Police Chief-City of Celina (TX)

Located north of Dallas, Celina is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas. Its 76 square miles including 32 miles within the city limits-gives Celina the second-largest geographical footprint in North Texas’ rapidly-growing Collin County. The city is situated among a number of regional corridors, including the North Dallas and Sam Rayburn tollways, as well as Preston Road, providing it with geographic, economic, and demographic advantages for growth and opportunity.

The Celina Police Department has earned the coveted “Recognized Best Practices Agency” designation from the Texas Police Chiefs Association. The department is comprised of three primary divisions: Administrative/Operations, Patrol, and Criminal Investigations. In FY 2021, the department’s budget is $4.48 million.

The new Police Chief should be a visionary public safety professional with the character to serve as a change agent in adapting the police department to meet the needs and expectations of a rapidly growing community. The new Police Chief should have experience rebuilding, expanding, and educating staff in modern policing strategies, ethical practices, community mobilization tactics, and enhanced professionalism. Experience identifying the need for and implementing specialized functions, such as narcotics, traffic, K-9, and forensics, will also be important.

The selected candidate should hold a master’s degree in management, criminal justice, or a related field from an accredited college or university. A minimum of 12 years of experience in the police profession, with eight years in a command or management position at a medium to large police department is required. In addition, the successful candidate’s education should include attending a nationally recognized management college, such as the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, ILEA, LEMIT, or a comparable program or programs. Proficiency developing organizational change in a law enforcement organization is preferred.

The salary range for this position is $145,000-155,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

Please apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGROpenRecruitments

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