Chief of Police-Town of Garner (NC)

The Town of Garner is seeking a Police Chief who is visionary and has a demonstrated history of innovative leadership. The Garner Police Department has a reputation as a highly responsive department with staff who are an active part of the community. The position is open due to retirement. Reporting to the Town Manager, the Police Chief will be responsible for leading a department with four divisions of Patrol, Support, Investigations, and Administration, a budget of about $7M, 70 sworn personnel, and 7.5 civilian personnel. Qualifications: Requires a four-year degree in criminal justice, public administration, or another relevant field, and 15 years of progressive law enforcement experience to include 7 years of management/command level experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities of a law enforcement executive. Master’s Degree and Advanced Law Enforcement Training preferred. Demonstrated and documented success in both reduction of crime as well as improvement/strengthened/ positive community relations/department reputation. Must pass the State POPAT (Police Officer Physical Abilities Test) and 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. Salary and Benefits: The full salary range is $91,520-142,813. The starting salary for the selected candidate will be determined by qualifications, background and experience. To learn more about why Garner is a great place to live and work, click here (or copy and paste the following into your browser: Residency is strongly preferred. To view the full posting or to apply, go to and click on the Chief of Police – Garner, NC link. All applications must be fully completed and submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the Town’s portal, nor any other external website. Candidates must outline their time at each rank. It is not sufficient to outline your entire tenure with an agency using your most recent position Resumes and cover letters can be uploaded with the application. Applicants should apply by September 30, 2021. Application review begins October 6, 2021. Finalists will participate in a combination of virtual skill assessments November 4-5, 2021 followed by on-site or virtual interviews dependent on the current pandemic limitations. All inquiries should be emailed to Garner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Developmental Associates, LLC is managing the recruitment and selection process for this position.