Now Hiring: Chief of Police

Compensation: Annual salary is dependent on relevant qualifications and job experience. Employee will be enrolled with the Florida Retirement System, receive paid sick and annual leave, and have a 100% employer paid CHP health insurance package

Location: 32 Jefferson Street, Chattahoochee, FL 32324

Closing Date and Time: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Contact: Robert Presnell (850) 663-4475

The City of Chattahoochee Police Department is currently accepting applications for Chief of Police. We are seeking an experienced and dedicated professional with strong integrity to fill the position. This is administrative, professional, and managerial work responsible for planning and directing the operations of the Police Department. Work involves general responsibility for the planning, development and directions of all programs and policies.


Essential Duties

Formulates orders, regulations and protocol governing activities of the Police Department to complement and accomplish the department’s and the City’s mission and meet the needs of the community being served. Confers with the City Manager on the formulation of policies and practices of the department; confers with the City Manager and department command staff to establish periodic work plans and to plan responses to sensitive issues, emergencies, enforcement of traffic and safety regulations, and other similar or special events in the community requiring law enforcement presence. Ensures that the department’s policies and procedures reflect best practices and the department meets the standards necessary to maintain state and national accreditation. Develops partnerships with and provides mutual aid to other agencies where the enforcement of laws and ordinances, the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property and the maintenance of ordered liberty may be required. Manages the acquisition, control and expenditure of departmental appropriations, including grants; submits and explains annual and off-cycle departmental budget requests to the City Manager. Ensures department compliance with the City’s equal opportunity initiatives and related federal and state laws. Selects, advances, transfers, disciplines and dismisses assigned staff and adjusts grievances. May work shifts of various lengths including, but not limited to 8 hours, 10 hours, 12 hours or more depending on the assignment and operational needs of the Department. May also work at any time during a 24-hour period, including shifts during the day, afternoon, or overnight. Performs related work as required.


Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

Thorough knowledge of police administration and of law enforcement methods. Considerable knowledge of labor relations. Thorough knowledge of controlling laws and ordinances. Thorough knowledge of personnel techniques, as related to the training, placement, and evaluation of police personnel. Thorough knowledge of scientific methods and crime detection, criminal identification and radio communication. Considerable knowledge of the geography of the City. Considerable knowledge of the principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Ability to lead and direct the activities of police personnel. Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with other City officials, the general public, state, county and federal authorities, and others contacted in the course of job performance. Ability to demonstrate resourcefulness and sound judgment in emergencies. Ability to be sensitive to the social realities of the community and of the need to enhance well-being and stability throughout the community. Ability to maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, reading and writing, operating assigned equipment and communicating with others. Ability to maintain mental capacity that allows the capability of making sound decisions and demonstrating intellectual capabilities. Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include standing or sitting for extended periods of time and operating assigned equipment. Skill in the use of microcomputers and the programs and applications necessary for successful job performance.


Individuals wishing to apply for this position must turn in a completed resume and City of Chattahoochee employment application to the Chattahoochee City Hall, 22 Jefferson Street, Chattahoochee, FL 32324. The individual must fill out a complete application packet to be considered for hire and a resume will not substitute for the completed application packet. An application can be picked up at City Hall, the Police Department, or can be downloaded below; additional paperwork must be picked up at Chattahoochee Police Department, 32 Jefferson Street, Chattahoochee, FL 32324. The City of Chattahoochee is a drug free workplace that prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people.