Chief of Police – Irrigon Job – Irrigon Police Department (OR)

Education, experience and residency

At least 90 university credits. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, law enforcement, public administration, or related discipline preferred. Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement, including middle management, department head or assistant, and have two ( 2) years of experience in an eligible position, including five (5) years at a senior level, preferably a supervisory position. A combination of experience and training may be substituted. Must be at least 21 years old. No felony or misdemeanor. Bilingual (Spanish) desired.

Possess a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record; compliance with minimum standards of employment as a law enforcement officer by the SRO; possession or ability to obtain a DPSST executive certificate within 24 months of hiring. Pass a medical exam, psychological evaluation and background check. Fingerprinting and Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Clearance. Possession of a CPR/first aid card. Completion of the FBI National Academy or equivalent advanced training institute.

Knowledge, skills and abilities needed

· Extensive advanced knowledge of law enforcement activities, police policies, practices and procedures, investigative methods and techniques, supervision and personnel practices.

· Understand complex oral and written situations.

· Speak and write clearly and effectively.

· Analyze situations and problems quickly and objectively while determining the course of action.

· Strong leadership and effective communication skills.

· A collaborative management style.

• Strong interpersonal skills, a humanitarian spirit and a willingness to get out into the community, maintaining a strong visible presence.

· A commitment to a full work week and a focus on local policing and Irrigon issues.

· Excellent political acumen and municipal experience.

• Competent in operational and administrative aspects of policing.

• Ability to listen and accept alternative ideas.

• The ability to hold department members accountable at all levels, including self-accountability.

• Strong unification and team building skills.

• Solid experience in strategic planning.

• Understand the importance of transparency.

• Demonstrated ability to accept diversity.

• Policing ideas that meet the needs of underrepresented and disadvantaged people.

• A commitment to professional development.

• Understanding of the principles of restorative justice.

• Technical skills and abilities to operate Microsoft Office suite and police technology system and equipment.

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