Police Chief

City of Frisco - Frisco, TX3.6

Summary: Under administrative direction of the City Manager or Deputy City Manager, the Police Chief provides executive level leadership in the administration and direction of the Police Department operations and services through administrative authority and management of field and staff functions. Provides direction for the safety and protection of the citizens of the City of Frisco and strategically plans for the growth and development of police services. Supervises assigned Police Department staff.

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.

Essential Job Functions & Other Important Duties

Essential Job Functions:
Provides executive leadership, direction and planning for the operations and services of the Police Department.
Oversees daily operations, activities, programs and services of the Police Department.
Defines the organizational structure of the Police Department; analyzes and evaluates City needs to determine future police services, expansion of facilities, staffing levels and resources.
Develops strategic long-range plans to determine goals and objectives for the department.
Codifies the Police Department's vision, mission, long and short-term strategic plans to ensure that all existing and proposed programs and services are in concert.
Develops the police budget plans, projections, and justifications for annual budget.
Monitors current expenditures to implement current goals and objectives for programs and services.
Directs the allocation of the Police Department's financial, human and technology resources to ensure optimal utilization in meeting business needs for the safety and protection of the citizens of the City of Frisco.
Develops policies and procedures and implements law enforcement protection programs for the City to carry out the policies and objectives of the City Manager and City Council's Office as they relate to law enforcement operations and services.
Reviews and assigns staff resources as needed to achieve objectives of programs and services while monitoring safety and personnel issues.
Conducts problem solving sessions with other personnel for internal personnel issues, investigations, and coordination of services to best meet department and community needs.
Conducts ongoing observation and evaluation of Police Department activities, services, programs and personnel in order to assess performance and effectiveness, and evaluation of individual, unit and department strengths and weaknesses.Formulates programs or policies to alleviate deficiencies.
Responds to and monitors the situation at the scene of emergencies, incidents, and accidents and responds to media inquiries.
Responds to written and verbal inquiries and complaints from citizens, staff, City Council, other agencies and departments.
Meets with the media, community organizations, business groups and citizens to discuss current problems and activities; confers with City officials and representatives of the criminal justice system of other jurisdictions on matters of mutual interest.
Works collaboratively with other executives to evaluate and prioritize community needs and initiatives.
Ensures that laws and ordinances are enforced and that the public peace and safety is maintained.
Maintains level of physical fitness to safely respond and assist other peace officers when necessary.
Maintaining a principal residence within a reasonable distance of the City of Frisco limits is highly desirable.

Other Important Duties:
Prepares presentations, training, statistical analysis and management level reports as needed.
Travels to attend meetings, conferences, and training.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.
Job Requirements

Required Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of the administration, management and oversight of a municipal police department.
Knowledge of technical and operating principles, practices and problems of law enforcement
Knowledge of crime prevention activities and laws governing police work and the rules of evidence.
Knowledge of customer service and public relations methods and techniques.
Knowledge of computers and related equipment, hardware and software to prepare reports.
Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
Skill in effective oral and written communications.
Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.
Skill in handling and defusing confrontational and/or hostile individuals.
Skill in responding appropriately in an emergency situation.
Skill in planning and implementing departmental procedures and objectives.
Skill in effectively planning, assigning and coordinating the work of varied divisions in the police department.
Skill in building and maintaining effective working relations with subordinates, City officials, officials of other jurisdictions, the business community, the media, employees and the general public.
Skill in strong leadership, communication, decision-making and negotiation skills.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Police Science or closely related field, graduation from the Police Academy, and ten (10) years in municipal law enforcement, five (5) years of which is in a command or supervisory role above the rank of Lieutenant; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in a management or law enforcement related field preferred.
Must possess a Texas Police Officer License (TCOLE) within 6 months of employment.
Must meet and maintain all regulatory requirements for Texas Police Officer License.
Master Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) preferred.
Successful completion of an advanced leadership development program such as the FBI National Academy, Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas or Senior Management Institute for Police preferred.
Experience with obtaining/maintaining State or National Accreditation for a Police Department preferred.
Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background investigation, psychological and polygraph tests and MVR Check.
Must possess a State of Texas Driver's License.
Environmental Factors & Conditions/Physical Requirements

Environmental Factors and Conditions:
Work is performed in municipal police department office and field environments.
Must be able to restrain hostile and/or combative individuals.
The City of Frisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer