The Chief of Public Safety is responsible for leadership of the Albuquerque Police Department, Albuquerque Fire Rescue Department and Office of Emergency Management. This position is responsible for overseeing and directing the Chief of Police who is responsible for a department which has approximately 1,500 employees and an annual budget of about $186 million focusing on activities to reduce crime, implement constitutional community policing, recruiting police officers to bring the Department to full strength, and building strong morale. The position will oversee the Chief of Fire Rescue who operates a Fire and EMS Department comprised of 729 full-time firefighters and 27 civilian personnel, serving a jurisdiction of more than 189.5 miles. The Chief of Public Safety will also oversee the Director of Emergency Management responsible for planning of all hazards, reducing threats, and preparing Albuquerque residents and organizations to respond and recover from emergencies. The APD Chief of Policy Advisor and the Community Outreach Manager will also report to the Chief of Public Safety.
The Chief of Public Safety is expected to exercise sound judgment, expertise and innovation in establishing and administering operations of the Departments. The Chief of Public Safety must demonstrate and promote high ethical standards within the Departments.
The Police Department is under a court-approved settlement agreement with the United States Department of Justice, relating to use of force and other issues. The Chief of Public Safety must coordinate with the Chief of Police to provide strong reform-minded leadership as the Department works to achieve and maintain compliance with the agreement. The unclassified at-will position reports directly to the Chief Administrative Officer.
This is a safety sensitive position subject to random drug/alcohol testing.
This is an unclassified at-will position.
Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Ten (10) years or more of sworn experience in law enforcement management. (Preferably with a law enforcement agency within a major metropolitan area, at or above the rank of Captain/Commander or equivalent).
Experience working with an agency within a major metropolitan area, at or above the rank of Captain/Commander or equivalent preferred.
Ability to obtain a New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification: Currently hold a law enforcement certification and be eligible to qualify for the New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification by Waiver course (Non-NM applicants) preferred.
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