The City of Montgomery, Alabama, is the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement, and it remains a dynamic community and home to many cutting-edge industries. As Alabama’s state capital, Montgomery is the second-largest city in the state with a population of 200,603 in 159.9 square miles, located at the intersection of Interstates 65 and 85.
The City of Montgomery operates under a Mayor/Council form of government, with nine Council Members and a Mayor. Reporting to the Mayor through the Chief of Staff, the Chief of Police plans and directs the operations of the Montgomery Police Department to ensure the effective and efficient enforcement of laws and ordinances.
The City of Montgomery seeks an experienced and proven leader to serve as the next Chief of Police and someone who understands the challenges that constituencies face in an urban community. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of outreach and bridge-building with residents to develop relationships necessary to strengthen the support of the community.
A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, business administration, or a closely related field, with at least five years of highly responsible police management experience to include policy development, budget administration, personnel administration, operations evaluation, and public relations in a jurisdiction similarly sized or larger than Montgomery, is required. Qualifying education, training, and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job will be considered. Candidates must be certified by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission or possess a similar certification from another state with the ability to obtain an Alabama certification within one year of hire. Experience in a diverse urban environment is preferred.
The annual compensation range for this position is $118,165 to $189,061 depending on experience and qualifications.
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