Description: Provide leadership, vision and direction on all police service functions for the community. Ensure law enforcement and preventative measures are responsive to customer and community needs. Manage day-to-day functions of all activities and staff within the department. Responsible for long range planning and policy development relating to law enforcement and preventative measures. Participates as an active member of the city’s executive leadership team and maintains strong, productive and cooperative relationships with other city departments. Ensure fair and consistent enforcement of all city ordinances and state and federal laws. Actively promote and is committed to the community policing philosophy.

Please include resume and cover letter with your application to receive consideration.

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Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field.

10 years policing experience, of which 5 are at rank of sergeant or above.

Eligible for MN POST licensure.

Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws, ordinances, rules, procedures and policies which guide and direct organizational activities.

Commitment to community oriented policing philosophy and the mission of the St. Louis Park Police Department and a willingness and ability to promote these commitments.

Ability to physically perform all essential duties of the position.

Ability to formulate, initiate, and administer policies and procedures.

Leadership and visioning skills, and the ability to motivate others.

Proven leader of people and ability to create a supportive, inclusive environment that builds trust and sustains relationships, both internally and with external customers and partners.

Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.

Demonstrated cultural competence and proven experience supporting the city’s strategic objectives, including advancing racial equity.

Ability to think strategically and manage diverse functions.

Demonstrated understanding of organizational development and change management practices.

Ability to work as a team member.

Experience leading in a union environment and with union contracts.

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