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Posted on: October 26, 2022

City of Brighton in search of new chief of police


The City of Brighton is in search of a new police chief for the Brighton Police Department. This role is responsible for performing a variety of highly complex executive-level law enforcement administrative, supervisory, strategic, coordinating, and directive functions for Brighton Police. The incumbent must possess strong human relationship skills with proven ability to work in partnership with city management, department and division leadership, employees at all levels, external entities, and business partners to build and maintain respect and trust within the organization and community. This position must work well

independently and be able to interface with the public, police department teams, and other entities with an excellent, respectful, innovative, and inclusive manner that aligns with the City of Brighton’s mission and values.

This position supervises and directs all Brighton Police Department staff and activities directly or through subordinate supervisors. The position receives direction from the City Manager and/or City Manager leadership.

Essential responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Manages, supervises, directs, oversees, and evaluates all police department assigned staff, operations and functions that include recruitment, performance, discipline, termination, risk management, employee relations and training, plus keeping the City Manager and Human Resources Director informed of potentially controversial matters.
  • Develops, maintains, and enforces policies and procedures for the Department mandated by law, to ensure efficient operations of the department, that includes implementing directives from the City Council. Conducts routine reviews of the Departments performance and effectiveness, to formulate programs, training, or policies that alleviate deficiencies and improve services.
  • Ensures that confidential materials and information are consistent with applicable federal, state and city rules and regulations. Works with the City Manager on major issues and projects having political significance or high sensitivity in the community.
  • Coordinates activities with supervisors and other City departments, exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement agencies, the District Attorney’s Office, Circuit Court, and other government agencies.
  • Sets the department practices and policies related to grievances, discipline, and professional conduct regarding employee performance. Provides feedback and direction on complaints, investigations, and other matters, plus recommend corrective actions as needed.
  • Seeks advice from the City Manager and City Attorney regarding current cases, situations, policies, and procedures in order to improve practices.
  • Directs the development and maintenance of systems, records, and legal documents that provide the proper evaluation, control, and documentation of the Police Department operations.
  • Coordinates the gathering of information related to work accomplished by various officers such as officers assigned to special investigations as needed to ensure that everyone is appropriately trained.
  • Ensures personnel assignments provide optimum effectiveness in supporting current situations and community.
  • Attends or designates a representative of the City Police Department to attend appropriate local and county meetings.
  • Prepares, presents proposed programs, projects and services to City Management, City Council and employees as required.
  • Assists in the development, review, implementation, and management of the Police Department budget.
  • Must be able to attend early morning and evening meetings outside of the normal 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday work schedule.

Salary ranges from $153,602.10 - $210,332.34.

The deadline to apply is November 14, 2022. For more details on the position and/or to apply, please visit

If you have questions, please contact Kevin Young, Human Resources Director, at

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