The well-respected Waxhaw Police Department in the suburban Town of Waxhaw, NC seeks an authentic humble professional to lead the department as its next Chief of Police. The next Chief will join a community with high public support and will not be hesitant to immerse him/herself in the community to establish trusting relationships with community members and other stakeholders.

About the Department and Position: The Waxhaw Police Department is committed to a safe and peaceful environment, rendering aid to those in need, and protecting the lives, property, and rights of residents and visitors. Reporting to the Town Manager, the Chief oversees the department’s $4M budget and manages a staff of 33 including 8 direct reports, 25 full-time officers and 7 part-time (or auxiliary) officers across five divisions: Administrative, Community Police, Patrol, Detectives, and Animal Control. The town enjoys an extremely low crime rate, both in property and violent crime.

Qualifications: 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 is required. A BA/BS degree is required while a Master’s degree is preferred. Executive law enforcement training (e.g. FBI National Academy, SMIP, FBI LEEDA, Administrative Officers Management Program, etc.) is highly preferred. Equivalent experience in lieu of a degree or rank will also be considered. 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 North Carolina law does not recognize nor have a reciprocal relationship with Federal law enforcement certification. A valid NC or SC driver’s license is required or the ability to obtain a valid NC or SC driver’s license within 60 days of relocating to NC/SC. View the full job posting via the link below for information regarding transfers.

Salary and Benefits: The hiring range for the Chief of Police is $110,000-$130,000. The town offers a comprehensive benefits package including a 5% 401K or 457 contribution, NCLGERS enrollment, paid medical, dental, vision, long and short-term disability insurance, life Insurance, PTO, tuition assistance, a wellness program, and more. There is a residency requirement to live within 25 miles of the town limits of Waxhaw within 6 months of appointment to the position.

To apply, please visit and click on the Chief of Police – Town of Waxhaw, NC title. All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the Town 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 must apply by November 7, 2022. Successful semi-finalists will be invited to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation on December 6 -7, 2022. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to The Town of Waxhaw is an EOE. The recruitment and selection process are being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.