CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Plans, directs, organizes and manages all policy formation, goal setting, and objectives for the law enforcement function of the City.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Directs development of department goals, policies, and objectives, and provides staff leadership on policy planning for City law enforcement activities.
Supervises and evaluates Police Lieutenant Colonel.
Responds to public inquiries and to direction from City Council and Public Safety Committee pertaining to any area of public safety.
Directs administration of all federal and state mandated policies such as FLSA, ADA, EEOC, and Affirmative Action as may relate to Police Department.
Participates as a member of City's management team and of national, regional, state, county, and local committees relating to law enforcement issues.
Affirms all disciplinary actions.
Presides over hiring of new personnel from City and from other public safety agencies by conducting interviews and job offers to qualified applicants.
Coordinates public safety functions with personnel from City and from other public safety agencies.
Meets with citizen groups, clubs, and citizens to discuss police-related matters as appropriate.
Performs the duties and exercises the responsibilities as described in the Police Officer position descriptions, job number 5020.
The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors and any other persons or organization with whom interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.
The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.
EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in public administration, personnel management, criminal justice, law enforcement, social science, or a related field with advanced courses in police administration from the FBI National Academy or Southern Police Institute, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Holds or is capable of holding Kansas State certification as police officer. Advanced degree preferred.
Fifteen years of increasingly responsible public safety experience including at least 10 years administrative and supervisory experience. Command level experience at the position of Division Commander or above with the Overland Park Police Department or a comparable size department.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Good analytical skills.
Ability to read and comprehend city, state, and federal regulations.
Ability to analyze complex problems and recommend possible solutions.
Ability to recognize and protect confidential information.
Ability to make critical decisions under high stress situations.
Ability to train and guide others.
Diplomacy and judgement.
Abstract and logical reasoning.
Ability to make and receive telephone calls.
Ability to operate City vehicles.
Mobility to travel to various City locations.
Ability to sit and be attentive for extended periods of time.
Ability to speak to an individual or group for extended periods of time.
See physical requirements as listed in the police officer job description.
SEE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ATTACHED FOR ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect)
- Police Lieutenant Colonel
- Police Officer
- Supervisor, Police Administration
- Full- and part-time police department staff
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.