The City of Clinton is a beautiful city located in North Carolina, within easy commuting distance of Fayetteville and Fort Bragg, Raleigh and Research Triangle, and the beaches. Clinton is the county seat of Sampson County, NC with a population of approximately 8700. Clinton residents can take advantage of the many cultural, economic, and recreational offerings while still enjoying life in a smaller community. The School System serves over 3,000 students with three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. All of the schools are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Sampson Community College is located on Sunset Avenue and seven other community college campuses are within an hour’s drive from Clinton. A Council-Manager form of government governs the City of Clinton which includes, a Mayor(who is elected every two years) and five council members, each representing electoral districts, who serve four-year terms. The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the city and is appointed by and works at the pleasure of the City Council. The Police Chief reports directly to the City Manager and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team.
The Clinton Police Department is a full-service accredited law enforcement agency. The department is responsible for the enforcement of all local and state laws and the investigation of any crimes within the city limits of Clinton, North Carolina. The department is currently composed of 28 full time sworn police officers, three civilian support staff members, and one non-sworn animal control and is divided into three sections – Services, Operations, and Administration.
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The City of Clinton seeks a Police Chief who is a dedicated and ethical team player who can quickly gain the confidence of the community. The Chief must possess the ability to build community trust through the development of partnerships and use of proven community-oriented policing techniques. As a key member of the City Manager’s Leadership Team, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to embrace change and help guide the community and the department through challenges and opportunities. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vision of excellence, gain credibility and provide consistency in delivery of police services, promote diversity in the department, and motivate others to embrace change. The Police Chief must possess highly developed communication and presentation skills with an ability to perform well under pressure and meet deadlines.
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