Police Chief Town of Tallulah Falls

Town of Tallulah Falls
November 26, 2018
How To Apply
Email, Mail or In-Person
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POSITION: Chief of Police, Town of Tallulah Falls, Georgia


STARTING SALARY: $35,000 to $40,000 DOQ

Chief law enforcement officer for the Town of Tallulah Falls, Georgia charged with direct oversight and control of Police Department, including budgets, inventory, and personnel, and other daily duties to include water system, road and other maintenance.

• Assist the Town Administrator with development of operational and capital budgets for department
• Inventory control of all necessary supplies needed for operation of department
• Hire (with approval of the Town Council), supervise, report, evaluate, and discipline department personnel
• Organize and conduct training of officers
• Develop and maintain department policies and standard operating procedures
• Prepare required reports and reporting forms
• Attend Town Council meetings and give reports as requested
• Develop patrol schedules and work assignments of patrol officers and provide schedule to Town Clerk
• Maintain accurate records on all police investigations
• Direct all police activities including patrols, complaint intakes, and investigations
• Perform all law enforcement functions including patrol, investigation, and interrogation
• Respond to fire, medical and rescue calls
• Develop and maintain cordial relationships with vendors, residents, Town employees, and elected officials.
• Serve as Town’s representative to various related boards and commissions with all required duties there associated
• Serve as Town’s public relations officer to the media for all police matters
• Maintain all training records and relevant certifications and licenses for department and provide copies to Town Clerk for personnel files
• Maintain Town’s water system including sampling and repairs.
• Maintain Town streets; including street signs and other repairs
• Mow grass along streets and on public property
• Remove snow from Town streets
• Use tractor and backhoe as necessary
• All duties as required by Town ordinances
• Other duties as assigned by the Town Council

• Strong crisis resolution ability to be able to resolve conflicts and disputes
• Ability to keep relevant certifications, licenses and all in-service requirements current
• Strong communication skills and ability to write and speak fluently in English
• Excellent knowledge of all relevant laws, including Town, State and Federal laws for efficient and effective enforcement
• Detailed knowledge of the geography of the Town and surrounding areas in Habersham and Rabun counties
• Strong ability to operate departmental vehicles and equipment
• Strong decision-making skills to be able to make the right decision quickly within established guidelines and protocols
• Strong ability to enforce rules and adhere to established guidelines and protocols
• Ability to read and comprehend operating and technical manuals
• Ability to communicate knowledge and experience in an effective manner during training
• Ability to obtain a Class 4 Water Operator License within one year
• Ability to meet physical requirements of police duty
• Ability to obtain Registered Volunteer Fire Fighter Certification within one year and maintain certification thereafter
• Knowledge of federal, state, and municipal criminal and traffic laws
• Ability to lift at least 50 pounds

• Valid Georgia driver’s license
• Graduate of Georgia Law Enforcement Academy
• POST Certified law enforcement officer current on all training requirements
• Two or four-year degree in law enforcement or criminal justice preferred
• Acceptable background check that may include a physical exam with drug screening, an in-depth background investigation, fingerprint/criminal history check via GCIC, driver’s license check via DDS, credit history check, a complete POST review, polygraph exam and psychological exam
• Minimum five years law enforcement experience with three years administrative experience preferred

• Report to Town Council
• Must reside within 8-miles of the Town’s city limits within six months of hire
• On call at all times for phone calls, back-up, and emergencies unless otherwise scheduled or approved
• Work flexible hours including some nights, early mornings, weekends, and holidays
• Duties may be hazardous and life threatening
• Perform duties in all weather conditions
• Bloodborne Pathogen Classification II: There may be exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. Employee will be required to take necessary training and maintain any required vaccinations, paid for by the Town of Tallulah Falls

Send a resume with a cover letter including reason for interest in position, may be submitted by:


Mail or in person:
Town of Tallulah Falls City Hall
Attn: Bill Goatcher
P.O. Box 56 255 Main Street
Tallulah Falls, GA. 30573

Resumes should include at least 3 professional references.


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