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Pacific Grove Police Department
Police Commander

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Position Title: Police Commander
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Administrative

Hiring Agency

Agency: Pacific Grove Police Department
Address: 580 Pine Ave
City: Pacific Grove
State: CA    Zipcode: 93950
Contact: Leticia Livian
Phone: 8316483171
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

The Position
Reporting directly to the Police Chief, plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the functions of the operations - the Pacific Grove Police Department (PGPD); manages Division operations, budget,
training, resources, community relations, and coordination with other regional law enforcement and justice agencies; assists the Police Chief with strategic planning, research, personnel issues, and budgets.

As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, essential functions may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all
functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer.

Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Commands the Patrol and Investigation Divisions of the Pacific Grove Police Department (PGPD), including patrol, investigations, and school services; performs work according to PGPD policies to enforce laws, preserve peace, reduce fear, solve problems, and provide for a safe environment through community policing.

Enforces state and Federal laws, and compliance with City regulations; resolves operational issues using sound judgment and technical knowledge;

Schedules and deploys officers, establishes goals, monitors work, and evaluates team performance; ensures Division activities are in compliance with all laws, policies, regulations, and goals.

Monitors operations and manages assigned PGPD staff; assigns and prioritizes tasks, reviews work, evaluates performance, and trains, motivates, and disciplines staff.

Exercises independent judgment within broad policy guidelines; evaluates public safety and enforcement issues, and develops solutions; reviews crime trends and identifies corrective

Maintains discipline, and reviews staff work to ensure compliance to PGPD policies and procedures; negotiates and resolves difficult, sensitive, and controversial issues.

Responds to critical incidents, and takes command when appropriate; manages major investigations and incidents; coordinates police response to a variety of exigent situations;
coordinates with regional law enforcement organizations and emergency services agencies.

Reviews and analyzes operational data and activity reports; identifies police service needs and resource availability; develops recommendations to improve operational effectiveness.

Assists the Chief with strategic planning, budgets, research, and resource allocation; manages public relations and special events with community groups; investigates complaints and inquiries
regarding law enforcement incidents, programs, and services.

Performs duties of Police Sergeant or Police Officer as needed to meet workload demands.

Work days and hours may be varied as needed to meet workload demands.

Testifies as required.

Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values, and goals of the Pacific Grove Police Department by ensuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust
are preserved.

Supports the relationship between the City of Pacific Grove and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

Works on-call.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines:
Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, or related field; AND five years supervisory and administrative experience in a law enforcement agency; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

A POST Supervisor Certificate, completion of POST Command College Program, or FBI National Academy is highly desirable, as is a Master's degree in Public Administration, Administration of Justice or related field. Specific management in California policing is preferred.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 09/09/2020

Application Period Ends: 10/04/2020

Number Positions to be Filled: 1

Yearly Salary: $148,574.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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