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Chief of Police

City of Truman

Location: Truman, Minnesota
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: March 23, 2024
JOB TITLE: Police Chief OBJECTIVE: Performs a variety of complex administrative, supervisory and professional work in planning, coordinating and directing the activities of the Police Department. Responsible for daily law enforcement activities related to the safety of the community, to enforce ordinances; the protection of life and property; and the investigation of criminal offenses, traffic accidents and other police functions. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: 1. Reports to: The Truman City Council 2. Directs: Supervises police officers. 3. Other: Works closely with City Clerk-Treasurer, City Council and other employees. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Plan, coordinate, supervise and evaluate Police Department operations. 2. Develop policies and procedures for the Department in order to implement directives from the City Council. 3. Plan and implement a law enforcement program for the City in order to better carry out the policies and goals of the City Council; review Department performance and effectiveness, formulate programs or policies to alleviate deficiencies. 4. Enforce all state laws, city ordinances and policies; ensure public peace and safety is maintained. 5. Work cooperatively with all departments of the city, county law enforcement agencies, and school administration, responding when requested or assigned. 6. Develop positive community relationships; handle grievances; maintain Departmental discipline and conduct, and general behavior of assigned personnel. 7. Report monthly to the City Council regarding the Department’s activities and provide other reports as needed. 8. Prepare and present the annual budget for the Department; direct the implementation of the Department’s budget; plan for and review specifications for new or replaced equipment. DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience: 1. Minimum two-year degree in law enforcement. 2. Licensed as a full-time Minnesota Peace Officer by POST Board. 3. Three years full-time experience as a police officer. 4. Valid Class D Minnesota driver’s license. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment. 2. Considerable knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations. 3. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. 4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers, supervisors, other departments, and community. 5. Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions. PAY DEPENDENT ON QUALIFICATIONS. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED Police car, police radio, radar unit, handgun and other weapons as required, handcuffs, breathalyzer, first aid equipment, personal computer including word processing software. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk, run; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, controls, or tools as listed above; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of the specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL APRIL 15TH. APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE CITY WEBSITE, OR BY CONTACTING THE CITY OF TRUMAN AT 202 W CIRO ST, TRUMAN MN OR BY CALLING 507-776-7951. Job Type: Full-time Benefits: Dental insurance Dependent health insurance coverage Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Parental leave Retirement plan Vision insurance Ability to Relocate: Truman, MN: Relocate before starting work (Required) Work Location: In person
Salary: $67.5K - $85.5K a year
Employment Type: Full-time
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