CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Manages and directs one of two Police Bureaus. Assists the Chief of Police in the administration of the Police Department. Participates with the Chief of Police in the development of the goals & objectives as stated in the Strategic Operations Plan. Acts as the Chief of Police in his/her absence. Meets with citizen groups and responds to public inquiries as appropriate.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages and directs one of two Police Bureaus - Operations or Services Bureau, as assigned by the Chief of Police. Provides leadership and guidance to division commanders. Assists with goal setting and evaluates outcomes.
Directs all day-to-day operation of assigned Bureau; making decisions commensurate with authority in the area of intra-bureau transfers; recommending disciplinary action, Bureau budget maintenance, Bureau goal attainment, and creative problem solving.
Assists the Chief of Police in the administration of the Police Department by implementing all directives, policies, and procedures.
Assists the Chief of Police with the development of the department goals and objectives.
Responds to public and City Council inquiries and concerns. Meets with citizen groups, clubs and organizations to discuss police services.
Recommends and reviews all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) within the Police Department assigned Bureau. Ensures timely review, revisions, additions, and deletions of SOP's.
Reviews all personnel actions within designated Bureau and recommends appropriate actions to the Chief of Police. Monitors and reviews budget and non-budget personnel items.
Acts as liaison and department representative to municipal and districts courts. Meets with prosecutors on various final dispositions involving municipal and districts court cases.
Responsible for all crime prevention and interdiction efforts, including the prevention of traffic accidents.
Directs the actions and activities of two pro-active police divisions, Those being Patrol, and Patrol Support., and two support divisions those being Criminal Investigations and Support Services.
Provides leadership support for the Emergency Services Section, which oversees the functioning of multiple ancillary units to include the SWAT team, bomb unit, underwater rescue and recovery unit, and major event security and safety.
Responsible for the investigation of all criminal activity within the City as well as the gathering of criminal intelligence information.
Prepares and executes the Annual Benchmark Survey. Coordinates information from participating police departments. Reviews and analyzes data. Recommends modifications to department based on report findings.
Oversees the investigation of major cases when necessary.
Performs the duties and responsibilities of Chief of Police in his/her absence.
Performs the duties and exercises the responsibilities as described in the Police Officer position descriptions, Job number 234.
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:
Master's degree in public administration, personnel management, criminal justice, law enforcement, social sciences or related field required.
Holds or is capable of holding Kansas State certification as police officer.
Minimum age 21.
No felony convictions or serious misdemeanors.
Possession of an appropriate, valid state-issued Driver's license.
Must maintain an insurable driving record.
Must reside within 90 minutes from Overland Park Police Department Stations.
Must obtain certification as a Law Enforcement Officer issued through the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission prior to receiving permanent employment status as outlined in the City employee handbook.
Must successfully pass polygraph exam and police background check prior to employment.
15 years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience including at least 10 years administrative and supervisory experience.
Three years command-level experience as a Division Commander with the Overland Park Police Department or a comparably sized department.
TRAINING PLAN (Specific training associated to Lieutenant Colonel):
Police Executive Research Forum - Senior Management Institute for Police.
Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
8 hours annual ongoing supervisor/leadership training.
* Note: Any officer who was classified as a Police Lieutenant Colonel with OPPD before 01/01/2021 must meet the Education & Special License/Certifications requirements as described in the 2020 job description and is exempt from any new Education & Special License/Certifications requirements that were implemented with this 2021 job description.
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 judgment.
Abstract and logical reasoning.
See mental requirements as listed in the police officer job description.
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.
Ability to pass the annual Physical Ability Test (PAT)
See physical requirements as listed in the police officer job description.
SEE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ATTACHED FOR ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):
- Police Officer(s)
- Administrative Assistant
- Full and part-time commissioned and civilian personnel
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.
PLEASE SEE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ATTACHED FOR ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS.