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Commissioner - An Garda Síochána


An Garda Síochána is the primary law enforcement agency in Ireland, providing the policing and security service on a 24 hour basis throughout the state.

We are seeking an exceptional individual for the position of Commissioner of An Garda Síochána, with the experience and stature to quickly gain the respect and confidence of the organisation through your personal impact, leadership and communications skills. You will have held very senior leadership position(s) in large, multidisciplined organisation(s) and your career history will demonstrate significant management experience including complex stakeholder management. You will have demonstrated inspirational leadership.

This advertised recruitment campaign will be complemented by an executive search process.

For a confidential discussion contact Margaret McCabe on +353 1 8587551 or email

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 25th September 2014.

For more information on this position and how to apply visit






Police Chief - Kansas City, KS


Kansas City, Kansas is seeking a Chief of Police to head its 350+ sworn officers, 80+ civilians, and to administer a $50 million dollar budget. The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department is part of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas. For more information please visit our website at







Police Chief - Bellevue, WA


The City of Bellevue Washington (population 130,400) is seeking your interest in joining an exceptional organization and community as the new Chief of Police. Nestled among the gently rolling hills that are a prelude to the Cascade Mountains, Bellevue lies in the heart of the Puget Sound region. Bellevue is an economic powerhouse.  Bellevue has exceptional quality of life and a well educated population that is ethnically and culturally diverse. Some of the country’s best known companies - Microsoft, T-Mobile, PACCAR, and Expedia, to name a few - have a large presence in the City. Coupled with many small businesses, they are the source of the approximate 134,000 jobs found within city boundaries, with strong expectations of continued growth. By 2030, the City anticipates adding 30,000 more jobs.

The new Chief of Police will lead a CALEA Flagship certified department and be an exceptional leader with an inclusive and collaborative management style. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, law, public administration, business administration or related field and have fifteen years of progressively responsible full-time commissioned law enforcement work experience in a supervisory/administrative capacity; in a government law enforcement agency is required. A master’s degree in criminal justice, public administration or a related field is desirable and graduation from the FBI National Academy or FBI National Executive Institute is required. The more qualified candidates will have experience in, building and maintaining positive media relations, community engagement, strategic planning, working with a culturally and ethically diverse population, latest police technologies, developing collaborative relationships with other city leaders, community oriented policing, strategic planning, predictive policing approach, management/labor relations, budget, “high performance” organizational strategies, performance measurement and team-building. He or she should also have thorough working knowledge of best practices in law enforcement and crime prevention. The Chief of Police reports to and is selected by the City Manager.  

Excellent benefits and salary up to $175,326 depending on qualifications.  Recruitment brochure is available at   The City of Bellevue is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please complete a supplemental survey at: and submit your cover letter and resume electronically to: Mike Letcher, Sr. Vice President, The Mercer Group, Inc. at: Tel. (520) 891-1953 no later than September 8, 2014.





Police Chief - Miami, FL


SALARY: $150,000.00 - $190,000.00 Annually


CLOSING DATE: 8/29/14 05:00 PM


This is an executive level position which reports to the City Manager and is responsible for directing, planning and overseeing departmental activities. The incumbent occupying this position is expected to have extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of modern law enforcement practices; and must have the ability to develop and analyze policies and procedures, and be able to make effective recommendations for their improvement. The incumbent will also be required to have excellent communications skills.

An individual in this position is responsible for, but not limited to: formulating departmental rules and regulations, preparing the departmental budget and short and long range strategic plans; Coordinating and administering divisions through subordinate personnel; coordinating and monitoring external assigned officers involved in high level and confidential federal or related investigations; reviewing internal investigations of members of department for alleged misconduct; working closely with the Offices of the Mayor, City Commissioners, the City Manager and other city departments to keep the media, the citizens of Miami and city employees informed; directing the actions of all sworn and civilian employees to ensure proper compliance with related laws, labor contracts, departmental orders and pertinent rules and regulations; meeting with command staff to discuss projects, formulating procedures and new programs, resolve operational problems and generally keep abreast of relevant issues affecting the City and Police Department may mobilize force during emergencies, such as civil disturbances; attending and making presentations to the City Commission, professional, civic and community groups; overseeing the hiring and discipline of all police personnel (sworn and civilian); reviewing performance reports prepared by subordinates and reviewing employee performance evaluations as provided by subordinate professional staff; participating in the development and/or revisions of local, state, federal or other laws and regulations that may impact law enforcement activities within the City; and performs other related duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Police Science, Criminal Justice, Management or a related field. Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates (FBINAA) certification or comparable is highly desirable. Masters degree is preferred.
Additionally, fifteen (15) years of responsible police experience which must have included seven (7) years of executive management experience.

NOTE: Eligibility to obtain State of Florida certification as a sworn Police Officer in accordance with State Statue 943.13 is also required within 6 months of employment.


444 SW 2nd Avenue, 7th floor
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 416-2170
TTY: 305-416-1730
Employment Hotline: 305-416-2050

An Equal Opportunity Employer





Police Chief - Appleton, WI


The City of Appleton, Wisconsin (pop. 73,000) is seeking a progressive, energetic leader to continue and enhance the delivery of high quality police service to the citizens of Appleton.  The department has a total staff of 136 (109 are sworn members) and a budget of $15.9 million.  The ideal candidate should have eight to nine years of broad and extensive municipal police management and administrative experience, plus a Bachelor’s degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Public Administration or closely related field.  A Master’s degree is desired.  Candidates must also be eligible for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification. The salary range for this position is $79,664 to $119,475 plus an excellent fringe benefit package.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an on-line application at no later than Tuesday, September 30, 2014.  Resumes without an application will not be considered.

City of Appleton
Human Resources Department/6th Floor
100 N. Appleton Street
Appleton, WI 54911
Phone: 920-832-6458
Equal Opportunity Employer






Police Chief - Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority Police Department


SALARY RANGE:              $152,904.00 - $192,904.00 PER ANNUM

The MBTA is the fifth largest mass transit system in the United States as measured by ridership. The Authority serves a daily ridership of approximately 1.24 million passengers and the service area is comprised of 175 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The system consists of 178 bus routes, 4 rapid transit lines of heavy and light rail, 5 bus rapid transit lines, 4 trackless trolley lines, 14 commuter rail lines, 3 ferry routes and a flexible paratransit service.  The MBTA has over 2,700 vehicles, 286 stations, 885 miles of railroad track, approximately 500 bridges, 20 miles of tunnels and 19 maintenance shops.

Organizationally, the MBTA Transit Police Department is comprised of 270 employees (12 of whom are civilians) and is made up of the following three divisions: Patrol Operations, Investigative Services, and Administrative Services. Department services include uniform patrol, criminal investigation, prosecution, crime analysis, K-9, special operations to include K-9, explosive detection, and SWAT, and community outreach. The Department also operates a Municipal Police Training Committee certified police training academy. The Academy is responsible for training MBTA Transit Police Officers in addition to officers from other agencies.

While the MBTA Transit Police Department has primary jurisdiction on MBTA property and vehicles, MBTA Transit Police Officers have full police authority throughout and within the 175 cities and towns comprising the MBTA service district. Policing responsibility is shared with local cities and towns by means of concurrent jurisdiction and in a few instances through mutual aid agreements.

The MBTA Transit Police is accredited by both the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC).  The Police was first accredited in 1986, and has since been reaccredited three times, in 2005, 2008, and most recently in July of 2011. The Police Training Academy is also nationally accredited.

JOB SUMMARY: The Chief of Police, under the direction of the General Manager, will oversee the personnel, operations and equipment of the MBTA Transit Police Department, providing public safety and law enforcement services for the protection of the customers and employees of the MBTA, the general public and the assets of the Authority.  The selected candidate will plan and direct the activities of the Department to preserve peace, protect riders, employees and property, and enforce the law.


  • Exercise authority over the MBTA Transit Police force by coordinating and directing the activities of the Department including recruitment, appointment, training, supervision and discipline.
  • Coordinate the activities of the Department with other MBTA departments and city, state and federal agencies.
  • Develop and coordinate community outreach efforts by the MBTA Transit Police.
  • Develop, implement and direct the goals and objectives for the Department in response to budget appropriations as determined by the General Manager.
  • Analyze current and future needs organizing the department to meet those needs.
  • Control and monitor the activities of the various Divisions of the Department.
  • Direct the development and implementation of training programs for police and civilian staff including the MBTA Transit Police Academy.
  • Control and monitor the activities of contractors working for the Department.
  • Drive a company or personal vehicle to visit work sites and to assist at emergencies and/or events as needed.
  • Respond, either directly or through others, to accidents and emergencies on a twenty-four (24) hour, seven (7) day per week basis.
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Uphold the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees.
  • Assist in the management of a workforce by ensuring the fair and consistent application and strict adherence to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned.



  • A Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Business, or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Ten (10) years of law enforcement experience in a large, multi-jurisdictional setting.
  • Five (5) years of command experience.
  • Knowledge and Training relative to the Incident Command System.
  • Sound knowledge of Massachusetts and federal laws and regulations.
  • Familiarity with Police Accreditation operations and standards (The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies - CALEA).
  • Knowledge of budget development and/or administration.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote sound community relations.
  • A keen understanding of multicultural issues.
  • Work experience in a heavily unionized environment.
  • The ability to pass a formal firearms test. 
  • The ability to obtain a valid License to Carry a Firearm in Massachusetts.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications and Police computer system applications.
  • The ability to pass: A Criminal Offender Record Check (CORI), background screenings; and the MBTA’s medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Exceptional customer service, negotiation, conflict resolution, communication and presentation skills.
  • The ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
  • Have a satisfactory work record including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records.  For internal candidates, the aforementioned applies to the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting.  Infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection.
  • Be available to work twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • The ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.


SUBSTITUTIONS INCLUDE: A Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Business or a related field from an accredited institution may be substituted for a portion of the work experience requirement.

PREFERENCES INCLUDE: Work experience in the law enforcement field in an urban environment; and/or work experience in the law enforcement field in a transit setting.


  • A valid driver’s license.
  • A certification demonstrating the successful completion of Basic Police Recruit Academy.


1.) This is a Safety Sensitive Position. Incumbents will be subject to periodic random drug &   alcohol testing.

2.) During declared "states of emergency", this classification is deemed essential, and employees working in this classification are required to report to work for their assigned work hours or as directed by supervisory personnel.


The above statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.

To apply please visit the MBTA Career Opportunities page at






Police Chief - Broomfield, CO


Broomfield, Colorado is seeking a Chief of Police who will lead a uniquely structured city and county police department and will also serve as the ex-officio sheriff. The ideal candidate will be an accountable, ethical, proven leader with an inclusive, transparent and collaborative leadership style. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in business, police or public administration, criminal justice or a related field (Master’s degree preferred). Requires a minimum of seven years senior-level management experience overseeing multiple law enforcement functions as a commander, division chief, deputy chief or a chief of a metropolitan law enforcement agency. Completion of Leadership in Police Organization or Leadership in Public Safety Organization training (LPO/LPSO) and Professional registrations such as International Association of Chiefs of Police, and/or graduation from the FBI National Academy are preferred qualifications.

The more qualified candidates will have experience in overseeing patrol, detention/jail operations, and investigations along with demonstrating productive and collaborative relationships with citizens, elected officials, community/business groups, other public entities, the media, and other city/county departments. Must have considerable knowledge of best practices in law enforcement, community policing/citizen engagement, and crime prevention. The position reports to the City and County Manager.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Training - Bachelor's degree in business, police or public administration, criminal justice or related field from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree in business administration, police or public administration, or criminal justice preferred. Completion of Leadership in Police Organization or Leadership in Public Safety Organization training (LPO/LPSO) is desired. Professional registrations such as International Association of Chiefs of Police, and/or graduation from the FBI National Academy are preferred qualifications. Experience - A minimum of at least seven years of senior-level management experience as a commander, division chief, deputy chief or chief of a metropolitan law enforcement agency overseeing multiple functions including patrol, detention/jail operations, investigations, etc. Experience must include demonstrated success in 1) community policing, 2) implementing proactive programs to address community’s concerns, 3) partnering with community/business groups and other agencies on community issues, 4) working with and utilizing the talents of staff, 5) mentoring and providing authentic leadership and transparency to departmental staff, 6) preparing annual organization-wide budgets, cost recovery, and capital financing, 7) developing and maintaining private/public financial partnerships, 8) long-range strategic and financial planning, 9) project development/administration and 10) process improvement. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – Must be at least 21 years of age. Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and safe driving record for continued employment. Must have Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training certificate or must be able to obtain within six months from date of hire; cannot have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. Applicants must, as a condition of employment, pass the following pre-offer and post-offer/hire processes: oral board/s, agility test, reference checks, background checks, driving check through DMV, polygraph or CVSA, psychological, medical examination, drug screen, and fingerprint checks through CBI/FBI.

Special Note: It is preferred that the Chief of Police establish residency within the City and County of Broomfield.

#2014-00208 $141,440 - $163,800. Applications must be submitted by 5 pm on September 12th. Please visit our Human Resources website for further information and to submit an online application.







Police Chief - Adams State University


 I.            General Description

The Chief of police is responsible for the overall direction of the University’s Police Department.  The Chief, under the administrative supervision of the Vice President for Student Affairs, is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the operations of the University Police department. These operations include a comprehensive law enforcement program, facility security, emergency preparedness, crime prevention, investigations, parking and traffic control, and administration of the department's budget and coordination with external agencies and community organizations. The Chief supports the mission of the Department to provide a safe and crime-free environment, creating an atmosphere where students have a maximum opportunity to be successful in their academic endeavors.


II.         Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required; Master’s preferred; in education, criminal justice, pre-law, social sciences or other related fields preferred.  Eight years of experience in police work required with three of those years in a university or college setting preferred. Must be certified or become certified as a police officer by the State of Colorado within one year. Strong computer skills with the ability to program and maintain data files.  Demonstrated skills in campus educational programming  and proven record of collaboration with residence halls and other campus and city constituents. Ability to supervise, train, evaluate and lead a staff. Knowledge of the law and police enforcement tactics. Possess conflict management skills and an ability to investigate crimes. Ability to plan, organize and direct the operations of the University Police Department. Including but not limited to, comprehensive law enforcement program, officer training and mentoring, facility security, emergency preparedness, crime prevention, investigations, parking and traffic control, administration of the department’s budget, coordination with external agencies and community organizations. Ability to perform position description.


III.      Accountability

            The Chief of Police is accountable to the Vice President for Student Affairs.


IV.       Major Duties and Responsibilities

•    Set standards of expectation for all officers through development of policy manuals and directives, and strive to insure that these standards are met.

•    Evaluate all department members according to productivity and conduct, maintain training records, discipline as needed, train support personnel on data entry/retrieval.

•    Preform annual evaluations on all classified, exempt and part time temporary employees.

•    Establish selection processes for all open positions, conduct background investigations, hire and terminate employees as necessary.

•    Design comprehensive training for all officers and student employees and assign officers to attend required training sessions according to need of specific training.

•    Assign duty rosters; coordinate annual, military and holiday leave as allowed by departmental demands; approve sick leave as necessary and insure that all documentation is properly dispersed.

•    Assign investigations to officers, counsel on procedures and techniques of investigation.

•    Manage all departmental budget expenditures and department budgets according to available funds and resources.

•    Evaluate prosecutorial merit of all cases prior to filing with district attorney or issuing citations to court.

•    Preform annual statistics and reports (i.e Clery Act) that pertain and are mandated by the university, state and federal entities.

•    Prepare and execute search warrants, and escalation of force used to subdue suspect.

•    Provide final review of all criminal reports.  Disseminate reports to appropriate university officials as necessary.

•    Review all reports (daily activity, crime reports, unsafe conditions, incident reports).

•    Effect corrections and determine corrective procedures, investigate response, and levels of appraisal to other departments.

•    Meet with department heads, vice president for Student Affairs, other agency chiefs and directors, district attorney, state-wide campus heads, etc. to maintain good working relations, to become aware of new techniques or changes in law and to disseminate this information to subordinate members of the department.

•    Manage and amend when appropriate all policy and procedure manuals including: Colorado Revised statues, Code of Federal Regulations, Employee Safety Rules, Emergency Preparedness guidelines.

•    Coordinate with Building Supervisors and Department Heads to insure building use is maximized, while insuring highest possible standards of security for students, faculty and physical properties.

•    Supervise departmental computer functions, including training of personnel in data entry, usage, and retrieval.

•    Direct Parking Management Program to insure adequate staffing patterns, parking lot enforcement, productivity, maintenance, and accuracy in data entry and collections of decals and tickets.

•    Represent department and provide customer service as necessary to faculty/staff meetings, student organizations and community functions.

•    Coordinate closely with Director of Housing to provide highest level of safety and security for students residing within the residence hall areas, and implement on-campus crime prevention programs as necessary.

•    Gather, provide analysis and disseminate all statistical data, and prepare required crime reports for Adams State University, according to the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.

•    Develop close collaborative relationships with housing and campus community to develop a comprehensive plan for retention, student success, and community development.

•    Provide leadership in the development of disciplinary policy and sanctions.

•    Create, implement, and evaluate awareness program series on various topics (i.e. alcohol use, date-rape, self-defense).

•    Collect on going data on efficiencies and cost-benefits of current operation.


VI.      Compensation

This position is a mid-level management position with a salary range of $65,000 to $70,000 depending on qualifications.  Adams State offers a competitive benefits package.



Completed applications must include the following:

  • · Letter of application, describing interest in and qualifications for the position.
  • · CURRENT resume/vitae.
  • · Names and contact information (addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses) of  

   three (3) professional references who can address your qualifications for this position.


Send applications to:

Kenneth Marquez                   
Search Committee Chair
Vice President for Student Affairs
Adams State University
208 Edgemont Boulevard, Suite 2080
Alamosa, CO 81101
Telephone: 719-587-7221
Fax: 719-587-7543


An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer:

In compliance with the Immigration Control Act of 1986, candidates for positions must provide proof of eligibility to work before an offer of employment can be made final. Adams State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications are sought from all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, disability and, as covered by law, veteran status. In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital status, and parental status.


Adams State has adopted background screening for its prospective employees. Offers of employment will be contingent upon the completion of an acceptable background check.

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.







Director - Penn State Justice and Safety Institute


Penn State seeks an entrepreneurial leader for the Director of the Justice & Safety Institute.  JASI ( serves domestic and international law enforcement, government agencies, and departments of corrections, as well as Pennsylvania child support enforcement workers and is a proven leader in the field of justice-related training, education, and organizational development. Programs are supported by both contracts and fee-for-service offerings.  JASI has academic ties to both the Justice Center for Research at University Park and the Criminal Justice Program in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs.  The Director will develop relationships with leaders of state, federal, and international government agencies; providing vision and strategy to promote future growth; spearheading an experienced, diverse team; identifying and securing funding opportunities; promoting and representing the University’s role and contribution to justice and safety related initiatives.  Must be able to provide leadership for an established organization employing over thirty full-time personnel, including faculty and professionals in:  IT, learning design, project management, and support services.  Additionally, over 100 part-time affiliates are regularly employed to support both the instruction and design of online and in-person programs.  

In addition to a graduate degree such as an MPA or MBA (PhD preferred), this position requires a minimum of seven years of work related experience in one of the justice professions served by the unit. Experience in higher education, outreach, and/or workforce development is preferred.  Track record of accomplishments;  successfully identifying and securing funding;  leading entrepreneurial endeavors;  managing growth;  excellent relationship building and communication skills; knowledge of justice and safety governmental organizations in both domestic and international markets; impeccable ethics and integrity; demonstrated commitment to diversity; strong work ethic; sense of humor, and willingness to travel are required.  

This is a fixed-term, non-tenured faculty appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding and is located in University Park, PA.  

Candidates should submit a cover letter describing experiences (at a minimum):  in the field of justice; contract management; prior work with local, state or federal organizations; a current resume; and list of three professional references.

Apply to job 52745 at

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.







Director of Analysis and Evaluations - Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department


Civil Service Title: Deputy Inspector General M1
Title Code No: 31144
Work location: Manhattan
Office Title: Director of Analysis and Evaluations
Number of Positions: 1
Salary Range : $49,492 – $125,000
Salary will be commensurate with experience

Job Description

The Department of Investigation’s Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department (“Office” or “OIG-NYPD”) is authorized to investigate, review, study, audit and make recommendations relating to the operations, policies, programs and practices of NYPD, with the goal of enhancing the effectiveness of NYPD, increasing public safety, protecting civil liberties and civil rights, and increasing the public’s confidence in the police force.

The Director of Analysis and Evaluations will support the Inspector General by providing qualitative and quantitative analysis relating to the operations, policies, programs and practices of NYPD in order to identify areas of concern and where improvements are needed; help set OIG-NYPD’s investigative priorities; support a data-driven approach to evaluating NYPD’s performance; and provide the statistical foundations for OIG-NYPD’s reports and recommendations. The Director of Analysis and Evaluations will work closely with the Inspector General and Deputy Inspector General and will also oversee a staff of policy analysts, data analysts, statisticians, auditors and attorneys.

Other responsibilities of the Director of Analysis and Evaluations may include:

  • Coordinating with relevant staff at NYPD, the Civilian Complaint Review Board, and other City agencies to collect, develop, and analyze data to measure the implementation of, compliance with, and effectiveness of policies, procedures, and other initiatives of NYPD.
  • Planning and conducting reviews, studies, and audits of NYPD operations.
  • Participating in the drafting of OIG-NYPD reports.
  • Working with OIG-NYPD’s executive staff and Public Information Officer to provide information and analysis to facilitate responses to external requests.
  • Keeping current with national research on best practices in independent police review.
  • Performing such other tasks related to data collection and analysis as the Inspector General deems necessary to fulfill OIG-NYPD’s mandate.


1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and four years of full-time experience in investigation, auditing, law enforcement, law security, management analysis, or in a major operational area of the agency to which the assignment is to be made; at least 18 months of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative, managerial or executive capacity, and the approval of the Commissioner of Investigation; or

2. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above. However, all candidates must have the approval of the Commissioner of Investigation and 18 months of supervisory, administrative, managerial or executive experience; or 18 months of experience in the exercise of discretion and professional judgment in significant policy matters related to criminal justice or areas particularly relevant to the Office of the Inspector General to which the candidate would be assigned.

Preferred Skills

The preferred candidate should possess the following: superior skills in the field of qualitative and quantitative data analytics; effective problem-solving abilities; the ability to comprehend and analyze complex legal issues and statistical data; the skills to communicate data-based findings in an objective, clear, effective and compelling manner; sound judgment; and superb organizational and management skills.

To Apply:

All current City Employees may apply by going to Employee Self Service (ESS) http://cityshare/ess

Click on Recruiting Activities/Careers and Search for Job ID #160489

All other applicants, please go to and search for Job ID#160489


New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for two continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Appointments are subject to Office of Management & Budget approval for budgeted headcount.






Senior Research Analyst - Office of the Independent Monitor, Denver, CO


City and County of Denver invites applications for the position of:

Senior Research Analyst, Office of the Independent Monitor

An Equal Opportunity Employer


$53,855.00 - $86,150.00 Annually

CLOSING DATE: 09/04/14


The City and County of Denver's Office of theIndependent Monitor is seeking an accomplished research analyst to perform a wide range of data and policy analysis tasks to support its functions and operations. We offer a rare opportunity to directly impact the community with your work.

The mission of the Office of Independent Monitor is to ensure accountability, effectiveness, and transparency in the Denver Police and Sheriff disciplinary processes by:

(1)  Monitoring investigations into citizen complaints, internal complaints, and critical incidents involving uniformed personnel;

(2)  Making recommendations on findings and discipline;

(3)  Publicly reporting on patterns of complaints, findings, and discipline;

(4)  Making recommendations regarding policy issues; and,

(5)  Promoting alternative and innovative means for resolving police complaints, such as mediation.


Administers the Monitor’s data management and research program, reporting to and working closely with the agency’s policy director.

Extract, clean, code and conduct quality assurance of data on citizen complaints against the police by querying internal affairs and other departmental databases.

Performs complex quantitative and qualitative data analysis of citizen complaints against the police.

Prepares detailed regular reports on patterns in complaints, workload and investigation outcomes.

Works closely with the Monitor and policy director to identify critical policy and practice issues and conduct analyses to assist in the evaluation of those policies. 

Develops, administers, and assists in the analysis of complainant and police officer satisfaction surveys.

Develops new methods for collecting data, new database applications for archiving and retrieval of statistics, and maintains records.

Develops error checking programs and assures data collected is reliable, timely and valid and resolves issues of data incongruence, collection procedures and editing.

Prepares reports and recommendations pertaining to findings in technical reports, conference presentations, academic/policy papers, and to management.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


Education Requirements: 
Baccalaureate degree in criminal justice, criminology, sociology, public policy, public affairs, or disciplines that include the application of statistical analysis and social science research methods.

A graduate degree in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, or other related social science discipline is strongly preferred.

Experience Requirements:
Three years of experience performing quantitative social science research and a working knowledge of relational database management, including proficiency in Crystal Reports and Microsoft Access is required.  Ability to conduct statistical analyses in SPSS or STATA is required.  Knowledge of the academic/policy literature, or relevant work experience, in relation to police oversight, police misconduct, and police internal affairs issues is highly desirable, as is experience conducting applied research in a government or policy-focused setting.  Experience working with sensitive data and managing confidentiality protocols is preferred.


Successful candidates will be required to pass a rigorous background investigation.

Per the Office of the Independent Monitor city ordinance, candidates shall not have formerly been an employee of the Denver Police, Sheriff or Fire Departments.


To apply:
Please email a resume, two writing samples, a list of three references, and cover letter detailing your qualifications to the Office of the Independent Monitor at  Please enter Management Analyst in the subject line of the email.



Research Assistant - Police Executive Research Forum


The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a leading national police research institution and membership organization based in Washington, DC, seeks candidates to fill an entry level research position.  PERF focuses on critical issues in policing, such as police use-of-force, violent crime trends and prevention, officer safety, technology issues and cybercrime, youth and gang violence issues, sexual assault, racial bias in policing, evaluation of promising practices, performance measurement, and community policing.  PERF has earned a national reputation for identifying emerging trends and developing promising practices for police practitioners. PERF has an excellent relationship and track record of collaborating with police agencies across the nation. These relationships provide PERF researchers with a unique level of access to conduct high profile law enforcement projects and are instrumental to PERF’s consistent record of high participation rates.


PERF offers a unique learning environment that examines current policing issues on a national scale.  This position will involve hands-on experience with law enforcement research, public policy and training projects.  Duties will include conducting database searches and literature reviews of policing and criminal justice issues, contributing to survey development and dissemination, conducting phone interviews, fielding incoming information requests, assisting with administrative tasks related to project management and other organizational needs, and helping staff with tasks related to on-going research projects. 

Candidates interested in the assistant position are required to have a bachelor’s degree in one of the social sciences (preferably in criminal justice or a related major). Qualified candidates must have excellent verbal, written, organizational and analytical skills.  Candidates need to be proficient with MS Office and Excel and should be capable of conducting exhaustive Internet and database searches.  Knowledge of databases, academic or other, is a plus. 

Applying for a position at PERF:  PERF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Email your letter of interest, resume, and a writing sample Deputy Director Jessica Toliver at  Application review will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

PERF is an equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.






Recruitment & Community Affairs Coordinator - Salisbury, MD


City of Salisbury Police Department

Recruitment & Community Affairs Coordinator 

Fulltime                           $38,107 - $40,439 DOQ             Full range of benefits 

Essential Functions:  Includes but is not limited to referring applicants for the Police Officers, Communications, Clerical and ancillary positions throughout the Salisbury Police Department.  Develops and creates advertising for vacancies; provides initial interview, written testing.  Must possess the ability to gain extensive knowledge of Police Directives, Human Resources Policies and internal procedures in a short period of time.  The Coordinator’s duties will also include a leadership role in community affairs as a visible partner in the coordination of outreach in the community for the department and will coordinate donation support for the established donation lines for the K-9 and Mounted Patrol.  This candidate will be able to act as the research point for grant application processing for these established lines of donations.

Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Human Resources Management, Communications, or closely related field preferred.  Three years of documented experience in related fields in lieu of educational requirements will be considered.  SPHR or PHR preferred or documented experience to prove body of knowledge will be considered.  Must have a valid driver’s license.  Must be proficient in Windows operating System and the Microsoft Office Suite, internet use and emailing.  Must be able to pass a rigorous background check and drug screening.

Closing Date:  Open until filled

Apply:  Submit a City application, cover letter and detailed resume to:

City of Salisbury
Human Resources Dept.
125 N. Division St.
Salisbury, MD21801
410-548-1065 Fax: 410-548-3748






School Resource Officer - Commerce City, CO


OPENING DATE: 09/03/14
CLOSING DATE: 10/02/14 11:59 PM
Commerce City, a dynamic, diverse community with a growing future, places great emphasis on providing a safe environment to residents and members of the industrial and business sector, and enthusiastically acknowledges the essential contribution and dedication of its police officers. 

The Commerce City Police Department subscribes to the concept of community oriented policing and is looking for candidates who have experience with, and an understanding of, this concept with demonstrated communication and problem solving skills with an ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. The Commerce City Police Department’s Youth Services Unit through community partnerships collaboratively strives to maintain an alliance between youth, families, the community, and the Police Department, utilizing teamwork and accountability that provide the necessary tools to assist our youth in becoming mature and responsible citizens. The Commerce City Police Department participates in numerous opportunities to continually build their connection with young people with programs and services. The Youth Services Unit works in partnership with the Adams County Youth Initiative, Adams 14 School District, Brighton 27J School District and the Commerce City Recreation Department to identify areas that will make for a better future. In addition to our community partnerships the Youth Services Unit manages the Commerce City Police Explorer program, the Commerce City Youth Police Camp and several other youth based programs. The School Resource Officers (SRO) may work in two school districts (Adams 14 and Brighton 27J) which has a total of 13 schools that serve almost 9,000 students.  The Youth Services Unit consists of  six (6) SROs and one (1) sergeant that reports to the support services administrative commander.

These two positions we are recruiting for will have up to a 7 year assignment.  Five (5) years with two (2) one (1) years extensions possible. Candidates selected are expected to complete the department’s FTO program in its entirety however, consideration for providing immediate services to the schools may require the FTO training is provided in segments to accommodate the needs of the schools. 

Hiring salary will be commensurate with training and experience.
As a School Resources Officer you will:

• Provide law enforcement and police services to assigned schools, school grounds and areas adjacent to schools
• Make appropriate referrals to juvenile authorities or other governmental agencies
• Work to prevent juvenile delinquency through close contact and positive relationships with students
• Conduct security inspections to deter criminal delinquent activities
• Conduct school searches, which may involve weapons, controlled dangerous substances or in cases when the student’s emotional state may present a risk
• Assist school administrators with crisis planning and building security matters
• Attend and participate in school functions
• Work with guidance counselors and other student support staff to assist students and provide services to students involved in situations where referrals to service agencies are necessary
• Serve as a positive role model

A Police Officer performs general and specific law enforcement functions within the municipal environment.  Observes and acts upon circumstances which call for law enforcement intercession. Work involves responding to complaint calls, investigating crimes, mediating civil disputes, preparing reports and patrolling the City in an official vehicle to deter crime or apprehend violators or suspects, enforcing traffic laws, collecting and submitting evidence related to crimes, testifying in court and training new personnel. Exercises responsibility for the enforcement of state and local laws relating to public safety and welfare. Exercises independent judgment in dealing with dangerous or unusual situations, exercising safety practices and procedures.  Works under high-risk conditions. 

Candidates must have at least four (4) years law enforcement experience with at least (2) of those years as a School Resource Officer. Candidates must possess a valid CO driver’s license, have a HS Diploma or GED and P.O.S.T certified. Bilingual in Spanish highly preferred with pay available for qualified individuals. 

Below is criteria which may disqualify an applicant.  These criteria are not all inclusive, and other issues will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  The City reserves the right to disqualify any applicant who may or may not have any one or all of the following. 

• Knowingly falsifying requested information during the selection process 
• Any felony conviction or a conviction for a crime preventing P.O.S.T. certification 
• Any conviction for a crime of violence as an adult (18 or over), specifically assaults, domestic violence, etc. 
• Any conviction for a “hate crime” such as ethnic intimidation 
• Perjury conviction 
• Theft from current employer or a previous employer 
• Recent illegal drug use and/or current alcohol abuse 
• An alcohol or drug conviction including but not limited to DUI/DWAI 
• Recent driving restraint, cancellation, suspension or revocation of driving privileges in Colorado or any other state

Eligible candidates for this position will be required to undergo an oral board, voice stress analysis (CVSA), integrity interview and job suitability assessment, a rigorous background investigation, pre-employment drug, medical and/or psychological examinations.

Candidates will need to submit official transcripts as a part of the background investigation.

Please attach your Personal History Statement when submitting your application.

  • Driving: Must be able to operate motor vehicles, including motorcycles, car, light pickup trucks and 4-wheel-drive vehicles
  • Office equipment: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including computers, fax, scanner, copy machines, and phones 
  • Computer equipment: Mobile Data Terminal, Radios, Personal Information systems. Utilizes computerized data entry equipment and various word processing, spreadsheet and /or file maintenance programs to enter store, retrieve and/or prepare reports on activity statistics, correspondence, memoranda, etc., as requested or otherwise necessary
  • Other equipment: personal protection equipment, firearms, restraint devices, handcuffs, batons, radar units, first aid equipment, crime scene technician kits, blood kits, drug test kits, two-way radios, etc.. 
  • Language skills: Requires the ability to talk and hear (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear).  
  • Mathematical skills:  Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas, add, subtract, multiply and divide. 
  • Reasoning ability:  Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws conclusions using a variety of concrete and abstract variables; makes independent judgments in the absence of supervision.
  • Physical activities: Work may involve walking, standing, running and physical confrontation. Physical demand requirements are for Medium to Heavy Work. 
  • Lifting: Must be able to lift up to 88 pounds independently
  • Vision and hearing: Must be able to communicate via telephone and two-way radio. Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.
  • Exposure to environmental conditions: Must be able to exert up to 75 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 35 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects. May be exposed to heat, cold, odors, toxic agents, noise, vibrations, smoke, wetness, humidity, dusts, disease, explosives, intense light, electrical currents, or violence. Considerable exposure to stressful situations as a result of human behavior.  In field operations, exposure to stress as well as occupational hazards is of considerable magnitude. Works under high-risk conditions.

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Police Officer - Cincinnati, OH


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:59 p.m.

EXAM DATE 1: Saturday, October 4th, 2014* at either 9:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

Choose your exam time when you apply on-line


Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Upon successful completion of the Police Academy curriculum, Police Recruits will be classified as Police Officers and will be assigned to a patrol unit for the purpose of: protecting life and property, crime prevention, community problem solving, enforcing laws and ordinances, arresting violators, making forcible arrests if necessary, investigating accidents and complaints, securing evidence and preserving the peace within an assigned beat (geographical unit) and perform related duties as required.

  • The Cincinnati Police Department offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Qualified veterans receive credit for their military service.
  • The City of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


An e-mail address is required to apply. All information and correspondence will be sent via e-mail.

Go to to learn more and to sign-up to take the Police Recruit exam.


Applications are subject to approval of the Civil Service Commission.