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Jefferson Police Department


Cell Phone 903-742-9458

Home Phone 903-665-3362



City of Jefferson, Texas is accepting applications for a Chief of Police in a Type A General Law City, with a population of approximately 2100. The qualified candidate will have demonstrated ability to supervise crime prevention, criminal investigations, and neighborhood relations while providing leadership, maintaining discipline and morale in the police department.

Job duties include but are not limited to: enforcing Federal Laws, enforcing State Laws, enforcing Ordinances of the City of Jefferson, developing and enforcing Standard Operating Procedures, and managing staff. Candidates must undergo a background investigation, drug screen, oral interview, and pass a fitness evaluation.

Compensation Negotiable – depending upon qualifications, experience and education.


DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Police/Administration


   Works under the general guidance and direction of the City Administrator. Maintains an effective communication process with the City Administrator.

   Performs a variety of complex administrative, managerial and professional work in planning, coordinating and directing the activities of the Police Department.

   Provides effective leadership insuring that all functions within the Police Department are focused within an environment that is conducive to recognizing the creative attributes of all officers and civilians.

   Ensures that the department offers and maintains an effective and positive Community Oriented Policing philosophy for the purpose of maintaining the highest possible credibility level within the area.

   Manages and leads police department staff-including administration, operations, civilian operations and code compliance, directly or through subordinate supervisors.

   Develops, implements, monitors, and adjusts, as necessary, an effective communication system throughout the police department.

   Plans, coordinates, manages and evaluates police department operations.

   Develops policies and procedures for the Department in order to implement directives from the City Administrator.

   Ensures compliance with changing requirements in local, state and federal laws and TECLOSE accreditation requirements.

   Reviews Department performance and effectiveness, formulates programs or policies to alleviate deficiencies.

   Supervises and coordinates the preparation and presentation of an annual budget for the Department; directs the implementation of the department's budget; plans for and reviews specifications and needs for additional personnel and for new or replacement equipment.

   Ensures appropriate and adequate training and development of Department personnel.

   Handles grievances, maintains Departmental discipline and the conduct and general behavior of assigned personnel.

   Prepares and submits periodic reports to the City Administrator regarding the Department's activities, and prepares a variety of other reports as appropriate.

   Meets with elected or appointed officials, other law enforcement officials, community and business representatives, and the public on all aspects of the Department's activities.

   Attends conferences and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field; represents the City and the Police Department in a variety of local, county, state and other meetings.

   Cooperates with County, State and Federal law enforcement officers as appropriate where activities of the police department are involved.

   Ensures that laws and ordinances are enforced and that the public peace and safety is maintained.

   The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.



   Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor's degree in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or a closely related field. In lieu of a bachelors degree the following experience will be deemed eligible for consideration:

   Ten (10) years of experience in police work as a certified officer with a minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience at a lieutenant or higher level within a similar or larger-sized department.

   Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment; considerable knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations;

   Thorough knowledge of modern management and leadership principles.

   Ability to train and supervise subordinate personnel; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors; Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions; Ability to give verbal and written instructions;

   Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid Texas Driver's License without record of suspension or revocation in any state.

   Ability to meet and maintain a level of fitness consistent with the Department's physical fitness standards, including an annual physical examination.

   Ability to operate the following: police car, police radio, handgun and other weapons as required, and personal computer including word processing software.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, run, use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, controls, or tools listed above. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste or smell. The employee may occasionally be required to physically subdue combative subjects and must maintain a level of physical ability accordingly.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed most frequently in a normal office setting.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions, or near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration.





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Jefferson Police Chief

Gary Amburn