The fundamental reason this position exists is to plan and direct the operations of the Police Department in order to ensure the effective and efficient enforcement of laws and ordinances. Major duties include developing, implementing and enforcing policies and procedures for overall administration and generally overseeing all department activities, such as criminal activity analysis, investigations, disciplinary actions, and community relations. The Police Chief reports directly to the Director of Public Safety.
Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related degree. Five years of highly responsible police management experience to include policy development, budget administration, personnel administration, operations evaluation, and public relations in a jurisdiction similar to Montgomery. Experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Must be Alabama Post Certified within a year of employment, and maintain yearly continuing education requirements.