The City of Perry Police Department has distinguished itself by advancing innovative and responsive public safety initiatives in partnership with the community. Through a grassroots approach that emphasizes relationship-building and trust, Perry's officers have helped establish a safe and prosperous community in the heart of Georgia. The department continues to protect and promote the City's historic, high quality of life for its citizens - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The City is searching for an experienced candidate who is committed to:
- Developing a highly competent, inclusive team of public safety professionals;
- Advancing a flexible, responsive, and innovative method of community oriented policing;
- Building trust, understanding, and collaborative partnerships within the community;
- Leveraging new information, ideas, and resources to improve the qualify of life for Perry residents and visitors
POSITION OPENING: 23-06
- Post Dates: July 8 – September 6, 2022
- Classification Title: Chief of Police
- Salary Range: $95,500 – $141,400
- Location: Perry Police Department
- Term of Appointment: Regular/full-time
- Probationary Period: 12 months
The Chief of Police is a highly responsible position tasked with planning, administering, managing, and evaluating the Perry Police Department’s law enforcement activities and related functions. The incumbent provides the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager with operational and policy options to promote more effective delivery of services to the public, with the goal of advancing the quality of life and public safety for Perry residents and visitors. The candidate selected for this position serves as the spokesperson for the department and collaborates with a variety of community stakeholders, organizations, and the public to advance public safety initiatives in line with the City’s Strategic Plan and the expectations of Mayor and Council.
- Effectively perform the duties, requirements, and functions of the chief law enforcement officer of the City.
- Direct the programs, operations, and services of the Perry Police Department.
- Perform strategic planning and establish department goals and objectives to meet Mayor/Council, department, and community goals and objectives.
- Develop and monitor programs and policies to ensure effective communication within the department.
- Develop and monitor effective succession planning process for department.
- Research, evaluate, recommend, and implement emerging technology to provide for effective law enforcement.
- Interact effectively with City leadership, the community, and all public safety partners to ensure optimal working relationships.
- Oversee preparation and administration of the annual operating and capital budget; operate in accordance with City policies and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:
- Knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, and techniques.
- Knowledge of best management practices.
- Ability to effectively communicate with diverse groups of employees, partners, and citizen groups.
- Basic knowledge of governmental financial and human relations practices.
- Knowledge of State criminal laws, policies, and practices.
- Ability to effectively communicate with policy makers, upper management, staff, media, external agencies, community groups and individual citizens.
- Knowledge of strategic planning processes and program evaluation.
- Ability to improve and adjust operations based on legal, financial and/or policy challenges.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND/OR EXERCISED:
- The incumbent serves at the pleasure of Mayor and Council. Routine supervisory responsibilities, including performance evaluation, are fulfilled by the City Manager.
- The incumbent is responsible for direct and indirect supervision of department employees.
Class E criteria job demand.
Mixture of office and field work. Nights and weekends are required as situations warrant.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to publicly present issues and address media in emotional, confrontational, and unplanned situations.
- Bachelor of Science or Arts degree from an accredited college or university; Criminal Justice or Business Management degree given preference.
- Master’s degree in Public Administration or Criminal Justice preferred.
- At least ten years of experience in law enforcement.
- History of progressive responsibilities; at least five years of supervisory experience.
- History of innovative/creative program initiatives.
This position requires pre-employment, post accident, and random drug screening.
THE CITY OF PERRY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND A CERTIFIED DRUG FREE WORKPLACE