Council Chambers, Legislative Bldg, 745 4th Street, Sparks, NV
General Business: 9.6
Sparks City Charter (NRS Chapter 470), Section 1.080 states, Appointive positions. “2. Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, the City Manager shall appoint heads of each department.” The City Manager has selected Deputy Chief Peter J. Krall for the department head role of Police Chief.
Pete Krall began his career with the Sparks Police Department as a police officer in August of 1994. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in October of 2005 and to Lieutenant in 2009. In October of 2017, he was appointed as a Deputy Chief and assigned to the Investigation’s Division.
Pete serves in various additional roles including as a member of the Washoe County Local Emergency Planning Committee, our City Emergency Operations Team and the Special Events Planning Team.
During his career with the Sparks Police Department, Pete has been a member of several teams including the Major Accident Investigation Team, SWAT Team, general assignment Detectives and the Domestic Assault Response Team (DART). He was one of the first two officers selected from the Sparks Police Department for the Regional Gang Unit in 2001.
He was a member of the Sparks Police Protective Association and was a member of the Association’s Negotiation Team.
As a supervisor, he has overseen patrol teams, the Communications Section, the SWAT team, the K-9 Unit, the Honor Guard, the DART team and Special Events.
Pete holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada-Reno with a dual major in Criminal Justice and Journalism. He also has earned a certificate from the University’s Extended Studies Program in Supervisory Management.
The City of Sparks utilizes pay resolutions to define salaries and benefits for unrepresented employees, such as the department heads, not covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements under NRS 288. The position of Police Chief is covered under the Executive Resolution, with no changes required. The Employment Agreement defines terms not contained in the Executive Resolution.
Following is a summary of the agreement reached between the parties. This summary outlines portions of the negotiated contract. The full proposed agreement between the City of Sparks and Peter J. Krall is attached.
The term of the agreement begins June 11, 2019 and initial expiration date is December 31, 2019. The agreement may be renewed before December 31, 2019 and at that point the agreement becomes year to year with the contract year beginning January 1 and ending December 31st.
The Council adopted a classification system and compensation program which is used to determine base pay. Korn Ferry Hay Group, an international leader in this type of work, set the level for the Police Chief at 22. The proposed salary of $185,224 is within the pay range. Chief Krall would be eligible for merit increases until his pay reaches the maximum of the pay range.
Benefits of the position are defined in the attached Executive Resolution approved by City Council September 10, 2018.
The proposed employment contract replaces the contract of the retiring chief, therefor there is no anticipated budgetary impact.
- The Council may choose to approve the proposed employment agreement between the City of Sparks and Peter J. Krall for the position of Police Chief.
- The Council may choose not to approve the proposed employment agreement between the City of Sparks and Peter J. Krall for the position of Police Chief.
- The Council may choose not to approve the proposed employment agreement and direct the City Manager toward another alternative.
I move to approve the employment agreement between the City of Sparks and Peter J. Krall and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract.
AI 9.10 PETE KRALL.pdf