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Police Chief Job Description

Generally, the Police Department is the arm of county government, which provides citizens with protection of the laws of the county, state, and nation. The County of Maui Chief of Police is the administrative head of the Maui Police Department and is responsible for the preservation of the public peace, prevention of crime, detection and arrest of offenders against the law, protection of rights of persons and property, enforcement and prevention of violations of all of the laws of the State and ordinances of the County and all rules made in accordance therein, and for traffic safety and traffic safety education.  The ideal candidate will be an innovative, progressive, and dynamic law enforcement professional and will promote transparency and active community engagement at all levels of the organization.  The Police Chief must also embrace diversity and the County of Maui’s many cultures, and promote inclusion by being adaptable, empathetic, and an engaged leader with the highest level of integrity and ethics.

Police Chief Duties and Responsibilities

Assume full management responsibility for all Police Department services and activities, including but not limited to, maintenance of law and order, protection of life and property, regulation of traffic, apprehension/arrest and detention of law violators, and maintenance of police records.
Manage all employees of the Police Department which includes hiring, assessing, disciplining, and terminating personnel.
Manage the development and implementation of Police Department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities.
Establish appropriate service and staffing levels.
Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures.
Manage all daily operations of the Police Department, including planning, organizing, staffing, and directing the range of activities of the Police Department.
Develop and provide training programs.
Develop ethical standards.
Establish and maintain a healthy working environment for all personnel.
Develop policies and procedures in line with the guidelines set by the State and County, as applicable.
Lead the day-to-day operations of the department by preparing reports, conducting investigations, and maintaining peace and order throughout the County.
Uphold codes, laws, and ordinances at all times.
Submit clear and complete materials such as policies, procedures, and reports.
Work closely with the Police Commission and County administration for planning the budget of the Police Department and other duties that may be asked.
Develop budgets that adequately support law enforcement objectives.
Perform all duties and responsibilities stated in the ordinances, codes, and laws of the county and the State.
Manage, maintain, and upgrade inventory and equipment.
Develop programs that will prevent criminal activities.
Perform public relations duties and report to the Police Commission meeting once a month and as needed.
Organize and direct personnel in emergency situations.
Coordinate with other emergency responders, including fire and medical.
Develop policies regarding cultural sensitivity and other socioeconomic issues.
Maintain and improve relationships with the community.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as needed.
Police Chief Skills

Knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of effective police administration with particular attention to planning and organizing police services and operations.
Knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of effective public administration, with special reference to department policies, personnel, and budget administration.
Able to plan, organize, and administer a comprehensive police service program.
Knowledge of modern management techniques, supervisory practices, and evaluation methods.
Knowledge of governmental organization and management.
Knowledge of the principles and methods of budget preparation and monitoring.
Knowledge of the activities, objectives, and ideas of police services and operations.
Knowledge of the facilities, equipment, and personnel needed to provide police services and operations.
Knowledge of police methods, administration and practices.
Knowledge of state and county codes, policies, protocols, ordinances, statutes, laws, etc.
Knowledge and expert level of skill in using firearms and other marshal equipment.
Knowledge of the laws and court decisions affecting police departments.
Strong oral and written communication and public speaking skills.
Able to conduct training of police officers.
Knowledge of the principles and the methods of cross-cultural communication.
Computer literate.
High-level of critical and analytical thinking skills.
The duties, responsibilities, and skills listed above are intended only as a general illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  Specific statements of duties not included does not exclude them from the position if the work is related to or a logical assignment of the position.  Job description is subject to change by the needs of the County and requirements of the job.

Police Chief Educational Requirements

·        Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Police Administration, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Business Administration, Sociology, or related field and/or a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.

·        Police training certification.

Police Chief Minimum Qualifications

Citizen of the United States of America.
Must possess Police Chief Educational Requirements as stated above.
Minimum County Charter requirement of at least 5 years of experience in law enforcement, at least 3 of which shall have been in an administrative capacity.
The Commission is seeking applicants with at least 15 years of experience as a law enforcement officer, at least 5 of which shall have been in an administrative position.
Successful completion of all pre-employment evaluations, including but not limited to, a physical examination, drug test, psychological assessment, and background investigation.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must have a clean criminal record.