Village of Ruidoso, New Mexico
Chief of Police
Salary Range - $75,426.00 - $92,397.00 Annually
Under general direction, the Police Chief manages all activities of the Village of Ruidoso Police Department. FLSA Exempt. This position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, regular work beyond normal business/shift hours, and responding to customer issues. This is an appointed position by the Mayor and will be confirmed by the Governing Body. The Police Chief reports directly to the Village Manager.
The Police Chief plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the activities of department personnel in preserving order, protecting life and property, and enforcing state and federal laws and municipal ordinances. Oversees all police department operations for the Ruidoso Police Department by enforcing the law and protecting citizens’ rights and property, through oversight of the Village’s protection services, dispatch services and animal control division. Operations of the Police Department include administration, police patrol, investigations, training, animal control, code compliance, communications, detention, and records. Develops and implements rules, regulations, policies, and procedures to advance the Department's mission, goals, and objectives, and to provide efficient and effective community policing services for residents, visitors, and businesses in the Village of Ruidoso.