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Police Chief

  • Type:Full Time
  • Posted Date:02/06/2018

City of Donna


Position Title:

Chief of Police



Reports to:

City Manager









 Directs and coordinates activities of governmental police department in accordance with authority delegated by charter and statue. Promulgates rules and regulations for department as authorized by statute. Sets policy for delivery of police services. Administers daily police activities through subordinate commanders and managers. Coordinates internal investigation of members of department for alleged wrong doing. Disciplines members of force for infractions of rules or inefficiency. Directs activities of personnel engaged in preparing budget proposals, maintaining police records, and recruiting staff. Manages police budgets and negotiates with municipal officials for appropriation of funds. Manages and oversees defense of litigation affecting police department for civil service, state and federal courts. Commands force during emergencies, such as fires and riots. Makes inspections visits of operations. Prepares request for government agencies to obtain fund for special operations or for purchasing equipment for department. Performs related duties required.


 Assume full responsibility for the functioning of the department. Interacts effectively and professionally with other state, local, and federal officials. Attends special meetings of civic groups and other organizations to inform public of goals and operation of department. Prepares and reviews report to the City Manager, news media, citizens, other City of Donna departments and other law enforcement agencies. Communicate effectively with media, citizens, and employees, both verbally and in writing; hear in normal range. Identifies deficiencies and malfunctions related to delivery of police service and develop administrative instructions and orders from office of City Manager. Meets the continuing education requirements of TCLEOSE. Participate in promotional interviews for the appointment of supervisory personnel in the department. Directs business meetings with departmental staff. Respond to major incidents and assumes command when and where warranted. Makes moral and ethical decisions that conform to law and other applicable regulations. Attends court and delivers appropriate testimony. Performs duties acceptably after long hours without speed during emergency situations. Shoots a pistol, rifle or shotgun. Demonstrates competent weapon proficiency and the ability to maintain weapons for maximum performance. Communicates clearly orally and in writing and makes effective oral presentations before groups of various sizes. Plans, directs, coordinates, and controls complex operations involving multiple subordinate supervisors and their work groups. Load and unload police equipment from a vehicle, including lifting objects 50 pounds or less from trunk, back-seat,etc. Must not pose a threat to the health and safety of self or others.



 Experience/knowledge of laws and ordinances, technical reports, legal opinions, law enforcement reports, personnel issues, reports to city commission, budget

development, listen to public complaints and concerns.


 Inside/outside standing, driving, walking, running, jumping, and occasional exposure to physical hazards or physical abuse when riding with police officers on patrol.


 High school diploma/GED, college degree preferred; bachelor’s degree-management, business, or political science; master’s degree-criminal justice, business administration.


 Experience in law enforcement with progressive responsibilities in directing and managing police/law enforcement personnel, advance TCLEOSE certification, Texas Peace Officer’s License, firearm proficiency test annually.

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