The Police Commander serves as the administrator of one or more divisions of the Police Department. Plans, organizes and deploys all assigned subordinate department personnel and coordinates assignments and day-to-day direction of the operational and/or administrative divisions of the department. Assigns, directs and supervises both sworn and non-sworn supervisors and line personnel in accomplishment of their tasks. Provides technical assistance and department management back-up to the Police Chief and undertakes special staff assignments and may be required to serve as Acting Chief of Police.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Plans, organizes, schedules, assigns, and directs the work of the patrol, detective, and the custodial, training and administrative support activities of the department, either directly or through subordinate supervisors.
Coordinates the various activities of the department with special assignment personnel (e.g. K-9 and Field Training).
Assures that the concept of Community Policing and Problem Oriented Policing are integrated into all activities, assignments and programs.
Provides responsible departmental, staff and facility supervision during an assigned shift, monitors and directs police response to a variety of situations, and supervises critical situations or investigations.
Monitors police incident and booking reports.
Supervises and reviews performance appraisals and counseling of employees by Sergeants and other supervisors.
Conducts performance reviews and recommends discipline for those directly supervised.
Discusses and coordinates discipline and other personnel issues with the Chief of Police.
Participates in interviewing and selection of police employee applicants.
Interprets policies, directives, and other personnel regulations and ensures their consistent application.
Directs the preparation of and/or prepares correspondence, records, and reports.
Responds to and investigates complaints regarding police misconduct.
Oversees or conducts internal investigations.
Works with outside agencies to coordinate police service response plans, resources, and operational issues.
Serves as a police department representative with media outlets and provides interviews, both on and off camera.
Serves as a police department representative while interacting with members of the community, community groups, business representatives, school officials and other prominent persons.
Performs a variety of other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Master’s Degree desirable. Maintain Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Supervisory POST certificates and acquire a Management Certificate within two years of employment in this classification. A minimum of five years of experience as a full time sworn Police Sergeant or higher rank with the City of Delano or with a similar sized agency or larger. Must be able to work emergency call-back duty, must be able to maintain firearms qualification. Maintain a valid California Driver 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 any 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 31, 2020 at 4:30 pm. A resume in-lieu of a completed employment application, facsimile, and/or postmark will not be accepted.
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.