Police Chief
International City Management
 Bluffton, SC

Performs complex advanced protective services and administrative work planning, organizing and administering daily police operations including planning, administering, scheduling and assigning personnel and equipment, preparing and presenting directives and reports, developing training programs, overseeing internal affairs investigations, maintaining records and files, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work involves setting policies and goals under the direction of the Town Manager. Departmental supervision is exercised over all personnel within the department.

Essential Functions:

The following functions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Oversees the operations and activities of the Police Department.

Establishes policies, procedures and operations for the Department.

Coordinates the hiring of personnel including testing, interviewing and background investigations; approves employee promotions and salary adjustments; handles disciplinary actions.

Administers and monitors department budget; develops long- and short-term goals; recommends prospective projects.

Manages major crime scenes and police activities; supervises internal police investigations; manages investigations; commands tactical operations.

Ensures proper training and certification of departmental personnel.

Represents the department at Council meetings, community events, etc.

Ensures community safety; develops new techniques for community policing.

Performs other duties as apparent or assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Comprehensive knowledge of the laws and regulations relating to law enforcement administration; comprehensive knowledge of department rules and regulations; thorough knowledge of Town laws and ordinances; thorough knowledge of the geography of the Town and the location of important buildings; ability to assign, direct and supervise the work of subordinate staff; ability to deal with the public firmly and tactfully; ability to analyze complex police problems and to adopt quick and effective reasonable courses of action; skill in the use of firearms and the operation of a motor vehicle; ability to establish and maintain working relationships with associates and the general public.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree and extensive experience working in police management, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree preferred. Completion of major course of study in police management (FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, or equivalent) preferred.

Physical Requirements:

This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently standing, walking, sitting, reaching with hands and arms and repetitive motions and occasionally requires climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, tasting or smelling, pushing or pulling and lifting; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office with copy machines, telephones and/or computer printers, light traffic).

Special Requirements:

South Carolina Criminal Justice Training Academy certification.

CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) experience.

Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of South Carolina.