Chief of Police

City of Garrison

  • Full Time
  • $58,000 - $87,000
  • 12/10/2019

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City of Garrison

City of Garrison

The City of Garrison, North Dakota is accepting applications to fill an immediate opening for the position of Police Chief. The primary function of this position is to direct the administration and operations of the Police Department and carry out the mission and vision for the City. The Chief is expected to supervise, coordinate, lead, instruct, schedule activities, conduct investigations, enforce laws and ordinances, communicate internally and externally, and be an actively patrolling officer.

Applicants must currently possess a North Dakota peace officers license or be currently licensed in another state with eligibility for licensing in North Dakota and have a minimum of four years experience as full-time licensed peace officer.

In addition to the qualifications as outlined in the job description the applicant must be able to work independently, exercise efficient time management, perform tasks so that pride in accomplishment and performance is apparent, relate well with the public and be able to demonstrate general public social interaction skills.

This is a salaried, full-time position with a pay range of $58,000 - $87,000 annually with benefits.

This position is responsible for directing the operations of the Garrison Police Department.
 Plans, directs, organizes, and coordinates the activities of the Police Department; ensures compliance with rules, policies, procedures, regulations and laws.
 Performs both highly specialized and general duty police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances.
 Work involves responsibility for the protection of life and property, prevention of crime, investigation of crime, apprehension of criminals, direction of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and the general enforcement of federal, state and municipal laws and ordinances.
 Directs the hiring and training of department personnel; oversees staff promotional processes; makes final disposition decisions regarding disciplinary matters, to include employee reprimands, demotions, suspensions and/or terminations.
 Develops, reviews and implements department policies and procedures.
 Plans and determines the allocation of department equipment and personnel resources in order to meet current and projected future operating needs and services demands; studies records and reports to ascertain present conditions and to obtain information on which to base departmental programs; makes high-level strategic decisions regarding recommendations for improving organizational and procedural departmental operations.
 Supervises the development and maintenance of the department budget and the administration of approved funds.
 Studies and interprets new and amended laws, court decisions, or other applicable regulations and determines the application or impact to department policy or procedures.
 Coordinates with other city departments and external agencies.
 Attends public meetings to answer questions and provide information.
 Advises the Mayor and City Council on law enforcement matters.
 Performs related duties.
 Knowledge of law enforcement management principles.
 Knowledge of standards, trends and developments in the field of police administration, operation and technology.
 Knowledge of local, state and federal laws.
 Knowledge of budget management principles.
 Knowledge of supervisory management principles.
 Knowledge of the criminal justice system.
 Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
 Skill in planning, organizing, analyzing, decision making, and problem solving.
 Skill in the use of firearms and other standard and specialized law enforcement equipment.
 Skill in the use of assigned vehicles.
 Skill in the use of office equipment, including a computer and calculator.
 Skill in public relations.
 Skill in interpersonal relations.
 Skill in oral and written communication.
 The Police Commissioner/designated City Council member assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives and reviews the work of the Chief through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.
 Guidelines include local, state and federal laws; the North Dakota Century Code; and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. This position develops department guidelines.
 The work consists of varied administrative, managerial, supervisory, and law enforcement duties. Routine patrol and law enforcement activities are required. The broad range of decision-making activities required contributes to the complexity of the work.
 The purpose of this position is to actively patrol and provide direct law enforcement services as well as plan, direct, and manage the overall provision of police services to the citizens of the city. Successful performance helps ensure the safety of life and property and results in the enforcement of local, state and federal laws.
 Contacts are typically with department personnel, other city employees, elected officials, judges, attorneys, business owners, citizens, suspects, and representatives of other law enforcement agencies.
 Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate and direct employees, and settle matters.
 The work is typically performed while operating a police patrol vehicle or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending or crouching. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects and uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.
 The work is typically performed in a vehicle, office or outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of specialized law enforcement equipment.
 This position has direct supervision over other police department personnel.
 Currently licensed as a North Dakota Peace Officer or currently licensed in another state as a peace office and eligible to be licensed in North Dakota
 Minimum of 4-years-experience as a licensed full-time law enforcement officer
 Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the requirements of the position of Chief of Police and successfully supervise and direct other department officer(s)
 Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Dakota for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
 In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form.

Please submit cover letter, resume, copy of law enforcement training record, any college transcripts, and completed City application to the City of Garrison, P.O. Box 459, Garrison, ND 58540, by 5:00 p.m. on December 10th, 2019.

Applications and job description can be obtained at or by contacting or calling 701-463-2600.