The growing City of Mebane, in central NC, seeks an experienced law enforcement professional to join its CALEA accredited police department as its next Chief of Police (Chief). The ideal candidate is one of high integrity with a track record of proactive, positive, and innovative leadership in community-oriented policing. The next Chief is a forward-thinking visionary and will have the opportunity to facilitate the growth of the department to meet the current and future needs of the city, to include evaluating the adequacy of the physical location and resources. The Chief will create and sustain a positive working culture with high regard for employee morale, health, and wellness. The successful Chief will immerse him/herself in the historically low-crime rate community, becoming a trusted and respectful leader and holding him/herself and the department to high standards of excellence.

Reporting to the City Manager, the Chief manages the department’s $5.6M budget, a 6.3% increase from the FY 21-22 budget and oversees the department’s personnel with 3 direct reports (the Assistant Chief and two Lieutenants). The Chief is responsible for overseeing all operational functions of the department, ensuring quality service delivery, while also implementing the long-term strategic vision of the department. The next Chief’s leadership style will naturally inspire and empower others to unite around a collective vision. This Chief must function well in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment and make strategic and swift decisions to ensure the safety of all.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, or other related field; a Master’s degree is preferred. Significant management level experience in a municipal, county, state, or federal law enforcement agency at the level of a Police Captain or Assistant Police Chief. For information regarding transfers, please see the full ad via the link below.

Salary and Benefits: The hiring range for the position is $99,754 -$154,617, commensurate with education and experience. The City of Mebane offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, State retirement, 401k retirement savings plan, and tax-free reimbursement accounts. The Police Chief is required to establish residency within the corporate limits of the City within a period of twelve (12) months from the date of employment.

To apply, please visit and click on the Chief of Police – City of Mebane, 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 February 27, 2023. Successful semi-finalists will be invited to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation on March 27-28, 2023. 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 Mebane is an EOE. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.