Chief of Police-City of Reidsville (NC)

Reidsville, NC Is seeking their next Chief of Police who must have a track record of proactive and innovative law enforcement leadership, particularly during challenging times. The Chief is expected to be engaged both internally and externally, trusting his or her staff to manage incidents while remaining engaged with officers, fellow department heads, citizens, and partners in multiple jurisdictional agreements. The City operates under a Council/Manager form of government. The Chief of Police reports directly to the City Manager and is responsible for implementing the policies of both the City Council and the Reidsville Police Department. A new City Manager begins working in Reidsville in June 2021 and will be an integral member of the selection committee. The Chief of Police oversees the operations of three divisions: Patrol, Investigations and Administration Bureau/Community Engagement. With a staff of 56 employees (49 sworn law enforcement and 7 civilian), the Reidsville Police Department has a proposed annual budget for Fiscal Year 2021 – 2022 of $5.3 million dollars. With a focus on problem-oriented policing, resources are focused on areas with repeated calls for similar service in an effort to better resolve the problem. Community engagement and involvement remains a cornerstone of the department. A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, or other relevant field (or currently enrolled with an anticipated graduation date within 12 months of the date of hire) is required. Ten years of progressive law enforcement experience across functional areas such as patrol, internal affairs, administration, investigations, etc. plus five (5) years of executive-level experience at the rank of Captain or higher is required. Must possess current advanced NC LE certification or be eligible to acquire within one year of employment. Must have a valid NC driver’s license or the ability to obtain a valid NC driver’s license within 60 days of relocating to NC. In-state candidates may transfer their law enforcement officer certification to another agency in NC provided he/she has less than a 12-month break in service at time of appointment. In-state candidates with less than a three-year break in NC service may receive partial credit toward basic law enforcement training. Out-of-state candidates who are serving or have served as a local or state law enforcement officer must have successfully completed a basic law enforcement training course accredited by the state from which they are transferring and cannot have a break in full-time service exceeding three years at the time of appointment. Individuals with Federal law enforcement officer certification who have not had a break in service exceeding three years at the time of appointment may receive partial credit toward NC basic law enforcement training. NC does recognize and give partial credit for military police (MP) training if the candidate has completed a formal military basic training program and been awarded a military police occupational specialty rating and has served as a military police officer for not less than two of the five years preceding the date of appointment. The salary range is $79,900 – $119,800 with an anticipated hiring salary around $100,000. Salary commensurate with experience. An outstanding benefits package is offered. Residency is preferred but not required. Non-resident must live close enough to respond quickly in the event of emergencies or critical incidents. To apply, go to and click on the – Chief of Police – Reidsville link. All applications must be fully completed and submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal –NOT the City portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters should be uploaded with the application. Application review begins June 29, 2021. Applicants should apply by July 1, 2021. Finalists will participate in virtual interviews and skill assessments on July 27-28, 2021. Interviews with the City Manager will follow. All inquiries should be emailed to The City of Reidsville is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applicants. Developmental Associates, LLC is managing the recruitment and selection process for this position.