You could be the next Chief of Police (COP) of the City of Greensboro, NC Police Department if you…
• recognize that law enforcement agencies and communities are experiencing stressors that require proactive and innovative leadership;
• have excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to unite communities around common goals;
• understand that department morale drives recruitment, retention, and excellence in service delivery and actively works to establish a positive working culture;
• apply an equity lens that infuses principles of diversity, inclusion, and belonging from program conception through decision-making and implementation;
• are diplomatic and effective in advocating for the needs of the department and its staff.

The next COP will join a CALEA accredited Police Department that is committed to growing and strengthening community relationships and partnerships. With an increase in crime, the COP will prioritize implementing a new approach to policing to strategically detect, reduce, and prevent crime while elevating trust of the department within the community. Reporting to one of the City’s four Assistant City Managers, the COP will oversee a budget of $91M and 691 sworn and 115 non-sworn employees. The City seeks a law enforcement leader with a minimum of 10 years of progressive law enforcement experience and 5-7 years of cross-functional and progressively responsible experience including administrative and command work at rank of Captain or higher; a BA/BS degree (Master’s degree highly preferred) along with executive law enforcement training (e.g. FBI National Academy, SMIB, FBI LEEDA, Administrative Officers Management Program, etc.) is required. Candidates must have current certification as a municipal or local government law enforcement officer by his/her respective state or with no more than a three-year break in full-time sworn service at time of appointment. Please note that NC law does not recognize nor have a reciprocal relationship with Federal law enforcement certification. A valid NC driver’s license is required or the ability to obtain a valid NC driver’s license within 60 days of relocating to NC. For information on transfers, see full posting via link below. The hiring range is $180,000 – $225,750 depending on qualifications and experience. The city offers a highly competitive benefits package. There is a residency requirement to live within twenty miles of the city limits of Greensboro or move within these boundaries within 12 months of appointment to the position. To apply, please visit and click on the Chief of Police – City of Greensboro, NC title. All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the City Employment Application portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters must be uploaded with the application. Applicants are encouraged to apply by October 17, 2022. Successful semi-finalists will be invited to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation on November 15-16, 2022. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to The City of Greensboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment and selection process are being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.