Chief of Police-City of Albuquerque (NM)

Position Summary

The Chief of Police is responsible for transformational leadership of the Albuquerque Police Department, which has approximately 1,500 employees and an annual budget of about $186 million. The position is responsible for overseeing and directing activities to reduce crime, implement constitutional community policing, recruit police officers to bring the Department to full strength, and build strong morale. The Chief of Police is expected to exercise sound judgment, expertise and innovation in establishing and administering Department operations. The Chief of Police must demonstrate and promote high ethical standards within the Department. The 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 Police must 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.

Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in criminal justice or related field (Master’s degree is preferred).
Ten (10) years or more of experience in law enforcement management/supervision (Preferably with a law enforcement agency within a major metropolitan area, at or above the rank of Captain/Commander or equivalent).
Ability to successfully pass a background investigation.
Ability to obtain a New Mexico Driver’s License.
Ability to obtain a New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification: Must currently hold a law enforcement certification and be eligible to qualify for the New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification by Waiver course (Non-NM applicants).

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