Police Captain-Richardson Police Department (TX)

Qualified candidates should submit their resume with a cover letter expressing interest in qualifications to Garry.Tittle@cor.gov. This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are encouraged to apply no later than June 21, 2021. Following the first review date, applications will be screened against the criteria provided on the job description and the City of Richardson will consider offering interviews to selected candidates. Interviews in Richardson will be offered by the City to those candidates named as Finalists, with reference checks, background checks and academic verifications conducted after receiving candidates’ permission. For more information, please contact Karen.Patel@cor.gov or by calling (972) 744-4832.
Applicants selected as finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal history/ credit/ driver’s license check prior to interview. Under the Texas Public Information Act, information from your resume may be subject to public disclosure.

The candidate’s experience must include a diverse exposure to all aspects of municipal law enforcement management and the successful building of partnerships with the community and other law enforcement agencies. The ability to build consensus from differing points of view and accessibility to the community and departmental employees is essential. The Captain will demonstrate prioritization skills to maximize utilization of existing resources and development of future additional resources, a commitment to customer service, and a record of developing and enhancing effective relationships between the police department and neighborhood organizations, schools, and civic/business groups. The Captain will be able to define clear goals, vision and direction for departmental personnel and have the ability to maintain distinct levels of accountability. The successful candidate will have a commitment to regular and clear lines of communications and interaction with the Assistant Chief, fellow supervisors, departmental staff, other departments, and the public. The Chief will be seeking candidates who have an innovative, proactive, flexible and creative approach, who are not afraid to consider new technology, equipment, training, and police practices. He/she will be a good listener who listens to both sides of an issue and has a flow of communication to community leaders and staff members. The Captain will be an individual with a strong sense of self who demonstrates the highest levels of personal and professional ethics and who leads by commitment, example and ethical standards, both on and off the job. An awareness and sensitivity to cultural, social, and ethnic differences in the population served is essential. The salary and benefits are highly competitive. The City of Richardson participates in TMRS at the 7% (2:1 match). This will be an at-will appointment and limited relocation assistance can be negotiated. Starting salary and benefits will start at $118,000, with a full range of leave and insurance benefits available. This is an exceptionally demanding and rewarding professional opportunity with outstanding growth potential.

The selected candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, police science, public administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university. A track record of continuing involvement in professional development is expected. Must have a TCOLE Advanced certification (or ability to obtain) and possession of a valid Texas Driver’s License (or ability to obtain) with a clear record. Competency in desktop computing with common business/office software is also required. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must have 8-10 years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience, with supervisory and administrative experience at the minimum level of Lieutenant. Command level experience with a local, state, or federal law enforcement agency (or related field) of 100 or more employees required. Knowledge required of the principles and practices of modern police administration and methodology. Must be able to demonstrate ability to be adaptive toward procedures. Must demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders, both verbally and in writing. Open and frequent communication with staff and the community is essential. Must have ability to plan, coordinate, and control activities of personnel. Must be able to recommend strategies, and develop policies and procedures regarding police activities. Must demonstrate ability to solve complex problems and identify alternative solutions is a necessity.

For more information, please visit: https://discovery.cor.gov/public/hr/job+postings.nsf/PublishedFlat?OpenView&JobType=FT