The City of Falmouth is Seeking Applicants for Position of Police Chief
Background of Falmouth, KY: Falmouth is a small rural town with a population of approximately 2000 residents that sits along the Licking River. Located in Northern Kentucky, Falmouth is the County seat of Pendleton County and is located approximately half way between the cities of Lexington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio. The main highway or thoroughfare that runs through Falmouth is U S 27. A small town with so much integrity, the City Hall is housed in historic Kennett Tavern which was a stagecoach stop and tavern in the early 1800’s. A water town, Falmouth suffered severe losses during the Flood of 1997. Since that time, the rebuilding has been a struggle but we’ve managed to have growth and prosperity to present 2015.
Job Description: To oversee the Falmouth Police Department’s operational administrative duties; develop, implement, and evaluate agencies goals, policies, programs, and budgets; provide direction and guidance to police, civilian, and communications to staff. Provide a clear, attainable mission and strategic plan for the department.
Education and Training: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred. Prior years of experience in a supervisory and managerial experience may be considered.
Experience: 10 years of experience in police work preferred, minimum of 3-5 years in supervisory position.
Special Skills and Personality Traits: Leadership team building interpersonal, problem-solving, organizational, self management, communication, writing, public speaking, and public relations skills; be accessible, friendly, ethical, trustworthy, decisive, analytical, flexible, innovative, creative, and inspirational. Strong sense of community relationships a must; a familiarity with “small town” environment a plus.
Benefits: Comparative wage and benefit package
- Evaluate current policies to determine if changes are needed
- Make recommendations regarding grievances filed by police officers
- Review reports of investigations concerning police misconduct
- Direct studies of public safety needs for the community
- Prepare required forms and reports about Police Department activities
- Meet with department managers as needed
- Keep up-to-date with new laws and regulations, court decisions, and development in police administration
- Keep the KY Association Chiefs of Police Accreditation current and up-to-date
- Any active or retired candidate will be considered. Candidate must be able to obtain and retain any necessary KLEC certification. (KY Law Enforcement Council)
- Any applicant who needs an ADA accommodation in the employment selection process shall request the accommodation from the City Clerk.
Deadline to apply is March 27, 2015. Resumes or applications should be mailed to:
City of Falmouth
Attn: Deputy Clerk Ramona Williams
230 Main St
Falmouth, KY 41040
The City of Falmouth is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer