Police Chief-City of Mesquite (TX)

As the 11th largest city in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and the 22nd largest in Texas, Mesquite boasts real western flare with a taste of the DFW Metroplex. Located on the east side of Dallas/Fort Worth, Mesquite is easily accessible via multiple major interstate highways including IH-635, IH-30, IH-80 and IH-20, Mesquite Metro Airport, DFW International Airport, which is 39 miles away, and 25 miles from Love Field Airport. Mesquite’s 145,000 residents enjoy a friendly hometown feel with the convenience of big-city amenities.

Reporting directly to the City Manager, the Mesquite Police Chief plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates the activities of the Police Department. The ideal candidate will be a strong leader capable of engaging and collaborating with City leaders and management as well as working on a cooperative level with federal, state, and area agencies.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, police science, or a related field. The selected candidate must have at least 10 years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience including five years of command-level administrative responsibility at the rank of Captain or above in a similar-sized or larger agency. A master’s degree in police administration or public administration is preferred. Graduation from a command leadership program such as the FBI National Academy, Senior Management Institute for Police, Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas Leadership Command College, or a similar program is highly desired. Having a working knowledge of Texas Local Government Code – Chapter 143 is a plus.

An equivalent combination of education and experience that meets requirements may be considered.

The selected candidate must possess a current and valid Law Enforcement Officer Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) or a similar level of certification from another state with the ability to obtain a certification from TCOLE within one year of hire. A valid Class C Texas driver’s license is also required. Residency in the City of Mesquite is required within one year of hire.

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

The deadline for first review of applications is: June 30, 2021, at 5:00 pm CST.

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