City of Cincinnati, Ohio

Police Chief
Annual salary range: $136,168.47 to $185,817.15
The city provides an excellent benefits package.
Application deadline: Thursday, October 13, 2022.

The City of Cincinnati is seeking an exceptional and progressive leader to serve as its Chief of Police. This is a wonderful opportunity to play a significant role in the 65th largest community in the United States. Cincinnati is a unique and special place, with all of the benefits of a larger city yet the closeness and comforts of a small town.

The City desires a forward-thinking, collaborative leader who can engage with an active, diverse and involved community. The Chief of Police should have experience leading and innovating on public safety issues and have a demonstrated commitment to community problem-orientated policing. The department has approximately 1000 sworn officers and 125 civilian employees. The department is separated into three bureaus: Patrol, Investigations, and Support.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. A Master’s Degree with major course work in criminal justice, law enforcement, police science, psychology, public or business administration, or a closely related field is highly desirable. Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible supervisory and administrative experience as a sworn law enforcement officer, including at least five (5) years at the rank of Lieutenant or above. Experience serving as an executive level in a mid-sized agency or larger is highly desirable, with management experience at an agency the size of Cincinnati PD is desirable.

To view additional qualifications and submit your resume (reflecting years and months of employment including beginning/ending dates), cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports, and two colleagues) please go to:

For additional information contact:

David Niemeyer
CPS HR Consulting

Bill Whalen

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The City of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer

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