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Garden City Police Department
Garden City, Idaho, United States (on-site)
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The primary function of the Chief of Police is to serve as executive officer of the Garden City Police Department with the responsibility of planning and directing all functions, activities, and operations of the department. The Chief’s primary responsibilities include ensuring public and staff safety, protecting property, managing and training department personnel, and directing law enforcement operations to include community policing and crime prevention. The Chief of Police is an executive-level position reporting directly to the Mayor. The Chief of Police is given considerable latitude and expected to exercise independent judgment and initiative. 

In addition to all requirements in the department job description, the ideal candidate for the position of Chief of Police should:

• Be capable of managing and supervising the department’s law enforcement response to emergency situations, major crime scenes, and criminal investigations.

• Possess a strong desire and ingenuity to recruit and retain excellent personnel.

• Possess an excellent understanding of contemporary best policing practices.

• Be capable of clearly expressing written communication including the ability to research, draft, and implement department policies and procedures.

• Willingness to be on-call after hours and respond to emergency situations.

• Possess excellent communication skills and be capable of a) testifying in court b) providing the Mayor and Council with law enforcement updates as requested and/or necessary, and c) effectively and professionally communicating with our citizens, community civic groups, and department members.

• Possess the ability to hold department members accountable at all levels, including self-accountability.

• Possess experience in managing a law enforcement budget to include grant management. • Have a strong desire to monitor, evaluate, challenge, and improve department processes.

• Have demonstrated the ability to build and maintain strong community partnerships.


• Be capable of performing the duties of a certified police officer in the State of Idaho.

• Possess an Idaho POST Management Certificate or equivalent certification from another state.

• A chief hired from outside the State of Idaho must complete all Idaho POST requirements and receive an Idaho POST Certification within 12 months of their appointment date.

• Possess a bachelor’s degree, from an accredited four-year university or college, in police administration, criminal justice, law enforcement, or a related field. o A master’s degree in management, leadership, or a related field is preferred.

• A minimum of eight years of command experience.

• Attended and successfully completed a nationally recognized command school (i.e. FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command).

To apply, please submit your cover letter and résumé to the mayor’s assistant, Susanna Smith, at [email protected]. Please refer any questions regarding the department to Chief Rick Allen at (208) 472-2965 or email [email protected].

Job Information

  • Job ID: 69481340
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Garden City, Idaho, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Garden City Police Department
  • Position Title: Chief of Police
  • Job Function: Law Enforcement - Chief Executive
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $145,000.00 - $160,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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