• Chief of Police

    The position is located in the Police Department which protects life and property. Preserves the peace, prevents crime, detects and arrests violators of the law, and enforces all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances coming under the Department’s jurisdiction. The position involves acting as the executive officer of the Department.

    The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this position.

    Major/Essential Duties:

    • Formulates department policies and sees that rules and regulations and all general and special orders are understood and enforced.

    • Directs, supervises, and plans for the entire Department and its personnel.

    • Regulates his office, so when he is absent, the Department can be run under the

      command of the appointed ranking officer.

    • Controls expenditure of departmental appropriations and prepares budget estimates.

    • Supervises and participates in the training of members of the police force in police methods, procedures, and duties, particularly at the administrative and supervisory levels.

    • Receives and disposes of complaints.

    • Attends meetings and public gatherings to explain the activities and functions of

      the police department, and to establish favorable public relations.

    • Appears before the City Council to explain departmental plans, requests, and activities as directed.

    • Develops departmental personnel rules. Disciplines members of the Department.

    • Prepares written evaluations of the performance of subordinates.

    • Performs other related duties as assigned, necessary, or required.

    Knowledge/Skills Required for this Position:

    • Modern methods of municipal police administration.

    • Principle and accepted practices and procedures of police science, administration, organization, and operation as applied to the various departmental programs and activities.

    • Use of police records and their application to the solution of police problems.

    • Geography of the emergency response area with specific emphasis on locations of principal buildings, complexes, and population centers, street numbering systems, and access roads to determine the quickest and safest routes to a location.

    • Capabilities and limitations of personnel assigned.

    • Capable of qualifying with issued firearms.

    • Applicable federal, state, and city codes and ordinances

    • Commanding the respect of subordinate officers and directing work under emergency conditions.

    • Directing, supervising, and motivating personnel and communicating with others in highly stressful situations.

    • Working effectively in physically demanding and psychologically stressful situations.

    • Effective written and verbal communication.

    • Contacts with co-workers involving a high degree of teamwork requiring close interaction for extended periods of time. Contacts also include the general public in both emergency and non-emergency situations.

    • Establishing and maintaining effective working relations with other city officials and the public.

    • Preparing and supervising clear, accurate, and comprehensive reports.

    • Instructing others in the use of all Police Department tools, equipment, apparatus,

      the development of supervisory skills and related topics.

    • Being well versed in the policy, procedures, and guidelines of the City of Morrow and the Morrow Police Department.

    • Physical, mental, and emotional conditions the same as required for a sworn police officer of Georgia.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Bachelor's Degree with major course work in police science, police administration law enforcement, management, or related disciplines. Masters degree preferred.

    Graduate of nationally recognized law enforcement training program (FBINA, SPI, Command College. etc)

    Twelve (12) years in police service and Eight (8) years of progressive supervisory experience

    Completion of police training and education as required by Georgia Law and a Georgia Drivers License.

    Successful completion of all backgrounds.
    Motor Vehicle Report which meets City guidelines.

    See https://www.cityofmorrow.com/careers.asp for more details