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City of Golden Valley
Police Commander

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

Hiring Agency

Agency: City of Golden Valley
Address: 7800 Golden Valley Road
City: Golden Valley
State: MN    Zipcode: 55427
Contact: Kirsten Santelices
Phone: 7635933989
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform these essential functions:
Plan, direct, and supervise personnel, operations, and activities for assigned division.
Review work schedules, activity reports, accomplishments, organization, and functioning of the division under their command, and institute changes which affect economy, efficiency, and quality of operations within their scope of authority.
Assist the Police Chief with the development and communication of department rules, regulations and operating policies/procedures.
Perform administrative functions within assigned division including assisting with development of the annual budget and the preparing administrative reports.
Work with human resources to identify training opportunities and create comprehensive training program consistent with City policies and all licensing and statutory requirements.
Ensure completion of training for assigned personnel and ensure training records are maintained for all department employees.
Work with the Human Resources department to investigate and manage outcome of complaints against personnel assigned to division.
Define and clearly delegate work assignments to personnel, including sharing expectations of procedures, service required, and standards of performance expected.
Manage performance of assigned personnel, including working with human resources to complete performance reviews, manage discipline, and conduct performance improvement measures.
Maintain contact with general public, court officials, and other City officials on performance of police operating activities.
Serve as a member of various employee and community committees and plan, develop, and participate in department community outreach initiatives.
May assume some duties of the Police Chief in their absence.


Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement or related or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of seven years experience as a full-time licensed police officer.
Minimum of three years experience as a supervisor.
MN POST Board License or ability for reciprocity.
A valid Minnesota Driver’s License.
Experience working in or supporting investigations.
Considerable knowledge of relevant laws, rules, general orders, regulations, and ability to quickly develop knowledge of City ordinances.
Ability to complete the essential duties and responsibilities of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 06/04/2021

Application Period Ends: 06/14/2021

Number Positions to be Filled: 1

Yearly Salary: $97,427.00 to $129,812.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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