Chief of Police-Golden Valley Police Department (MN)

Chief Of Police

The Police Chief / City Of Golden Valley: The Police Chief will have progressed through the ranks of a municipal police department or county sheriff’s office and have considerable experience in a senior command role in a mid-size agency. The Police Chief will have an open and motivating leadership style that fosters team building, trust, and cooperative relationships between all divisions, departments, administration, City Council, and the community. The Police Chief represents the department, interacts with elected and appointed officials, and will build and develop partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies. In addition, the Police Chief will have an open-door policy with community members, educational institutions, civic groups, the media, department members, and city staff to address concerns while sharing trends and listening to diverse perspectives to find solutions.

The Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate for Police Chief will be a servant leader of impeccable character who can build relationships internally and externally and puts the success of others before their own. Police Department employees expressed a desire for a strong communicator, demonstrates a commitment to officer well-being and safety, and has experience recruiting, training, and retaining quality personnel.
Community members from Golden Valley cited integrity and accountability, experience working with diverse populations, and strong leadership skills as the top qualities of the new Police Chief. The ideal candidate will be a confident but humble leader who can bring immediate credibility to the position. In addition, they will have a progressively successful career that demonstrates creating and guiding an inclusive and transparent department and a proven record of building positive and engaging community relationships.

Education and Experience: Law Enforcement or a related or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible work in police administration with a minimum of four years’ experience at the command level. The selected candidate will possess or be eligible for MN POST Board License or reciprocity; have a valid Minnesota Driver’s License or the ability to gain with reciprocity with three months: display considerable knowledge of relevant laws, rules, general orders, regulations, and be able to quickly develop knowledge of City ordinances; and demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Desired Qualifications: A master’s degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, or related field • Successful completion of advanced police management training such as the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Northwestern Staff and Command School, or related program.

Key Opportunities / Priorities: Officer Recruitment and Retention-In the very competitive world of police recruitment, work to recruit quality individuals to the department and create an environment that is conducive to development and success.
• Develop Trust Within the Department – Foster a stable trusting and supportive environment for all employees, sworn in non-sworn, are heard and respected.
• Culture Development – Celebrated culture of equality, inclusion, respect, accountability, and transparency within the department.
• Training – Improve training for supervisors, officers, and non-sworn personnel.
• Strategic Planning – developing and implementing a plan and vision for the future of the departments considering current and future population growth and the environment needs of the community.
• Community Relations develop and sustain strong community relationships and partnerships.

To Be Considered: The hiring process is designed to allow candidates to demonstrate those qualities that make them an ideal and right fit as the Chief of Police in the dynamic and exciting first ring of the Minneapolis Metropolitan Suburb Ring. Therefore, most of the vetting process will be virtual. In addition to submitting application and background materials, candidates will be asked to participate in interviews, written exercises and provide other details to assist our decision-making. Finalist exercises will likely be conducted in person in Golden Valley.
Apply for this position today at The application will consist of a cover letter and a resume, including three personal references and your salary expectation on your resume. Closing Date December 21, 2021. First Review December 22, 2021.
Contact AB Strategic Security Group CEO Jesus “Eddie” Campa for questions at (915) 243-1412 ext. 3 or ABSSG President John Campa at (915) 243-1412 ext. 4.

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