The City of Bartow, located between Tampa and Orlando just south of Lakeland (population approximately 20,757) covering 53 square miles with 40 being undeveloped rural area, is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Police.
This professional law enforcement position consists of responsible administrative and technical police work in the direction of personnel and activities of the police department. Of the 68 department members, 43 are sworn officers. The department operating budget is 6.5 million. Work is performed under the general administrative direction of the City Manager. The salary range is $87,755.20 – $123,995.80 and is negotiable based on qualifications. Residency in the City of Bartow is preferred.
Knowledge & Abilities:
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of modern police administration and crime prevention, including knowledge of police records and their application to the solution of police problems.
Education and Experience:
A combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in law enforcement, public administration or related field.
Certification & License Requirements:
• Possession of Florida police certification or the ability to obtain certification within six months of hiring. Must meet and maintain all minimum state and local training and education requirements for position.
The City offers a generous benefits package including health, short term disability and life insurances. Police pension
Resumes and a cover letter must be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on June 27, 2021.
“The City of Bartow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F. Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply.” Drug Free Workplace