Broomfield invites applications for the position of Chief of Police from successful law enforcement leaders who bring a commitment to safety, innovation within a learning community and demonstrate significant experience in serving a highly engaged, growing population. This is an important opportunity for an experienced professional to have a significant impact on the culture and effectiveness of the department in its support of the City and County of Broomfield's mission, and the safety and wellbeing of the community and its members.
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ESSENTIAL REQUIRED TASKS/EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
• The position will report to the City and County Manager, and will work closely with all City and County Departments, community members, faith based organizations, non-profit organizations and our regional partners. As a visible community leader, the Chief of Police will demonstrate and uphold the fundamental tenets of community policing – that is, positioning the department as one that “polices with and within the community”, as opposed to “policing the community.
• The Chief of Police will confront a set of opportunities and challenges that impact the mission and operation of the City and County of Broomfield. These include:
-Providing exemplary public safety, creating a culture of stability, respect, and fairness, by strengthening the sense of community and inclusion;
-Reviewing and assessing the department operations, procedures, and practices to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, and freedom from bias;
-Supporting and developing a high caliber, public safety team; and being a visible, engaged community leader;
-Communicating and modeling an ethos of partnership policing through engagement
• The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience, commitment, and a philosophy of policing that aligns with and advances the core values and mission of the City and County of Broomfield
Training – Bachelor's degree in business, police or public administration, criminal justice or related field from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree in business administration, police or public administration, or criminal justice preferred.
Completion of Leadership in Police Organization or Leadership in Public Safety Organization training (LPO/LPSO) is desired. Professional registrations such as International Association of Chiefs of Police, and/or graduation from the FBI National Academy, the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) and/or the Northwestern School of Staff and Command are preferred.
Experience – A minimum of at least seven years of senior-level management experience as a commander, division chief, deputy chief or chief of a metropolitan law enforcement agency overseeing multiple functions including at least two of the following areas: patrol, detention/jail operations, investigations, etc. Experience must include demonstrated success in 1) community policing, 2) implementing proactive programs to address community’s concerns, 3) partnering with community/business groups and other agencies on community issues, 4) working with and utilizing the talents of staff, 5) mentoring and providing authentic leadership and transparency to departmental staff, 6) preparing annual organization-wide budgets, cost recovery, and capital financing, 7) developing and maintaining private/public financial partnerships, 8) long-range strategic and financial planning, 9) project development/administration and 10) process improvement.
Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides evidence that the applicant possesses the Necessary Applicant Traits.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – Must be at least 21 years of age. Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and safe driving record for continued employment. Must have Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training certificate or must be able to obtain within six months from date of hire; cannot have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. Applicants must, as a condition of employment, pass the following pre-offer and post-offer/hire processes: reference checks, background checks, driving check through DMV, polygraph or CVSA, psychological evaluation, medical examination, drug screen, and fingerprint checks through CBI/FBI.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. The noise level in the environment is moderate. Work is generally scheduled Monday through Friday with requirements to attend and participate in evening and weekend meetings as required. The incumbent carries a cell phone or other device and must be available to respond to police emergencies. Because of the nature of law enforcement activities, work may involve a high degree of exposure to hazards and danger. Supervisory and administrative duties more often require working in a standard office environment. Travel by police vehicle is required to review and coordinate the department’s activities. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is frequently required to sit, talk or hear (Communicate over the phone and in-person, as well as listen, in order to communicate with others and be aware of surroundings). The incumbent is occasionally required to walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, stand, climb or balance, maintain balance on an uneven surface, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Physical demands include the ability to wear an equipment belt weighing up to 30 pounds, exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, exerting up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and exerting up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. The incumbent must have the ability to capture, control and take custody of combative persons. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The incumbent must participate in the physical agility obstacle courses as scheduled.