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Police Chief
Milton, Georgia
Posted: August 8, 2016
End Date: Open until Filled, first review of applications will occur on September 12, 2016


The City of Milton is a distinctive community that embraces small-town life and heritage while preserving and enhancing the city’s rural character. Celebrating their 10-year anniversary later this year, the City of Milton is one of the northern metro Atlanta area’s newest cities.   With a population of just over 36,000 the city covers 38 square miles.

The City is looking for an experienced law enforcement leader to oversee the operation of the department that has 39 sworn officers, one Code Enforcement Officer and an administrative staff of 3.  The FY ’16 annual budget for the department is $4.2 million.  The department is divided into three divisions:  Patrol, Investigations and Support Services. This department is staffed with exceptional men and women who are led to provide the highest level of service possible to the community. This is accomplished through practicing the core values of the agency: People First, Service, Creativity, Initiative and Problem Solving.

 The Department is State certified and CALEA accredited.

 The Police Chief will be responsible for directing the department’s long-range planning, resource allocation, and the operational coordination of all law enforcement activity in the City. The selected candidate will be community minded and outcome oriented; have experience in intelligence driven policing and data driven strategies; manage through collaboration and teamwork, and empower the City’s officers to perform at an exceptional level. 

 The Police Chief will report to the City Manager.

 Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, or closely related field. A Master’s degree is preferred. Must have law enforcement certification from your current state.  A minimum of seven years of progressive experience in law enforcement, including at least four years in a management capacity; or any equivalent combination of specialized training, education, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.  Broad base of experience in patrol and investigations is desired.  Must obtain within one year and maintain relevant GA P.O.S.T. certifications and required levels of proficiency in appropriate skills. Must possess a valid driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record. 

 The City of Milton offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package to employees.

 The position is considered open until filled, first review of resumes will be on September 12, 2016.

 Please send your resume to:


Robert E. Slavin, President


3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite B-1

Norcross, Georgia 30071

Phone: (770) 449-4656

Fax: (770) 416-0848







Chief Constable

Lincolnshire Police


United Kingdom (UK)


Fixed Term up to 5 years

$163,613 plus relocation and benefits

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (as amended), allows Police and Crime Commissioners to appoint current and previously serving officers from approved police forces and ranks from designated countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and USA) to be appointed as Chief Constables in England and Wales.

The new Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire Police is offering a unique opportunity for eligible officers from the United States of America (USA) to apply to be the next Chief Constable of one of the top performing forces in the UK.

The Commissioner is looking for a Chief Constable who cares about the team they lead, communities they serve, is approachable, creative and has the ability to enthuse and empower others to work together to provide effective policing that offers value for money.

The successful candidate will be an effective and engaging communicator who is approachable, listens and is responsive to the diverse needs inside the organisation and the communities across the county. The new Chief will need to ensure that the people of Lincolnshire continue to benefit from reducing crime and have access to the police and services when they need them.

The drive and ability to play a leading role in one of the most successful regional force collaborations and add value to the ever changing national policing picture is vital to ensure that Lincolnshire remains one of the UK’s top performing forces.

Protecting and reassuring the public, reducing crime, supporting victims, community policing and protective services whilst increasing public confidence will be high on the list of priorities. Ensuring the welfare and resilience of officers and staff within Lincolnshire Police should also be at the forefront of the new Chief’s mind.

Lincolnshire Police has already done much to achieve savings and efficiencies, within and beyond the organisation but there is still much to do. If you want the exciting challenge of leading Lincolnshire Police through our next period of transformation, we look forward to hearing from you.

We can offer you the opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful locations in the UK. As well as the unique blend of policing challenges, Lincolnshire has a rich mix of breath-taking scenery, history and culture, providing a quality of life second to none.

Find out more, including whether you are eligible to apply along with full details about the job and download the application pack by visiting the Leading Lincolnshire Police website.
For an informal discussion, please contact Malcolm Burch, Chief Executive to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, on 011 +44 +1522 947192.

Closing date for Applications: 12 noon (GMT) on Monday 21 November 2016. The Commissioner is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications for this post from all eligible Chief Officer ranks.







Houston Police Department
Chief Financial Officer (CFO - DEPUTY DIRECTOR (EXE LEV)
Executive Level
1200 Travis St.
Houston, TX 77002

General Summary
Manage and direct all budgetary and financial operations of the Houston Police Department. The CFO reports to Houston’s Chief of Police and works closely with the city’s Finance Department. Oversee the Office of Budget and Finance and its operations. Staff complement of 49.

•    Manage and control HPD’s $800+ million budget, from general, special and grant funds – approximately 40% of the City of Houston’s total operating budget

•    Oversee all aspects of accounting, financial, procurement, contracting, fixed assets and grant operations

•    Direct the allocation of HPD’s financial resources to ensure successful police operations

•    Serve as HPD’s liaison with City Council

•    Resolve personnel compensation and position issues

•    Establish policies and procedures that affect ongoing operations

•    Coordinate with the City’s Administration on Council actions

•    Serve on city-wide policy development committees

•    Member of Senior Executive Staff, Executive Staff and Command Staff

To apply, email a professional cover letter and rescue to

For more detailed information on this position please go to to view the recruitment brochure.












Policing Project at New York University  School of Law Seeks Executive Director

The  Policing  Project  at  NYU  School  of  Law  is  seeking  to  hire  an  Executive  Director.  This  is  a notable opportunity to join an organization that is growing rapidly and working on some of the most pressing issues of the day.

The mission of the Policing Project is to bring the tools of democratic accountability to policing.  We write rules and best practices for policing agencies.   We partner with social scientists on cost-
benefit   analysis   of   policing   practices.     We   work   extensively   with   policing   agencies   and  communities  to  foster  engagement  over  issues  of  policy  and  practice. And  we  participate  in  litigation with  an aim of changing the way constitutional law governs policing, to provide more democratic  accountability.   There  is  a  great  deal  of  information  about  us  on  our  website:

In  advancing  its  mission,  the  Policing  Project  works  closely  with  groups  across  the  ideological spectrum.   Its partners are policing agencies, other not -for-profits, community organizations, law firms, and governments. Our work takes us all over the country.

The  job  will  involve  project  management,  strategic  planning,  working  with  our  partners,  supervising  our  student  (and  possibly  other)  workers,  and  helping  move  our  many  endeavors  
forward.  This  position  requires  a  variety  of  skills,  of  which  the  following  are  essential:   writing  ability,  strong interpersonal skills (be it talking with a police chief, a line officer, a community organizer, an academic, or a mayor), skill with developing and adhering to budgets, good judgment, and the ability to keep many balls in the air without dropping them. Travel will be a part of the job.

The Policing Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex,
or sexual orientation. It welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds; Spanish language skills are  a  bonus.  Professional  experience  of  at  least  four  years  in  policing,  government,  law,   or  a  related field is required.

Salary commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to You may also direct any inquiries there.






Boston, Massachusetts
Executive Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police

Boston University is seeking a collaborative and engaged leader for the position of Executive Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police.

Boston University, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston. (The Charles River Campus is located in the Fenway-Kenmore Square neighborhood, and the Medical Campus is located in the South End neighborhood.) The University also has numerous programs around the globe.  Chartered in 1869, the University today enrolls more than 33,000 students, including 14,150 graduate and professional students, and it employs nearly 10,000 faculty and staff across 17 schools and colleges. The University comprises 133 acres with 322 buildings, 544 classrooms, 2,326 laboratories and houses 11,349 undergraduate students on the Charles River Campus. BU is the fourth largest private university in the United States and one of the Boston area’s largest employers.
The Executive Director of Public Safety is the Chief Administrative Officer for the Boston University Police Department as well as the public safety departments for the medical campus and the National Emerging Infectious Disease laboratory (NEIDL). The Executive Director of Public Safety is responsible for all matters of fiscal management, policy, operations and discipline. The Police Department has 54 sworn members, 16 professional staff, and a budget of $5.7 million. Public Safety Operations at the Medical Campus include 88 Public Safety Officers and a budget of over $10 million. 14 armed officers are assigned to the NEIDL, and that operation has a budget of over $2 million.
The Executive Director of Public Safety, who directly reports to the Vice President for Administrative Services, must have:
•    Superior interpersonal and communication skills, in order to build on good working relationships with police and public safety organizations within and outside the University community.
•    Experience and a passion for fostering and expanding critical interdepartmental relationships.
•    A service-oriented approach to the safety of the university community.
•    A track record of strategically managing complex operations.
•    Extensive urban policing experience and demonstrated competencies in best practices, effective leadership, and community policing.
•    A demonstrated capacity to serve as the public “face” of the department on campus and in the larger community, and to engage effectively with the community as well as with members of the department.
•    Extensive experience in budget management and labor relations.
•    A proven commitment to staff development, department-wide training, and diversity.

Experience with the unique policing needs of a campus environment is valuable but not required.

This position requires a University degree in a related field and a minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, including five years of supervisory or management experience. A graduate-level degree would be an asset, as would additional specialized leadership programs such as the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP), FBI National Academy, or the Southern Police Institute.

Boston University provides a highly competitive salary plus an excellent benefits package, including life and health insurance, retirement, and tuition benefits.
The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is assisting the university in the selection process.

Interested and qualified candidates should apply by Friday, November 4 with a cover letter, resume, and five references in confidence to:

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.





City of San Jose
Deputy Director, Police Department Bureau of Technical Services

Recognized throughout the world as a center of technology and innovation, the City of San José is considered the Capital of Silicon Valley and is one of the most diverse large cities in the United States. The City is currently seeking a Deputy Director for the Police Department Bureau of Technical Services. The San Jose Police Department is a dynamic, progressive, and professional organization dedicated to maintaining community partnerships that promote a high quality of life for the City’s diverse population. The Bureau of Technical Services is comprised of three divisions and 276 authorized employees. The City and Police Department is seeking a Deputy Director who can inspire and lead the Bureau. The Deputy Director must be an exceptional and seasoned technology professional that can lead a dynamic and forward-thinking organization. A Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Business or Public Administration, or a closely related field is required, as well as six years of senior level IT management experience and/or analytic work in a public or private agency. Experience in a law enforcement, nonprofit, public sector, or corporate environment working with a governing board and in a union environment is highly desirable. A Master’s degree is desirable. The salary for the incoming Deputy Director ranges up to $168,861. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply online at If you have any questions, contact Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080. Closing date is December 9, 2016.










Chief of Police – City of Irving, Texas

825 W Irving Blvd, Irving, TX 75060

(972) 721-2600



Deadline for first review of applications: Thursday, December 22, 2016


Chief of Police – City of Irving, Texas

 Irving, Texas, ideally situated between Dallas and Fort Worth, is home to more than 236,000 residents. Its thriving economy, combined with its proximity to the Dallas/Fort Worth International and Dallas Love Field airports, has made Irving a U.S. corporate powerhouse.

 The City operates under a home rule charter with a council-manager form of government consisting of the Mayor and eight City Council members who serve three-year terms. The Mayor and two Council members are elected at-large, and the remaining Council members represent single-member districts. The Mayor and City Council appoint a professional City Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization. The Chief of Police reports directly to the City Manager. The City of Irving has 2,323 employees and a FY2016-17 budget of $632.9 million.

 The chosen candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and must have 10 or more years of experience in a department of comparable size and complexity, preferably in a culturally diverse, urban environment. Previous experience as a Chief of Police or Assistant Chief is required. A master’s degree is preferred.

 View complete position profile and application instructions:

 For more information on this position, contact:

Tommy Ingram, Senior Vice President

Strategic Government Resources