Chief of Police-City of Dallas (TX)

City of Dallas, TX
Chief of Police
A national search is underway to attract an exceptionally well-qualified candidate to lead the Dallas Police Department (DPD). While this is an incredible opportunity to lead one of the nation’s top law enforcement agencies, this moment comes at a time of historic social awakening about systemic racism, the role of police, political unrest, and a worldwide pandemic. Top candidates must be ready to provide contemporary police expertise in anti-violence initiatives and lessening the tensions can accompany recent First Amendment expression. Successful candidates will have an exceptional career history in a major metropolitan area and will be known for their engaging, confident, yet personable style. The next chief will also have a vision for policing in the City of Dallas that builds on reforms that have been completed or are underway. The DPD has a $509 million budget and is allocated more than 3,000 sworn officers and 600 civilian employees who provide police services to the Dallas community. The ideal candidate is forward-thinking, focused, and driven to ensure department policies and actions are consistent with the best policing practices appropriate in today’s world. The Chief will represent continued progress and positive movement toward better service delivery to all neighborhoods. The compensation for this at-will position is competitive and will be based on the selected candidate’s qualifications. Candidates should be aware that the State of Texas does not impose a state income tax. Dallas also offers an excellent benefits package. This position is considered “open” until the final selection is made. For optimal consideration, interested candidates should apply by December 1, 2020. Electronic submissions will be accepted at and should include a compelling cover letter, executive resume, and list of references. View the brochure at Confidential inquiries and questions regarding this career opportunity should be directed to:

Mr. Gary Peterson (Chief of Police, ret.)
(916) 622-5323