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Police Chief
Red Bank, TN


Essential functions are fundamental job duties. They do not include marginal tasks, which are also performed but are not incidental to the primary functions. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude those statements from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position, nor does every position allocated to the job necessarily perform every duty listed.

(A) Directs the planning, organization, coordination, and operation of the Police Department divisions.

(B) Develops and executes department policies and procedures.

(C) Manages and supervises assigned operations to achieve goals and objectives within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.

(D) Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports, and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other city departments and agencies as needed.

(E) Provides professional advice to supervisors; makes presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups, and the general public.

(F) Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures

effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.

(G) Manages day to day operations of the Police Department.

(H) Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, completeness, and conformance to policies and procedures.

(I) Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances.

(J) Prepares a variety of reports and related information for decision-making purposes.

(K) Prepares draft budget proposal and administers Police Department final budget.

(L) Reviews financial statements and performs cost benefit analysis of ongoing department programs and operations.

(M) Reviews job descriptions annually for Police personnel.


Represents the City at various conferences and meetings as requested by city manager.
Performs general management duties for the city manager as assigned.


Education and Experience:

(A) Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and five (5) years of progressively responsible related work.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(A) Experience in a command level position in a police department or other law enforcement agency.

(B) General knowledge and experience in police administration, financial administration, and personnel administration.

(C) Knowledge of budget preparation in local governments and police department in particularly.

(D) Knowledge of basic techniques to motivate staff and manage various levels and functions of the police department.

(E) Has knowledge of the terminology, principles, and methods utilized within a police department.

(F) Is P.O.S.T certified within the State of Tennessee.

(G) Has a working knowledge of the City Manager/Commission form of government.

(H) Extensive knowledge of modern police methods, practices and techniques.

(I) Extensive knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and city laws and ordinances referring to the apprehension, arrest, and prosecution of persons, rules of search, seizure, and evidence.

(J) Thorough familiarity with modern police techniques including Community Oriented Policing, methods and practices as applied to traffic control, crime detection, investigation, and apprehension of criminals, and general patrol functions.

Must be a P.O.S.T. certified law enforcement officer within the State of Tennessee.

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.

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