Chief of Police

City of Dayton | Dayton, KY

Date Posted: 7/21/2020 4:18:59 PM


Exempt position under the direction of the Mayor and City Administrator, plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and evaluates the activities of the city police department. This is highly skilled and responsible work in the administration, supervision, command, and technical oversight of the city police department.

  • Plan and coordinate effective programs and investigations in order to enforce federal, state, and local laws.
  • Prepare financial reports as required.
  • Accurately maintain necessary documents regarding the operation of the department, including arrest, evidence, and administrative records.
  • Formulate policy and procedure recommendations for the City Council.
  • Respond to citizen complaints and inquires.
  • Maintain time and work sheets for all department personnel.
  • Plan for and recommend the purchase of necessary supplies and equipment for the department.
  • Oversee the proper maintenance and inventory of all departmental equipment.
  • Supervise the investigation of all felonies committed within the city limits.
  • Responsible for the property identification, inventory, documentation, and maintenance of all evidence collected for use in criminal proceedings.
  • Prepare and implement a departmental budget.
  • Plan and coordinate law enforcement activities that enforce federal, state, and local laws.

Must be able to perform the essential functions and job duties of all subordinate police personnel. Must fill in for field officers during times of absence from regular scheduled work.

Salary Information: $65,000 - $85,000
Application Deadline: 08/19/2020

The City of Dayton, Kentucky will accept applications to fill the position of Police Chief until 5:00PM EST Wednesday August 19, 2020. Please submit cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) references to the City Administrator via e-mail (, or by mail (514 Sixth Avenue Dayton, KY 41074 – ATTN: City Administrator). The City of Dayton is an equal opportunity employer.

Michael Giffen
City Administrator
514 Sixth Avenue
Dayton, KY 41074

Phone: 859-491-1600

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