Police Chief

City of Kingman, Arizona

Human Resources Office

310 N. 4th St.

Kingman, AZ 86401



Salary: $58,324 - 71,447 (DOQ)

Population: 22,045

Sworn Officers: 55

Application Deadline: 03/07/03

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Now Accepting Applications for
Chief of Police

The City is accepting applications for the exempt position of Police Chief for the Kingman Police Department. Kingman, Arizona is located within Mohave County and serves as the County Seat. Situated in the scenic Hualapai Valley between the Cerbat and Hualapai mountain ranges, Kingman was once a  railroad siding in the Middleton Section along the newly constructed route of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. The community continues to grow and is positioned on the longest stretch of Route 66 still in existence between Chicago and Los Angeles and is known as the "Heart of Historic Route 66."    We are seeking a progressive law enforcement manager dedicated to the values of community policing. 

Under the administrative direction of the City Manager, the Police Chief is responsible for the administration, planning and coordination of all Police Department, Animal Control, 911 Emergency Dispatch, and School Resource Officer programs.  The new Police Chief will be responsible for a staff of seventy-eight, fifty-five of which are sworn officers and an annual budget of 5.9 million.  Involved in the formulation and adoption of policies, procedures and regulations for the Department; making decisions pertaining to emergency policy procedures.  Ensures appropriate information is provided to the City Council and City Management, community and the news media regarding major crimes, incidents and advises and assists subordinates in high complex criminal or other ongoing investigations.


The ideal candidate is outcome based with strong leadership skills who is innovative, participatory, action and results oriented; excellent interpersonal skills, who cares about people, can create a motivating environment for staff, team builder/player, and has a leadership style that recognizes and praises team successes.  A "hands on" leader and manager who willingly responds to field incidents, takes part in community events, and will be comfortable taking an active role in the community.  strong training and mentoring skills with a good knowledge of patrol services, traffic services, investigative services and special operations.


Education & Experience should be graduation from high school supplemented by considerable college level course work in related fields.  Must have current or previous experience in police administration with a Law Enforcement Agency at a command level and an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid Arizona driver's license without record of suspension or revocations in any state.  Must be able to meet department's physical standards and have basic law enforcement training certification or equivalent. Experience using assigned equipment including police car, police radio, handgun and other weapons as required.


Upon receipt of completed applications and resumes, each candidate's education, and experience will be evaluated.  Selected candidates will be asked to participate in an oral interview process.


APPLY BY: 5:00 p.m. March 7th, 2003.  Postmarks not accepted.  Submit resume, references and City application (required).  Application forms may also be obtained from: City of Kingman Human Resources Office.  310 N. 4th St. Kingman, AZ 86401.  (928) 753-5561.

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