THE OPPORTUNITY

The Town of Little Elm, Texas is offering an excellent team-focused position for a contemporary law enforcement leader who is seeking an opportunity to work alongside the Town’s Police Chief to make a lasting difference in a progressive police department within a growing suburban community. This Assistant Police Chief position will provide a bedrock opportunity for an up-and-coming police leader to assist the Police Chief with building a benchmark organization dedicated to providing responsive service in a highly desirable destination community.

THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Police Department is an evolving organization with a firm commitment to the Town’s overarching philosophy of servant leadership and its core values of integrity, customer service, efficiency, and innovation. The Police Department’s mission focuses on developing personnel and programs that meet the growing needs of the community. The Police Department strives to create effective partnerships and to ensure an enhanced quality of life for everyone through fair and impartial policing practices that ensure dignified and respectful treatment.

The Little Elm Police Department has a current budget of approximately $15.3 million in support of an authorized staff of 92 sworn officers and nine civilian staff members. The Department’s command structure consists of the Chief of Police, an Assistant Chief, four lieutenants, and an administrative support manager.

The Department is one of more than 180 Texas law enforcement organizations that have received best practices accreditation by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation (TPCAF).

THE POSITION

Under the direction of the Chief of Police, the Assistant Chief has direct responsibility for the supervision of the day-to-day operations of the department and commanders who oversee Field Operations, Criminal Investigations, Community Services, and Professional Standards divisions. This exempt position is appointed by the Chief of Police in consultation with the Public Safety Director and the Town Manager.

As a crucial member of the Police Department’s executive leadership team, some of the Assistant Chief’s key duties and responsibilities include modeling leadership behaviors and actions that are consistent with the Department’s mission and its core values of integrity, customer service, efficiency, and innovation; developing comprehensive programs designed to effectively correct operational deficiencies and community engagement; and assisting in the forecasting, preparation, and administrative oversight of the Police Department’s budget focusing on staffing, technology, capital equipment, expenditure control, and recommending/implementing adjustments.

The ideal candidate must be a proven leader who will embrace the responsibilities and accountability inherent in his/her role as the second-in-command in the Little Elm Police Department. The competitive candidate will possess excellent interpersonal communication and have solid experience with community engagement.

QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of related education, experience, certifications, and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job is qualifying. The most attractive candidates will possess the following:

Experience:

Minimum fifteen (15) years of law enforcement experience as a certified peace officer.

Minimum of five (5) years of experience in command level position in an agency of comparable size serving a community having a population of 50,000 or greater.

Education:

Bachelor’s (BA/BS) degree in Criminal Justice, Political Science, Public Administration, or related field is required; and,

Completion of at least one of the following management education courses is required:

FBI National Academy (FBI NA)

Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP)

Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT)

Other regionally recognized management training.

Master’s (MA/MS/MPA) degree in Criminal Justice, Political Science, Public Administration, or related field is preferred.

Required Licenses and Certifications:

Texas candidates must possess a Master Peace Officer Certificate from TCOLE.

Out-of-State candidates must have the ability to obtain a Master Peace Officer Certificate from TCOLE within 90 days from the date of appointment.

NIMS/ICS 100-400 & 800 Course Certification is required.

A Certified Public Manager (CPM) Certification is preferred.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Annual compensation for this exempt executive position will be $132,308. In addition, the Town of Little Elm offers the selected candidate an excellent benefits package including

membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with 7% employee contribution and an employer matching contribution at 2/1 for the employees’ retirement program. In addition, a voluntary deferred compensation plan, competitive health and welfare benefits (medical, dental, vision, life insurance and long-term disability), paid vacation and sick leave,
and an assigned vehicle are provided.

THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

This recruitment will be handled with strict confidentiality. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established. Due to the public nature of searches in the State of Texas, confidential inquiries are welcomed and should be forwarded to Chief (ret.) Jacqueline Seabrooks at (916) 550-4100.

Interested candidates should immediately submit a comprehensive résumé and compelling cover letter online at www.mosaicpublic.com/careers no later than October 17, 2022.

Mosaic Public Partners will conduct preliminary interviews as résumés and cover letters are received and forwarded to the Town’s Administration for review. On-site interviews will follow in mid-November 2022. It is anticipated that the selected Assistant Chief of Police will start serving the Town of Little Elm no later than early January 2023.

This recruitment incorporates existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitments in the State of Texas. In accordance with public disclosure/open record laws, information submitted for consideration may be made available to the public upon request by interest parties.

The Town of Little Elm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information, please visit: https://www.mosaicpublic.com/career/2225-assistant-chief-of-police