|The City of Hampton (population 137,436), located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, is in the heart of the Hampton Roads/Tidewater region and the center of the East Coast. Established in 1610, Hampton is one of America’s oldest cities and is also one of the fastest growing cities in the region. Rich in history with small-town charm, Hampton has been recognized as one of the best places to live, as well as a national model for youth development and civic engagement. A waterfront city with a mild climate, Hampton has one of the lowest crime rates in the region.
The City of Hampton is seeking police professionals for the position of Chief of the Hampton Police Department.
The Police Department has a complement of 376 personnel, with the Chief overseeing a sworn staff of 3 Assistant Chiefs, 5 Captains, 12 Lieutenants, 37 Sergeants, 50 Corporals and 163 Officers. Candidates meeting the position criteria with a history of exceptional leadership, capable of partnering with the community to move the Police Department to new levels of success, are encouraged to apply. The Hampton Police Department enjoys a history of community support and working openly in partnerships with the community to foster an atmosphere of cooperation and trust. The position is being filled pending retirement of the current Police Chief following a 50+ year career in law enforcement.
Requirements for Chief of Police candidates:
Candidates must possess well-developed communication and public presentation skills, as well as the utmost integrity, and be committed to the long-range success of the Hampton Police Department and the larger community. The Police Chief is appointed by and reports to the City Manager. The salary for the position is based on qualifications. The City offers an excellent benefit package. The position is open until filled, with the review of initial applications beginning with those received on or before February 15, 2021. Submit résumé, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references to Dele Lowman Smith or Paul Harlow at www.GovHRjobs.com. Electronic submissions are required. Telephone inquiries: (847) 380-3240.
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