City of Davenport
226 W. 4th Street
Davenport, IA 52801
Salary: $95,000 - $115,000
Sworn Officers: 164
Application Deadline: 11/2/07
Due to the retirement of our accomplished Police Chief, the City of Davenport is accepting resumes and applications from qualified individuals to participate in this executive search.
Davenport with a population of just fewer than 100,000 is the regional beacon and hub of the metropolitan Quad-Cities, population 400,000 and the third largest city in Iowa. It is a place proud of its unique heritage at the crossroads of America. Geographically defined by the unusual path of the Mississippi River - the only place where the Mississippi runs from east to west, citizens like to say that the sun always shines on their city. Today, its rays are brighter than ever.
Davenport is experiencing its greatest revitalization in more than 80 years. It offers some of the nation's best schools; unique, friendly neighborhoods; highest quality public services and a distinguished reputation for entertainment, the arts and especially river music! Davenport, where the Mississippi celebrates, is a great place to live, work, raise a family, and visit.
The City of Davenport operates under the Council-City Administrator form of government. The Council consists of eleven elected officials; the Mayor and ten Council members. The City Council is made up of ten individuals elected from eight wards within the City and two elected city-wide. The City Council makes up the policy leadership that directs the city government to meet the wants and needs of its residents. The City Council has the responsibility for setting all municipal policies not designated by city charter or state legislation such as adopting ordinances and resolutions and approving the city budget.
Council members serve through non-partisan elections. The next election is November, 2007.
Reporting directly to the City Administrator, the Police Chief is a highly responsible management position charged with managing all functions of the Police Department in the enforcement of laws and ordinances, the prevention of crime, and protection of life and property. Work involves organizing and directing the activities of the Police Departmentís four major divisions of Administration, Services, Patrol and Criminal Investigations.
The Police Chief reports to and consults with the City Administrator in determining plans and policies to be observed in police operations. Responsibilities include participating as a member of the Executive Management Team; preparing and administering a $20,566,000.00 annual operating budget; maintaining National Accreditation; developing and implementing policies and standards; leading a staff of 246 personnel; planning and executing short and long-term goals; and dealing effectively with problems as they arise. In addition, the Police Chief is responsible for performing all duties set forth in Davenport City Code 2.42.040 and 2.42.050.
Examples of Duties:
The personal traits and management style of the Police Chief will be carefully evaluated during the selection process. The traits and characteristics include a candidateís ability to:
Online applications will be accepted September 5, 2007 thru November 2, 2007. Qualified candidates who are selected to continue in the process can expect a questionnaire, participate in a management assessment tool and interview process.
How to Apply:
Required application at:
Open until November 2, 2007. Upon receipt of completed application, candidate will receive a comprehensive packet of information that showcases the unique qualities of the community and its exceptional Police Department.
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