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Chief of Police

Santaquin City Police Department - Santaquin, Utah

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Entry Level Salary:
$65,464.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$81,629.00 annual
Top Pay:
$97,801.00 annual

Job Description

CHIEF OF POLICE Santaquin City is accepting applications for a Full-Time Chief of Police. Duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • performing a variety of professional, administrative and supervisory duties related to planning, organizing, directing and controlling the enforcement of federal, state and local laws as needed to preserve the peace and protect citizen rights and property
  • manages implementation of specialty programs (i.e. D.A.R.E., C.O.P., Neighborhood Watch, Citizen Corps, Specialty Operations, etc.)
  • provides general supervision to all department personnel directly or through subordinate supervisors.
Position requires a bachelor’s degree in police science, criminology or related field –and– ten (10) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience; two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity –or– an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a Utah driver’s license and must be P.O.S.T certified. This position has a Salary Range of $65,464 - $97,801 with a Starting Salary range of $65,464 - $81,629 depending upon experience, education and qualification (DOEQ). Position is eligible for benefits. This position is exempt from FLSA overtime requirements. Applications and full job description can be obtained at the Santaquin City Office, 275 West Main Street, Santaquin, UT or online at www.santaquin.org. Application will be accepted until Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 5 pm Santaquin City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Information

Santaquin is the southernmost city located in Utah County, Utah and extends into Juab County. It is truly the gateway city to Utah County with Interstate 15 running through and along its eastern side. It is also a major cross-road for Utah County in that State Route 6 (Main Street) connects I-15 to the recreational amenities of the “Little Sahara Recreation Area” and the southern accesses to and around Utah Lake. It is also the corridor to many smaller towns, including Genola, Goshen, Elberta, and Eureka. Other jurisdictions around Santaquin include Payson City, the community of Spring Lake, unincorporated Utah County rural areas, and lands to the north managed by the Bureau of Land Management. To the south are lands controlled by Juab County and the small community of Rocky Ridge. Santaquin is bounded on the east by the mountainous lands managed by the US Forest Service and lands owned by the Utah Department of Natural Resources. Santaquin City is located about seventy miles south of the state capitol, Salt Lake City and approximately 20 miles south of the county seat, Provo City. In 2010, Santaquin City had a population of 9128, however it is estimated to be roughly 10,000 in 2014. The Santaquin City Police department has 10 Full-Time Employees which includes two sergeants, a detective, an animal control officer, Master Officers and Patrol Officers, along with 4 Part-Time patrol officers, and 1.5 FTE administrative assistants/clerks. The Police Department Budget in 2013-2014 was $1,262,354.

Job Requirements

  • Age: : n/a
  • Education: : Bachelors
  • Experience: : 10 years of Law Enforcement - 2 years in a supervisory role
Job Title: Chief of Police Status: Full-time/Exempt Department: Santaquin City Police Department Effective Date: April 10, 2014 Closing Date: May, 8 2014 at 5 pm Full Salary Range: $65,464 - $97,801 Starting Salary: $65,464 - $81,629 - Depending on Education, Experience, Qualifications (DOEQ) Benefits: Position is eligible for benefits Education and Experience:
    A. Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor's degree in police science, criminology or some other related field --AND-- B. Ten (10) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience; two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity --OR-- C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of law enforcement principles, methods and techniques; legal and political environment associated with police administration; federal, state, county and city ordinances; principles of law enforcement administration; incident command and investigative procedures and practices; legal liabilities associated with arrest and law enforcement; court room procedures and laws of evidence; principles of effective supervision and employee motivation, interpersonal communication skills and public relations; budgetary practices and procedures and fiscal management; local geography, road systems, and boundaries; standard first-aid administration. Considerable knowledge of crisis negotiation methods and procedures, deviant behavior investigation processes. Working knowledge of English, grammar and technical writing skills. Some knowledge of principles of psychology and sociology. Skill in the proper use and care of firearms and familiar with the operation of other special police equipment; the management of sensitive law enforcement issues and interdepartmental conflicts; basic CPR, First Aid and emergency response driving. Ability to administer and supervise city-wide comprehensive law enforcement program; exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations, and in making decisions in emergency situations; assure compliance with and follow safety practices and procedures common to law enforcement work; operate a personal computer and various programs, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials, other law enforcement agencies, service and community organization, private businesses and the public. Special Qualifications: Must possess a valid Utah driver’s license. Must be P.O.S.T. certified and must maintain certification by attending a minimum of 40 hours of specialized training each year. Must be certified in Radar, intoxilizer, CPR, ASP baton, taser, etc. Must pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen.

Contact Informaton

Benjamin Reeves

Santaquin City Police Department
275 West Main Street
Santaquin, Utah 84655
phone: 801-754-3211

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