Police Services Manager (Budget) (20010406)

This position is responsible for managing and directing the development of the Police Department’s budget, administrative support and supervision of lower level staff.
Central Valley
Until filled
$81,137.00-$98,623.00 Annually


390 Towne Centre Drive Lathrop, 95330



Lathrop Police Services is currently recruiting for a Police Services Manager.  This position is responsible for managing and directing the development of the Police Department’s budget, providing administrative support to the Police Chief, and supervises lower level staff.  The ideal candidate will be independent, highly motivated, organized, have a positive attitude and will be an effective team player who is able to multitask in a fast-paced work environment.


A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional experience overseeing budget development and processing, financial analysis, grant management or similar business functions performed in a public agency setting, and a high school diploma or equivalent.


Appointment to the position is contingent upon the successful completion of the background check by the City of Lathrop and the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department.


Under general direction by the Police Chief, or designee this position is responsible for a wide variety of administrative and financial responsibilities and exercises direct and indirect supervision over assigned staff.  This includes, but is not limited to the following essential functions:

  • Provides instructions and guidance to police department staff in the development of budget requests; performs research and develops departmental revenue forecasts; evaluates budget requests for adequacy and relevancy to the department’s goals and objectives; coordinates the development and preparation of the police department’s budget with the Finance Department and City Manager’s office.
  • Attends City Council meetings to make budget presentations during public hearings as directed; responsible for obtaining budget information from San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office for the purpose of development of the City budget for contract police services.
  • Directs or coordinates the preparation of grant applications for police department programs and activities; manages the grant application process to ensure deadlines and other grant requirements are met; works with departmental staff to monitor and track grant revenues and expenditures and ensure compliance; works closely with finance staff to post grant awards.
  • Plans, assigns, reviews and participates in the work of staff involved in the customer service, crime research, records, and communications functions; participates in the selection, motivation and evaluation of assigned staff, monitors work activities to ensure safe work practices, work quality, accuracy, and confidentiality; develops, implements and maintains a procedural manual.
  • Develops, implements, monitors and evaluates current operational procedures and establishes goals and objectives; researches and recommends enhancements or changes to existing systems and procedures; develops, prepares and presents complex reports, verbally or in writing, to a diverse audience which may include Police Department management, city staff, appointed and elected officials and the public.
  • Ensures appropriate training for assigned staff in all areas of work, including Department of Justice training for full and less-than-full access operators; maintains State required training files; identifies training opportunities and needs and makes recommendations to Police Chief.
  • Responds to questions and concerns from the public, departmental staff and other agencies; provides information as appropriate and resolves service issues and complaints; provides for regular communication between sworn and non-sworn personnel.
  • Develops schedules and methods for performing assigned duties; maintains appropriate work records and documents; prepares, maintains and validates statistical and analytical reports for city, state and federal agencies.



Monthly Contribution of $1,755 per month toward medical, dental, and vision insurance

Cafeteria Benefits
Options available for any unused Health Insurance City contribution; up to $7,380 per year ($615 per month)

State Disability
Employer Paid

Life Insurance
1X Annual Salary—City Paid

Deferred Compensation
Voluntary Employee Participation

CalPERS Retirement
Classic members 2% @ 60 and new members 2% @ 62.

Retiree Health
The City contributes toward retiree health up to age 65, based on years of service and a vesting schedule

12 paid holidays per year

10 paid vacation days per year to start, increases with years of service

Management Leave

80 Hours

Section 125 Program
Set aside pre-tax money for Unreimbursed Medical Expenses and/or Dependent Day Care Expenses

Supplemental Insurance
Voluntary option to purchase additional insurance

Bargaining Unit
Represented by the Lathrop Mid-Managers and Confidential Employees Association and requires 2% salary contribution to Retirement Health Savings Plan for members


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