Chief of Police-Town Garner (NC)

The Town of Garner, operating under a Council-Manager form of government, is seeking a Police Chief who is visionary and has a demonstrated history of innovative leadership. The Garner Police Department has a reputation as a highly responsive department with staff who are an active part of the community. The Chief of Police must be effective in leading the Department in an engaged fashion both internally and externally while supporting the needs of a rapidly-growing community. Reporting to the Town Manager, the Police Chief is responsible for planning, directing, implementing, and evaluating the activities of the Police Department. The Police Chief will be responsible for leading a department in a community that expects high levels of service and engagement. With the four divisions of Patrol, Support, Investigations, and Administration, the Department has nearly a $7 million budget, 70 sworn personnel, and 7.5 civilian personnel.

Qualifications: Requires a four-year degree in criminal justice, public administration, or another relevant field, and fifteen (15) years of progressive law enforcement experience to include seven (7) years of management/command level experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities of a law enforcement executive. Master’s Degree and Advanced Law Enforcement Training preferred. Demonstrated and documented success in both reduction of crime as well as improvement/strengthened/ positive community relations/department reputation. Must pass the State POPAT (Police Officer Physical Abilities Test) and have a valid NC driver’s license or the ability to obtain a valid NC driver’s license within 60 days of relocating to NC.

The full salary range is $91,520-142,813. The starting salary for the selected candidate will be determined by qualifications, background and experience.


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