The Position

• Reports to the Chief of Police
• Is appointed by the Chief of Police as a member of the Executive Staff (Deputy Chief of Police, three Assistant Chiefs, and a Director)
• Serves in one of three Sworn Divisions of Police Services. Those Divisions include: Patrol, Special Operations, and Criminal Investigations
• Participates in the collaborative executive leadership of the agency while having direct responsibility for the overall planning, direction, budget, coordination, discipline, and evaluation of an assigned Division
• Is required to serve as the Acting Chief in the absence of the Chief and Deputy Chief of Police.
• Represents the Chief of Police and Police Services at a variety of community meetings and Fort Collins City Council meetings
• Interacts with other City departments to further city-wide goal accomplishment
• Must be able to render credible testimony in judicial and administrative proceedings

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
• A current/former law enforcement officer who has served at the rank (or equivalent) of lieutenant or higher in law enforcement with the ability to become a sworn member of Fort Collins Police Services
• Seven years of progressively responsible supervisory/management experience
• Valid Colorado driver’s license, or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of selection/hire
• Colorado POST certified Peace Officer or certifiable within one year of selection/hire
• Must reside within 5 miles of the City limits immediately after hiring

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in a related field from an accredited college or university highly preferred
• Executive-level experience highly preferred
• Executive Law Enforcement/Government Training highly preferred.
o Police Executive Research Forum – Senior Management Institute for Police,
o FBI-National Academy,
o Northwestern University Center for Public Safety – School of Police Staff and Command, or
o Similar Command College/Training.

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