Police Chief-City of St. Cloud (FL)

The City of St. Cloud (approx. pop. 58,964) is in beautiful, sunny central Florida, approximately 25 miles southeast of Orlando. St. Cloud is located along the southern shore of East Lake Tohopekaliga (18,810 acres), considered one of the best lakes in Florida for bass fishing, boating, and birdwatching. The City of St. Cloud is a burgeoning community rooted in history and offering an exceptional quality of life. The City experienced an approximate 45% increase in population in the last decade and is a highly desirable address for Orlando area-bound commuters looking for a safer, small-town atmosphere and a quieter pace of life while remaining close to big-city amenities. The City is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Chief, which reports to the City Manager and is responsible for the executive leadership and financial management of the Police Department. The Department has 149 full-time and 47 part-time employees, an $18 million budget, and includes Police Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Special Operations, Crime Prevention, Professional Standards, and the Emergency 911 Communications Center. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Police Science, Criminology, Public Administration or related field supplemented by ten (10) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience including two (2) as a Lieutenant; or possession of any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities. Certification from the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute (SPI), or Senior Management Institute of Police (SMIP) is preferred. The salary range is $96,455.42-$152,759.36; starting salary will be competitive and dependent upon qualifications. The City has an excellent benefits package. Florida does not have a state income tax, and residency within city limits is not required. To be considered, visit www.srnsearch.com to view a detailed brochure of the position and information on applying. The first review of applications will occur on October 15, 2021; the position is open until filled. Questions regarding this recruitment should be directed to Ms. S. Renée Narloch, S. Renée Narloch & Associates, info@srnsearch.com, or (850) 391-0000. The City of St. Cloud is an equal opportunity employer. Pursuant to Florida Open Records law, applications and resumes are subject to public disclosure.