A completed City of Davis online application must be submitted to be considered for this position. Paper applications will not be accepted. The Final Filing Date is May 14, 2019.
DEFINITION Directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of the Police Department; serves as second in command to the Police Chief; oversees the day-to-day operations of a bureau and/or divisions in the Police Department; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Police Chief. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This position is an executive management level position responsible for supervising/managing staff, planning, developing and administering the budget, and directing the day-to-day operations of a bureau and/or divisions of the Police Department. This classification is distinguished from the next lower sworn classification of Lieutenant in that the Deputy Police Chief has responsibility for the activities and operations of the Police Department that includes the supervision of Lieutenants and managers, while the Lieutenant and managers supervise the activities of departmental divisions and/or units. The incumbent is accountable for accomplishing all department goals and objectives. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from the Police Chief. Exercises direct supervision over sworn and civilian personnel.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of organization, budget, and personnel management. Technical and administrative phases of crime prevention and law enforcement including investigations, patrol, traffic control, emergency preparedness, and care and custody of persons and property. Pertinent federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Criminal law, with particular reference to apprehension, arrest, and prosecution of persons committing crimes, and the laws of arrest, search and seizure, traffic, and rules of evidence. Departmental rules and regulations. Functions and objectives of federal, state, and other local law enforcement agencies. Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution. Developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards and management controls. Modern office procedures, methods, computer equipment, software programs, and communications systems used in the law enforcement environment including use of mobile display terminals. Budgeting procedures and techniques. Use of firearms and other modern police equipment.
Ability to: On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues; remember various rules, policies, and procedures; explain and interpret policy.
Plan, organize, direct and coordinate a large group of employees directly or through subordinate supervisors. Plan, organize, direct, monitor and evaluate the work of Division or area, assigned sworn and non-sworn staff. Supervise, train, and evaluate staff. Obtain information through interview and interrogation. Analyze sensitive and complex law enforcement problems and adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action.
Design and implement community organization and mobilization efforts that facilitate achievement of the department's mission, goals, and objectives.
Identify and resolve difficult public and human relations problems. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals, including under emergency circumstances. Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion. Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties. Use and care for firearms. Prepare and administer a budget. Properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies. Recommend improvements in departmental operation and in the rules, regulations, and policies governing the department. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain professional and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible experience in a middle management capacity or higher in a municipal police department including three years of supervisory responsibility. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in police science and administration, public administration, business administration, political science or a related field. A Master's degree in public or business administration is preferred. License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate California driver's license. Possession of a California POST Basic and Management Certificate.
Additional Salary Information: Police Management
Flexible Benefit Plan including health, dental and vision cafeteria plan and mandatory Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability premiums.
Other benefits include:
• Medical Reimbursement Plan (MRP)
• Dependent Care Assistance (Dep Care)
• Deferred Compensation plans available
• Supplemental Life insurance available
• Sworn Officer Equipment Loan Policy
• Computer Loan Policy
• Bike Loan Policy
• PERS Long Term Care Program Available
Internal Number: 00492
About City of Davis
The City of Davis is a progressive, vigorous community noted for its innovation, energy conservation, environmental programs, parks, preservation of trees, and the quality of its educational institutions. It is the site of University of California, Davis, and is an emerging center for the biotech industry. Located 14 miles west of Sacramento and 75 miles north east of San Francisco, Davis affords quick, easy access to the finest cultural, educational, and recreational attractions in central and northern California.