A search is underway to attract a highly qualified candidate to lead the Killeen Police Department (KPD). The city of Killeen is adjacent to Fort Hood, the largest armored military installation in the nation, and the city’s economy and way of life are closely tied to this base. This vibrant, family-oriented community covers 55 square miles and is home to more than 156,000 residents who enjoy quality neighborhoods, a thriving economy, a full range of educational opportunities, and easy access to big city amenities. Killeen is seeking a proven leader capable of building on the work completed under Chief Charles Kimble’s leadership. The next Chief of Police must work hard to develop trusting relationships in the community while simultaneously building a strong police leadership team. The next chief will be a strong leader who takes a data-driven approach to crime and will develop strategies and solutions supported by 21st-century policing principles and practices.

KPD is a CALEA-accredited agency with a $38 million budget that supports 262 commissioned and 76 civilian employees. The Chief will need to continue with innovation and progressive practices consistent with police departments that have experienced reforms.

The successful candidate will have at least ten (10) years of increasingly responsible command and supervisory experience in municipal law enforcement, including five (5) years of administrative responsibility. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a subject related to the field is required. Advanced executive training is a plus. The salary range for this at-will position is very competitive for the market and region. Candidates should apply by March 17, 2023, by submitting a resume, compelling cover letter, and list of professional references via email to apply@publicsectorsearch.com.

Confidential inquiries and questions should be directed to: Mr. Kenton Buckner at 502.794.1943 or kenton@publicsectorsearch.com or Mr. Gary Peterson at 916.622.5323 or gary@publicsectorsearch.com.

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