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Date Posted:               April 27, 2017
City/Organization:      Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police, KY
Title:                           Law Enforcement Liaison
Category:                   Administration

Law Enforcement Liaison - Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police, KY

Job Description:

The Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police, as a grant recipient from the KY Office of Highway Safety and participation in a highway safety program, is seeking candidates for the position of Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) for the Central Region of Kentucky. LELs are employed through a grant between the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and the KACP, and funded with federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Candidates should have extensive knowledge and experience in law enforcement and be able to interact with law enforcement executives and elected officials. Prior experience in and knowledge of highway safety programs involving occupant protection, impaired driving, distracted driving and other traffic issues are preferred. The candidate should have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and be proficient in the use of computer programs including word, excel, power point and email. The position requires extensive travel and some overnight trips. The LEL position is considered self employment and thus responsible for the payment of all taxes, etc. The LEL will receive a 1099 MISC at the end of the calendar year. Salary and expenses are paid monthly upon submission of a reimbursement expense report. The LEL is responsible for transportation and is reimbursed at the state mileage rate. Documentation is required for all expenses to be reimbursed. The KOHS will provide equipment including laptop computer, printer/copier, phone, camera, projector with screen and other items as needed. Starting salary is approximately $53,000 annually, 12 vacation and 12 sick days per year with no carryover and off on state holidays.

Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) Duties & Responsibilities

  • Law Enforcement Liaisons shall report directly to the Director and/or Assistant Director of Highway Safety Programs in the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety.
  • Personally visit all law enforcement agencies in designated region on a regular basis to provide information on the Highway Safety Program and NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) programs and initiatives.
  • Actively promote and facilitate law enforcement participation in national and regional traffic enforcement campaigns. Conduct periodic area briefings (presentations) to explain and encourage participation in these events.
  • Follow-up with agencies to obtain enforcement activity reports from mobilization events.
  • Keep up-to-date on national, state, and local highway safety issues and news by attending conferences, meetings, training events, and by utilizing internet resources such as those maintained by NHTSA, GHSA (Governor’s Highway Safety Association), IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, etc.
  • Promote law enforcement’s commitment to traffic safety by providing information to agencies on a range of highway safety-related topics, such as occupant protection for adults and children, impaired driving, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and other issues.
  • Assist the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety as needed with special programs/events. 
  • Promote traffic safety training opportunities for law enforcement and disseminate training materials as they become available or are requested.
  • Assist the KOHS with review and evaluation of proposals for federal funding of state and local highway safety projects/programs.
  • Provide assistance to agencies in completing highway safety grant applications and/or highway safety reporting forms. 
  • Conduct grantee monitoring visits, both independently and with the KOHS program managers.  
  • Complete and maintain certification as an instructor for the Below 100 Training.
  • Work with law enforcement agencies to plan and implement Special Traffic Enforcement Programs (STEPs).
  • Work with law enforcement agencies in their development of media and promotional events related to traffic safety to ensure that messages are accurate and compatible with statewide media campaigns.
  • Represent Kentucky’s LEL program at local, state, and national meetings and conferences (involves giving occasional presentations).
  • Attend periodic LEL meetings; attend other staff meetings as requested.
  • Compile a monthly activity report that details LEL work performed daily. This shall be submitted by the 30th of each month for activities performed the previous month to the KOHS through the KACP following the reimbursement requirements as stated within the Contract Conditions. 
  • Law Enforcement Liaisons 1) shall reside in their designated region; or 2) if they live outside of their designated region they shall not claim mileage between their residence and their designated region.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Updated: Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, April, 2017

Please submit a resume with cover letter by May 30, 2017 to the address below. 

Salary Information: Approximately $53,000 


Application Instructions: 

Application Deadline: 5/30/2017

James Pendergraff
Executive Director, KACP 
368 Amon Lisanby Spur Road
Dawson Springs, KY 40475-2217

Job Post Expiration Date;   May 31, 2017

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.

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