Police Practices Specialist
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Affiliate Support and Advocacy Department, NY
For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in legislatures, courts, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. With more than a million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or national origin.
TheAffiliate Support and Advocacy Departmentof the ACLU’s National Office in New York City seeks a full-time Police Practices Specialist.
Good police practices, thorough training, carefully crafted policies, strong civilian oversight, and appropriate allocation of resources in law enforcement improve public safety and relationships between police officers and citizens. Unfortunately, data from across the nation and high-profile incidents increasingly raise questions about racial, religious, and other forms of biased-based profiling, selective enforcement, excessive force, and militarization. In addition to law enforcement being the front line of the failed War on Drugs, the police are increasingly involved in enforcing terrorism and immigration laws, controlling and quelling political protests, handling school safety and discipline, providing local governments’ responses to homelessness and mental illness, and using surveillance and police powers to gather an array of personal data, as well as becoming equipped with a wide range of technologically advanced, and in some cases military grade, weapons and surveillance equipment.
The ACLU is the nation’s leading watchdog against police abuse and corruption, and an outspoken advocate for police reform. To build trust, we need a democratic system of policing where our communities have a much larger say in the way their neighborhoods are policed. Collaboration, transparency, and communication between police and communities around the shared goals of equality, fairness, accountability, and public safety is the path forward.
Across the country, ACLU affiliates have long worked to hold police accountable. In Missouri, the ACLU was on the ground in Ferguson, monitoring police conduct, educating protestors about their rights, and defending those rights in court. In New York, the ACLU was a leader in the successful campaign to end New York City’s “stop and frisk” abuses and is now working to reform the NYPD’s approach to enforcement of low-level violations. In Arizona, the ACLU won a major class action lawsuit to stop racial profiling and illegal detentions of Latinos by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. In California, the ACLU worked to successfully revise the LAPD’s unfair daytime curfew practices that targeted students of color. In Washington State, the ACLU led the call by 34 community organizations requesting that the U.S. Department of Justice investigate the Seattle Police Department after a string of incidents involving unnecessary or excessive force against persons of color. In Puerto Rico, the ACLU called attention to a host of police abuses ranging from use of excessive and lethal force to failure to investigate rape and other gender based crimes. In Ohio, the ACLU plays a central role in implementing, promoting, and defending an innovative plan devised to improve police-community relations in Cincinnati. These are only a few recent examples of the ACLU’s work in states and cities across the country to reform police practices.
Nationwide system reform is necessary. The Police Practices Specialist will provide leadership for the ACLU’s nationwide advocacy to defend civil liberties against police misconduct, develop policies and best practices across a range of policing issues, and anticipate and respond to emerging policing trends. The ACLU approaches its policing work through integrated strategies including litigation, public education, strategic communications, and local, state, and federal advocacy. This work raises many interrelated areas of concern for the ACLU, including racial justice, criminal law reform, ending mass incarceration, immigrants’ rights, free speech, privacy and technology, national security, human rights, women’s rights, LGBT rights, juvenile justice, and the school-to-prison pipeline. As part of the ACLU’s Advocacy Team, the Police Practices Specialistwill work closely with ACLU affiliates and national colleagues to advance the ACLU’s nationwide agenda to hold police accountable and improve police practices and institutions.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Lead nationwide advocacy around police practices in close coordination with colleagues in ACLU affiliate and national offices.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy that achieves a clear vision of effective, democratic, and constitutional policing that establishes and reinforces community trust in its peacekeepers.
- Collaborate and work closely with colleagues in the Communications, Legal, and Development departments, the ACLU Washington Legislative Office, and ACLU affiliates around the country to advance strategic goals.
- Represent the ACLU in national coalitions and develop relationships with allies and other organizations to further our advocacy goals.
- Cultivate support of critical partners in advocacy, including impacted communities, law enforcement, and the U.S. Department of Justice.
- Establish and implementa modelfor ACLU and its state affiliates to work with diversepolicing stakeholders, including communities of color, residents of and small business owners in heavily policed neighborhoods, currently and formerly incarcerated people, people with criminal convictions, youth, victims of crime, health care workers and advocates, police officers, members of police oversight commissions, elected officials, school officials, prosecutors, defense attorneys,and judges.
- Identify opportunities for and lead nationwide campaigns that address widespread problems and build public support for reform.
- Identify and oversee research needed to achieve our policy goals.
- Pilot models in targeted states and municipalities that represent best practices in policing.
- Consult with ACLU attorneys litigating policing issues and ACLU federal lobbyists negotiating related legislation and policy guidance.
- Advise and oversee investment in state campaigns.
- Build capacity to ensure the organization’s responses to major and unexpected developments and opportunities involving policing.
- Provide strategic advice and tools to ACLU affiliates and state partners to assist their advocacy, including strategic goal setting, coalition building, community engagement, messaging and persuasion tactics, legislative counseling, and decision-maker targeting.
- Serve as a national media contact on policing matters.
- Speak publicly at national, state, and local forums, conferences, and meetings.
- Handle other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s degree and eight (8) or more years of experience in advocacy, addressing police practices.
- Demonstrated success in collaborating with law enforcement.
- Experience developing long-term campaign goals and identifying strategies to achieve those goals.
- Proven track record of working in partnership and establishing trust with affected communities.
- Experience identifying policies and practices that undermine community and police relations.
- Experience with systemic police reform processes, especially court-enforceable agreements between the Department of Justice and police entities.
- Experience with an expansive toolbox of strategies to move decision-makers, including lobbying, paid and earned media, field organizing, online activism, constituent engagement, etc.
- Experience with working in a fast-paced environment and rapidly responding to developments.
- Proven track record of working collaboratively with colleagues across departments and functions.
- Familiarity with various policing philosophies, as well as research and literature on police practices, crime reduction, and implicit bias.
- Excellent research, writing, analytic, and communication skills.
- Ability to simultaneously handle multiple tasks, work efficiently and quickly, and meet deadlines under pressure.
- Experience working in political, policy, legal, or government settings.
- Willingness to travel when necessary.
- Commitment to civil liberties required.
- Law enforcement experience preferred and military experience a plus.
The ACLUoffers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.
HOW TO APPLY
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The city of Carroll, Iowa, (Population 10,103) is seeking candidates for the position of Chief of Police. The current chief is retiring and the position is open June 8, 2015. Carroll has 15 sworn officers and one administrative assistant. Carroll is the county seat located in West-Central Iowa on U.S. Highway 30, approximately 100 miles from Omaha, Des Moines, and Sioux City. It is commercial and agriculture hub for the region. There are quality recreation options, parks, lake, trails, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools managed by the parks department. Additional information about the City of Carroll and the Police Department is available www.cityofcarroll.com
Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Police Science, Law Enforcement, Criminology, or a closely related field
Five years law enforcement experience in a public law enforcement agency
Three years of experience as or in a position equivalent to police captain or any equivalent combination of education and experience
Salary range and benefits:
The Police Chief is a FLSA exempt position
$65,500 to 81,800 annual
Paid vacation, sick leave, personal leave, holidays, Iowa Municipal Police & Fire Retirement, group health and life insurance, clothing allowance
Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and meet the licensing standards established by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
www.state.ia.us/ilea, within one year. The successful candidate must pass a physical examination and drug screen.
Residency in the city is a requirement within six months
The Police Chief is appointed by the City Council
and reports to the City Manager.
For additional information or to apply send cover letter, resume, and salary history by May 22, 2015, to:
Moulder and Associates LLC
Carroll is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The City of Pekin, Illinois, a vibrant community of more than 34,000 people, is seeking candidates for position of Chief of Police for a department with 56 sworn officers and 10 civilian staff. The mission of the Pekin Police Department, a committed, service-oriented agency, is to protect life, human rights and property through an effective, proactive partnership with the community.
As the county seat of Tazewell County, Pekin enjoys a solid economic base and is home to many professional, industrial and manufacturing jobs – including Pekin Insurance and one of the largest ethanol facilities in the nation. The city also supports a very successful, city-owned Business Park with a highly skilled labor force. Pekin is conveniently located halfway between Chicago and St. Louis (about 165 miles from each), a few hours from Indianapolis, and just 10 miles south of Peoria.
Minimum Requirements: The new chief will be a proven leader and creative problem solver with excellent communication skills and an ability to lead through problem-oriented policing and community policing philosophies. A minimum of fourteen years of progressively responsible experiences, including four years at a senior command/management level, is required. Residency in the city of Pekin is required within one year after starting the job. The candidate must possess the ability to develop a good working relationship with other area law enforcement agencies. Candidates will be considered on overall experience, qualifications, education, and training. Salary range is $105,000 to $116,000.
Preferred requirements: A bachelor’s degree in criminology, law enforcement, business administration, public administration, or related field is preferred. Also highly desirable are advanced police leadership training programs such as FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, or Northwestern Center for Public Safety School of Staff and Command.
The position includes an excellent benefit package, including health benefits and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. The city of Pekin is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
Interested and qualified candidates should apply by sending all documents electronically to the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, which is consulting on this search process. Send documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application package must include cover letter, resume, salary history and names and contact information of three references. Applications will be kept strictly confidential. For full consideration, applications must be submitted by May 31, 2015.
Address applications to Ed Wojcicki, Executive Director, ILACP, 426 South Fifth Street, Springfield, IL 62701. Questions should be addressed to Wojcicki at (217) 523-3765.
NOTICE OF POSITION VACANCY
TITLE: CHIEF OF POLICE
DEPARTMENT: MBTA TRANSIT POLICE DEPARTMENT
SALARY RANGE: $152,904.00 - $192,904.00 PER ANNUM
The MBTA is the fifth largest mass transit system in the United States as measured by ridership. The Authority serves a daily ridership of approximately 1.24 million passengers and the service area is comprised of 175 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The system consists of 178 bus routes, 4 rapid transit lines of heavy and light rail, 5 bus rapid transit lines, 4 trackless trolley lines, 14 commuter rail lines, 3 ferry routes and a flexible paratransit service. The MBTA has over 2,700 vehicles, 286 stations, 885 miles of railroad track, approximately 500 bridges, 20 miles of tunnels and 19 maintenance shops.
Organizationally, the MBTA Transit Police Department is comprised of 270 employees (12 of whom are civilians) and is made up of the following three divisions: Patrol Operations, Investigative Services, and Administrative Services. Department services include uniform patrol, criminal investigation, prosecution, crime analysis, K-9, special operations to include K-9, explosive detection, and SWAT, and community outreach. The Department also operates a Municipal Police Training Committee certified police training academy. The Academy is responsible for training MBTA Transit Police Officers in addition to officers from other agencies.
While the MBTA Transit Police Department has primary jurisdiction on MBTA property and vehicles, MBTA Transit Police Officers have full police authority throughout and within the 175 cities and towns comprising the MBTA service district. Policing responsibility is shared with local cities and towns by means of concurrent jurisdiction and in a few instances through mutual aid agreements.
The MBTA Transit Police is accredited by both the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC). The Police was first accredited in 1986, and has since been reaccredited three times, in 2005, 2008, and most recently in July of 2011. The Police Training Academy is also nationally accredited.
JOB SUMMARY: The Chief of Police, under the direction of the General Manager, will oversee the personnel, operations and equipment of the MBTA Transit Police Department, providing public safety and law enforcement services for the protection of the customers and employees of the MBTA, the
general public and the assets of the Authority. The selected candidate will plan and direct the activities of the Department to preserve peace, protect riders, employees and property, and enforce the law.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Exercise authority over the MBTA Transit Police force by coordinating and directing the activities of the Department including recruitment, appointment, training, supervision and discipline.
• Coordinate the activities of the Department with other MBTA departments and city, state and federal agencies.
• Develop and coordinate community outreach efforts by the MBTA Transit Police.
• Develop, implement and direct the goals and objectives for the Department in response to budget appropriations as determined by the General Manager.
• Analyze current and future needs organizing the department to meet those needs.
• Control and monitor the activities of the various Divisions of the Department.
• Direct the development and implementation of training programs for police and civilian staff including the MBTA Transit Police Academy.
• Control and monitor the activities of contractors working for the Department.
• Drive a company or personal vehicle to visit work sites and to assist at emergencies and/or events as needed.
• Respond, either directly or through others, to accidents and emergencies on a twenty-four (24) hour, seven (7) day per week basis.
• Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous and professional manner.
• Uphold the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees.
• Assist in the management of a workforce by ensuring the fair and consistent application and strict adherence to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
• Perform related duties and projects as assigned.
• A Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Business, or related field from an accredited institution.
• Ten (10) years of law enforcement experience in a large, multi-jurisdictional setting.
• Five (5) years of command experience.
• Knowledge and Training relative to the Incident Command System.
• Sound knowledge of Massachusetts and federal laws and regulations.
• Familiarity with Police Accreditation operations and standards (The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies - CALEA).
• Knowledge of budget development and/or administration.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Demonstrated ability to promote sound community relations.
• A keen understanding of multicultural issues.
• Work experience in a heavily unionized environment.
• The ability to pass a formal firearms test.
• The ability to obtain a valid License to Carry a Firearm in Massachusetts.
• Proficiency with MS Office applications and Police computer system applications.
• The ability to pass: A Criminal Offender Record Check (CORI), background screenings; and the MBTA’s medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
• Exceptional customer service, negotiation, conflict resolution, communication and presentation skills.
• The ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
• Have a satisfactory work record including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records. For internal candidates, the aforementioned applies to the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting. Infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection.
• Be available to work twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
• The ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.
SUBSTITUTIONS INCLUDE: A Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Business or a related field from an accredited institution may be substituted for a portion of the work experience requirement.
PREFERENCES INCLUDE: Work experience in the law enforcement field in an urban environment; and/or work experience in the law enforcement field in a transit setting.
• A valid driver’s license.
• A certification demonstrating the successful completion of Basic Police Recruit Academy.
NOTES: 1.) This is a Safety Sensitive Position. Incumbents will be subject to periodic random drug & alcohol testing.
2.) During declared "states of emergency", this classification is deemed essential, and employees working in this classification are required to report to work for their assigned work hours or as directed by supervisory personnel.
The above statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
To apply please visit the MBTA Career Opportunities page at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mbta/default.cfm.
Business Management & Systems Application Specialist – Salary Range: $52,769 - $81,785
Provide analytical and technical support by implementing, enhancing, and/or maintaining applications and technology that supports operational and administrative decision processes within the Police Department. This includes development of operational personnel deployment configurations and evaluations of efficiency, utilizing software acquired by the department, and gathering, storing, cleaning, and otherwise preparing Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) data, offense reporting data, and other operation data for GIS and other ad hoc analyses by Crime Analysts. Help facilitate effective and efficient policing strategies to solve or mitigate problems of crime and disorder. Develop, enhance, and maintain police intelligence software to promote tactical and strategic analyses of data. Work with the Strategic Planning & Analysis Administrator, the Chief of Police, and other command and non-command personnel to analyze and map operational and administrative processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations within the Police Department and with respect to police interactions with Detention and Courts. A Bachelor’s degree in computer programming, business process development, or equivalent is required. Over four years of applications development and MS SQL data management/development is required. Experience with Crystal Reports is preferred. A valid South Carolina driver’s license is required. Cut-off Date: June 12, 2015
Browse to https://jobs.greenvillesc.gov to apply and upload resume.
CHIEF OF POLICE
CITY OF LEBANON, NH
This Profile is intended for use as a resource in the search for the City of Lebanon=s next Chief of Police, both to provide prospective candidates with key information and to provide a framework for discussions between individuals involved in the search process and prospective candidates. See brochure at www.mercergroupinc.com
The City=s resident population hovers around 13,500. The City operates under a City Charter and a Council-Manager form of government. Police employees are represented by the NEPBA.
The City of Lebanon is currently recruiting a new City Manager to replace the current City Manager. The next City Manager will be recruiting and hiring a Police Chief.
The Lebanon Police Department has a FY 2015 Annual Operating Budget of $6.1M and 33 full-time sworn police officers. There are also four part-time sworn officers and 12 non-sworn officer positions that includes dispatchers, secretaries and a custodian. When the attorney is hired, there will be 13 non-sworn positions.
The candidate for this position is required to have a BS/BA with major course work in police administration or related field, and 10 years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement and crime prevention work, including 5 years in a supervisory capacity. There is preference for a Chief of Police or equivalent in a community of like size to Lebanon that is facing similar opportunities and challenges. The Department has high expectations for its next Chief of Police.
The next Chief will be paid commensurate with his/her experience and qualifications, in keeping with the overall salary structure of the City of Lebanon,.plus retirement and benefits. The current salary range for Lebanon Chief of Police is $76, 994 to $111,087 per annum with a monthly vehicle provided.
Although desirable, residence within the City of Lebanon is not required of the new Chief of Police.
Position open until filled. First review of candidates on July 17, 2015. Confidential resumes by COB on July 16, 2015, to James Mercer, The Mercer Group, Inc., 5579B Chamblee Dunwoody Road, #511, Atlanta, GA 30338. VOICE: 770-551-0403; FAX: 770-399-9749. E-Mail: email@example.com; Website: www.mercergroupinc.com EOE
City of Asheville
invites applications for the position of:
Deputy Police Chief
SALARY: See Position Description
OPENING DATE: 06/18/15
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
Demographics A community with a median age of 38.2 years, Asheville has a diverse array of demographic groups. According to the 2010 census, the racial makeup of the city is approximately 79% white, 13% African
The City of Asheville, with a population of 83,393 people, comprises an area of approximately 45.2 square miles in Western North Carolina. The City is the county seat of Buncombe County, the largest city in Western North Carolina and the eleventh largest city in the State. Asheville is the regional center for manufacturing, transportation, health care, banking, professional services, and shopping. Nestled between the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville is known for its natural beauty. The city's rich architectural legacy, with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical styles, is the perfect backdrop to the energy that emanates from the locally owned-shops and galleries, distinctive restaurants and exciting entertainment venues. Asheville is also home to the Biltmore Estate, an 8,500-acre estate built by George Vanderbilt and completed in 1895. There are plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, including the Blue Ridge Parkway, national and state forests, and white water rafting. As a focal point for tourism in the region, Asheville is home to an assortment of historical landmarks, a municipal civic center for performances and exhibitions, museums, shops, restaurants, local breweries, and musical venues. In recognition of its status as a renowned tourist destination, Asheville was named one of 12 must-see travel destinations in the world by Frommer's travel guides.
American, 7% Hispanic, 1% Asian, and 7% Other. The median income for the city is $39,113. The major employers within the City and region are in the following sectors: educational services, hospitals,
general government support, historic sites, accommodations, and food & beverage.
• Livability.com's second-annual ranking of the 100 best small- to mid-sized cities in the U.S. included Asheville in the #12 slot. (September 2014)
• USA TODAY selected Asheville as one of the top "Southern Literary Destinations." (August 2014)
• Rhubarb and Curate were recently featured in round-ups of the best restaurants in the South by CNN.com and Food Republic. (August 2014)
• In a bracket-style vote, Outside Magazine readers picked Asheville as one of this year's "Best Towns Ever." (August 2014)
• Readers of Condé Nast Traveler voted Asheville #10 among the "2014 Friendliest Cities in the U.S." (August 2014)
• Real Estate Scorecard recognized Asheville as the "Most Beautiful Place in America to Live and More." (July 2014)
• Departures called Asheville "The Biggest Little Culinary Capital in America." (June 2014)
The City of Asheville, which was incorporated in 1797, operates under a Council/Manager form of government. The City Council is composed of a mayor and six council members that are elected at-large
for staggered terms of four years. The Mayor, who is chosen on a separate ballot, presides over City Council meetings and serves as the ceremonial head of government. City Council, which acts as the
City’s legislative and policy-making body, selects the City Manager, who is the City’s Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for implementing the policies and programs adopted by the City Council. The
City’s 1,100-person workforce provides a high level of City services including fire and police protection, planning, economic development, development services, public works (streets, traffic, and solid waste
and stormwater services), parks and recreation, transportation and water.
Our City Vision and Values:
The City of Asheville is committed to a high quality of service, for a high quality of life for the
community. City of Asheville employees commit to the following values:
• Continuous Improvement: We are trained professionals who improve service delivery by balancing needs, resources and innovation.
• Integrity: We demonstrate character with courage, honesty and pride.
• Diversity: We value and respect a diverse community, workforce and ideas.
• Safety and Welfare: We value the safety and welfare of our employees and the citizens we serve.
• Excellent Service: We strive to address needs with courtesy, compassion, timeliness, efficiency and commitment.
Our Police Department
The Asheville Police Department is a nationally accredited police department through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (reaccreditation pending in 2015). The Department has
279 authorized employees (224 classified as sworn) and a Fiscal Year 2014-2015 operating budget of $24.25 million. In addition to the Police Chief, the command staff includes 2 Deputy Chiefs, 2 Captains
and 13 Lieutenants. Under the current local Civil Service Law adopted by the North Carolina legislature, promotions and disciplinary actions within the Department are appealable to the Civil Service Board by
all ranks up to and including Captains.
Mission - The City of Asheville Police Department is dedicated to providing public safety and maintaining order; enforcing the laws of North Carolina, upholding the United States Constitution and
enhancing national security. The City of Asheville is committed to supporting a safe city with safe neighborhoods.
Guiding Principles - The Asheville Police Department will achieve its mission by committing to excellence through:
• Integrity - Honesty, compassion, trust, and accountability. Police officers have the courage to do what
is morally, ethically, and legally right regardless of risk.
• Fairness - The Police Department will treat everyone impartially without favoritism or bias.
• Respect - The Police Department will treat everyone with dignity and courtesy without prejudice.
• Professionalism - The Police Department will deliver quality services through cooperation, open communication and a commitment to continuous improvement.
The Deputy Police Chief performs professional administrative and supervisory work assisting in the management of the Police Department. Through assignments directed by the Chief of Police, employee
acts as the assistant to the Chief in the command and supervision of personnel assigned to the various divisions of the Department. Employee is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the
Operations or Support Division personnel, including personnel administration matters; evaluating operational efforts; monitoring local criminal activity; and developing approaches and programs to meet
law enforcement needs and objectives. Employee is also responsible for representing the Department and/or Chief on various boards and commissions, and before community groups and the public, and for
assuming responsibilities of the Chief in his or her absence.
The Deputy Police Chief position is not covered by the Civil Service Law. The current Deputy Police Chief opportunity is a newly created position that increases the number of positions at the Deputy Police Chief
The City of Asheville is offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Relocation assistance will also be available for a successful out of area
Application review will begin July 20, 2015 with the position open until filled. The targeted on-site selection process dates are August 20-21, 2015.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
• Plan and directs activities of Department programs and personnel through direct and delegated supervision of various divisions, ensuring that established policies, procedures and programs are
developed and implemented in accordance with directives of the Chief of Police; reviews, develops and implements policy and procedures, as necessary, to improve department efficiency
and effectiveness; explains and interprets Departmental rules and regulations to personnel; assumes duties of Chief in his or her absence, ensuring adherence to established policies,
procedures and standards.
• Reviews various division activity reports to ensure completeness and conformity to established policies and procedures; approves actions or makes recommendations as to procedure; ensures
completion of quarterly and annual reports.
• Serves as primary liaison to other law enforcement organizations, coordinating joint operations and cooperation from subordinate personnel and programs.
• Compiles and analyzes data pertaining to crime in City, determines trends, and projects special or ongoing programmatic enforcement needs; develops and implements programs to ensure law
enforcement needs are met; oversees crime prevention activities.
• Oversees personnel administration functions for Department, including initiating position announcements, training of new and existing personnel, coordinating interviews for lateral
assignment transfers, and administering employee performance appraisal and discipline boards.
• Oversees and coordinates development of Department budget requests and allocation of appropriated funds; receives and reviews division requests, and develops overall proposal for
review by Chief; monitors division expenditures, and ensures development, maintenance and submission of proper accounting records.
• Serves as representative of Department and Chief to City and/or community boards or commissions, attending meetings and participating in other activities of such groups, as
appropriate; attends various community functions as representative of Chief, preparing and delivering appropriate speeches and developing rapport with various community leaders and the
general public as appropriate to facilitate positive image of Department and its programs; oversees activities of the departmental information officer.
• Ensures that all internal investigations are completed in a timely manner and that all professional standards policies are followed.
• Adheres to and fosters/coaches peers and subordinates on matters relating to the department’s Mission and Guiding Principles.
• Performs other related work as required.
Interested candidates should possess Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education. A minimum of 10 years’ experience, of
which includes at least 12 months of command level leadership experience as a Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, or Captain in a comparable department with a demonstrated progressively responsible
career trajectory that have included oversight of one or more of the following areas: uniformed patrol, criminal investigations or administrative services.
Qualified candidates must have a Certification as a Police Officer (or possess necessary qualifications to be certified) and successful completion of mandatory in-service training requirements through the
Criminal Justice Education and Standards Commission of North Carolina. The possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license will be required or the ability to obtain one upon relocation.
Preferred: 5 years of command level leadership experience. Master’s degree preferred in Criminal Justice or related field. Administrative Officers Management Program (AOMP), FBI National Academy,
Southern Police Institute, or other equivalent executive leadership programs.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
• Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement methods and practices and of the principles and practices of law enforcement administration.
• Thorough knowledge of the operation, procedures, and legal processes of the Police Department.
• Thorough knowledge federal, state, and local laws pertaining to law enforcement.
• Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of law enforcement program planning and budgeting.
• Thorough knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization, and administration.
• Thorough knowledge of the National Accreditation Standards for law enforcement agencies.
• Considerable knowledge of the principles of public administration and their application to law enforcement administration.
• Considerable knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments in the field of law enforcement administration.
• Ability to plan, develop, implement, direct, supervise, monitor and modify a comprehensive, goal oriented law enforcement program.
• Ability to compile and analyze crime statistics and related data, and to draw valid conclusions and develop projections for program needs.
• Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the activities of subordinates in multiple programs and to instruct them in proper work methods and procedures.
• Ability to analyze complex administrative and technical law enforcement problems.
• Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing.
• Ability to make oral presentations before large groups of people.
• Ability to exercise tact, courtesy and firmness in frequent contact with the general public.
• Ability to provide leadership and work in a consulting capacity with a variety of public officials at various levels of authority and influence.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
Final Applicants are subject to Pre-employment Drug Screening and Background Check.
The City of Asheville is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate in employment or the provision of services on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, or
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF
PO Box 7148
Asheville, NC 28802
828-259-5690 - Apply Online! - EOE
Deputy Police Chief Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. Do you possess at least a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, public administration, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education? If yes, please describe.
* 2. Do you have at least 10 years' experience, of which includes at least 12 months of command level leadership experience as a Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, or Captain in a comparable
department with a demonstrated progressively responsible career trajectory that have included oversight of one or more of the following areas: uniformed patrol, criminal investigations or
administrative services. If yes, please describe.
* 3. Do you have Certification as a Police Officer (or possess necessary qualifications to be certified) and successful completion of mandatory in-service training requirements through the Criminal Justice
Education and Standards Commission of North Carolina. If yes, please describe.
* 4. Do you possess a valid North Carolina driver's license or out-of-state license with the ability to obtain the same? (Yes/No)
* 5. Do you possess any of the following preferred qualification? If yes, please describe. 5 years of command level leadership experience. Master's degree preferred in Criminal Justice or related field.
Administrative Officers Management Program (AOMP), FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, or other equivalent executive leadership programs.
* Required Question