Police Chief-Bedford Police Department (TX)

Bedford, Texas, with a population of more than 49,000, is in northeast Tarrant County, 22 miles from downtown Dallas and 14 miles from downtown Fort Worth. Easily accessible by both State Highway 121 and State Highway 183, Bedford covers 10 square miles and is just minutes away from three airports. DFW International Airport is located 10 miles to the west, Dallas Love Field 22 miles to the east, and Alliance Airport in Fort Worth 22 miles northwest. Bedford offers residents an advantageous central location with a vibrant and quality suburban community balanced with an environment for planned economic vitality.


The next Police Chief will be a dynamic, experienced public safety professional with extensive knowledge of all aspects of police services and operations. He or she should be a committed public servant who subscribes to and has experience with the community policing philosophy, as well as a proponent of modern policing methods and a staunch advocate for maintaining a highly trained police force. Demonstrated experience successfully supervising and mentoring personnel is critical and should encompass improving and enhancing morale, and instilling pride in the department and the services it provides.

This high-profile position requires the interpersonal skills to relate, inform, educate, and build trust in the department, as well as among City leadership, other City departments, and every level of the Bedford community—from individual citizens to local businesses and employers. As a member of the City’s senior management team, the Police Chief should be a team player who, while focusing on the Police Department, will also work cooperatively with other departments.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university. The selected candidate must also possess a minimum of 10 years of experience in a law enforcement agency of at least 25 employees, with five years of management experience (divisional commander or above), and five years or more experience in managing, developing, and training personnel.

Please apply online at: bit.ly/SGROpenRecruitments

For more information on this position contact:
Larry Gilley, Senior Vice President