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Police Commander

at Ak Chin Indian Community

Pay: $87,988 to $131,981/year
Salary : $3,384.15 - $5,076.19 Biweekly $87,988.00 - $131,981.00 Annually
Posted: 9/27/2019
Job Reference #: 2584957
Keywords: police, emergency

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Police Commander
Opening Date/Time: Thu. 09/26/19 12:00 AM Arizona Time
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 10/18/19 11:59 PM Arizona Time
Location:42507 W. Peters and Nall Road, Maricopa, AZ 85139, Arizona
Department:Law and Order
Salary:$3,384.15 - $5,076.19 Biweekly
$87,988.00 - $131,981.00 Annually
Salary Information:Offering salary will be made between the minimum to midpoint of the posted salary range for this position, based on qualifications and experience. Employees may progress through the full salary range, subject to their successful performance and annual budget approval.
Under the general supervision of the Police Chief, the Police Commander works in succinct collaboration with the Police chief, this position assumes oversight for the management of sworn and non-sworn personnel positions in the Police department and aids in planning, directs operations and provides administrative resources to accomplish department goals and objectives.
 Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement, Police Science, Criminal Justice, Business, Public Administration or a closely related field and eight (8) years of increasingly responsible professional level work experience within the field of law enforcement. A minimum of five (5) of those years holding a command or supervisory level position within a Law Enforcement Agency; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which would provide the desired knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities such as those listed below.  Must possess Arizona POST certification as a Peace Officer, including firearms proficiency. Must have a valid Arizona Driver's License and be able to meet the Community's insurance carrier requirements. Must successfully pass an extensive background check, including a psychological test, polygraph test, and a physical examination.
 Examples of Duties:
  • Responsibilities include patrol operations, special event planning, emergency management investigations, reports and report writing, administration and enforcement of departmental policies and procedures, ensuring professional standards, delivering performance evaluations, customer and staff relations development and execution of in-service training and (new hire) field training & evaluation, crime prevention education and community based outreach & initiatives.
  • Assumes command of the police department in the absence of the Police Chief as needed, or as assigned.  
  • Coordinates with the Police Chief on all matters pertaining to accreditation and compliance to all regulations relating to CALEA, FEMA, Homeland Security and all federal, state and local Emergency Management matters pertaining to the department.
  • Responsible for keeping abreast of all accreditation processes including conducting annual examination of the department which includes a comprehensive review of the standards to determine the department's current compliance and determine steps to take achieve compliance where non-compliance is determined. Additionally, reviews compliance documentation to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Writes and reviews policies and procedures in compliance with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) to incorporate desired outcomes for the entire department.
  • Develops and manages a department wide monitoring/tracking system to ensure that all time sensitive action items required by standards are completed on schedule.
  • Oversees and manages a system for updating written directives.
  • Assigns policy reviews and policy writing to individuals functionally responsible or connected to each standard. 
  • Evaluates the results of overall department operations and develops/submits recommendations to the Police Chief. Recommendations should include effects on operations, impact on resources and anticipated costs and benefits.
  • Determines long and short range resource requirements to ensure current and future business information services needed are met.
  • Prepares and maintains accreditation files and documents to ensure compliance with CALEA.
  • Prepares and submits progress reports to the Chief in order to monitor accreditation efforts.
  • Responsible for training all department personnel regarding the accreditation process and requirements
  • Works directly with regulatory agencies (i.e.: fire, police, EMS, environmental health & safety) to ensure compliance and encourage timely and appropriate information sharing. 
  • Supports the mission and vision of the Ak-Chin Police Department by way of positive and meaningful community interactions that support strong working relationships and partnership building.
  • Assists the Police Chief in the development, implementation, and maintenance of internal policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Ensures that all operational, administrative, and organizational matters are uniformly executed and effectively communicated.
  • Selects, trains, supervises and evaluates staff. Investigates and reports upon employee performance and misconduct; recommends specialized training, professional development, disciplinary and corrective actions.  
  • Manages criminal and non-criminal case loads employing proper investigative and interview techniques, including processing of crime scenes, rules of evidence, court system and proper courtroom procedures, search and seizure laws, and federal and state asset forfeiture procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 Other Requirements:
  • Knowledge of modern law enforcement principles and practices, including budgeting, program planning, and police and procedure development.
  • Knowledge of Ak-Chin Indian Community laws and ordinances.
  • Knowledge of applicable State, Federal, County statutes, codes and ordinances to be enforced.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices regarding identification, patrol, traffic control, community/public relations, records management, report preparation and custody of persons and property.
  • Knowledge of equipment used in law enforcement, including weaponry, communications, and automotive equipment.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent skill in planning and organization, including ability to direct, coordinate and review assignments and projects; assess and secure proper staffing levels; and, coordinate activities with those of other departments and outside organizations. 
  • Ability to establish a training program for the department.
  • Ability to effectively direct, coordinate and evaluate the activities of department personnel.
  • Ability to demonstrate precision in identifying problems, relating findings and reporting facts.
  • Ability to motivate subordinates to achieve a high level of conduct and performance.
  • Ability to build and maintain a respectful, positive working environment with staff, outside agencies and the overall Community.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and tact in evaluating situations and making decisions.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency in widely used and contemporary computer based applications (i.e.: MS word, excel, power-point.)
  • Ability to exercise considerable knowledge, training and experience for executing duties independently, and within applicable legal/ policy parameters and limitations.


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