Chief of Police Duties
This is highly responsible, supervisory, and administrative work
in planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the
Work involves the responsibility for the effective operation of
the police department through planning, organizing, and
directing its activities, assuring that law and order are
maintained, that laws and ordinances are enforced, and that
measures are implemented to prevent crimes and to protect lives
and property. Work also involves consulting with University
officials in determining overall plans and policies to be
followed in conducting police operations. Supervision is
exercised directly or through subordinate supervisors over all
employees of the department. Work is performed under
administrative direction and is reviewed through conferences and
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans, organizes, and directs the programs and activities of the
Supervises directly or through subordinate supervisors a large
size staff of law enforcement and clerical employees.
Consults with university officials and top level state, city,
and county officials in the development of overall policies and
procedures to govern the activities of the department.
Directs and participate in the preparation of the annual
departmental budget and in the control and expenditure of
Formulates and prescribes work methods and procedures to be
followed by the department; appraises work conditions and takes
necessary steps to improve police operations; assumes overall
basic responsibility of insuring optimum training programs.
Cooperates with city, state, and federal officers in the
apprehension and detention of wanted persons and with university
administrative and other personnel as necessary to carry out
Advises and assists subordinates in highly complex criminal or
Assumes responsibility for insuring close, effective liaison
with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
Attends civic club and other community organization meetings on
campus as well as off campus to explain and promote the
activities and functions of the department and to establish
favorable public relations.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with major
course work in police administration or a related field;
extensive, progressively responsible experience in law
enforcement and crime prevention work, including through
command, supervisory and administrative experience; or any
equivalent combination of training and experience.
Will fully comply with the requirements for peace officer as set
forth in the Georgia Peace Officers' Standards and Training Act,
as defined by the Georgia Peace Officers' Standards and Training
Council. Georgia Law 92A-2100 (as amended).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Extensive knowledge of the standards by which the quality of
police service is evaluated and the use of police records and
their application to police administration.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern
police administration and police methods.
Thorough knowledge of the functions of other governmental
authorities as they relate to police work.
Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of a large number
of subordinates performing varied operations connected with
Ability to develop proper training and instructional procedures
for employees, and to maintain a high level of discipline and
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with other university officials, city, county,
state, and federal authorities, civic leaders, news media, and
the general public.
Ability to prepare and present effective oral and written
informative materials relating to the activities of the