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The Director of Public Safety shall be the head of the Department of Public Safety. The Mayor, in addition to the other duties as Mayor, shall be the Director of Public Safety and shall perform all duties of the Director of Public Safety until such time as Council shall determine that it is in the best interest of the City to appoint some other person to that office. Upon making that determination, the Council shall declare the office of Director of Public Safety vacant and the Director of Public Safety shall then be appointed by the Mayor. The appointment is not subject to confirmation by Council.
The Director of Public Safety shall have a minimum of five (5) years' management or supervisory experience and be a graduate of an accredited college with a minimum of a bachelors degree in a pertinent field.
The Director of Public Safety shall possess the necessary administrative qualifications in the profession of public safety administration, as defined by education, technical training and successful experience, as determined by the Mayor. (Amended 11-8-11)
C. Powers and Duties
The Director Public Safety's responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, overseeing all matters relating to public safety, including police, fire, and emergency medical services, as well as other duties not inconsistent therewith as shall be assigned by the Mayor. The Director of Public Safety may appoint employees as authorized under general law.