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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.
















City of Pittsburgh

Department of Personnel & Civil Service Commission/ Attention: Applications Section

Fourth Floor, City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15219

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 7:30 A.M. through 4:45 P.M.

Fax Number:  412-255-4736
Application Questions:  412-255-2710
Civil Service Commission:  412-255-2384



Employment Announcement for the position of:  CHIEF OF STAFF

 Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis from 11/03/14 until the position is filled.


I.  General Application Requirements:

You must submit or show proof of all of the following at the time of filing your application (unless otherwise indicated below) or your application will be disqualified.  Disqualifications based on any of these General Application Requirements are not subject to a Civil Service appeal.

  • A completed online City of Pittsburgh Employment Application, including your online Employment Profile Data.  (Education and Work Experience).
  • Completed online City of Pittsburgh Supplemental Form questions for this position.
  • A resume, to be submitted online.
  • Applicants must become residents of the City of Pittsburgh prior to employment and remain a resident throughout employment.
  • A current, valid Class C Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Operator's License is required to be presented and verified prior to appointment to the position and must be maintained throughout employment.  Written requests for a special accommodation on the basis of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act will be considered by the Department of Personnel and Civil Service Commission on an individual basis.


NOTE:  The City of Pittsburgh, as a matter of policy, conducts pre-employment and promotional background investigations on all candidates being considered for positions.  The background investigation includes but is not limited to criminal background, driver’s license and City of Pittsburgh real estate tax payments.  Candidates may be disqualified from consideration from employment based on the results of their background investigation (as it relates to the job for which the applicant is being considered).


NOTE Candidates being considered for employment will be required to submit official transcripts to verify of their post-secondary education (college/university, trade school, etc.) prior to being hired by the City of Pittsburgh.  Transcripts must be submitted at the time of any/each job interview you have with the City of Pittsburgh. 


II. Qualifying Requirements:

Your City of Pittsburgh application will be reviewed and your work experience and education/training will be evaluated to determine if you meet the qualifying eligibility requirements listed below for this position.  You will be sent an eligibility letter regarding your eligible/ineligible status.


  • WORK EXPERIENCE: The application must clearly show six (6) years of full-time municipal government and policy planning experience including conducting complex statistical analysis.  Relevant experience within police agencies is preferred.  Three (3) years of this experience must include supervisory responsibilities.  (Full-time is defined as 32 hours or more per week.  Less than full-time experience will be calculated on a pro-rated basis.)
  • EDUCATION/TRAINING: The application must clearly show a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) from a fully accredited institution in Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, Political Science, Social Science or a related field.  (See NOTE under the General Application Requirements Section above regarding the verification of education/training).
  •  EQUIVALENCY:  Education/training and/or work experience may be substituted on a year for year basis if the application clearly shows the required number of years to meet the Total Qualifying Requirement for this position (based on the sum of work experience and education/training listed above).  The Total Qualifying Requirement is ten (10) years.  (See NOTE under the General Application Requirements Section above regarding the verification of education/training).


III. Civil Service Examination(s):

If you meet the qualifying requirements listed above, you will be sent a letter of admission (when applicable) for the following examination(s).  You must pass the written and/or performance examination(s) in order to have your name placed on the official Civil Service eligibility list for this position.  Candidates who receive job offers must pass a medical examination (when applicable) prior to start date.

  • Written:  None required for this position.
  • Performance:  None required for this position.
  • Medical:  None required for this position. 



Department:  Public Safety/Bureau of Police

Salary:  $96,410 per year.

Union:  None, this is a non-union position.

Civil Service Classification:  Exempt


Position Duties:

  • Provides strategic leadership for the Office of the Chief of Police and command staff.
  • Provides integration of the Bureau’s mission with execution of that mission.
  • Oversees development of the Bureau’s Plan of Action.
  • Engages appropriate divisions/units within the Bureau to communicate the Bureau’s mission and policies.
  • Coordinates and integrates functions in the Bureau that require knowledge, tracking and communication of critical issues.
  • Manages the Bureau performance management activities.
  • Oversees and manages the flow and exchange of information.
  • Streamlines interactions with key Bureau constituents and drives initiatives on behalf of the Chief of Police.
  • Convenes and coordinates policies and issues with the senior managers of the Bureau.
  • Reviews documents and communications prepared by the Bureau to ensure they reflect policy and advise the Chief of issues that need to be addressed.
  • Reports to the chief on problems and progress of initiatives.
  • Oversees special assignments on the Chief’s behalf.
  • Maintains awareness of current best practices in police management and operations; advises the Chief of Police and other managers in the Bureau of these practices and how they can best be applied.
  • Maintains liaison with key public and private officials, including the Mayor’s Office and City Council.
  • Oversees the development of Police capital budget.
  • Ensures that the Department of Public Safety and other levels of local government are aware of key Bureau activities and that the Bureau is responsive to their concerns and issues.
  • Responds to inquiries from other government agencies and units of city government, including the Mayor’s Office and City Council.
  • Represents the Chief of Police at various meetings and functions as assigned.
  • Manages area of responsibility in strict accordance with applicable laws, regulations and established policy including union agreements to ensure fair and standardized treatment of employees.
  • Performs activities and functions of related lower-level personnel as assigned or required.
  • Performs such other related tasks and duties that are assigned or required.

Knowledge/Abilities (At Full Job Performance)

Extensive knowledge of:

  • Human Resources Development, including management and leadership development, and the principles, best practices, applications and techniques utilized in municipal police organizations.
  • General budget process, finance and accounting principles and statistical analysis methodology.
  • Organizational and change management.
  • Research methods.
  • Project management.
  • Policing best practices relative to data driven, problem solving community oriented policing.

 Considerable Knowledge of:

  • Best practices in relation to leadership and staff development.
    • City and departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
    • Relevant labor agreements and personnel policies and procedures.
    • Microsoft Office Software applications.
    • Collection and application of crime and police data (e.g., calls for service, etc.).
    • Relevant academic research informing police practices.
    • The application of relevant data to driving police operational strategies.
    • The working relationships of the three components that make up the criminal justice system (i.e., law enforcement, courts, corrections).

Limited knowledge of:

  • SPSS or similar statistical packages.
  • Pennsylvania Crimes Code and Vehicle Law.

Ability to:

  • Effectively supervise the work of assigned personnel.
  • Work independently, determine work priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Analyze and interpret data.
  • Work effectively with various media outlets and understand appropriate internal communication strategies.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, associates, outside agencies, and the general public.


  • Frequently 0 – 20 pounds.
  • Occasionally 21 – 40 pounds.

Physical Demands – Job Requirements:   

  • Constantly hearing-conversation, seeing-near, seeing-far, speaking clearly.

Full-time City employees receive a comprehensive benefit package including:


  • Health, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • Pension
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Personal Days


(Benefits may be modified based on collective bargaining unit terms.)










The City of Quincy



The City of Quincy is seeks a highly motivated, community oriented, and accomplished law enforcement leader and professional to served as Chief of Police. 

 Work includes directing and managing the day-to-day operations of the department. The incumbent must possess extensive familiarity with modern police techniques and best practices community policing, youth protection ordinance and the integration of telecommunications in tactical operations. Incumbent must have experience in the, concepts of administration and elements of effective supervision. 

Plans, organizes, and manages the activities and functions of the day-to-day operations of the department through department senior officers. 

  •  Development the department’s mission, its policies, procedures, rules and regulations; and implements same through department senior officers. 
  •  Incumbent will prepare and manage the department’s operating and capital budgets; and controls expenditures of the appropriations.
  •  Reviews employee problems and insures that necessary steps are taken to maintain high morale and employee effectiveness and efficiency. 
  •  Meets with other law enforcement managers for strategic planning and to plan interdepartmental responses to high risk or special events.  Uses and exercises independent judgment. 
  •  Reviews and approves recommendations for placement, advancement, transfer, training, development, safety and discipline of departmental personnel.  Insures departmental compliance with the City's equal employment opportunity requirements and related federal and state laws. 
  •  The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Business, or Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Criminology or related field may substitute for one year of the required sworn experience. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. Incumbent is expected to reside in the City of Quincy.

 Submit letter of application, detailed resume with salary history, work related references and City of Quincy application to: Bessie Evans Director, Human Resources, City of Quincy, 404 W. Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351.  E-mail for a complete position, community profile and job application, or fax your resume/application to 1-866-780-7910.  EOE.

CLOSING DATE:   Position Open Until Filled



















Inspector—UT-Police Department (Houston)

 The University of Texas Police at Houston (UTP-H) is a member of the University of Texas System Police. It is staffed with a dedicated team of sworn and civilian professionals that serve, protect and preserve the “daily campus life” at one of the top cancer centers in the nation, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (US News & World Report), and the prestigious University of Texas Health Sciences Center (UT-Health).  Both institutions are part of the world’s largest medical complex, The Texas Medical Center located in the heart of the nation’s energy capital, Houston, Texas.  UTP-H is responsible for law enforcement, security and personal safety services.   Accredited since 1994 it has most recently received meritorious accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA®).

 The UTP-H is currently accepting applications for a commissioned position of Inspector, Threat and Criminal Investigations. The primary function of the Inspector position is to oversee the institutional criminal investigations program and to provide oversight of the institutional threat assessment and crime mitigation programs.

 Key Functions

 Provides leadership to and management of assigned personnel through clear direction, communications, development opportunities, and ongoing feedback.  Manages the daily operations of criminal investigation.  May manage staff, including the selection process, coordination of work, performance and development.

  1. Functions as the managing investigator on all major criminal matters and lengthy investigations.  Coordinates investigations in cooperation with Federal, State, County and local agencies. 
  2. Manages and administers high risk institutional compliance and complex investigations.  
  3. Conducts audits of criminal cases and is responsible for case management.
  4. Coordinates strategic and tactical plans and operations with Operations Bureau Commanders to address crime trends and criminal activities.                                                                                                                                      
  5. Provides crime scene expertise and oversees crime scene searches.
  6. Provides leadership to and management of assigned personnel through clear direction, communications, development opportunities, and ongoing feedback.  Manages the daily operations of the institutional threat assessment and crime mitigation programs.  Manages staff, including the selection process, coordination of work, performance and development. 
  7. Responds to and identifies actual or perceived threats. Conducts immediate threat reviews and assessments insuring a rapid mitigation response.
  8. Conducts immediate, long term, and pre and post-event threat assessments and analysis to develop ways to minimize future risks.  Produces reports or presentations that outline findings, explain risk, threat and/or vulnerability positions, and/or recommend mitigation measures.
  9. Provides expertise to various community outreach and institutional groups.  Maintains a strong working relationship with the universities’ communication offices.  Through the risk assessment process provides support to the institutional safety committee, 2-stop committee, facilities management and off-site facility operations.
  10. Creates and conducts crime prevention presentations, training and programs to internal and external audiences.  Researches, produces, evaluates, maintains and updates presentations and other related materials utilized in crime prevention and threat and risk assessment programs and projects. 
  11. Oversees security sensitive background investigations on prospective university employees, contractors, students, and volunteers to determine their potential security risk to the university.


 Required:   Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Management, Police Science, Business Administration

 Preferred:   Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration, Police Science or Business Administration.


Required:     Seven years of experience as a commissioned peace officer functioning as an investigator, detective, or intelligence officer at an agency/department of 75 or more commissioned police officers, to include three years of supervisory experience.  Additional years of experience as an investigator, detective, or intelligence officer may be substituted for the required education on a one- to-one basis.

 Preferred:   Nine years of experience in risk evaluation/threat assessment or law enforcement or general case investigations.


 Required:   All of the following:

 Eligible to be a commissioned/licensed peace officer for the State of Texas.

  • Valid Class C Texas driver’s license

 Preferred:   One or more of the following:

 Possess an advanced certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education

  • Certified Crime Prevention Specialist issued by the Texas Crime Prevention Association
  • Physical Security Professional (PSP) issued by American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
  • Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) issued by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS)
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) issued by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)                            

 Pay and Compensation

 The salary range for this position is from $80,000 to $120,000.  The starting pay is on a sliding scale commensurate with experience.   For example, an applicant with 10 years of approved experience would start at approximately $100,000.  Supplemental pay is also provided to those that qualify for; bi- lingual pay (up to $1,200 a year), education pay (up to $4,200 a year), TCOLE certification pay (up to $3,600 a year) and a tuition reimbursement through a Cohort (up to $5,250 a year). Excellent benefits, to include paid time off, paid holidays and the opportunity to earn up to 32 additional hours of time off based on performance are provided as an employee within the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.

To be considered for this position, you must pass a process that includes but is not limited to medical and psychological exams, drug tests, polygraph exam and an extensive background investigation, which includes character references.

 NOTE: Must successfully complete the next available UT-System Police Lateral Academy after hire which requires a commissioned/licensed peace officer status from the State of Texas.

 Position will be advertised until filled.

To  apply,  please  visit     and  search  for  key  word  “police”  or requisition number 7522BR. For further information or questions, please contact Sgt. Gabe Wisneski at 713-563-2154 or


















































Population: 149,000. This is an outstanding and challenging opportunity to provide leadership and management to a police department in a rapidly growing community in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

 The City is seeking for its new Chief of Police a respected, professional hands-on leader and manager who is well-versed in the latest techniques of law enforcement, who is collaborative with other metropolitan law enforcement agencies and someone who will work effectively and hand-in-hand with departmental officers and staff. The FY 2014-15 overall city budget is $367.5M (for all funds) and $216M for the General Fund.

 The next Chief of Police should have earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Public Administration or a closely related field and have kept up with their professional development. A related Master’s degree and Master Peace Officer Certification is preferred, as is graduation from the FBI National Academy or similarly recognized professional development program.

 Also required are ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal police work including four (4) years of administrative and supervisory experience.  Ability to become a Certified Peace Officer in the State of Texas within a reasonable length of time is also required. A valid Texas driver’s license or ability to obtain one is also required. Brochure at

 Any combination of experience that would likely provide the required knowledge is qualifying.

 Experience as a Chief of Police, Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief or a command level officer in a community similar in nature and size (or larger) to McKinney would be a plus. Also, experience in an urban environment similar to McKinney would be a plus.

 The starting salary will be market competitive DOQ/E plus benefits, reasonable relocation expenses.

 For additional information on this outstanding opportunity, please contact James L. Mercer, President/CEO, The Mercer Group, Inc. at 505-466-9500; 

 Confidential cover letters, resumes and salary history to Mr. Mercer at James Mercer, President/CEO, The Mercer Group, Inc., 1000 Cordova Place, #726, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Voice: 505-466-9500; Fax: 505-466-1274. E-Mail:; Website:       First review of candidates on January 19, 2015. EOE









Fort Pierce Police Department
Fort Pierce, Florida
Chief of Police

The City of Fort Pierce is conducting a national search for a proven leader who can inspire the confidence of the community and police officers as the city’s Police Chief. The successful candidate will be committed to community policing and problem-solving policing strategies to reduce crime, enhance police and community relations, and deliver excellent police services to all the citizens of Fort Pierce. 

With a diverse population of 41,590, Fort Pierce is a historic community located on the eastern seaboard within the “Treasure Coast” of Florida. The city, often called the Sunrise City, is a waterfront community with direct access from Interstate 95 and US Highway 1. Its diverse neighborhoods encompass approximately 29 square miles, including 2.3 miles of public beach, a historic waterfront downtown, a quaint fishing village, and the popular Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts.  Downtown attractions include shopping, dining, entertainment, and a city marina.  Fort Pierce is known for its outstanding boating and fishing.  Fort Pierce is home to Indian River State College, which has earned national recognition for excellence and affordability with over 100 programs offered.  Lawnwood Regional Medical Center hosts the region’s only Level II trauma center.  The city is located within a two-hour drive of other world-class Florida locations, including Orlando, Miami, and Palm Beach.

The Fort Pierce Police Department has 157 employees (121 authorized sworn) and a budget of $12.5 million. It is a full-service police agency accredited through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.  The department is currently divided into two bureaus, the Community Policing Bureau (patrol) and the Support Services Bureau (investigations and administration).  The department is committed to several community programs designed to support youth and reduce violence including the Roundtable of St. Lucie County and the Restoring the Village initiative.  The Fort Pierce Police Department was the recipient of a recent $200,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant to combat gang violence in the city’s socio-economically challenged communities.

Fort Pierce is the home of the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex at the Indian River State College.  It is a 50-acre complex that has gained national attention as one of the most comprehensive, technologically advanced training facilities in the nation.  The department works closely with several other professional law enforcement agencies, including the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, the Port St. Lucie Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Department of Homeland Security.

The Police Chief, who is responsible to the City Manager, must possess:

  • Demonstrated competencies in effective leadership and building strong relationships within the community and the agency, and the ability to inspire confidence as a representative of the police department and the city.  
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to be visible within the department and in the community.
  • A passionate commitment to community policing and problem-solving policing (experience in successfully implementing violence reduction strategies and comprehensive gang initiatives); and using current strategies, systems, and technologies to optimize the delivery of police services to the community.
  • Exceptional organizational and management skills, including the ability to develop and maintain a strong leadership team.
  • A proven commitment to diversity, both within the department, through staff development, and within the community, by improving citizen outreach efforts at all levels of the department.
  • Extensive experience in the many aspects of policing a diverse urban community.
  • A track record of successfully implementing and maintaining professional standards that result in departmental efficiency, integrity, and public confidence.
  • Experience in identifying and successfully implementing new programs, policies, and procedures.

 The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, or a related field.  A Master’s degree is preferred.  Candidates must have a minimum of ten years of law enforcement experience, including responsible administrative and leadership assignments.  In addition, completion of a nationally recognized advanced law enforcement administration course is required.  This could include PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police, the FBI National Academy, the Southern Police Institute AOC, or Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command.

Salary Range: Up to $124,091 per year, plus a competitive fringe benefits package.

The Chief is selected by the City Manager with consent of the five-member City Commission.  Qualified candidates should apply by February 6, 2015 with cover letter, resumé and a list of five professional references.  Candidates who are selected for interviews will be subject to public disclosure. For more information about the city and police department, please refer to the websites below:


Apply by email to:


For questions, email or call (202)466-7820.


 Fort Pierce is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.  Veteran’s preference will be awarded under applicable Florida Statute.  Form DD214 must be provided at the time of applying for a covered position in order to claim Veterans’ Preference.  The City of Fort Pierce is a drug-free workplace pursuant to applicable Florida Statutes.











Search for candidates for Bellevue, WA Police Chief

 PERF has been asked by the City of Bellevue, Washington to help identify candidates for its Police Chief position.  The City of Bellevue (population 134,000) is a vibrant, growing, multi-cultural community located in the Puget Sound region. The city operates under a council/manager form of government and has embraced a “One City” philosophy in which all city agencies work collaboratively with each other and with the community. The Police Department is a well respected, CALEA-accredited organization with 220 employees (178 sworn) who are represented by three collective bargaining units. The position offers an excellent benefit package and a salary up to $175,000 DOQ.  Top candidates will be interviewed by several panels and will include public events.  Interested candidates should contact Charlotte Lansinger at PERF at The City of Bellevue is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women and minorities to apply. 











The City of Sarasota is recruiting for a Deputy Chief of Police. This position reports to the Police chief and is responsible for assisting the chief with planning, direction and control of polaice operations and procedures for the City of Sarasota, enforcing laws and ordinances of the City with firmness, tact and impartiality. The Sarasota Police Department is a progressive, professional department with a budgeted sworn force of 158 officers.

 The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university with  major course work in criminal justice, law enforcement, or related field and have at least three (3) years of experience in police work at the managerial level; or the equivalent in education, training and experience, which would provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities. Candidate must embrace the principals of community policing  problem-oriented policing. Specialized training from FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, or NWU is desirable. Must possess Florida State Law Enforcement certification or have the ability to obtain certification within six (6) months of employment. A valid State of Florida driver’s license is required at the time of hire.

 Desired Attributes:

Demonstrated expertise in leading change
Experience with community policing and problem-oriented policing
Experience with social/cultural/economically diverse communities
Labor/management experience
Experience in all phases of law enforcement
Multi-agency vice/narcotics experience
Disaster preparedness background
Nuisance abatement experience
Strong decision-making skills
Communication skills
Problem solving skills
Command presence
Politically astute
Budget or financial management experience
Collaboration & teambuilding skills


Apply online ONLY at City of Sarasota website:

 Applications accepted until 4:00 pm, January 31, 2015













Seattle police department

Assistant Police Chief

Job Number: 2015-00004


Job:  Assistant Chief (Executive 4, Exempt)    

Status:  Regular/Full-Time Day Shift

Closing Date/Time:  Open until positions filled

Salary:  $130,228 - $189,247

Location: Seattle Police Department (Headquarters) - 610 Fifth Avenue


The Seattle Police Department (SPD) seeks to fill the position of Assistant Police Chief to serve as a dynamic executive to assist and support the Chief of Police in the overall management and administration of the Department.  As part of the Department’s Command Staff, this position will play a central role in advancing the Department’s mission of reducing crime through constitutional policing.  The Assistant Chief is charged with directing, managing, supervising and coordinating the activities and operations of an assigned Bureau within the Seattle Police Department and provides complex executive support to the Chief of Police.


The Seattle Police Department is comprised of 1,850 dedicated law enforcement professionals  all committed to creating and fostering a work environment that is collaborative, innovative and leading the way in law enforcement principles and practices. Ours is a culture that encourages top performers to adhere to a standard of excellence in the identification of and resolution to complex challenges. At SPD we acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals and pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.


  • Assumes management responsibility for the services, activities, and day-to-day operations of an assigned Bureau.
  • Coordinates activities with other Bureaus, City Departments, and outside agencies.
  • Advises and assists subordinates in solving highly complex police issues.
  • Formulates orders and regulations governing activities of the SPD; confers with the Chief of Police, Command Staff  and subordinate staff on the formulation of policies and practices of the Department; and supports policy development and compliance by ensuring policies are updated and distributed.
  • Conducts a variety of organizational and operational studies, and investigations; recommends modifications to programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  • Promotes police public relations by participating in media interviews, acting as a liaison for the Police Chief with other law enforcement agencies, and elected officials. Serves on committees, commissions and task forces, and represents the Department in state and local police functions.
  • Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and priorities for the Department.
  • Participates in the development and administration of the Department’s annual budget of approximately $293 Million; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; and monitors and approves expenditures.
  • Manages the services and activities of assigned Bureau; coordinates the tasks of sworn and civilian personnel in preserving order, protecting life and property, investigating crimes, and enforcing laws and municipal ordinances.
  • Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; responds to questions and information requests from citizens and outside agencies.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of law enforcement.

Minimum qualifications:  

Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Law Enforcement or a related field; a minimum of ten (10) years law enforcement experience, which must include a minimum of three (3) years experience as a full-time Lieutenant, or higher; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must satisfy a Seattle Police Department background investigation; and have a valid WashingtonState driver’s license at the time of hire.

Desired qualifications:

Well qualified applicants will have a demonstrated appreciation for diversity in the workplace; a strong track record of meaningful community outreach; a demonstrated commitment to constitutional policing; and advanced training in leadership, supervision and management related to law enforcement.


If you are encouraged by and meet the qualifications you just read, we invite you to applying online at  or complete an application, cover letter, resume and drop it off at the Human Resources Department, SeattleMunicipalTower, 700 - 5th Avenue, Suite 5400, Seattle, WA98124-4028.  Job Number 2015-00004. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

This process will remain open until positions are filled. Interviews will commence February 2, 2015 and first consideration will be given to those applications received by January 26, 2015.













City of New York
 Job Vacancy Notice

Civil Service Title:  Deputy Inspector General   M1

Title Code No:  31144



Unit:    OIG-NYPD   


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


  • 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 OIGNYPD’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 databased 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.



Revised Post Date: 8/12/14

Post Until filled

JVN# 032-2015-160489



The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



















Police Department  
$121,812 - $162,408 Annually; Plus Excellent Benefits
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015, 5:00 p.m.




If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity, there are six (6) required items that must be submitted in order for you to be considered:


  • A completed City of Gilroy/CalOpps online application and supplemental questionnaire
  • A Cover Letter that explains your specific interest in this position with the Gilroy Police Department
  • A detailed resume that focuses on relevant law enforcement experience and education
  • A completed Self-Attestation Form
  • Copies of P.O.S.T. Advanced and Supervisory Certificates
  • A list of five work-related references with contact information (Note:  references will not be contacted without candidate’s authorization and this step is not completed until after the interview process.)

*There are several ways to submit the above required items: they may be uploaded as 1 (one) attachment to your on-line application, mailed, or dropped off at the Human Resources Department.



The City of Gilroy is recruiting for the position of Police Captain.  The Gilroy Police Department is located 28 miles south of San Jose, in Santa Clara County, and serves a diverse population base of approximately 52,000 residents.  The Gilroy Police Department (GPD) is a full service law enforcement agency and is divided into three divisions; Field Operations, Administration and Special Operations.  Captains serve as the commanders for each of the divisions, reporting to the Chief of Police.  GPD is a community oriented policing agency.  The current authorized strength of the GPD is 95, with 62 sworn and 33 professional/support staff.  The current performance based police budget is approximately $19 million dollars.  Staff members are guided by the department’s Core Values, the 5-Year Strategic Plan, and the goals and objectives set forth by the city.

 The Mission of the Gilroy Police Department is:  Providing excellent public safety services in partnership with the community.

The Vision of the Gilroy Police Department is:  The men and women of the Gilroy Police Department are dedicated to courageously ensuring the safety of our community.

 The Core Values are:  Respect, Integrity, Compassion, Teamwork, Innovation, and Accountability.



 Under general supervision of the Police Chief, supervise a variety of teams and units within the Field Operations, Special Operations and/or Support Services Division; supervise, evaluate and direct subordinate supervisors; perform administrative, supervisory and technical police work; perform special law enforcement, investigative and administrative tasks; assume command of a division; can serve as Incident Commander for major incidents; and may be assigned to serve as the Acting Chief of Police or Chief’s designee.  Captains are subject to 24/7 call out as needed to support the department.

 The Administration Division oversees a communications center that provides both police and fire dispatching; records management; property and evidence; the administrative sergeant, who serves as the department's Public Information Officer and Internal Investigations investigator.  The Administration Captain also oversees all technology investments, the bi-annual budget, grants, citizen complaints, Pitchess Motions, facilities, fleet, contracts, training and serves as a secondary to the city’s emergency operations center. 

 The Field Operations Division oversees all patrol functions; patrol Community Services Officers, the K-9 program, Explorers, the Range, Mounted Unit, the Jail and Multi-Service Officers, the Field Training Officer program and the Reserve Officer Program.

 The Special Operations Division oversees the investigations unit, staff assigned to special task forces, the anti-crime team, the traffic unit, major accident investigations team, bicycle patrol, recruiting and backgrounds, vehicle abatement, the SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Team programs, defensive tactics, the VIP program, manages law suits and staff meetings and is a primary to the city’s emergency operations center.  The Special Operations Captain oversees the South County Youth Task Force Coordinator and Program and manages the CalGrip grant requirements.  In addition, the Special Operations Captain may serve in a back-up role to the Chief and may attend various regional, state, and/or national committees or board meetings.

 The role of GPD’s captains are to provide effective leadership, guidance, and administrative oversight to the department’s personnel by coordinating police services to ensure the safety of the community and the promotion of proactive community policing principles.  The department will provide 24 hour patrol services responding to public safety calls for service and implementing crime suppression, conducting investigations, traffic enforcement and accident investigation, solving civil conflicts, arresting suspects, and engaging in directed patrol missions to prevent or reduce crime in order to protect life and property for the citizens of Gilroy.


 Ideal Candidate will:

  • Be a dynamic leader, teacher, mentor, and law enforcement innovator who is approachable, open and experienced at developing relationships in a team environment.
  • Have hands-on experience in all aspects of patrol and investigations as well as some experience with administrative functions.
  • Be open to new, innovative, non-traditional methods of problem solving and delivery of police services.
  • Be visible within the department and community.
  • Have strong conflict resolution skills with the ability to effectively resolve complex personnel issues.
  • Have demonstrated the ability to exercise sound judgment and decision making both in a law enforcement response environment and in administrative and management situations. 
  • Be an excellent communicator and be able to express himself/herself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Represent the Police Department and make effective presentations in public situations including City Council meetings and community events. 
  • Have demonstrated experience handling citizen inquiries and customer complaints; the ability to perform effective public relations functions; can effectively resolve disputes, MOU issues and disciplinary matters. 
  • Have hands-on experience developing and managing a budget for a division or work group. 
  • Have direct experience with policy/procedure development and have program and project management experience including the development of goals and action plans. 
  • Be proficient in the use of PC’s and laptop computers and programs such as MS Outlook, Word and Excel. 
  • Have firsthand experience in contemporary labor relations and the implementation and use of labor/management committees. 
  • Value working in a diverse department and community.
  • Be a creative problem solver and solution oriented.
  • Motivate and lead staff based on the department’s core values. 
  • Work with local, state, and federal partners to leverage assets and resources to better community safety and security.
  • Work closely with command staff and in collaboration with other divisions.
  • Make discipline recommendations.
  • Use the Crime Stats Program as a tool in analyzing data to focus department efforts.
  • Complete high quality staff work in a timely manner.
  • Hold self and others accountable to the department mission, goals, objectives and priorities.
  • May oversee the Press Information Officer and, when necessary, serve as the department’s Public Information Officer.



  1. Plan, assign, direct, evaluate and inspect supervisory personnel, procedures, and equipment assigned to specific teams and units with a view to accomplishing Departmental and City priorities, goals and objectives.
  2.  On occasion may be called upon to perform tasks normally assigned to subordinate personnel.
  3.  Plan, develop, and manage the budgets for the assigned units and/or grants.
  4.  Develop, evaluate, and improve policies and procedures.
  5.  Anticipate and accept assignments and attend meetings, sometimes giving talks, as may be requested by higher authority.
  6.  Assist and coordinate the various units within the division in all efforts towards crime suppression, prevention and apprehension, and improved public service.
  7.  When necessary, assume command of a major function, event or emergency.  May fill a position in the EOC.
  8.  Participate in related training programs and oversee training within assigned units and teams.
  9.  As assigned, serve as Press Officer.
  10.  May work an assigned shift with varied days and/or hours.
  11.  May be subject to recall.
  12.  Take and recommend disciplinary action on infractions of Department regulations in compliance with the Human Resources Rules and Regulations.
  13.  Receive and investigate citizen complaints and initiate internal affairs investigations.
  14.  Anticipate and conduct research studies and prepare completed staff work.
  15.  Coordinate and manage Pitchess motions and serve as Brady Committee Liaison.
  16.  Manage citizen complaint process.
  17. Serve as risk management liaison regarding police department related claims and property damage.
  18. Serve on City-wide Accident Review/Risk Management Committee.
  19. Manage and oversee the South County Youth Task Force and related grants, such as the Cal Grip grant.
  20. Manage and oversee department staff members assigned to task forces and serve as back-up to Board Meetings (i.e. DEA, FBI, SCCSET, A-B109, REACT) Supervise, train and develop the unit supervisors/team leaders assigned to him/her.
  21.  Report to the Police Chief, conditions which are complicating the Department's law enforcement efforts and make recommendations on corrective action to be taken.
  22.  Insure that the Department employees are working toward Department/City goals.
  23.  Support and develop Community Orientated Policing (COP) philosophy in the units/teams under his/her direction.
  24.  Support the unit/team supervisors in their work and insure that they are properly supervising the activities of their subordinates.
  25.  Communicate the policies of the department to subordinate personnel and suggestions of subordinates to the Police Chief.
  26.  May be assigned to serve as the Acting Chief of Police or the Police Chief’s designee.
  27.  Coordination with the County Overhead Support team for critical incidents.
  28.  Attendance and collaboration with the County commanders group.
  29. Perform related work as assigned.


  1. A Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Organizational Behavior, Public Administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university at time of appointment.
  2. Ten years of sworn law enforcement experience with  a minimum of two years experience as a Police Sergeant that included duties and responsibilities equivalent to the duties and responsibilities of a Gilroy Police Sergeant (the City of Gilroy retains the sole right to determine what experience is equivalent).     
  3. Possess both Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Advancedand Supervisory Certificates, within one year of appointment.
  4. Administrative experience that has included work on a municipal budget, grant writing and administration, community group leadership and participation, and other special project type work is highly desired.
  5. Be at least 21 years of age.
  6. Be able to meet the current POST medical standards for a peace officer and be free from any physical condition, which might adversely affect the exercise of power as a peace officer.
  7. Pass a POST background investigation, which includes a polygraph examination, an extensive Department of Justice criminal record check, an FBI check and a firearms clearance.
  8. Pass a post-offer psychological evaluation and medical examination, which includes a drug test.
  9. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  10. Possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and a safe driving record necessary to operate assigned vehicles.
  11. Required to be proficient in typical police weaponry and must maintain department firearms qualification requirements.
  12. Pass all required department and POST training.
  13. Must possess and maintain C.P.R. and First Aid certificates.
  14. Establish and/or maintain residency within 45 minutes normal driving time from the Gilroy Police Station within 18 months from date of hire.
  15. Prefer bilingual (English-Spanish).
  16. Prefer non-tobacco user.



Health Allowance and Flexible Benefits Plan

Depending upon the number of dependents the health allowance ranges from $667.59 to $1,762.97 per month (effective January 1, 2015) for core health benefits.  Subject to specific rules, a cash back program is also available with proof of other medical coverage. City employees participate in the PERS Health Program, and may choose their medical coverage from a variety of providers. The City’s flexible benefits plan includes medical and dental coverage as core benefits.  A range of optional benefits including vision care and medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts are also available.  A long-term disability program, life insurance plan, and employee assistance plan are provided to employees by the city.



The city of Gilroy shall comply with the Public Employee Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) that went into effect on January 1, 2013. 

  • Police Safety Employees Hired On or After January 1, 2013 Categorized as “Classic” CalPERS Members:  The city shall provide the 2% at 50 CalPERS retirement plan for employees in the Police Safety CalPERS category that are hired to a full-time Police Safety position with the city of Gilroy on or after January 1, 2013 who are categorized as a “classic” member of CalPERS.  Final compensation is based on the single highest year.  The employee shall pay a nine percent (9%) employee contribution as a pre-tax payroll deduction pursuant to IRC 414(h)(2).
  • Police Safety Employees Hired On or After January 1, 2013 Categorized as “New” CalPERS Members:  The city shall provide the 2.7% at 57 CalPERS retirement plan for employees in the Police Safety CalPERS category that are hired to a full-time Police Safety position with the city of Gilroy on or after January 1, 2013 who are categorized as a “new” member of CalPERS.  Final compensation is based on the single highest year. Employees in this category shall have a pre-tax payroll deduction for 50% of the total normal cost of the plan as identified annually by CalPERS.  The pre-tax employee payroll deduction amount may change from year to year as required by PEPRA (currently 12%).

 Leaves and Work Schedule                        

Employees accrue 8 hours of sick leave each month.  Annual vacation ranges from two to four weeks per year, based on years of service.  Captains work varied work schedules and hours as assigned by the Police Chief. The base work schedule/work week is currently a 4-10 work schedule. Captains are provided 56 hours of administrative leave each fiscal year and 44 hours of personal leave each fiscal year.  These leaves are not vested leaves and must be used within the fiscal year.

 Uniform Allowance

Captains are provided an annual uniform allowance in the amount of $1,200.00 per fiscal year.


All City employees are paid monthly, on the last business day of each month via direct deposit.


Persons appointed to this position are covered by the Gilroy Management Association (GMA) Memorandum of Understanding.  Employees have the option to join GMA membership.





If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity, there are six (6) required items that must be submitted in order for you to be considered:

 A completed City of Gilroy/CalOpps online application and supplemental questionnaire

  • A Cover Letter that explains your specific interest in this position with the Gilroy Police Department
  • A detailed resume that focuses on relevant law enforcement experience and education
  • A completed Self-Attestation Form
  • Copies of P.O.S.T. Advanced and Supervisory Certificates
  • A list of five work-related references with contact information (Note:  references will not be contacted without candidate’s authorization and this step is not completed until after the interview process.)

*There are several ways to submit the above required items: they may be uploaded as 1 (one) attachment to your on-line application, mailed, or dropped off at the Human Resources Department.

Self-Attestation Form – a fully completed Police Captain Self Attestation Form must be completed with your application packet.  Given that this position will work in the Gilroy Police Department a detailed background check will be required.  This form is the first step in this process and will allow you to self-assess relative to any background issues that may come up should you be considered further.  The form can be located at:


City Application Form & Attachments – Candidates must complete the CalOpps City of Gilroy application form for the position of Police Captain which includes supplemental questions and submit on line.  Please prepare attachments prior to completion of the CalOpps application so that you may upload and attach them to your CalOpps submittal. CalOpps has limited memory space for each applicant’s attachments.  Therefore, if your file(s) are too large, you may need to mail your attachments to the city of Gilroy Human Resources Office and HR staff will upload your documents to your application.


Mailing Address:

City of Gilroy

Human Resources Department

7351 Rosanna Street

Gilroy, CA 95020


This recruitment is open until Wednesday, February 18, 2015.  Only the most qualified applicants with the most relevant experience and education will be invited to continue in the selection process. The interview/assessment process is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2015.  In addition, final candidates for the position are required to pass a background check, State of California Department of Justice criminal records check, medical evaluation, and drug screen, given at the City’s expense, prior to appointment. If special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department right away.

Attention: Communication regarding your status in this recruitment process will be conducted via e-mail. Be sure to include an e-mail address on the employment application. Applicants are responsible for notifying Human Resources of any changes to an e-mail address and/or other contact information.













Police Chief- City of San Antonio

 The City of San Antonio is offering a unique and challenging opportunity to provide professional, hands-on leadership as Police Chief of one of the nation’s largest police departments. The City of San Antonio is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader to direct all facets of the City’s Police Department including field operations, investigations, support services, and general department administration.

 The successful candidate will be a well-respected, experienced law enforcement leader who is well-versed in the latest law-enforcement techniques and demonstrates a history of collaborating with internal and external organizations and agencies to provide the highest level of proactive law enforcement that protects and serves the residents of San Antonio.

 The City of San Antonio Police department is an award winning, professional organization served by more than 2,000 of the best law enforcement officers in the country. The Police Chief reports directly to the City Manager and is supported by two assistant Police Chiefs and 6 Deputy Chiefs.

 This position requires a bachelors degree in a related field and ten (10) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in municipal police work including five (5) years of senior command, administrative or supervisory responsibility.

 To apply, send resume and cover letter to This position is open until filled but the first review of resumes will occur after Sunday, February 15.

 To learn more visit










The Town of Hanover Police Department is seeking an experienced law enforcement leader for the position of Captain.  The Hanover Police Department is a full-service agency and employs 20 sworn and 13 non-sworn personnel and operates under a Board of Selectmen-Manager (Council-Manager) form of government with the Chief of Police reporting to the Town Manager.  The Police Department has an annual operating budget of $2.2 million and a Telecommunication Center that provides dispatch services for 20 communities in New Hampshire and Vermont.  The New England Police Benevolent Association represents police officers, dispatchers, parking control officers and clerical staff and the Town typically negotiates three year contracts.  The Chief of Police, Captain and other supervisory positions are not represented by the NEPBA and do not engage in contract negotiations.               

The Community:
Hanover is located in Grafton County in west central New Hampshire.  The Town has a population of 11, 260 and occupies 50.3 square miles.  The Town of Hanover and surrounding region is part of "The Upper Valley.”  This designation refers to a geographic area stretching along both sides of the Connecticut River in central New Hampshire and Vermont.  Hanover is home to Dartmouth College, (one of the Ivy League colleges and the ninth oldest college in the nation) and enjoys a lively, ‘New England cosmopolitan’ business district.  The area offers an incredible mix of activities, thanks to the great outdoors, including the Connecticut River, the White and Green Mountains, the arts and culture community, and the benefits of intellectual activities found in a college town.  With excellent schools, Hanover has retained the small-town, unique charm that reminds us that family, quality of life, and service to others are keys to a successful community.  The community was recently named one of the top ten places to live and retire by Money Magazine.  Additional information about the Town of Hanover and Police Department can be located at:     

Under the direction of the Chief of Police, this position is responsible for the Operations and Support Services divisions of the Police Department and its day to day operations.  The Operations Division consists of the Patrol and Investigations components.  The Support Services Division consists of the Communications, Records, and Parking Divisions.  The Captain provides administrative and budgetary support to the Chief and acts for the Chief during his absence. 

The Successful Candidate is:

  • an experienced law enforcement supervisor and manager capable of conducting employee recognition, appraisal, and discipline
  • proficient in budget development, grant writing and management, and police agency fiscal management
  • an excellent written communicator and skilled in policy research, development and implementation
  • an accomplished public speaker capable of representing the Hanover Police Department and Town of Hanover at a variety of public and private venues
  • experienced in employee recruitment, selection, promotion and training and development
  • knowledgeable in personnel management issues regarding labor relations and collective bargaining
  • a seasoned police trainer with the ability to train law enforcement sworn and non-sworn personnel in technical and legal topical areas
  • current in legal, regulatory, technological, and societal changes impacting law enforcement agencies
  • knowledgeable and experienced in the investigation of citizen complaints and internal affairs/administrative investigations
  • informed on police practices related to receipt, storage and disposition of evidence and property
  • a critical thinker with the ability to make complex decisions impacting police services and administration
  • capable and experienced in conducting departmental inspections and audits on employees, facilities, vehicles, and programs 
  • active and involved in his/her community with frequent interaction with governmental, business, schools, volunteer organizations, and other community stakeholders
  • involved in community activities, festivals, and police department outreach efforts
  • a veteran law enforcement officer who is capable of delivering professional testimony at criminal, administrative, and legislative hearings
  • physically capable of performing the duties of a sworn law enforcement officer

This is a sworn law enforcement officer position in the State of New Hampshire.  Successful candidates must have a minimum of ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in law enforcement including seven (7) years of progressive supervisory law enforcement experience.  Certified New Hampshire police officer or ability to obtain certification within six months of employment from the Police Standards and Training Council.  The possession of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a field related to criminal justice or public administration is preferred.  Successful completion of a law enforcement command college course such as the FBI National Academy, Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, or equivalent course is also preferred.  The State of New Hampshire does not recognize federal or military law enforcement training for certification.  The successful candidate is expected to establish their principal residence in New Hampshire or Vermont within 30 minutes driving distance from the Hanover Police Department within a period of time to be negotiated with the Chief of Police.

Salary Information and Application Process:

The hiring range is $74,567 - $85,000 with compensation negotiable based upon experience and qualifications. The full salary range for this position is $74,567 to $113,019.  The Police Department offers education and physical fitness incentives once the candidate has completed a six month probationary period that could be equivalent of up to 8% of salary.  The Town of Hanover offers a competitive benefits package.  Information pertaining to benefits can be located at:

All applications must be fully completed and submitted online at:  Click on the position Police Captain – Hanover, NH and follow the instructions to apply.  Application closing date is February 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM ET.  Application screening will begin on February 5, 2015.  Semi-finalists will be invited to participate in an assessment center in Hanover on March 18-19, 2015.  All inquiries should be e-mailed to Thomas M. Moss, Senior Consultant for Developmental Associates, LLC at or telephone (919) 813-6096 Ext. 104.  

The Town of Hanover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.















The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a leading national police research institution and membership organization based in Washington, DC, seeks candidates to fill a research associate position.  PERF focuses on critical and emerging issues in policing, such as the use of body-worn cameras, police use-of-force, countering violent extremism, officer safety and wellness, technology issues and cybercrime, sexual assault, gun crime reduction strategies, 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. 

 The successful candidate will become a key member of PERF’s Technical Assistance Division with responsibilities in the following areas:

  • gathering, reviewing, and analyzing current policing literature and research;
  • developing concept papers and proposals;
  • drafting proposals for project funding;
  • preparing and delivering presentations;
  • completing project and contract management activities;
  • coordinating and conducting meetings;
  • traveling to conduct on-site research (or “site-visits”) at police departments and other criminal justice agencies; and
  • writing and editing publications, reports, and project documents


Applicant must possess a 4-year college degree (Master’s Degree strongly preferred) in the social sciences or a related field with 2-4 years relevant professional experience.  Applicants must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to multi-task, work well individually and in a team setting, and have strong computer skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in project planning and management and contract/grant management. Applicants should have strong analytic and research skills as well as the ability to present ideas, findings and recommendations effectively, both orally and in writing.  Knowledge of the substantive area of law enforcement is a plus.

 Applying for a position at PERF:  PERF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

 Send letter of interest, resume, three writing samples and a list of three references to PERF, Attn: Jessica Toliver, Director of Technical Assistance, 1120 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 930, Washington, DC 20036, or email your materials to  Application review will start immediately and continue until all positions are filled.  Application packets that do not contain the required materials will not be considered. PERF is an equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. For more information on PERF, please see our website at