The District is seeking a forward-thinking and visionary individual for their new Police Chief. The ideal candidate will possess substantial management experience and be a strong leader for the Department. He or she will be an individual who demonstrates unquestioned integrity, honesty, fairness, and professional ethics.
The new Chief will be realistic and maintain the big-picture perspective while being able to effectively manage issues with in the department. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented and will facilitate communication between Police and community. He or she will be a progressive, proactive leader that is visible and responsive to the community's needs.
The ideal candidate must have a strong background in community policing principles and implementation and have the ability to establish a modern vision of policing services. The Chief must be capable of working with staff to establish clear expectations of professional police behavior, including the implementation of goals and procedures related to departmental work standards. He/she must build an atmosphere of trust and bring stability to a Department that has experienced recruiting difficulties. Additionally, the Chief must be able to demonstrate a wide range of police experience, with an ability to understand and relate to employees at all levels and areas of the Department; and also prepare strategic plans to meet current and long-range needs.
The incoming Chief will uphold a high level of discipline and morale, but at the same time will be approachable and maintain an open-door policy with all staff. The ideal candidate will be a mentor to the staff and have a successful track record of leadership, team building, and conflict resolution. The new Chief will be realistic and maintain the big-picture perspective while being able to effectively manage issues within the departments.
Education and Experience: Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in criminology, law enforcement, social or police science, public administration or a field related to the work.
Experience: Four years of command or supervisory experience in the police service equivalent to the level of Lieutenant or Captain.
License: Must possess a valid California class C driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must possess P.O.S.T. certificates through the advanced level. Must possess or obtain and maintain first aid and CPR certificates.
Additional Salary Information: The District also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes the typical retirement (3@50), health coverage, vacation, leave, etc. available in most urban departments in the Bay Area.
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About Kensington Police Department
District of Kensington consists of 10 sworn positions and two non-sworn positions.