Director of Police Services – Memphis Police Department (TN)

The International Association of Chiefs of Police is assisting the City of Memphis in their search for the Director of Police Services for the Memphis Police Department.

The Director of Police Services in Memphis should be a community-focused change agent, capable of working effectively in a fast-paced environment and experienced in building and maintaining broad coalitions of support.

NEEDS AND EXPECTATIONS
The Director of Police Services is expected to:
• Be effective in reducing violent crime and lesser crimes using data-driven methods and community-oriented policing.
• Build a strong team and develop effective organizational leadership practices that provide good succession planning and professional development for the police force.
• State a clear vision of and goals for success for the organization and develop and execute a strategic plan to achieve desired outcomes.
• Have a strong understanding of and experience with technology and analytical-based decision-making.
• Have a proven track record of leadership in policing communities with diverse populations and tourism.
• Possess experience developing and enhancing local, state, and federal partnerships.
• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, the Mayor and City Council, employees of other departments, representatives of outside agencies, and the public.
• Effectively communicate internally and externally — particularly under pressure.
• Manage and allocate government resources optimally.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Comprehensive and global perspective knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and equipment employed in modern police administration.
• Create a clear vision of and goals for the organization’s success; developing and executing a strategic plan to achieve desired outcomes.
• Develop effective organizational leadership practices that provide effective succession planning and professional development for the police force.
• Have a strong understanding of and experience with technology and analytically based decision-making.
• Demonstrated ability to command officers’ respect and assign, direct and supervise their work,
• Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with other city departments and with the public.
• Balance the police agency’s support of the relationship between various elements of a situation problem.
• Build community trust through a transparent police agency. Understand and supports the tenets of 21st Century Policing in America.
• Experience working with groups containing members from diverse backgrounds and perspectives fosters greater appreciation for diversity, equality, and inclusion.
• Strong ability to review the operations of the Police Department, discover weaknesses, and effect improvement
• Knowledge of all Police Department rules and regulations, policies, and procedures and MOU between the city and the Police Officers.
• Strong decision-making skills to be able to make the right decision quickly within established guidelines and protocols.
• Budgeting and Business acumen, detail-oriented with a strong understanding of report writing and accounting practices and principles.
• Strong crisis resolution ability to be able to resolve a dispute between residents and employees, and between employees themselves.
• Strong communication skills, verbal and non-verbal, interpersonal skills are required to effectively communicate, interact, and work with individuals and groups.
• Requirements

REQUIREMENTS
Minimum: Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 10 years law enforcement experience, including a minimum of five years of command experience.

Preferred: A master’s degree with major course in Criminal Justice, Political Science, Public or Business Administration, or a closely related field. Evidence of continuing professional development (e.g., FBI National Academy or Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command). Previous experience working in a major urban area.

Residency: Residency within the city of Memphis is required within six months of appointment (extension may be granted by the City of Memphis).

Certification: Offers of employment will be made contingent upon passing Tennessee state standards within six months of appointment and maintain said certification to POST standards.

License: Must possess and maintain a valid Tennessee driver’s license while employed by the City.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is dependent on qualifications. The target range for this position is $230,000 commensurate with experience, and a comprehensive benefits package.

APPLICATION PROCESS
The International Association of Chiefs of Police is assisting in the search process. Submit résumé and letter of interest via email to MPDDirectorSearch@theIACP.org. Please include
“Memphis Executive Search” in the subject line.

Deadline to apply is January 8, 2021. For more information and to apply online, please visit: https://policecareers.theiacp.org/job/director-of-police-services/55403341/