Under general supervision of the Chief of Police to command either the Operations or Support Division, supervise and direct police functions and other command leadership duties as assigned.
Plans, directs and supervises the department's field operations or support services divisions;
Coordinates and directs shift supervisors and 24 hour delivery of police services;
Supervises and evaluates the work of divisional staff;
Assists the development and coordinates the training of department personnel;
Receives complaints and determines need for police action;
Plans, organizes and supervises the work of employees engaged in records, communications, detention, investigations, and other specialized functions;
Assumes administrative responsibilities involving budgeting, purchasing and personnel functions;
Prepares special studies and reports;
Monitors the use of department vehicles and equipment;
Attends meetings and assumes command responsibilities in the absence of the Chief of Police;
Maintains discipline and assures that departmental rules and policies are followed;
Maintains effective public relations programs with citizens;
Acts as liaison with other law enforcement agencies, city departments;
Conducts internal affairs investigations;
Performs related work as required.
English grammar, spelling and syntax, basic math;
Modern police practices, techniques and philosophies, including community-oriented policing and problem solving;
Pertinent federal, state and local laws and ordinances, particularly with reference to apprehension, arrest, search and seizure, evidence and personnel procedures;
Use of emergency equipment including firearms; high speed driving, procedures of a police radio system and 911 system;
Principles of effective supervision, training, and leadership.
Communicate effectively, orally and in writing with employees, the general public, other governmental agency representatives and City officials;
Implement effective police management techniques and procedures;
Work effectively in emergency situations, make proper decisions and direct others;
Schedule, organize, and supervise the work of subordinates.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
A minimum of three years as a Police Sergeant or above with demonstrated management, organization, and planning abilities in police patrol, investigations or administration;
High school diploma or equivalent;
Completion of a P.O.S.T.-approved supervisory training course.
An AA degree in the Administration of Justice or related field or the completion of higher-level applicable college level and/or P.O.S.T- approved coursework is highly desirable.
Additional Salary Information: plus P.O.S.T. Certificate Pay (up to 9% of base pay)
About Selma Police Department
The City of Selma is a growing and thriving full-service municipal agency serving a population of over 25,000. The police department is staffed with 35 sworn and 12 non-sworn positions.
Department employees are committed to serving the community in a professional manner which promotes community involvement and remains sensitive to the needs of its citizens. As we continue to grow, so do the challenges we face as a community, and the Selma Police Department is committed to working with the all of our citizens in meeting those challenges.
I am committed, personally, to ensuring the Selma Police Department will provide professional service to, and improving the quality of life of the members of our community, focusing on utilizing today's modern technology to assist in optimizing the use of our resources.
To accomplish our tasks we need the help and support of the citizens of this great community. We encourage the citizens of Selma to get involved in our community by volunteering their time and skills with the various programs that are offered through the City of Selma and the Selma Police Department.
Chief of Police