City of Forest Park
November 13, 2020
785 Forest Parkway, Forest Park GA, 30297
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Department: POLICE
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $68,637.13 - $115,310.38
Details: Send completed application packet and resume to: Any questions or concerns please contact the Human Resources Department @ 404.608.2347 Please note NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT.


Job Summary

The Deputy Police Chief reports to the Police Chief. This is technical, supervisory, and administrative law enforcement work responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Police Department which may include Administration, Patrol, Criminal Investigations and/or Support Services. Work involves the planning and supervising of personnel through subordinate officers to ensure the protection of life and property and the enforcement of laws and ordinances.

The following duties are normal for this position.  They are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.
• Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs including patrol, investigative, traffic, tactical operations, vehicle fleet maintenance, community policing, communications, administrative services, technical services, training, budget &, finance, building maintenance, records and identification;
• Monitors, reviews, and communicates the implementation phases of the Division’s strategic plans to ensure that long range goals and objectives are met.
• Recommends and administers policies and procedures; coordinates departmental functions and activities through discussion with subordinate personnel; reviews written reports and complaints; reviews division reports/schedule, annual budgets, and expenditures.
• Orders inspections of personnel, facilities, and equipment; periodically attends roll call; conducts unannounced vehicle inspections; reviews maintenance log of equipment.
• Monitors Division’s activity to ensure compliance to rules and policies for operational effectiveness.
• Directs and oversees personnel evaluations and disciplinary actions; reviews evaluations; recommends, trains, motivates, and evaluates law enforcement personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures.
• Plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the Division work plan; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns work activities, projects, and programs; monitors workflow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures.
• Conducts regular staff meetings to review progress, accomplishments, budgets, strategies, and plans for the Division.
• Manages and participates in the development and administration of the Police Department annual budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and
supplies; monitors approved expenditures.
• Develops and implements administrative policies and procedures; continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors work loss, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement and review.
• Represents the Department at various city, county, state, and federal meetings.
• Review and/or develop policies, take ownership of directives, and ensure the compliance thereof, monitor the activities/performance of subordinates.
• Assists the Police Chief with policy and procedure changes when necessary to improve efficiency and operation of department; writes standard operating procedures (SOP’s).
• Reviews and/or approves various personnel reports, forms, files, and records.
• Analyzes costs, reviews previous budgets, surveys facilities and equipment to estimate needs and assists in the preparation of the annual budget.
• Administers and monitors department expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget allocations.
• Reviews and analyzes crime data statistics; develops strategies to impact crime trends.
• Responds to major/critical incidents; requests additional personnel or resources as needed.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:
Requires a Bachelor's Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or a related field; ten (10) years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience within police operations, including at least 3 years in a police senior command position (rank of captain and above).
Special Qualifications:
Eligible to obtain or in current possession of a valid Georgia Basic Peace Officer Standard Training (P.O.S.T.) certification.
Eligible to obtain or in current possession of a valid Georgia driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledgeable of 21st century policing practices and trends.
• Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
• Knowledge of principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation; and so forth.
• Skill in managing large-scale and complex law enforcement operations.
• Skill in coordinating various departmental functions to ensure efficient services in a cost effective and timely fashion.
• Ability to recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient law enforcement services.
• 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 communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to evaluate, audit, and/or assess data using established criteria; ability to exercise discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.
• Ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others in coordinating activities of a project, program, or designated area of responsibility.
• Ability to operate and control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials requiring complex and rapid adjustments.
• Ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.

Supervisory Controls:  Works under the supervision of the Chief of Police.
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 operations of the Administrative, Criminal Investigative, Support Services and/or Operations Division within the Police Department.  Successful implementation of the work assures that all division functions are implemented in accordance with all laws, regulations, and ordinances.
Physical Demands: The work is sedentary which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.
Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
Speaking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
Visual Acuity: Have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading.

Work Environment: Work may be performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, fumes, hazardous materials, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim light, toxic agents, disease, pathogenic substances, violence, animal/wildlife attacks, animal/human bites, explosives, firearms, or rude/irate customers. Must be 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 majors, captains, lieutenants, sergeants, officers (non-supervisory) and/or support positions as assigned.

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