The City of Sheridan, CO is seeking a Police Chief. Under general administrative direction of the City Manager, the Police Chief oversees the daily operations of the Police Department including law enforcement, crime prevention, and administrative support services and activities. The position also coordinates assigned activities with other departments and offices, intergovernmental, regulatory and other outside agencies, various public and private groups, and the public served. The Police Chief provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager with policy direction provided by the City Council. The Police Chief serves as an active and contributing member of the City’s Executive Leadership Team. This position is available due to the retirement of the previous, long-serving Chief.
The next Police Chief must understand the challenges of policing a small community that experiences the same complex issues faced by larger, urban departments. A history of building partnerships between a department and community to address crime and quality of life challenges is expected. The successful candidate will be a multi-tasker who possesses strong budgeting and administrative skills. The next Chief must be actively engaged and participatory at all levels of the department. The ideal candidate will be open-minded and progressive with organizational management savvy in order to assess the current organization and provide the direction and tools to move the Department forward. The Chief must embrace the philosophy of respect, collaboration, and a high degree of integrity.