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  • Employer: City of Belle Plaine

    Division: Police Department

    Job Title: Police Chief




    A key member of the City’s leadership team, the Police Chief will be someone who is interested in and passionate about making a positive and lasting impact on the community through effective management of the Police Department. The Police Chief is a working officer in the field and is responsible for the enforcement of all laws and ordinances and the protection of life and property in the City of Belle Plaine. This work involves an element of personal danger.


    Job Description:




    Primary Duties       Responsible for the administration of the Police Department.

    • The Chief of Police holds an important administrative post involving immediate responsibility for the development and administration of a complete program of public law enforcement.

    • Responsible for serving and protecting the public through the enforcement of all federal, state and local laws and ordinances.

    • Manages personnel, budget, programs and activities with a strong and visionary style, maintaining an eye for continuous improvement to meet the needs and expectations of the community and its residents.

    • Make a commitment to mentoring, training, staff development and involvement, while valuing employee input into decisions and developing the leadership for tomorrow’s department.

    • The Chief will be required to perform well under pressure, meet deadlines, and develop and maintain credibility and trust within the department and with City staff, the public, elected officials, and cooperating agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.

    • As a working member of the department, the Chief will be required to patrol City streets in assigned police equipment; investigate suspicious conditions and complaints; resolution of domestic and other disturbances; search for, collect, and identify evidence around or at crime scenes; arrest individuals who violate laws and ordinances; appear in court as the arresting officer; direct traffic and issue citations for traffic law violations; and operate radio transmittal equipment and communicate with dispatchers.


      Secondary Duties


    • The Chief will have a high degree of visibility in the department and community.

    • Performs general public relations work and gives talks for local schools and organizations.

    • Works to inform the public of laws, ordinances, and general information as needed.





      Education and Experience: The preferred candidate for this position shall have a high school diploma or equivalent, prior supervisory experience, and a current full-time KLETC certification.


      Residency: It is a requirement that the Chief of Police will reside within a 10-mile radius of the City limits within six months of employment.


      Testing: Qualified applicants must be able to pass psychological, drug and physical exams; as well as an extensive background investigation and oral interview board.


      The City of Belle Plaine will automatically disqualify any individual who:

    • Has been convicted of a felony or any offense that would be constituted as a felony within the State of Kansas or the United States.

    • Has been convicted of or took part in the commission of a Class “A” or “B” misdemeanor within the past five years or been convicted of any crime of a sexual nature.

    • Has been dishonorably discharged from any branch of the United States Armed Forces.

    • Has had his/her state certification as a Law enforcement Officer denied/revoked or suspended.

    • Falsified or lied about any information requested on a questionnaire or application as part of the hiring process.

    • Exhibited any conduct or a pattern of conduct that would tend to disrupt, diminish, or otherwise jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession.

    • Has used marijuana within the past three years.

    • Has used any other illegal drug within the past five years.

    • Has an established pattern of prescription medication abuse.

    • Has an established pattern of alcohol abuse.

    • Has had a Driving Under the Influence conviction or diversion as an adult within the past five years or has shown a pattern of traffic law violations that indicate disrespect for traffic laws and disregard for public safety. Have three or more chargeable or at fault accidents within the past five years. Have had his/her driver’s license suspended or revoked within the past five years.

    • Does not possess a valid state driver’s license.

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    Belle Plaine Kansas,
    May 11, 2016, 9:58 AM