Chief of Police - Wingate, NC

Posted:
July 11, 2019

Agency:
Wingate,NC

Title:
Chief of Police

Description:

The Town of Wingate, North Carolina (Pop. 3,989) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Police Chief. The Chief supervises a staff of 6 full-time and 4 part-time officers with a department operating budget of $653,000. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Town Manager and is evaluated through periodic conferences, observation of results achieved, and review of records, reports and files. Hiring Salary is$60,000 to $70,000 depending on education and work experience.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class plans and directs the law enforcement program of the Town. The employee is responsible for the protection of life and property through a varied program of enforcement, detection, investigation and prevention of crime and accidents. Work involves a full managerial and supervisory role including the establishment of operations and policy, creating and articulating a community policing philosophy, establishing trust and credibility with the community; evaluation and adherence to prescribed standards, and planning for and implementing special law enforcement activities. Work also includes cooperating with other law enforcement agencies; overseeing the application of technology within the department; and supervising all department personnel.  Work is performed in accordance with departmental policy and State and Federal statutes.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, methods, and equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws, local ordinances, and policies of the police department.
  • Considerable knowledge of policies and principals involved in public sector budgeting and purchasing.
  • Considerable knowledge and skill in motivation, communications, leadership, coaching and other skills necessary to develop a high-performance team.
  • Skill in collaborative conflict resolution.
  • Skill in the use of firearms and other police equipment, and in the application of self-defense tactics.
  • Skill in public presentations and collaborative conflict resolution.
  • Skill and ability to effectively and efficiently manage a department including all related administrative and supervisory functions involving personnel and budget administration.
  • Ability to establish authority and to lead and inspire confidence among subordinate officers.
  • Ability to act with sound judgment in routine and emergency situations.
  • Ability to plan and direct special programs and events related to law enforcement.
  • Ability to build and maintain cooperative and effective public relations with the community.
Essential Functions
  • Performs all administrative functions to include strategically planning, establishing departmental goals and objectives for both the long and short term, projects and develops budgets for the department and provides recommendations to the Town Manager, provides budget administration and purchasing for the Department, and supervises staff use and care of vehicles, technology and equipment.
  • Establishes and communicates standards of performance and a philosophy of law enforcement for the department; develops a vision and clear direction with staff; develops staff capacities; creates a high-performance work team; provides leadership, motivation, conflict resolution, performance coaching and evaluation programs for staff.
  • Oversees recruitment, selection, career development and training of personnel for the department; advises, directs, and consults with subordinate officers on matters of training, work assignments, scheduling, and discipline; develops teamwork and staff leadership skills.
  • Supervises the preparation of periodic reports of crime and accident activity and police department activities; and, analyzes data for trends.
  • Works with the public and staff on difficult or unusual crime situations; and, cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in crime prevention, detection, and investigative activities.
  • Represents the Police Department and the Town in presentations to civic and volunteer organizations; and, drafts press releases and conducts media briefings.
  • Establishes credibility and trust with the community through various educations and outreach programs; receives and acts upon inquiries or complaints from the public concerning police activities and services.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least ten (10) years of experience in law enforcement
  • North Carolina Advanced Law Enforcement Certification
  • Current BLET certification
  • Must possess and maintain a valid North Carolina driver’s license

 

 

 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Accredited college degree in criminal justice or public administration
  • Experience working with college/university law enforcement or security 
  • At least two (2) years administrative and supervisory experience

** Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to be considered. **

Application packets can be emailed to Karen Wingo at kwingo@townofwingatenc.gov



 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications • At least ten (10) years of experience in law enforcement • North Carolina Advanced Law Enforcement Certification • Current BLET certification • Must possess and maintain a valid North Carolina driver’s license Preferred Qualifications • Accredited college degree in criminal justice or public administration • Experience working with college/university law enforcement or security • At least two (2) years administrative and supervisory experience

Special Requirements

** Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to be considered. **

Miscellaneous Information

The Town of Wingate is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or age.



Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
July 31, 2019

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.