Situated on the High Plains of Texas, the City of Plainview is located in the heart of one of the country’s most productive agricultural areas. This 13 square mile community is the county seat of Hale County, providing families and businesses with a vibrant and affordable place to live and work. With a population of more than 22,000, this thriving community recognizes and appreciates it roots and embraces its frontier spirit as it begins to make the transition to a center of commerce offering a variety of business and industrial opportunities.
The City of Plainview is a home rule city with a council-manager form of government. The City has 193 employees and an annual FY 2020 general fund budget of $49.6 million. The Plainview Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency with 33 sworn officers and seven civilian employees in dispatch/records. Divisions within the department include Investigation, Patrol, Records, Training, and Communications. The annual operating budget for FY 2020 is $3.9 million. The current Police Chief is retiring after a 30-year career and six years as Plainview Chief.
The next Police Chief should have a minimum of 10 years of law enforcement experience with five years at the supervisory level. An Intermediate Texas Peace Officer’s license or the ability to obtain is required. Out of state applicants must qualify for a Texas Peace Offer license and should consult the TCOLE website for qualification requirements. Possession or ability to obtain a Texas Driver’s License without insurance disqualifying history is required. A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, or a law enforcement related field from an accredited college or university is required. In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, an equivalent combination of experience, skills, training, and abilities which provide the required job knowledge will be considered. Successful completion of a senior level management or leadership program such as the FBI National Academy, Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas LCC, or similar professional program is preferred. English/Spanish bilingual is desired.
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Gary Holland, Senior Vice President
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