The Town of Kernersville – in the Triad area of NC – seeks a patient and genuine law enforcement leader to serve as its next Chief of Police. The Chief must be an excellent communicator, highly competent in policing methods, who remains calm in crisis and demonstrates impeccable decision-making and problem-solving. The next Chief will immerse him/herself in an actively engaged community which highly values and appreciates its police department. The Chief’s experience must have depth and breadth – from experience equipping staff to address and respond to social justice issues to implementing effective response protocols. Overseeing the department which is in a strong financial position with high morale, the Chief will manage the department’s budget of $10.4 million and oversee a staff of 90 (71 sworn officers, 19 non-sworn). Further, the Chief will uphold the department’s mission to ensure police services are provided for, and with, the community in a legal, ethical, and professional manner.

The Town 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 is required. Executive law enforcement training (e.g. FBI National Academy, SMIP, FBI LEEDA, Administrative Officers Management Program, etc.) is preferred. 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. Refer to the full job posting via the link below for information on transfers.

Salary and Benefits: The anticipated hiring range for the Chief of Police is $109,416 – $120,000. The Town offers a comprehensive benefits package including health and dental insurance as well as participation in the Contributory Retirement System (LGERS) with an employer match. For more information about the Town’s benefits, click here. Residency within the Town limits is preferred but not required. An acceptable response time to after-hours emergencies is required.

To apply, please visit and click on the Chief of Police – Town of Kernersville, 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 April 6, 2023. Successful semi-finalists will be invited to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation on May 4-5, 2023. 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 Kernersville is an EOE. The recruitment and selection process are being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.