Chief of Police-Town of Webster (NY)

JOB POSTING December 18, 2020
Position: Chief of Police (Type B department) Provisional or Transfer/Reinstatement Appointment
Job Location: Webster, NY 1000 Ridge Road, Webster, NY 14580
Salary Range: $131,800 to $151,570
Apply By: January 15, 2021*** 

The Town of Webster, NY seeks qualified applicants for the position of Chief of Police of the Webster Police Department. Candidates must be eligible for Civil Service appointment to the competitive class positions of Chief of Police for a Type B department. The ideal candidate will have impeccable character and integrity with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. They will be deeply committed to serving and interacting with the community.

The Webster Police Department is accredited by the New York State Law Enforcement Council. It has a budget of $4.1 million and a staff of 41 (34 sworn, 7 civil). Annually it responds to 38,000 calls for service. The department is composed of the Patrol, Criminal Investigations and Administrative sections. It is also responsible for the management of the Webster Special Police Unit.

***Important Notice: interested candidate must ALSO apply with Monroe County Civil Service to take the March 6, 2021 Police Chief (Type B) examination or otherwise prove they are eligible for Civil Service transfer or reinstatement to the position. Exam application deadline with Civil Service is January 12, 2021***

Position Summary: Chief of Police is a highly visible, administrative position involving direct responsibility for all police functions in the Webster Police Department. The duties of Chief of Police are performed in accordance with policies and objectives established by the Webster Town Board. The position is responsible for planning and directing law enforcement activities. Independent judgment is allowed for maintaining high standards of performance. The Chief of Police reports directly to and works under the general supervision of the Town Supervisor. General supervision is exercised over sworn and civilian staff.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma plus twenty-four (24) months of permanent competitive status in an organized police department in the position of Police Lieutenant or higher rank in a town, village, city police department or county sheriff’s office in the State of New York, or the New York State Police.
Special Requirements: Candidates must meet the requirements stated in Section 58 (1-b) of the New York State Civil Service Law and have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.

Typical Work Activities:
• Formulates and directs implementation of department rules, goals, objectives, regulations, policies and procedures; Analyzes and plans police coverage and police actions for routine, unusual, and emergency situations, and administers and directs patrol and related law enforcement functions of the department;
• Assigns and supervises personnel and evaluates job performance;
• Interviews and evaluates applicants for department jobs and makes hiring recommendations;
• Provides or arranges for training of police personnel;
• Receives and administers investigative complaints from the public concerning department staff and assures appropriate action is taken;
• Develops or supervises the development of an annual budget and manages funds so that necessary services and projects are carried out;
• Serves as a spokesperson for the Police Department at a variety of community events, meetings, and other public relations activities. Confers with citizens on community expectations, service delivery and enhancements;
• May perform patrol duties;
• Other related activities may be performed although not listed.

Background Checking: Applicants will be subject to an extensive background investigation. Applicants may be required to authorize access to educational, financial, employment, criminal history, mental health records and/or other records. Screenings may include but not limited to, fingerprinting, psychological testing, credit history check and/or polygraph examination prior to appointment.

To Apply:
1. Submit a cover letter, resume and Civil Service Application by January 15, 2021 to: Webster Human Resources, 1000 Ridge Road, Webster, NY 14580, or email to, AND
2. Apply with Monroe County Civil Service by January 12, 2021 to take the March 6, 2021 Police Chief (Type B) examination or otherwise prove you are eligible for Civil Service transfer or reinstatement to the position.

The Town of Webster is an equal opportunity employer.

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