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Police Chief - Chesterfield County, VA

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Police Chief - Chesterfield County, VA
Posting Number 201200314
Organization Chesterfield County, VA
Position Category County Government

Position Summary Information

Job Description

The Chief of Police leads the Chesterfield County Police Department in providing police services that enhance the quality of life for those that visit, live, and work in Chesterfield County. The Chief of Police is responsible for planning and administering the law enforcement programs and activities of the county, to include design and implementation of policies and programs in the enforcement of laws and ordinances; prevention of crime and protection of life and property and overall improvement in the community’s quality of life; analysis of department operations, service demands, community needs and budget costs; coordination of police services with other agencies to address community problems; and building cooperative and positive relationships with the Board of Supervisors, County Administrator, department leaders, local/regional/state public safety agencies, media and citizens. In addition, the Chief of Police will also analyze data, prepare reports, and make recommendations for continued improvement of the Police Department. The Chief of Police will serve as a member of the executive leadership team and will report to the County Administrator.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, business administration, public administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university is required; master’s degree is preferred.

Evidence of continuing professional education and training in relevant technical and managerial areas, including advanced law enforcement programs. Designation as a Virginia certified law enforcement professional or the ability to obtain certification as soon as possible is required.

Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible law enforcement managerial and leadership experience, including five years of law enforcement experience in a senior management capacity in a comparably sized or larger organization.

Ideal candidate will have excellent leadership and communications skills and proven experience in a law enforcement agency including significant involvement in a wide range of law enforcement activities such as field operations (patrol), investigations,

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 07/18/2017
Close Date 08/17/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

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  2. What is your current salary? Please specify any additional income benefits such as vehicle allowance, profit sharing, bonuses, commission, etc.

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Optional & Required Documents

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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