The City of Apache Junction, AZ is seeking a Chief of Police. This outstanding career opportunity will replace the current chief who will retire in January of 2022 after almost 8 years as Chief of Police. Appointed by the city management and reporting to the office of the City Manager the Police Chief is responsible for the overall supervision, planning, organizing and direction of police services including patrol, traffic control and enforcement, accident investigation, crime prevention and investigation, community education, court security, and emergency services. This position supervises the Administrative Assistants, Commander Administrative Support Services, Commander Patrol Division, Commander Criminal Investigation Division and Police – Media – Community Relations Liaison Corporal Police, and all other areas of the City’s public safety environment.
The incumbent performs all duties of the Police Chief as established and prescribed in the Arizona Revised Statutes. Additionally, the Police Chief represents the department or the City, when applicable, in matters related to police services and may confer with municipal officials, civic groups, businesses, and citizens on law enforcement related issues, promoting law enforcement and crime prevention, or building or strengthening public relations. The Police Chief also develops organizational goals and objectives, policies, regulations, programs, priorities based on the needs of the community and the capabilities of the department in consultation with the city management.