Director of Public Safety

Posted: 04/01/2024

Director of Public Safety
 King Cove, AK (On-site)
$125,000 + DOE and great benefits!
Imagine working in a historic premier coastal fishing community in Alaska. The real Alaska. Accessible only by air and water. Like it so far?  If you are a seasoned leader whose mission is to ensure the safety and security of the residents of a tightly knit fishing community, and escape the rat race, this position has your name on it! 
If you’re interested please apply here or email your resume to today.
The Perks:
  • Accommodation and utilities provided
  • Vehicle provided
  • Retirement plans, health insurance
  • Support for relocation
  • Round trip tickets to Anchorage
Would you like to: 
  • Provide strategic leadership and supervision of all Department personnel
  • Oversee the enforcement of local, state, and federal laws to maintain peace and order within the community
  • Collaborate closely with emergency response teams to provide timely and efficient support services while prioritizing the safety and well-being of individuals in need
  • Develop the annual departmental budget which is approximately $750,000 and monitors and authorize expenditures in accordance with approved budget
  • Manage the city’s jail facility and will work with City Administration on the potential for an upgraded and/or new Public Safety Facility
  • Conduct crime prevention programs and investigations as necessary
  • Maintain and/or supervise all department records, including agency criminal and noncriminal records in accordance with city, state, and federal records retention policies
  • Participate in public relations efforts such as assisting with community events, parades, and activities
  • Stay current with professional Public Safety best practices, and procedures. Ensure departmental personnel understanding and compliance with same
  • Make recommendations to the Administration and City Council regarding changes in municipal ordinances for the Department
  • Represent the City in matters regarding law enforcement and public safety matters. Make public presentations, provides testimony, and regularly interfaces with the community’s elected officials and public on these matters
  • Participate in training and implementation of the Incident Command System
You need: 
  • Minimum 6 years in law enforcement and public safety, with three years in a supervisory role, preferably sergeant rank or above
  • Graduate of an accredited police academy
  • Advanced Certificate from Alaska Police Standards Council or ability to obtain within 10 months of hire. (Out of state officers must attend a recertification academy in Alaska)
  • The ability to demonstrate ethical effective decision-making and ability to engage with community stakeholders, addressing public safety concerns and promote community policing initiatives.
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