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- Chief of Police
The city of Danbury is seeking a qualified, progressive chief to lead the Danbury Police Department. Danbury is located in Brazoria County, about two hours south of Houston. The police chief reports to the City Council and Mayor for the proper operation of the police department.
This job requires at least 15 years of law enforcement experience with at least 5 years in a senior or command staff role and the minimum of a TCOLE Advanced Peace Officer certification or out of state equivalent. Previous experience as a police chief is preferred. Out of state candidates must be able to obtain TCOLE certification within a period determined by TCOLE and agreed to by the city.
The ideal candidate holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, public administration, or a related field. Danbury will consider any combination of equivalent education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge.
The police chief should have a passion for serving the community while maintaining and creating new partnerships with other entities.
Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, release of information form and a filled out TCOLE Personal History Statement.
As police chief, you are expected to:
Assume management responsibility for all police department services and activities, including enforcement of laws, statutes and ordinances, crime prevention, criminal Investigation, act as Emergency Management Coordinator, emergency communications, and other related law enforcement activities. Act as a working officer as needed.
Establish rules and procedures to be followed by the police department as necessary for proper law enforcement and criminal apprehension. Work with the district and county attorneys regarding cases submitted for prosecution.
Manage officer training, performance evaluations, and scheduling. The chief also makes recommendations for the employment or termination of officers and staff, with final approval given by the city council.
Manage and update the department budget.
Monitor compliance with state requirements, including advising on police personnel matters within its jurisdiction and conferring with departmental staff and employees on personnel related issues.
Prepare and submit to the city council at the monthly council meetings a report of the activities of the police department during the month, and other reports as requested. Communicate department needs and objectives with the city administrator and city council as needed. Submit agenda items related to the department to city council for review as needed.
Attend civic, professional, service, and community group meetings and events at schools, churches, city hall and other places of public gathering to explain the activities and functions of the police department and promote positive public relations.
Work with outside agencies and other departments as needed.
BENEFITS: Health, Vision, Dental, Retirement, Vacation and Holiday Pay
We would like a chief with the following characteristics and skills:
Innovative in the management of officers, staff and the enforcement of city, state and federal regulations.
Motivational leadership, able to decentralize decision making in the department, knowledge in human resource issues, comfortable with performance evaluations and performance management principals.
Flexible and confident in management that encourages teamwork and participation.
Capable of building and maintaining relationships with other community programs as well as organizations in surrounding communities.
Capable of working with elected officials, understanding political relationships and sensitivities and handling forceful personalities.
A broad knowledge of the laws, the implications of law enforcement services, field operations, tactical and investigative decision making.
Ability to articulate thoughts and observations through written communication.
- Reserve Police Officer
The City of Danbury Police Department is accepting applications for reserve police officers. All applicants must be versed in community based policing which will include enforcing local, state, and federal laws. Officers are to conduct themselves in a professional manner when interacting with citizens, complainants, victims, suspects, and those arrested. All applicants need to consider themselves as good listeners, problem solvers, and be able to communicate effectively. Officers will be supervised by the Police Chief. The City of Danbury has approximately 1,611 citizens with about 554 households. The citizens of Danbury are very pro-police.
Application shall consist of a Texas Commission of Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Personal status report that shall include the following:
- Personal Resume
- Education: Academy and CEU Certifications
- Service History and Service time
- TCOLE Personal History Statement
- Authorization to release information
- List of References and contact information
Mailed to City of Danbury
P.O. Box 258 Danbury, Texas, 77534 or delivered in person to Danbury City Hall 6102 5th Street, Danbury, Tx. 77534
- Must be a United States citizen.
- Must have at least two years of patrol experience.
- Must be at least 21 years old.
- Must have a high school diploma or GED.
- T-Cole license must be current. a. License has never been denied or revoked. b. License cannot be suspended or out of compliance at the time of applying for a position.
- Applicant cannot have received less than an Honorable Discharge from any previous agency worked.
- If prior military experience, must have received an Honorable Discharge on DD-214.
- Must be able to work shift hours that might include nights, weekends, and holidays.
- Must have a valid Texas Drivers License.
- Must successfully complete a personal history background check to include criminal, civil, and driving record.
- Must pass a drug screening.
- Will have an examination by a psychologist with more than 180 day separation.
- Will have a physical examination with more than 180 days separation.
- Will have a current handgun qualification or be able to qualify before employment start date.
- Pass pre-employment interviews.