A national search is underway to attract an exceptionally qualified candidate to serve as Chief of Police for the City of Minneapolis, MN. This is a rare and incredible opportunity to lead a police agency in a major U.S. city eager to make comprehensive and positive changes that build community trust and ensure public safety. Minneapolis seeks to position itself and its police department at the forefront of the movement to coordinate police services under the umbrella of public safety. With a 2022 budget of $191.9 million, the MPD currently has an authorized staff of 756 sworn officers and 170 civilian employees who work in one of three bureaus: investigations, professional standards, and patrol. The next Chief will be a visionary leader, able to communicate the need for and create long-lasting and systemic change within MPD. The Chief will set clear and measurable goals and emphasize accountability from the command level to rank and file. The Chief will be forward-thinking and committed to 21st Century Policing practices. The next Chief will be a “change agent,” ready to take affirmative steps to increase community trust by improving how MPD interacts with the community. The selected candidate will be expected to quickly identify issues and implement solutions while working in conjunction with the City leadership, community stakeholders, and – where appropriate – the unions. Top candidates will have a career history that demonstrates outstanding leadership skills and a proven track record in change management and reform. The new Chief will possess at least ten years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, including senior executive assignments and management of community policing or crime reduction efforts. Experience with a large metropolitan police agency is preferred. Candidates must have a demonstrated track record of working effectively in a culturally and ethnically diverse community. Experience collaborating with other departments is also preferred. A Bachelor’s degree, preferably augmented by post-graduate studies, in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or other related disciplines is highly desirable. Must be a certified peace officer or have the ability to obtain certification as required by the Minnesota Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). The salary range for the position a very competitive and has been adjusted to reflect the challenges and complexities of the role ($253,000-$300,000). An excellent benefits package augments salary. This search process is being managed by Public Sector Search & Consulting. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Mr. Gary Peterson (Chief of Police, ret.) for more information. For optimal consideration, candidates should apply by  August 1, 2022, by emailing a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and list of references to apply@publicsectorsearch.com. The comprehensive brochure can be viewed at www.publicsectorsearch.com.

Confidential inquiries and questions regarding this career opportunity should be directed to:

Public Sector Search & Consulting, Inc.

Mr. Gary Peterson (Chief of Police, ret.), gary@publicsectorsearch.com

Office: 916.789.9990; Cell: 916.622.5323

The City of Minneapolis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.