City of Beverly Hills, California is conducting a search for the position of Assistant Chief of Police. Beverly Hills is a world class City, and has a longstanding reputation for providing superior customer service to residents, businesses and visitors. This characteristic, combined with outstanding staff in all departments, has been a hallmark of success for this high performance organization.
The Department: The Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD) is one of the finest public safety agencies in the nation, and is held in high regard by the citizens and provides a strong source of pride for the community. The BHPD is responsible for safeguarding the lives and property of City residents and is a leader in early response times. It is also known for establishing a community oriented policing philosophy that was literally decades ahead of its time. The department currently has 128 authorized sworn and 65 authorized civilian full-time employees and is led by Chief of Police Sandra Spagnoli and consists of the Office of the Chief, Administrative Services, Investigative Services, and Field Services. Within the Office of the Chief are Community Relations, the Intelligence Unit, Media Relations/Executive Officer, and the Professional Standards Unit. Under Administrative Services are the Special Projects Unit, Personnel and Training Bureau, Records Bureau, Property and Evidence Unit, Communications Bureau, and the Jail Bureau. Within Investigative Services are the Identification Bureau, High Tech Unit and the Detective Bureau. In Field Services are Emergency Services Bureau, Traffic Bureau, and the Patrol Bureau.
Ideal candidate: The most competitive candidate will demonstrate strong leadership, excellent communication skills, integrity, experience in both Administration and Operations and commitment to service. This is a new position, designated as second in command and will manage daily operations of the department. One significant project this position will manage is representing the Chief of Police as the department liaison to the Metro- Purple Line Project. This position requires a Bachelor's degree; a Master's degree is preferred. Completion of Command College, PERF's Senior Management Institute for Police or FBI National Academy are highly desired. A minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience in municipal law enforcement is required including 18 months at a level equivalent to Police Captain. Possession of California POST Management Certificate is required, no equivalency will be accepted. The selected candidate will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment medical, psychological, and extensive background screening procedure consistent with California POST regulations.
Selection Process: All submitted application materials will be reviewed. Those candidates appearing best qualified based upon application materials (including supplemental questions) will be invited to interview for the position. The first round of interviews is tentatively scheduled in February-March 2017.
Provides assistance to the Chief of Police in the daily planning, organization, and management of department operations and activities, including administrative, investigative, and field services. Assists in developing, preparing, implementing and evaluating departmental policies and procedures. Provides a wide variety of complex managerial and administrative support duties to the Chief of Police. Represents or acts for the Chief of Police in his/her absence.
• As second-in-command, assists in the daily planning, organizing, and management of department operations, functions, and activities of staff engaged in providing administrative, investigative, and field services to the public.
• Manages and oversees the supervision of sworn and civilian staff tasked with preserving order, protecting life and property, investigating crimes, and enforcing laws and municipal ordinances as well as performing a variety of administrative and technical support duties in-house and in the field.
• Provides Chief of Police with high-level and complex managerial, administrative, and operational support and feedback.
• Evaluates, provides high-level technical support and assists in resolving complex administrative and investigative problems and conflicts.
• Oversees and approves the final selection of sworn and civilian personnel. May directly schedule, assign, arrange for training, and evaluate command and management staff. Indirectly oversees the supervision and professional development of other sworn and civilian department personnel; may document employee performance and review and approve performance evaluations.
• Makes recommendations for commendations or appropriate disciplinary actions and act on behalf of Chief of Police in matters of employee misconduct when necessary.
• As assigned and with command and other staff, researches, develops, prepares, and implements general departmental policies and procedures. Periodically obtains feedback, evaluates, and monitors policies and procedures for relevance and effectiveness. Provides guidance on and reinforces adherence to these objectives and policies.
• Manages and participates in the development, implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of goals, objectives, policies and procedures, and priorities for identified departmental programs. Makes follow-up recommendations, as needed.
• Assists in coordinating, preparing, administering, and monitoring the department's budget. Participates in forecasting funding needs for daily operations and special programs, including staffing, materials, equipment, and supplies. Approves expenditures and adjustments. Apprises and consults with Chief of Police on critical, atypical or unanticipated budgetary developments or potential impacts that arise during the budget cycle.
• With and through command and appropriate staff, manages response, preparation, and deployment of sworn and civilian personnel during special events, critical incidents, and declared states of emergency.
• May authorize and participate in providing mutual aid and other assistance to law enforcement and public safety agencies in the apprehension of individuals and responses to emergencies.
• Assists with planning special operations and task forces. May be assigned as the lead Police Department contact in City, local, or state emergency situations. May be assigned to work on projects or issues requiring City participation with municipal, state, and federal agencies.
• Manages and participates in conducting organizational and operational studies. Monitors and evaluates service delivery methods and procedures for efficiency and effectiveness. Manages or participates in developing comprehensive programs or procedures designed to enhance the effectiveness of operational functions.
• Participates in or assigns the investigation of citizen or internal complaints of Police Department services or employee conduct to appropriate staff members. Ensures completion of and appropriate resolution and response to complainant.
• Represents the Chief of Police and the Police Department, such as at meetings and conferences, and with the media.
• May be required to act as Chief of Police in his/her absence.
• Serves as Police Department liaison with other City departments, law enforcement and other agencies, elected and appointed officials, media, and community interest groups. Responds to, negotiates, and/or resolves issues regarding sensitive or highly-charged subject matter.
• Representing the City, may participate in contract negotiations with employee bargaining groups.
• Prepares and presents staff reports and correspondence. Evaluates statistical reports prepared by staff and provides input, when necessary. May make additional recommendations requesting additional information or action to staff or to the Chief of Police.
• Attends a variety of meetings and participates in various committees. Makes oral presentations to department staff, the City Council, boards and commissions, other city departments, community and interest groups, and the general public.
• Studies and interprets crime reports and maintains knowledge of current law enforcement trends. Makes recommendations for changes to current departmental policies, procedures, rules, and regulations, when appropriate.
• Performs related duties, as assigned.
Education, Training and Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, public or business administration, political science or a closely related field.
• Five years of increasingly responsible law enforcement supervisory experience, including a minimum of 18 months of management experience as a Police Captain or equivalent.
• Possession of an Advanced Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certificate. Possession of a P.O.S.T. Management Certificate.
Licenses and Certifications:
Must possess and maintain the following certifications:
• Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Services, operations, and activities provided by a law enforcement agency.
• Principles of modern police administration and accepted practices and procedures of police science.
• Current municipal, local, state, and federal laws, codes, and regulations as they relate to law enforcement practices.
• Proper and effective methods of police deployment in accordance with actual and anticipated emergencies.
• Law enforcement theory, principles, and practices and their application to comprehensive police services and programs.
• Methods and techniques used in providing a full range of law enforcement and crime prevention services and activities, including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, crime prevention, records management, and care and custody of persons and property.
• Types and proper use of firearms.
• Impact of applicable court decisions on police operations.
• General principles of labor relations and contract negotiations.
• General criminal law with emphasis on the apprehension, arrest, and prosecution of alleged violators of the law.
• Principles and practices of program development and administration.
• Principles of fiscal management, including budget preparation and monitoring processes and techniques.
• Principles and practices of employee supervision, including selection, evaluation, motivation, training, and progressive discipline.
• Principles and techniques of customer service delivery.
• Direct, manage and coordinate the activities of a municipal police department engaged in a full range of law enforcement activities.
• Address, analyze, and resolve concurrent and complex problems, effectively prioritizing and resolving urgent issues.
• Develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
• Effectively and responsibly act on behalf of the Chief of Police.
• Select, manage, schedule, train, monitor, and evaluate the work of sworn, professional, technical, and administrative support staff.
• Provide complex technical advice and assistance on the entire range of police activities.
• Assess and make recommendations regarding the necessity and applicability of a wide variety of current police equipment, vehicles, and materials necessary to deliver department services.
• Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
• Prepare clear, concise, and effective presentations, reports, and correspondence.
• Study and interpret statistics that can be effectively communicated to executive and financial staff, commission members, City Council, media, and the public.
• Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
• Maintain effective working relationships with a variety of City staff, City Council and commission members, the general public, members of the media, and other interest groups.
• Display calmness, clarity, competency, and effectiveness under prolonged and stressful working conditions in critical emergency response situations.
• Maintain confidentiality in accordance with municipal, state, and federal laws, law enforcement practices, and department policies.
• Stay up-to-date on current issues in law enforcement.
• Responding and providing leadership in a capable, responsible, and effective manner during an actual or anticipated emergency.
• Dealing and communicating diplomatically and effectively with others.
• Demonstrating tact, diplomacy, and discretion.
• Properly caring for and using firearms.
• Use of a computer and applicable office and law enforcement software and applications.
Application Deadline: January 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM Pacific
How to Apply: Applicants must complete a City application by the filing deadline. If you are interested in the position please apply online to the Assistant Chief of Police position at the following link:
Beverly Hills is located in the middle of Los Angeles County, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Culver City. Within its 5.7 square mile radius, Beverly Hills has approximately 34,000 residents with a business and commercial base that ranks next to cities with a population of several hundred thousand.
The daytime population is estimated to be 150,000 to 2...00,000. As a full-service community, police, fire, water treatment, refuse collection and building inspections, among other services, are provided directly by the City. Beverly Hills has its own school district with a reputation for some of the best schools in the nation.