The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be a collaborative leader who views the department as part of the City’s team, will be responsive and sensitive to the community, is transparent and able to lead a professional law enforcement agency engaged in proactive community policing. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary to build positive working relationships and professional partnerships, and be a collaborative, inclusive, and ethical leader. The City’s Chief of Police should work with an open door, relate well to the rank and file, and lead with fairness; and embrace workforce gender diversity in recruiting and hiring. The Chief will provide consistent communication and outreach to the community and promote a successful relationship with schools, County Sheriff, city council, and businesses. The ideal candidate should be apolitical, yet politically savvy; approachable and accessible; and be an active listener. He/She will have a track record as an effective change agent; motivational, proactive, innovative, and compassionate, as well as flexible and patient. The Chief’s passion for police work in service to the community will be a hallmark of his/her daily endeavors.
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