 993-6723


112 N. Parrish Ave, Adel, GA 31620


Job Title: Police Chief
Department: Police
Reports to: City Manager
Date: 2009
FSLA Status: _Exempt _Nonexempt

Job Summary: This position is responsible for all policies and operations, for enforcing all laws and
ordinances, and for the protection of life and property within the city.

Essential Functions:
*Plans, directs, coordinates, and oversees department operations including enforcement operations
directed toward crime reduction.
*Develops and administers the departmental budget.
*Makes personnel/employment decisions regarding matters of policy, operations, discipline, and
*Develops, evaluates, and enforces policies and procedures for departmental personnel.
*Develops and monitors a risk management plan to limit potential liability to the city.
*Meets with community and elected officials.
*Conducts personal research and training for professional development.

Minimum Job Requirements:
*Basic Peace Officer training
*P.O.S.T. Certified Police Officer
*Valid Georgia driver's license
*Excellent oral and written communications skills
*Knowledge of risk management in law enforcement
*Proficiency with small arms
*Knowledge of supervision, management and human recourse management principles
*Knowledge of budget preparation
*Knowledge of firearms, police radios, and various emergency equipment
*Knowledge of constitutional guidelines, federal and state criminal laws, traffic laws, and local ordinances.
*Skill in public speaking
* Experience sufficient to understand the objectives and activities of all subunits in the department, usually associated with seven years experience in successively responsible law enforcement positions.
*Knowledge of and competence in law enforcement and criminal justice commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to law enforcement.

Physical Demands:
This work requires frequent standing, walking, sitting carrying, pushing pulling, crawling and balancing; as well as occasional climbing, kneeling and crouching. The employee must be able to restrain individuals, and lift objects of varying weights.

Work Environment:
This work is performed in an office and outside in hot or cold temperatures and inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases, and to life threatening situations.

To Apply:
Applicants should apply via email to Sonya B. Philpot, Human Resources Director, at [email protected]
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 1530, Adel, GA  31620