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Chief of Police

City of Lakeway
Lakeway, 20 Miles West Of Austin, United States
4 days ago


Please apply on city of Lakeway website

Under the general supervision of the City Manager, directs and manages the activities of the Police Department including administration, records, investigations, patrol, telecommunications center and all special assignments in accordance with authority delegated by the City of Lakeway Charter and State statute. Understands and implements crime prevention and deterrents through a positive community-oriented policing philosophy to maintain the highest level of credibility. Develops and implements annual departmental budget. Supervises all aspects of Police Department staffing and operations. Provides high-level assistance and prepares and presents reports to City Council and the City Manager.


      Reports to: City Manager

      Supervises: Other subordinate supervisors


  • Plan and implement a law enforcement program for the City to carry out the policies and goals of the City Manager and Council.
  • Assumes full responsibility for the functioning, effectiveness, and productivity of the Police department services and activities, including enforcement of laws, statues, and ordinances, crime prevention, criminal investigation, emergency communications, and other related law enforcement activities.
  • Monitors and reviews department performance and effectiveness and formulates program or policies to alleviate deficiencies.
  • Directs the development and maintenance of systems, records and legal documents that provide for the proper evaluation, control, and documentation of police department operations.
  • Prepares and submit periodic reports to the City Manager regarding the Department’s activities, and prepare a variety of other reports as appropriate.
  • Prepares and provides reports to the City Manager, citizens, other City departments and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Prepares and coordinates City Council agenda and work session items which pertain to police, including reviewing agenda material with the City Manager and attending City Council meetings, public hearings, and related proceedings to represent the Police Department.
  • Makes presentations to the City Council, citizen or special interest groups, volunteer groups and other interested groups to inform and educate regarding police services and programs to maintain effective community relations.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws and regulations; ensures departmental compliance.
  • Cooperates with County, State and Federal law enforcement officers as appropriate where activities of the police department are involved.
  • Supervises and directs departmental personnel. Schedules and assigns employee tasks and training to support departmental mission. Ensures the timely completion of employee performance appraisals and provides ongoing counseling and feedback. Actively participate in the selection process for supervisory positions.
  • Reviews complaints received regarding police and takes appropriate action.
  • Reviews crime analysis for trends and deployment of resources.
  • Responds both during and after hours to significant events as appropriate. Supervises Police at major incidents.
  • Performs the duties of subordinate personnel as needed.
  • Participates in law enforcement investigation as needed.
  • Takes enforcement action as a peace officer when appropriate.
  • Oversees the establishment, planning and supervision of the Police training and staff evaluation programs.
  • Directs the preparation and submittal of the police budget, capital improvement plans, and multi-year financial plan. Monitors expenditures of budget.
  • Develops goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Understands and implements administrative instructions and orders from the City Manager.
  • Identifies deficiencies and malfunctions related to delivery of Police services. Develops and implements corrective action. Takes aggressive steps to maintain zero tolerance of discriminatory actions and those that deny the rights of citizens, employees or others.
  • Makes moral and ethical decisions that conform to law and other applicable regulations.
  • Interacts effectively and professionally with local, county, state, and federal officials.
  • Conveys a positive professional image by action, communication and appearance.
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, and punctual attendance as an essential function of the job.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Criminal Justice or related field from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Prefer Master’s degree in subject related to position from an accredited college or university.
  • Ten (10) years of broad-based experience in all aspects of law enforcement with at least five (5) years of significant command rank supervisory experience in a comparable or larger agency.


  • For Texas applicants, must possess an Advanced Level Peace Officer Certification issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
  • For out of state applicants, must be eligible for certification by TCOLE as determined by TCOLE’s path to licensure for out of state peace officers and pass the basic peace officer exam prior to hire. Obtain Advanced Level Peace Officer Certification issued by TCOLE within 2 years of employment.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Texas Class C Driver license without restriction, with a satisfactory driving record as defined by City policy, prior to hire.
  • Proof of citizenship and/or eligibility to legally work in the United States.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, medical physical, psychological evaluation, comprehensive criminal background investigations including finger printing and firearms qualification. 


Knowledge of:

  • Public administration and governmental operations.
  • Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
  • Public relations principles, especially in regards to managing change and sensitive topics.
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration.
  • Principles of training, supervision and performance evaluation.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations.

Skill in:

  • Organization and time management.
  • Strategic and critical thinking.
  • Problem solving and decision making.
  • Projecting consequences of proposed actions.
  • Mediating and resolving conflict.
  • Computer and applicable software.
  • Reading, interrupting, applying, and explaining laws, codes, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Ability to:

  • Manage and direct a police department.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, including oral, written, and audio/visual presentations.
  • Develop and administer departmental goals, objective and procedures.
  • Prepare and maintain budgets.
  • Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendation is support of goals.
  • Interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations.


  • Work environment is primarily an office setting, where noise and temperature levels are moderate.
  • The work is light work which requires exerting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Must be able to drive a City-owned vehicle, to conduct field work and perform essential functions of job.
  • Must possess the physical ability to work primarily with fingers, perceive the nature of sounds, make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes, express or exchange ideas by the spoken word, substantial movements (motions) with the hands, wrists, and/or fingers, and discern letters or numbers at a given distance.
  • Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, feeling, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, manual dexterity, mental acuity, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to work extended hours (16+) during emergencies.
  • May work in inclement weather, including extreme heat and cold during emergencies.
  • Must be able to deal with constant contact with the public under duress, read and compose complex documents in a rapid manner.
  • Ability to work with and under the direction of other agencies during regional emergency response incidents.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

This job description is subject to change at any time.

City of Lakeway is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act & Accommodations Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please contact the Human Resources Department at (512) 314-7508.

City of Lakeway is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57832298
  • Location:
    Lakeway, 20 Miles West Of Austin, United States
  • Position Title: Chief of Police
  • Company Name: City of Lakeway
  • Job Function: Law Enforcement - Chief Executive
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: Over 10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
Lakeway , TX , US

In accordance with the Lakeway City Charter, the City of Lakeway operates as a council-manager form of government. The mayor and six councilmembers are elected officials who may serve up to two three-year terms and act as the legislative body of the City. The city manager reports directly to the city council and administers the day-to-day affairs of the city, implementing the policies established by council and ensuring that the city operates in a fiscally responsible manner.

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