Chief of Police-The Town of Pineville (NC)

Due to the upcoming retirement of its Police Chief, the Town of Pineville, North Carolina, operating under a Council-Manager form of government, is seeking a Police Chief who is proactive, visionary, and has a demonstrated history of innovative leadership. The Chief of Police is the public face of the Police Department and must be able to foster effective relationships with the community, elected officials, City administration, police department staff through active, personal engagement. Reporting to the Town Manager, the Police Chief is responsible for planning, directing, implementing, and evaluating the activities of the Police Department. The Department has a $5.5 million overall budget, $150K for 911 center and an $8M asset forfeiture account, 38 sworn personnel, 11 communications staff (3 PT), and 2 support personnel. Pineville PD is housed in a relatively new facility and has its own PSAP. The department has a take-home vehicle policy for officers who live within 20 miles of Town limits. Pineville PD has six divisions: administration, records, communications, investigations, K-9, and SWAT. The Communications division also dispatches for nearby Mint Hill. Additionally, Pineville is geographically in a unique position with two neighborhoods residing in both NC and SC and surrounded by Mecklenburg County on three sides. Effective coordination with local and regional partners is critical. Qualifications: Requires a bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, public administration, or other relevant field, and 15 years of progressive law enforcement experience across functional areas such as patrol, internal affairs, administration, investigations, etc. to include 5-7 years of executive-level experience at the rank of Captain or higher. A master’s degree and executive law enforcement training is preferred. Individuals must have current certification as a local or state law enforcement officer or equivalent military law enforcement MOS certification. Retired individuals must not have longer than a three year break in full-time law enforcement service at time of appointment. North Carolina does not have reciprocity with Federal law enforcement certifications. Salary range and Application Process: The full salary range is $87,480 to $131,219 with an anticipated hiring range of $87,480 – $101,000 (beginning salary will be commensurate with qualifications). To apply, visit Client Openings (or copy and paste into your browser:, and click on Public Safety Openings, then the Chief of Police – Pineville link. All applications must be fully completed and submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the Town portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters can be uploaded with the application. Application review begins August 24, 2020 . Finalists will participate in virtual interviews and skill assessments on September 24-25, 2020. Interviews with the Town Manager will follow at a subsequent time. All inquiries should be emailed to Pineville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Developmental Associates, LLC is managing the recruitment and selection process for this position.


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