| Job Summary |
City of Beverly Hills, California is conducting a search for the position of Assistant Chief of Police. Beverly Hills is a world class City, and has a longstanding reputation for providing superior customer service to residents, businesses and visitors. This characteristic, combined with outstanding staff in all departments, has been a hallmark of success for this high performance organization.
The Department: The Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD) is one of the finest public safety agencies in the nation, and is held in high regard by the citizens and provides a strong source of pride for the community. The BHPD is responsible for safeguarding the lives and property of City residents and is a leader in early response times. It is also known for establishing a community oriented policing philosophy that was literally decades ahead of its time. The department currently has 128 authorized sworn and 65 authorized civilian full-time employees and is led by Chief of Police Sandra Spagnoli and consists of the Office of the Chief, Administrative Services, Investigative Services, and Field Services. Within the Office of the Chief are Community Relations, the Intelligence Unit, Media Relations/Executive Officer, and the Professional Standards Unit. Under Administrative Services are the Special Projects Unit, Personnel and Training Bureau, Records Bureau, Property and Evidence Unit, Communications Bureau, and the Jail Bureau. Within Investigative Services are the Identification Bureau, High Tech Unit and the Detective Bureau. In Field Services are Emergency Services Bureau, Traffic Bureau, and the Patrol Bureau.
Ideal candidate: The most competitive candidate will demonstrate strong leadership, excellent communication skills, integrity, experience in both Administration and Operations and commitment to service. This is a new position, designated as second in command and will manage daily operations of the department. One significant project this position will manage is representing the Chief of Police as the department liaison to the Metro- Purple Line Project. This position requires a Bachelor's degree; a Master's degree is preferred. Completion of Command College, PERF's Senior Management Institute for Police or FBI National Academy are highly desired. A minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience in municipal law enforcement is required including 18 months at a level equivalent to Police Captain. Possession of California POST Management Certificate is required, no equivalency will be accepted. The selected candidate will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment medical, psychological, and extensive background screening procedure consistent with California POST regulations.
Selection Process: All submitted application materials will be reviewed. Those candidates appearing best qualified based upon application materials (including supplemental questions) will be invited to interview for the position. The first round of interviews is tentatively scheduled in February-March 2017.
Provides assistance to the Chief of Police in the daily planning, organization, and management of department operations and activities, including administrative, investigative, and field services. Assists in developing, preparing, implementing and evaluating departmental policies and procedures. Provides a wide variety of complex managerial and administrative support duties to the Chief of Police. Represents or acts for the Chief of Police in his/her absence.
• As second-in-command, assists in the daily planning, organizing, and management of department operations, functions, and activities of staff engaged in providing administrative, investigative, and field services to the public.
• Manages and oversees the supervision of sworn and civilian staff tasked with preserving order, protecting life and property, investigating crimes, and enforcing laws and municipal ordinances as well as performing a variety of administrative and technical support duties in-house and in the field.
• Provides Chief of Police with high-level and complex managerial, administrative, and operational support and feedback.
• Evaluates, provides high-level technical support and assists in resolving complex administrative and investigative problems and conflicts.
• Oversees and approves the final selection of sworn and civilian personnel. May directly schedule, assign, arrange for training, and evaluate command and management staff. Indirectly oversees the supervision and professional development of other sworn and civilian department personnel; may document employee performance and review and approve performance evaluations.
• Makes recommendations for commendations or appropriate disciplinary actions and act on behalf of Chief of Police in matters of employee misconduct when necessary.
• As assigned and with command and other staff, researches, develops, prepares, and implements general departmental policies and procedures. Periodically obtains feedback, evaluates, and monitors policies and procedures for relevance and effectiveness. Provides guidance on and reinforces adherence to these objectives and policies.
• Manages and participates in the development, implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of goals, objectives, policies and procedures, and priorities for identified departmental programs. Makes follow-up recommendations, as needed.
• Assists in coordinating, preparing, administering, and monitoring the department's budget. Participates in forecasting funding needs for daily operations and special programs, including staffing, materials, equipment, and supplies. Approves expenditures and adjustments. Apprises and consults with Chief of Police on critical, atypical or unanticipated budgetary developments or potential impacts that arise during the budget cycle.
• With and through command and appropriate staff, manages response, preparation, and deployment of sworn and civilian personnel during special events, critical incidents, and declared states of emergency.
• May authorize and participate in providing mutual aid and other assistance to law enforcement and public safety agencies in the apprehension of individuals and responses to emergencies.
• Assists with planning special operations and task forces. May be assigned as the lead Police Department contact in City, local, or state emergency situations. May be assigned to work on projects or issues requiring City participation with municipal, state, and federal agencies.
• Manages and participates in conducting organizational and operational studies. Monitors and evaluates service delivery methods and procedures for efficiency and effectiveness. Manages or participates in developing comprehensive programs or procedures designed to enhance the effectiveness of operational functions.
• Participates in or assigns the investigation of citizen or internal complaints of Police Department services or employee conduct to appropriate staff members. Ensures completion of and appropriate resolution and response to complainant.
• Represents the Chief of Police and the Police Department, such as at meetings and conferences, and with the media.
• May be required to act as Chief of Police in his/her absence.
• Serves as Police Department liaison with other City departments, law enforcement and other agencies, elected and appointed officials, media, and community interest groups. Responds to, negotiates, and/or resolves issues regarding sensitive or highly-charged subject matter.
• Representing the City, may participate in contract negotiations with employee bargaining groups.
• Prepares and presents staff reports and correspondence. Evaluates statistical reports prepared by staff and provides input, when necessary. May make additional recommendations requesting additional information or action to staff or to the Chief of Police.
• Attends a variety of meetings and participates in various committees. Makes oral presentations to department staff, the City Council, boards and commissions, other city departments, community and interest groups, and the general public.
• Studies and interprets crime reports and maintains knowledge of current law enforcement trends. Makes recommendations for changes to current departmental policies, procedures, rules, and regulations, when appropriate.
• Performs related duties, as assigned.