Deputy Chief of Police, Fort Collins, CO
By KRW Associates, LLC
Apr 7, 2017 - 7:15:01 PM
$135,890 to $144,967 DOQ
Deadline: April 30, 2017
Apply at https://fcgov.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1139
The Fort Collins
Police Service is seeking a contemporary professional law enforcement leader.
Candidates must have a demonstrated record of leadership founded upon the
values of respect, integrity, service, and engagement. Additionally, candidates must have a record
of respect for diversity in the workplace along with a commitment to proactive,
hands-on, participative management and possess excellent interpersonal,
problem-solving, communication, and financial management skills.
seeks people who want to accept the challenge of reducing crime, reducing the
fear of crime, and enhancing the quality of life in our community. If you are
interested in working in partnership to protect and serve our community with
professionalism, integrity, and honor, then Fort Collins Police Services is the
place for you.
candidate must have demonstrated achievement in community-policing and problem-solving
utilizing data to reduce crime, disorder, and traffic problems. The next Deputy
Chief of Police will have a varied professional background that demonstrates
success in working with a diverse community and modeling a collaborative
style both within and outside the agency.
Has historically been appointed as a member of the Executive Team
(Assistant/Deputy Chiefs and Director) from within the ranks of the
department. This announcement opens the
process to eligible law enforcement leaders nationwide.
Is appointed by, and reports to, the Chief of Police.
Will join two other Deputy Chiefs, one non-sworn Director, the
Assistant Chief, and the Chief of Police to comprise the Department’s Executive
Serves in one of three Sworn Divisions of Police Services. Those Divisions include: Patrol, Community
& Special Services, and Criminal Investigations.
Participates in the collaborative executive leadership of the agency
while having direct responsibility for the overall planning, direction, budget,
coordination, discipline, and evaluation of an assigned Division.
Is required to serve as the Acting Chief of Police in the absence of the
Chief and Assistant Chief.
Represents the Chief of Police and Police Services at a variety of
community meetings and Fort Collins City Council meetings.
Interacts with other City departments to further City-wide goal
Leads and coordinates groups on a variety of issues within the Division, Agency,
Must be able to render credible testimony in judicial and administrative
· Must reside within 5 miles of the City limits.
Northern Colorado, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University, many
technological firms and an outstanding public school system. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains,
Fort Collins offers exciting recreational opportunities, unique cultural
offerings, and is a regional center for employment and shopping.
During the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining,
is available throughout the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the
convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.
urbanizing community operates under a sophisticated andcomprehensive development planand is a full-service city offering more
than 600 acres of parks and 20 miles of off-street recreation trails. With a
population of 158,600, residents enjoy an average of 300 days of sunshine each
year and access to natural areas, golf courses, recreation centers and public
transit. If you are seeking the Colorado lifestyle, in and a community in which
you can reinvent and reinvigorate yourself, then Fort Collins is your city.
Fort Collins Police Services is a
progressive and professional organization, currently employing approximately 205
officers and 100 civilian staff with a budget in excess of $35 million. Fort Collins Police Services is accredited
through the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police and its communication
center is an Accredited Center of Excellence in Emergency Medical Dispatch
(EMD) by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch.
Our vision is to make Fort Collins the safest community in the nation
through professional and compassionate police services. We focus on our values of respect, integrity,
service, and engagement as we serve the community and promote the safe and
equitable treatment of citizens. The
City of Fort Collins is a great place to
work and is known as an employer of choice to attract, retain, engage, develop, and reward a diverse and competitive workforce to
meet the needs of the community now and in the future.
Competencies and Personal
Honest and Accountable.
Collaborative work style with an ability to be
part of the Agency’s Executive Staff.
Experience identifying required changes and
leading an organization through implementation.
Political acumen—ability to effectively maneuver
complex political situations.
- Aptitude for creating partnerships that improve
community health and safety.
- Demonstrated competencies in visionary, effective, and
engaged police leadership.
- Exceptional organizational and management skills.
- Extensive experience in the components of contemporary
policing practices in an active community.
- Experience and demonstrated success building strong
relationships of trust, mutual understanding, and accountability with
Executive Staff peers, employees of the Agency, City officials, members of
the community, and regional partners.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate well with members
of a collective bargaining unit.
- Excellent internal and external communication skills.
- A demonstrated commitment to department-wide equity and
inclusiveness beginning with personal cultural awareness and sensitivity.
- Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated
commitment to being visible, available, and approachable within the
department and in the community.
- A genuine commitment to leading an open and transparent
- A proven commitment to staff development and
progressive department-wide training that is consistent with and
responsive to the needs of the community.
- Demonstrated ability to establish outcome based
objectives using a data driven approach to improvement, quality assurance,
Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or
Must be a recognized peace officer who has served at the rank (or
equivalent) of sergeant and/or lieutenant in a law enforcement related field
with the ability to become a sworn member of Fort Collins Police Services.
Must have a minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible supervisory/management
Valid Colorado driver's license (or the ability to obtain one
within 30 days of selection/hire).
Colorado POST certified Peace Officer or certifiable within one year of
Executive Law Enforcement Training Highly Preferred:
Police Executive Research Forum-Senior Management Institute for Police,
FBI-National Academy, or
Similar Command College.
The salary range is $135,890 - $144,967 depending on qualifications, with an excellent
benefit package including:
uniforms and clothing allowance
Holidays (9 designated days)
Program with Awards
Child & Adult Care & Referral Service
How to Apply
Applications will be
accepted electronically from March 31, 2017 to April 30, 2017 at
https://fcgov.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1139 and must include a cover letter, resume (with
salary history) and 6 professional references.
The City of Fort Collins an equal opportunity employer.
Questions should be
directed to Ron Sloan, KRW Associates Managing Partner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (303)325-1113 or Senior Associate Susan Eaton at email@example.com or (303) 377-9675.
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