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Dundee Police Department: Part-time Police Department Closing Date: March 21, 2023

Non-Union, Non-Exempt Position

Supervised by: Village Manager

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Village Manager, manages day-to-day functions and operations of the Village Police Department in the enforcement of laws and ordinances, the prevention of crime, and the protection of life and property. Work involves organizing and directing the activities of the Department and other licensed law enforcement officers employed on behalf of the Village by the Village Manager. The Police Chief reports to and consults with the Village Manager in determining plans and policies to be observed in the Department’s operations. The Police Chief works independently according to established law enforcement practices with performance evaluated on results achieved.

Essential Job Functions:

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties which the employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  1. Leads the day-to-day operations of the police department including all personnel matters, patrol scheduling, preparing reports, conducting investigations, officer training and other administrative duties.
  2. Hires, supervise, report, evaluate and discipline all department personnel.
  3. Manages the police department fleet of vehicles and equipment inventory including regular maintenance, replacement of vehicles and equipment and vehicle assignments.
  4. Develop policies and procedures for the department that are in line with the guidelines as set by the Village Council.
  5. Plans, directs, and implements the departments short and long term goals, objectives and strategies including establishing and practicing operations standards for the department.
  6. Speaks regularly to the community at Village Council meetings, civic engagements, community groups and community event and serves as the department’s public relations officer.
  7. Assists the Village Manager with development and management of the department budget including completing purchase orders, controls expenditures of department appropriations, ordering supplies, materials and equipment and assists the Village Manager in the development of the annual police department budget.
  8. Responds to inquiries in person or by phone and processes and resolves complaints.
  9. Responds to requests for information and FOIA requests for police related activities.
  10. Acts as police department spokesperson and liaison to the public. Responds to public inquiries and investigates complaints. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with other departments, citizens, Village officials, employees, and others.
  11. Develop crime prevention programs, educational programs or other community programs that may be beneficial to the department or the Village of Dundee.
  12. Attends meetings, conducts research, compiles information, prepares reports, and completes special projects as assigned.
  13. Keeps abreast of legislative and regulatory developments, new administrative techniques, and current issues through continued education and professional growth. Attends conferences, workshops, and seminars as appropriate.
  14. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

  • A bachelor’s degree in police administration, law enforcement, criminal justice or another related field preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in law enforcement with 3-5 years of experience in police administration preferred.
  • State of Michigan Vehicle Operator’s License, a satisfactory driving record, and the ability to maintain one throughout employment.
  • Must possess valid and current MCOLES certificate for police officer (Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards)
  • Thorough knowledge of generally accepted police practices, methodology, administration practices, federal, state and local code, policies, protocols, ordinances and statutes.
  • Thorough knowledge of Village services, organizational structures, union contracts and general municipal operations to effectively direct and assist the public.
  • Experience, skill and knowledge of office equipment, technology, and computer software, including Microsoft Office, Central Square – Zuercher, Lexis Nexis Crash UD-10 Reporting, Court Innovations and Talon/LEIN.
  • Skill in implementing and providing diverse programs and services, and directing the utilization of personnel, equipment and other resources.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and present ideas and concepts orally and in writing and make public presentations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with employees, Village officials, professional contacts, community leaders, the media, and the public.
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of diplomacy in contentious or confrontational situations.
  • Ability to critically assess situations, problem-solve, and work effectively under stress, within deadlines and changes in work priorities.
  • Ability to attend meetings outside of normal business hours, travel to other locations, and work extended hours as operational needs demand.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting with a controlled climate where they sit and work on a computer, communicate by telephone, email or in person, move around the office to travel to other locations, and lift and/or move items of light to moderate weight. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

  • The employee is required to be on-call at all times to be a backup in emergency situations.
  • The employee will have regular interactions with abnormal human behavior.
  • The duties may be hazardous and life threatening.
  • The employee may have to complete duties in all weather conditions.
  • There may be exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. Employee will be required to take necessary training and required vaccinations.

Starting Salary: $42.00 - $43.27 (per hour) DOQ

Application Process: Complete and turn in your application, resume, and cover letter to:

Mike Hoffmeister
Village Manager
350 W Monroe St
Dundee, MI 48131

Application is available at or at Village Hall located at 350 W. Monroe Street, Dundee, MI 48131

Opening Date: 2/28/2023
Closing Date: 3/21/2023