The City of Greeley is a home rule municipality that
is the county seat and the most populous municipality in Weld County, Colorado. Greeley is in northern Colorado and is situated 49 miles north of
State Capitol in Denver. According to a 2017 population estimate of 105,466, Greeley is
the 12th-most populous city in
Colorado and a major city of the Front Range Urban Corridor. Perfectly situated
on the high plains with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, Greeley offers
a small town feel with big city attractions and entertainment. The local
economy is diverse and key drivers include tourism, agriculture, manufacturing,
health care, energy development and retail.
Greeley is home to many specialty manufacturers and high-tech start-ups
as well. The University of Northern Colorado, with an annual enrollment
of over 12,000 students and Aims
Community College actively contribute to the quality of the community.
At an altitude of 4,658 feet, warm summers and
moderate spring, fall and winter seasons allow for incredible year-round
outdoor recreation opportunities. The area enjoys nearly 300 days per year of
sunshine. Surrounded by an abundance of
public lands, within 50 miles of Greeley world-class mountain biking, hiking,
camping, hunting, fishing, rafting, skiing, golfing, rock-climbing, dirt bike
and ATV riding can be found. Other Greeley attractions include extensive
public art displays, museums, and a vibrant downtown featuring creative
culinary options, shopping and a state-designated Creative District. Greeley
was one of the first planned communities in the country and was, with
surrounding areas, the setting for James Michener’s “Centennial.” Since 1964, Weld County has ranked within the
top ten agricultural production counties in the nation.
With a Council-Manager form of government, the
City of Greeley enjoys the leadership of an energetic and thoughtful City
Council, talented City leadership team, and a quality workforce. City Manager Roy Otto graduated from Greeley
West High School and earned a Bachelor's degree from Colorado State University.
After completing his Master's degree in Public Administration and working in
Florida, Roy came back to Greeley and in 2005 he was appointed City Manager. He
values the executive leadership team and allows them latitude to direct their
respective departments, but asks to be kept informed of issues affecting the
organization and community. Greeley is a full-service City with all departments
reporting to the City Manager. The City has 898 full-time employees. The City’s
2018 budget is $367.8 million with capital project spending at $120.7 million.
Chief of Police is an at-will position that is appointed by and reports
directly to the City Manager and is responsible for the management,
administration, and operations of the Greeley Police Department, which includes
labor relations, contract administration and personnel administration. As the
leader of the Police Department, the Chief of Police has overall responsibility
for the direction of the Operations and the Support Services Divisions. The
Police Chief position requires preparing and monitoring the departmental
budget, formulating and implementing department goals and objectives,
monitoring crime problems, and innovating changes in departmental policy and
operations while functioning within the guidelines of governing regulations and
statutes. In addition, the position
calls for the ability to coordinate activities with government agencies in
order to develop contingency plans in the event of various disasters, i.e.:
fire, flood, tornados, etc. The Police
Chief sits on numerous boards and commissions and has extensive public and
media contact. Work is appraised by the
City Manager as to attainment of program objectives and adherence to governing
regulations. The Chief of Police is an
integral team member and contributor to the City of Greeley Executive Team. The
Chief should have experience leading effective and professional
multi-jurisdictional cooperative endeavors.
The Chief must have experience working collaboratively with all
stakeholders, embracing community policing, innovation, and best practices to
address public safety issues in a growing urban environment. The Chief must be a genuine, humble, and
engaging police executive, adept at communication skills that build trust both
within the City organization and the community.
Chief will possess the following competencies and personal characteristics:
A strong leader with unquestioned integrity,
exhibiting personal and organizational accountability.
Excellence in external and internal
communication with the ability to listen, instill understanding, and build
Innovative and collaborative leader, skilled in
building partnerships with allied agencies and community stakeholders to
problem solve and pursue solutions.
Demonstrate a solid record of building community
partnerships, and show past performance as an active, collaborative member of a
municipal management team striving to address the increasing needs of a vibrant
A genuine commitment to leading an open and
transparent police department, which promotes the good work of the Greeley
Police Department, while accepting responsibility for all police actions and
identifying ways to continually improve.
Experience with the challenges of a regional law
Political acumen—ability to effectively maneuver
complex political situations.
Experience and demonstrated success building
strong relationships of trust, mutual understanding, and accountability with
the City Executive Team, Police Command Staff, employees of the Agency, members
of the community, and regional partners.
Exceptional organizational and management
Ability to utilize extensive leadership
experience to build on an existing level of excellence in the Police
Ability to analyze complex issues and provide
recommendations to the City Manager and/or City Council as appropriate.
154 authorized sworn staff, 54 civilians, and a budget of over $27 million, the
Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency, with capabilities
and special units beyond what would be expected for an agency its size.
Department is composed of two divisions, Operations and Support Services, each
commanded by a police captain.
Operations, staffed by about 169 personnel, includes Patrol, the Traffic
Unit (motorcycles included), a downtown outreach office, Investigations,
Special Enforcement Team, SWAT, K-9s, school resource officers, and the
Neighborhood Action Team. The Department also is a partner in a regional drug
Support Services Division, staffed by approximately 38 sworn and civilian
employees, provides recruitment and selection services, training, property and
evidence, and law enforcement records services for both the Greeley Police
Department and the Weld County Sheriff’s Office. The Greeley Police Department has maintained
accreditation for its professional standards through the Colorado Association
of Chiefs of Police (CACP). Police Department members join other City
employees in acting with respect, integrity, and bridge building to foster
partnerships and strengthen relationships throughout our community.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field from an accredited
college or university, ten years full-time professional law enforcement
experience including five years of supervisory experience at the rank of
Lieutenant or above and five years of administrative or managerial experience
are required. Must be POST certified or obtain certification within one year of
hire. Greeley residency is required
within 6 months of hire.
Master’s degree and Executive Law
Enforcement Training is preferred. An equivalent combination of education
and experience may be considered.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
salary for the Police Chief is negotiable depending upon qualifications and
experience, within a hiring range of $155,000 to $175,000, plus an attractive
and competitive fringe benefits plan
The City is being assisted in this search by
KRW Associates, LLC. Applications
will be accepted electronically from March 1, 2018 until 5PM (MDT) March 31,
2018 by KRW Associates, LLC, firstname.lastname@example.org and must include a cover letter, resume (with salary history), and 6
Questions should be directed to Dr. Jerry Williams,
KRW Managing Partner at email@example.com or 303-726-6220 or Susan Eaton, KRW Senior
Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-377-9675.
The City of Greeley is an equal