invites applications for the position of:

Chief of Police

SALARY: $150,000.00 - $180,000.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 08/31/21
CLOSING DATE: 10/01/21 11:59 PM
Salary Range: $143,863.00 - $201,408.00
Hiring Range: $150,000.00 - $180,000.00

For more information about this position, please select the link below.

Under the general direction of the Town Manager, The Chief of Police is responsible for the efficient management, direction and operation of the police department. The Chief of Police is responsible for ensuring that laws and ordinances are enforced, ethical and professional standards are followed, and measures are implemented to prevent crime, and protect lives and property. The Chief of Police represents the Department and the Town in all matters related to law enforcement.


The below list is intended to be illustrative of the responsibilities of the position and not all- encompassing. The Town may change these duties at any time.

  • Manages all aspects of the Police Department; Supervises personnel and technical staff directly or through line supervisors
  • Serves as advisor to the Town Manager on critical issues related to the Firestone Police Department
  • Responds to and directs the Department’s response to disasters and critical incidents when needed
  • Works closely with direct reports in the oversight, training and review of staff
  • Effectively communicates with the members of the department; Interacts with other law enforcement agencies and other organizations
  • Fosters a climate of positive morale, motivation, interpersonal relationships and individual mentoring of command staff and officers
  • Leads the planning, development, initiation and organization of programs and projects
  • Responsible for preparation and administration of the department budget
  • Advises and counsels subordinates; Conducts meetings one on one and in group settings
  • Informs members of Command of changes in regulations and policies, implications of new or amended laws, and new techniques of police work
  • Encourages and supports employee initiative, innovation and creativity; Provides positive reinforcement to improve and sustain morale and productivity
  • Oversees the selection and promotion processes of officers and special duty personnel
  • Develops ongoing training programs that ensure the department remains a learning organization. Training plans are developed in coordination with other Command staff members
  • Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances and acts accordingly to prevent accidents; Responsible for the safety of self, others, material and equipment
  • Responsible for the review and revision of directives, policies and procedures
  • Responsible for the scheduling of hours of duty of the Department employees to cover the requirements of the Department in the manner determined to be fair and equitable
  • Acts as the department spokesperson and exercises reasonable care to ensure that information that could potentially have a negative impact on a case not be released
  • Spot-checks activity and police reports prepared by administrative and police personnel for quantity and quality of work performance
  • Creates and enforces department directives and enforces Town of Firestone policies and procedures
  • Attends Town Board meetings and leadership meetings with adequate preparatio
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required:
  • In depth knowledge of the principles of police administration and ability to apply these principles, techniques, and methods to field operations and administration of the department
  • In depth knowledge of Federal, State and municipal statutes, codes, ordinances, and relevant case law relating to criminal or illegal activity
  • In depth knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, and equipment of law enforcement; thorough knowledge of the policies and procedures and methods utilized by the Town of Firestone
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of firearms, department vehicles and related equipment
  • Ability to act and react to emergency and/or threatening situations in a manner consistent with the law; ability to protect oneself in threatening situations and to subdue and control unruly and resisting individuals
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with subordinates, superiors, court officials, suspects, witnesses, other law enforcement personnel, and the public
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, vendors, and the public
  • Ability to develop and manage operating and capital budgets
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, management, public administration or a related field is required. A Master’s Degree is preferred, as is executive-level training, such as the FBI National Academy, Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) or other recognized executive command programs
  • Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible management experience managing a public law enforcement agency including at least five (5) years of senior administrative responsibility
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered


  • Colorado Post Certification is required
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver’s license and a safe driving record for continued employment

Physical Activities:

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

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with times of increased noise.

Employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, or kneel. Frequent driving of a variety of motor vehicles. Required to be available and on-call at various hours.

Body Movement:
Walk, stand, stoop, bend, climb and sit while performing duties. Repetitive hand movement while keyboarding and writing.

Uses sight in the normal range with or without correction to perform duties.

Uses hearing in the normal range with or without correction to perform duties.


The Town of Firestone is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants receive equal consideration regardless of their race, color, religion, age, gender, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin or any other protected status. The Town of Firestone is a drug-free workplace. Upon request, we will provide reasonable accommodations in the selection process. Attention Applicants: To be considered for a job opening, an application must be completed and submitted. Please note that applications are only considered for the position(s) for which submitted and remain “active” until the position is filled. To be considered for additional or future openings, a new application must be submitted. Unsolicited applications or resumes will be discarded. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. Thank you for your interest in joining the Firestone team.


9950 Park Ave.
PO Box 100
Firestone, CO 80504

[email protected]

Position #2021-24