The county seat and principal commercial center of Terry County, the City of Brownfield sits between Lubbock and Odessa, the Star of the South Plains. Stretched across 6.32 square miles, the town is home to just under 9,000 people seeking a quiet, country living in a community with deep roots and a lot of heart.
Brownfield’s Police Department performs a wide range of law enforcement activities to protect life and property, enforcing state laws and City ordinances through a combination of proactive, reactive, and community policing techniques. Working with an annual budget of just under $2.45 million, the department handles traffic law enforcement, crime prevention and detection efforts, criminal investigation, nuisance violations, and related activities. They also dispatch calls for Brownfield and Terry County first responders and handle animal control services, administering animal control ordinances, catching animals running at large, investigating rabies cases, and more. Focused on its mission to enforce laws in a legal, ethical, and equitable manner and to provide timely and effective responses to both emergency and non-emergency calls for service, the department operates with 27 full-time employees and six authorized part-time positions. The department contracts with Terry County to house its prisoners at the Terry County Law Enforcement Center.
The City of Brownfield is seeking a collaborative and innovative servant-leader to serve as its next Chief of Police. Under the city manager’s direction, Brownfield’s Chief of Police plans, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Police Department to ensure exceptional public safety services to the community, including law enforcement, crime prevention and suppression programs, animal control, and emergency dispatching. The right fit for this position is a community-focused, innovative manager who is open, honest, and able to foster a culture of integrity and trust.
This position requires an associate degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, public safety, or a closely related field and 15 years of increasingly responsible experience in public safety or law enforcement, including five years of administrative and management responsibilities. A bachelor’s degree is preferred, as is graduation from LEMIT or a similar police leadership academy. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Candidates must also be licensed as a peace officer with the State of Texas, have an Advanced or Master Peace Officer Certification issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, and possess a valid Texas driver’s license.
The City of Brownfield is offering a starting salary of up to $90,279 for this position, depending on experience and qualifications.
For more information on this position contact:
Price Robinson, Senior Vice President