Chief of Police-Sunrise Police Department (FL)

Date Posted: August 10, 2023

Employer: Sunrise Police Department


The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is assisting the city of Sunrise, Florida with the search for the next Chief of Police.

Deadline to Apply: September 7, 2023.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to [email protected]. For more information on the position and the city of Sunrise, view the brochure here: https://tinyurl.com/4erwcc34


This is a highly responsible executive level position that will require administrative work, along with planning and directing the operation of the City of Sunrise Police Department. Under administrative direction by the Mayor and City Commissioners, the Chief of Police is responsible for the attainment of desired objectives, the professional management of departmental operations, and for quality of service. The Chief of Police is a Charter Officer serving as the director of the City of Sunrise Police Department. The incumbent exercises an extensive degree of independent judgment and professional and technical managerial
knowledge in formulating departmental policies in directing the Police Department personnel and activities. Responsibilities also include assisting and advising department directors, the City Manager, Charter Officers and the Mayor and City Commissioners regarding the development of policies.

Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary of $180,000 depending on qualifications.
Total salary compensation commensurate with experience.
Benefits are excellent, including a defined benefit pension plan, generous benefit time allowances and free individual health care (with subsidized family coverage).



Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Broad and extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of modern police administration and law enforcement.
Broad and extensive knowledge of Federal, State and local laws and ordinances.
Extensive knowledge of constitutional safeguards, state laws, local ordinances, and police regulations.
Extensive knowledge of management techniques, budgeting, and fiscal management.
Extensive knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
Ability to effectively delegate authority to subordinates.
Ability to plan, organize, direct, and inspect the work of subordinates in a manner conductive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public.
Ability to exercise unusually good judgment to effectively evaluate the impact of alternative possible courses of action on departmental operations, future developments and circumstances of a new or unprecedented nature.
Ability to exercise judgment in interpreting departmental, City, local and state policies, rules and regulations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, senior City management, officials of other City departments, representatives of private organizations and the general public.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.
Ability to write administrative and technical reports and papers.
Ability to determine departmental standards are being met and to redirect priorities as necessary.
Ability to use advanced professional managerial and technical knowledge to formulate departmental policy and control department activities.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Police or Public Administration, Criminology, or a closely related field.
Master’s degree and/or graduation from the FBI Academy or Southern Police Institute preferred.

Experience and Training:

Considerable progressively responsible law enforcement experience, including experience as a supervisor and administrator.

Necessary Special Qualifications:

Active Florida Law Enforcement Certification or the ability to obtain a Florida Law Enforcement Certification within 6 months of employment via the Florida Equivalency of Training (EOT) process.

For more information, please visit: https://policecareers.theiacp.org/job/chief-of-police/70329594/

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