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Police Chief - Pittsburgh, PA


The Chief of Police, City of Pittsburgh, reports to the Public Safety Director and is responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the Bureau of Police. 

There’s enthusiasm in the air around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This enthusiasm is caused by the hope brought about by new leadership, and the promise of new and innovative thinking that will be deployed to address civic issues. On January 6, 2014 William “Bill” Peduto was sworn in as the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, the second largest city in the state. A self-described “Reform Democrat”, while a member of Pittsburgh City Council Bill Peduto wrote the most comprehensive package of government reform legislation in the City’s history. He strengthened the Ethics Code, created the city’s first Campaign Finance Limits, established Lobbyist Disclosure and Lobbyist Registration and ended No-Bid Contracts. Mayor Peduto loves Pittsburgh and understands what makes our city unique. With a population of more than 300,000 that is growing younger and increasingly more diverse, Pittsburgh is a city on the move. Thanks to a relatively low crime rate, affordability, healthy economy, and vibrant restaurant and arts scenes, publications like Forbes and The Economist have labeled Pittsburgh America's "most livable city." With 90 diverse and distinct neighborhoods, Pittsburgh has something for everyone. We’re building an exciting, new administration and we’ve got some serious work to do. Come grow with us.

The focus of this role is on achieving results which are aligned with the larger picture of the organization and its strategic goals. Initiative, coupled with a sense of competitive drive, and the ability to stay focused on results despite changing conditions, is the key to achieving the performance objectives of this role. Because environmental and organizational conditions change rapidly, the work involves innovation and creativity in generating ideas for quick response. Decision-making is focused on implementing practical, timely solutions. The role requires getting things done quickly and handling a variety of activities. Self-assurance, and the confidence to purposely drive toward results while constantly problem-solving and engaging the commitment of others is essential. A leadership style that is firm and goal oriented, and yet motivates, trains, and engages others in an enthusiastic way is important. The emphasis on building rapport and relationships with individuals and groups requires an outgoing, poised and persuasive communication style.  Because the pace of the work is faster than average, the ability to learn quickly and thoroughly while continually recognizing and adapting to changing conditions is critical. The scope of the role requires effective delegation to proven people, especially routine and repetitive details, but with responsibility for follow up and accountability for timely results.  While the role requires the ability to act independently, a sense of urgency and the confidence to handle a variety of challenges, a full commitment to the success of the city and high standards of achievement are expected in this role. The emphasis is on results, and effective systems that achieve results through and with people.

About The Bureau:

The mission of the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is to protect and enhance the quality of life in the diverse neighborhoods of Pittsburgh by working in partnership with citizens, faith based organizations, and businesses, to prevent and solve problems while remaining sensitive to the authority with which it has been entrusted.  It is the challenge of the Bureau to provide quality service with accountability, integrity, and respect. 

The Bureau of Police provides law enforcement and public safety services.  It is organized into four units:  the Chief’s Office, which provides administrative oversight and is responsible for managing the vehicle fleet, the Administration Branch, which manages training, reporting, personnel and finance matters, planning, intelligence, and analysis functions, support services, and school crossing guards, the Operations Branch, which comprises the six police zones and the Special Deployment Division (motorcycle unit, SWAT, and collision), and the Investigations Branch, which is further divided into Major Crimes and Narcotics and Vice.

The Bureau of Police has an overall budget of $72,346,870. For more detail on the Bureau access the most recent Annual Reports at

Scope and Responsibilities:

The general administration and control of the Bureau of Police is vested in the Chief who is responsible for the government, efficiency, and good conduct of the Bureau.  The Chief of Police is supported by the Deputy Chief of Police, who also manages the vehicle fleet.  

The Police Chief’s primary responsibility will be to provide leadership for this Bureau to ensure that a high level of service and professionalism is maintained and improved upon.  Specific management goals include; improving the Police Bureau's community-oriented policing approach by partnering with other agencies (City, other governmental/non-profits and the private sector); advancing a multi-sector public health approach to violence prevention with specific strategies to address Pittsburgh’s most underserved neighborhoods; working collaboratively with other city departments and authorities to prepare Pittsburgh neighborhoods for growth and investment.

Other key issues include long term, broad scope planning and building greater diversity and employee involvement within the Bureau.


  • Knowledge of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs.
  • Law enforcement theory, principles, and practices and their application to a wide variety of services and programs including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, records management, care and custody of persons and property, and crime prevention.
  • General Operational characteristics of police apparatus and equipment.
  • Court decisions and how they affect department operations. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Principles and practices of municipal organization, administration and personnel management.
  • Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Firearms, self-defense and crowd control, motor vehicle code, crimes code, Manual of Procedural Orders, criminal justice procedures, and City geography.
  • City and departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Relevant labor agreements and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Community oriented policing philosophy.


The successful candidate will have broad experience in all areas in a municipal police department including law enforcement, police administration, safety and maintenance of motor vehicle codes, external relations and planning for future law enforcement needs and public safety concerns. He/she will have a successful track record of effectively managing the functions and activities of a police department of comparable or larger size and similar complexity of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.

Significant Police Operations and Police Management experience preferably in departments serving populations of 300,000 or more and must include successful progressive levels of responsibility culminating in a role equivalent to Police Chief or a top Deputy/Assistant Chief. 

  • An open, collaborative leader who can drive agreements on police cooperation. Experience with regional cooperation initiatives and a track record of managing effective working relationships with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Ability to successfully work in a highly unionized environment.
  • Skills as a people-oriented manager with a history of high visibility and accessibility within the work setting.  A history of clear and concise communication with department staff, the Mayor’s office, elected officials and the public. The Chief should be an adept professional in media relations and interactions with print and electronic media.
  • Principal centered leadership style that motivates rank-in-file officers as well as command staff.  Demonstrated experience in creating and maintaining effective cooperation/partnerships with neighborhoods, citizens, businesses, religious organizations, and civic organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and effect change in a bureau of comparable size.
  • Excellent fiscal and human resource management skills including the development and mentoring of internal human resource talent to include the creation and implementation of a succession plan.
  • Innovation in service delivery, employee recruitment/selection, employee development and managing personnel matters.      

Personal Attributes:

  • A Champion of the Department with the highest integrity and ethical standards; leads by example. A proven record of consistency, fairness and accountability in application of policies and discipline of Department personnel.
  • An innovative administrator capable of inspiring a vision and leading change for the enhancement of better policing methodology. Confident and willing to consider new methods, technology and training to better respond to the trends and cycles of crime and violence prevention
  • A proactive and decisive leader capable of gaining respect from both internal and external constituents. A humble command presence aimed at reflecting the police department as a whole as capable, effective and one of the best in the country
  • An excellent communicator who can effectively represent the Police Department and communicate issues regarding the needs, expectations and perception of the organization to the community at-large. A credible representative of the capabilities and function of the Department to the media
  • A responsive, visible and respected member of the community who is accessible to City departments, citizens, schools, the business community and other law enforcement agencies
  • A track record of developing effective and credible relationships with the leadership of a diverse constituency; the ability to value the differences and build on the similarities of need to accomplish a mutually inclusive goal of making Pittsburgh one of the safest areas in the region
  • Problem-solver mentality accepts and leads new challenges, able to think strategically and to critically analyze a variety of issues. Well-honed political sense without being a politician

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major course work in Criminal Justice, Police Service Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy, Management, Business Administration or related field preferred. Advanced or Master’s degree strongly preferred.

The successful candidate will have ten or more years of progressively responsible police enforcement work with at least 8 of those years in progressive leadership roles in management/command to include supervision, strategic planning, internal investigations, community relations, labor relations, training and budget administration. Generally be available for off-hour emergencies.

This position is at-will and non-union. Applicants must become residents of the City of Pittsburgh prior to employment and remain a resident throughout employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

The search is open until filled.

To apply, please visit us at All inquiries will be held in the strictest confidence.





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 - 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







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.





Police Chief - University of Illinois at Chicago


The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Chief of Police. UIC is a major research university in the heart of one of the world's greatest cities. UIC's student body is nearly 28,000 (about 17,000 are undergrads) strong and is recognized as one of the nation's most diverse. UIC has 15 colleges - including the nation's largest medical school - and annual research expenditures exceeding $335 million. UIC's 250 acre campus is an oasis within a bustling city, where 5,000 trees surround award winning concrete and glass buildings. More than half of all freshman live on campus and 25percent of students reside in surrounding neighborhoods.

This individual serves as the chief law enforcement officer and is responsible for designing, developing, implementing and overseeing the University's law enforcement and security strategy for the entire campus, including the Rockford, IL, and Peoria, IL, locations. He/she will be responsible for the human resources, budget (currently $8.3 million), management, administration, and planning of the University's Campus Police Department, including police services (Campus Police), security services, crime prevention and emergency management. The Chief of Police will work collaboratively with other University offices to ensure that effective emergency management and safety programs and procedures are established, tested and implemented. A significant responsibility for this individual, in conjunction with other campus officials, is helping to ensure a safe and welcoming environment while enforcing campus, city, state and federal government ordinances.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services, the Chief of Police shall have the ability to lead 75 police officers and 55 professional support personnel and an understanding of the unique role that security services play in a complex and diverse university environment. An important qualification will be demonstrated experience and sensitivity in dealing with college or university students, faculty and staff representing many cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.

 Requirements include a Bachelor's degree in law enforcement, criminal justice or a related field; a Master's degree in law enforcement, criminal justice or a related field is preferred, along with satisfactory completion of a senior law enforcement management program. Also required is a minimum of 10 years of progressive experience within law enforcement, including experience in a supervisory, management, and/or command capacity, in a union/civil service environment with preference to prior law enforcement experience in an institution of higher learning or a complex campus/environment. Certification as a law enforcement officer in good standing is required, as is a valid State of Illinois driver's license (or within 60 days of employment); NIMS certification (or within 12 months of employment); and a FOID identification card. Excellent communication and team building skills are required; proficiency with computers and related software is expected. Experience with health care policing is strongly desired.

This is a fulltime academic professional position. Salary is open and is dependent on qualifications and experience. The position is available as soon as possible after closing date. To ensure full consideration, application materials (including a letter of interest outlining relevant skills and experience, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references) and nominations (including the nominee's name, current position, contact information, and a brief description of qualifications and experience for the position) should be received by August 26, 2014. Candidates may create a profile and submit electronic materials through The Hollins Group ( is the University's executive search partner for this engagement.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution/employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services.






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







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.