Under executive direction of the City Manager, the Police Chief performs administrative duties and responsible involving directing, planning and management of all operational aspects of the Police department. The Police Chief formulates long-range goals for the organization, develop policy and position papers and negotiate with the chief administrative office and/or elected officials.
Experience with a multiracial, multicultural urban community and modern components of armor and crime (illicit drug trade, gang behavior, etc.) is preferred. Must demonstrate experience in creating a culture that advocates for equal treatment and protection and is sensitive to all sectors of the community, regardless of culture, race or appearance. The successful candidate will serve as the chief spokesperson for the police department and will be required to attend and participate in public functions involving schools, churches, civic groups, and outside agencies with the intent of promoting crime prevention and law enforcement. It is highly desirable that the successful candidate understands the law enforcement accreditation process and takes the necessary strides within the first five years to accomplish national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (CALEA). Furthermore, this individual must understand the importance of management and that leadership must be the catalyst to energize the community, as well as, the employees of the Riviera Beach Police Department. Exceptional oral and written skills are required as this position will address elected officials, community members, and the media concerning all issues pertaining to law enforcement and crime prevention services. Finally, this individual must have the ability to exercise independent judgment and perform professional services in the community while ensuring the safety of the public, as well as, the safety of the officers.
Bachelor's degree in Police Science, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Public Administration or a closely related field and ten (10) years of experience as a Police Officer, of which five (5) years show progressive responsible experience in supervision and management at a command level position or higher, or any equivalent combination of training and experience is required. Florida Law Enforcement Certification or attainment of the Certification within six (6) months of the employment offer is required. A valid Florida driver's license is required. Specialized advanced training received through the National Academy and the Southern Police Institute Chief Executive Program is highly desirable. A Master's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or related field is preferred.
600 W. Blue Heron Blvd.
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
To be considered for this opportunity, apply online at https://www.rivierabch.com