Heber City
  • Heber City, UT, USA
  • 131411-168211 per year Pay is bi-weekly with preference for direct deposit
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, Vacation, Sick Leave, retirement through Utah Retirement Systems 'URS' or 401K

The Police Chief establishes department policies and procedures, sets goals and objectives to implement directives from the City Council, and supervises and coordinates the preparation and presentation of the annual department budget. The Police Chief directs the implementation of the budget, authorizes purchases and payments, and monitors fiscal activity. The Police Chief plans, develops, and maintains police training programs and schedules, oversees training officers, and monitors employee progress and advancement. The Police Chief develops organizational structures, including lines of authority, responsibility, and communication. The Police Chief participates in the recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, and discipline of law enforcement officers in order to maintain an effective workforce.

The Police Chief meets with elected officials, other law enforcement agencies, community and business representatives, and the public in all aspects of city law enforcement activities. He or she establishes and maintains liaison with local courts, prosecutors, correctional agencies, and the news media.

Qualified candidates must have graduated from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Police Science, Criminology, Public Administration, or a related field. A master's degree in a related field is preferred. Qualified candidates must have ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement, three (3) of which must have been in a supervisory capacity in the position of Detective or Administrative Sergeant or higher at a department of comparable size and complexity.

Additionally, qualified candidates must have thorough knowledge in the following areas:

  • Modern law enforcement principles and procedures;
  • Federal, state, county, and City ordinances,
  • Investigative procedures and practices;
  • Law enforcement administration principles;
  • Legal liabilities associated with arrest and law enforcement;
  • Courtroom procedures and laws of evidence;
  • Municipal budget development and preparation;
  • Principles of effective training, management, and motivation;
  • Standard first aid administration

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities include:

  • Proper use of firearms and familiarity with the operation of other special police equipment;
  • Knowledge of psychology and sociology principles;
  • Management of sensitive law enforcement issues;
  • Supervision of a complex law enforcement organization;
  • Planning, training, and making decisions in emergency situations; effectively operate within an Emergency Operating Center.
  • Assuring compliance and following safety practices and procedures common to law enforcement work, determining training, and enforcing Police procedures, following safety practices.
  • Coordinate, plan, and oversee a variety of special events within our community.
  • Effective English verbal and technical writing skills.
  • Must have knowledge of Heber City geography, roads, boundaries, or jurisdictions.
  • Operate a computer with proficiency in Microsoft suite
  • Recruitment, training, and management of VIPS and community partners.
  • Spanish-speaking proficiency is a plus

Special qualifications include:

  • Certified/be certifiable in Utah as a Peace Officer (POST) certifiable by August 9, 2023

DPS - Peace Officer Standards and Training | Peace Officer Standards and Training (utah.gov)

Main Line: 801-256-2300

  • Reside within Heber Valley residential boundary per Police Department policies; within three months of hire or as soon as possible;
  • Must have a valid Utah Driver's License and Utah residency within three (3) months of hire;
  • Must be a credible witness in a court of law
  • Must pass a detailed law enforcement background and psychological test
  • Leadership in Police organization or Leadership in Public Safety Organization (LPO/LPSO) and professional registrations such as International Association of Chiefs of Police and/or graduation from the FBI National Academy are preferred qualifications.
  • Tasks require a variety of physical activities not generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, standing, stooping, sitting, and reaching. Mental application utilizes memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, and creative problem-solving. Frequent travel is required in the course of performing portions of job functions.

All Public Safety sensitive positions at Heber City are required to undergo an extensive background check that may include a credit report and driver's license history.

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