The Police Sergeant supervises the activities of Police Corporals and Police Officers on assigned shift, serves as watch commander or unit commander. Supervises non-safety personnel at Police headquarters. Serves the City and community at large by performing a variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property. Enforces laws and ordinances of the City, State, and Federal government. Provides assistance and protection to residents through the execution of a program of community policing that includes education and crime prevention, investigation, and suppression activities. Prepares cases and provides testimony in court proceedings on behalf of the community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Organizes, assigns, directs, supervises and monitors the activities of Police Officers, Police Corporals, and other non-safety personnel.
Assists in the development of Department policies and procedures.
Informs personnel of changes in policies and procedures.
Reviews complaints, crime reports, and arrest reports for completeness and determines if a crime has been committed.
Supervises the activities of Police Corporals, traffic officers, K-9 officers, and other special assignees.
Supervises both safety and non-safety personnel assigned to his/her shift.
Recommends timely replacement/acquisition of needed equipment and material.
Supervises detectives, makes assignments to complex and special cases and follows-up on investigations, reviews case reports and dormant cases, and advises and participates in the investigation of the department’s most complex cases.
Coordinates and conducts department Internal Affairs investigations, evidence security, and oversees the purchase of department equipment and services.
May serve as the Administrative and Training Sergeant and as a manager of Field Training Officers.
Plans and coordinates department training, including Reserve training.
Conducts and/or oversees background investigations of department personnel, as well as internal investigations.
Conducts performance evaluations and recommends discipline and special recognition.
Regularly interacts with Community Groups, conducts Community Presentations, prepares Press Releases and provides verbal updates to the media on noteworthy events.
Performs a variety of other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in Criminology, Law Enforcement/Administration of Justice, Political Science, Social or Behavioral Science or a related field, desirable. Basic and Intermediate POST certificates required. Possess or acquire the Advanced POST Certificate within one year of appointment to the classification. Maintain a valid First Aid/CPR Certificate. One to three years of experience as a full time Police Corporal with the City of Delano; OR three to five years as a full time sworn Police Officer with the City of Delano AND one to three years of experience as a Senior Police Officer or Senior Sheriff’s Deputy with another agency; OR two to four years as a full time Police Sergeant or Sheriff’s Commander with another agency. Maintain a valid California Driver’s License, with a driving record acceptable to the City.
Employment Applications may be obtained by visiting the Human Resources Department during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, calling the number listed below or visiting the City’s website at: http://www.cityofdelano.org.
To be considered for this position, please submit a completed employment application, an Official D.M.V. Printout (online copy not accepted), and all required certification to:
Human Resources Director
City of Delano
1005 Eleventh Avenue
P.O. Box 3010
Delano, CA 93216
Phone: (661) 721-3305
Filing Deadline: January 10, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. A resume in-lieu of a completed employment application, facsimile, and/or postmark will not be accepted.
Additional Salary Information: $35.41 - $45.21 per hour
About City of Delano
The City of Delano is a unique, culturally diverse community honoring rich traditions and history; with a rapidly growing population of more than 53,000 residents. Delano is Kern County’s second-largest, fastest-growing city and has received an urban status designation.
With vast amounts of agricultural land primed for the next wave of commercial development and expansion, Delano offers affordable housing, rich cultural history and vast labor resources for industry. Major portions of the City are within a state designated enterprise zone boding well for future industrial development. The city currently has major commercial projects under development.
The regional climate offers temperate weather the majority of the year, offset by seasonably warm summers. Located within a 30-minute drive of the county seat (Bakersfield), Delano’s City Council understands the need to promote and market the rich resources the region has to offer.
The City of Delano operates under the Council-Manager form of government with the City Manager serving as the Chief Executive Officer. The Council is comprised of five members who are elected at-large fo...r staggered four-year terms. The Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem are selected from among the Council members and serve for a one-year term.
The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day administration of all operational and business matters including implementation of Council directives and policies. The Delano Police Department is composed of 80 members, 56 of which are sworn. The Department has numerous specialized units such as: SRO’s, Traffic, Investigations, and a Gang Unit.