Littleton Police Department

Littleton, Colorado


Job Title:              Police Division Chief

Closing Date/Time:          09/23/17 5:00 PM Mountain Time

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Salary:   $4,821.49 Biweekly

$125,358.66 Annually

Job Type:             Full-time

Location:              Littleton Center, 2255 W Berry Ave, Littleton, Colorado

The City of Littleton, Littleton Police Department is looking for a Division Chief.  Division Chief's manage the daily operations of the police department's Patrol and Investigations/Support Services Divisions.  The current opening is in the Investigations/Support Services Division however Division Chiefs may be assigned to command either division at the discretion of the Chief of Police.

The Littleton Police Department's Investigations/Support Services Division is comprised of the following units: Criminal Investigations, Records, Communications, Training and Accreditation,  The ideal candidate should possess extensive experience managing criminal investigations units and directing major case investigations (see below for essential duties and responsibilities).

The Division Chief position is an appointed rank, serving under an Employment Agreement (as such, employment is at-will) and serves at the discretion of the Chief of Police.

General Purpose:

Work is performed with considerable independence under general guidance of the Chief of Police.  In the absence of the Chief, serves as the senior law enforcement official in the City.  Is expected to take significant independent action during times of public safety crisis in order to keep the community safe.  Exercises command direction and supervision over the activities of a division of the department.  Performs highly responsible administrative and supervisory work.  Operates a computer terminal with assigned software to enter and retrieve data, prepare and review reports, and perform related activities to perform essential job functions.  Performs other related work as required.

Serves as a representative of the department in meetings and interactions with other City departments and agencies outside the organization.  Acts as second-in-command of the Police Department as assigned by the Chief of Police.


Education, Formal Training & Experience:

A four-year degree from an accredited college or university in any academic field shall be required to qualify for this position.  Division Chiefs are also strongly encouraged to attain a graduate degree or to demonstrate ongoing graduate degree coursework, including attendance in advanced law enforcement training programs such as the FBI National Academy, Southwestern Police Institute's Command Officer Development Course, and similar nationally-recognized training programs.

Requires completion and certification in a Police Officer's Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) course and certification as a Police Officer in Colorado; or Requires out-of-state applicants obtain a Colorado P.O.S.T. Provisional Certification; and Requires out-of-state officers to satisfactorily complete the requirements of the Colorado Police Officer and Standards Training (P.O.S.T.) Board as a level I Peace Officer in Colorado within the first six months of employment. See the Colorado P.O.S.T. website for training information if you are from out-of-state and

Requires completion of a minimum of ten years continuous service as a police officer, having served a minimum of two years at a command-level rank at least equivalent to that of a Littleton Police Department Commander. 

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