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Chief of Police

Worland Police Department - Worland, Wyoming

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$23.08 hourly
Top Pay:
$30.89 hourly

Job Description

The Chief of Police is responsible for all law enforcement activities, including emergency management. The Chief of Police directs and supervises the activities and personnel of the Worland Police Department in order to ensure the enforcement of local and state laws, city ordinances and departmental policies and procedures relating to public safety and welfare, in accordance with the City's community policing philosophy. The Chief of Police performs administrative duties such as preparing budget estimates; controlling expenditures; and drafting rules, regulations and procedures. The Chief of Police attends public functions and represents the department in matters pertaining to crime prevention and law enforcement. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor of science degree in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, or a related field; and/or a minimum of ten years of broad experience in a high-level management/supervisory position in a police department similar to or larger than that of The Worland Police Department. Any equivalent combination of education and law enforcement management experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. Candidates must possess a valid State of Wyoming driver's license upon appointment. The successful candidate must possess or be able to obtain Wyoming P.O.S.T. certification and establish residency within the City of Worland upon appointment. General Qualifications - The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with a track record of management and leadership success in a police organization of similar size (or larger) and complexity. He or she must be successful in implementing professional standards that result in departmental efficiency, integrity, and public confidence; and possess experience developing and implementing police/community partnerships. Possess a demonstrated record of implementing community policing initiatives. The successful candidate must possess the ability to build strong and lasting relationships with the city, the county, other departments, city staff, elected officials, and the community. As such, the successful candidate must be very comfortable spending a great deal of time in the community working with residents and businesses. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Advanced knowledge to interpret and apply provisions of the law, and ensure that subordinates understand and implement the same; Advanced knowledge of legislative actions, legal opinions, court decisions, and precedents concerning law enforcement; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Ability to develop and implement strategic plans for the department; Ability to prepare and monitor budgets; Ability to manage internal/external conflict and uncertain situations; Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees, the City Council, the media, local business organizations and the general public; and a Willingness and desire to join an already effective city management team while bringing new and fresh perspectives to the organization. Deadline for Resumes: November 30, 2012. Resumes and references should be sent to The Worland Police Department, 100 N. 10th St., Worland, Wyoming 82401, Attn: Capt. Gabe R. Elliott

Additional Information

The City of Worland is a small community consisting of approx 5000 citizens, and has a great deal to offer both on and off duty. Whether you are interested in fishing, hunting, camping, or boating on the lakes, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Worland is a family oriented community, and is a great environment for anyone seeking a safe community. The Worland Police Department is comprised of 11 full time sworn officers, and one part time ordinance officer. Our agency includes a multi-jurisdictional tactical team, investigator, DARE instructors, field training officers, custody and control instructors, firearms instructors, and a drug recognition expert.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Must be 21 years of age
  • Education: Bachelors degree preferred
  • Experience: 10 years in law enforcement (minimum)

Contact Informaton

Capt. Gabe Elliott

Worland Police Department
100 N. 10th St.
Worland, Wyoming 82401
phone: (307) 347-4253

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