Career Opportunities

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Director of the Police Training Institute, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

Reporting to:            Fight Crime: Invest in Kids National Director

We are seeking a former police chief, sheriff or former command officer, with extensive experience training in-service officers and/or police academy recruits, to launch and lead the development of the Fight Crime: Invest in Kids (FCIK) Police Training Institute (PTI), which will serve as a new national law enforcement training entity, specializing in the development and facilitation of trainings for law enforcement on police interactions with youth, particularly youth of color. The Director of the PTI will be responsible for leadership of all training efforts conducted by the Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Police Training Institute, including planning, development, implementation, oversight and evaluation of police academy recruit training and in-service police officer training and all curriculum, materials and activities. The Director of the PTI will supervise, recruit, hire/contract with, orient, and evaluate FCIK Police Training Institute staff and outside instructors, and coordinate with other organizational staff. The Director of the PTI will report to the National Director of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

Over the past 20 years, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids has built strong relationships and credibility with police chiefs, sheriffs, and prosecutors – over 5,000 top law enforcement leaders across the country. During this time, we have become a trusted source for our law enforcement leaders on evidence-based practices with young people that help youth, families and their communities to succeed. Our members now seek FCIK leadership on training for law enforcement officers on effective police interactions with youth.

The Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Police Training Institute will provide training, delivered by current and former law enforcement officers, for police academy recruits and in-service officers that covers adolescent brain development, unconscious bias, cultural differences, and other relevant factors, as well as specific operationalized approaches that police can utilize to avoid escalation and facilitate de-escalation in police interactions with young people, especially youth of color. This training will also cover police diversion of youth to evidence-based, community programs as an alternative to initial and/or longer-term juvenile/criminal justice system involvement.

Status:            Full-time, regular, Exempt                           Hours per week:     40+

Roles and Responsibilities:

  •     Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates, academy recruit and in-service officer training programs;
  •     Designs, develops, and maintains guides, manuals, lesson plans, A/V materials and handouts for each training program;
  •     Supervises Police Training Institute staff and manages PTI consultants;
  •     Leads efforts to promote the Police Training Institute trainings among law enforcement leaders, and their associations, nationwide, and national and state training entities, including the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training;
  •     Supervises and conducts outreach to police chiefs and command officers in potential training sites (to facilitate selection) and selected training sites (to facilitate customization to meet agency needs);
  •     Supervises Police Training Institute staff outreach to community organizations and individuals in potential and selected training sites and nationally;
  •     Plans and coordinates training schedules, and supervises staff coordination of logistics and administration duties;
  •     Leads coordination with outside evaluation entity for trainings;
  •     Revises training programs, per results of internal and external evaluations, utilizing continuous quality improvement approaches;
  •     Contacts outside training or subject matter experts/sources, solicits bids and quotations for review by FCIK National Director, and coordinates or arranges for contracted work;
  •     Prepares and assists other instructors with preparation for training sessions;
  •     Leads efforts to gain recognition of training by state POST entities;
  •     Works with the organization’s Communications and Digital Strategy teams to create PTI informational documents, to include web content, press releases, op-eds, LTEs & other outreach material as required;
  •     Monitors records of training activities, and prepares reports on training actions;
  •     Assists in the preparation of the Police Training Institute budget and in raising additional funds for the Police Training Institute; and
  •     Performs related work as required.

Skills, Competencies and Knowledge Required for the Position:

  •     At least 10 years experience in the law enforcement field with particular emphasis on education and training;
  •     Thorough knowledge of law enforcement accepted practices with experience as a police chief and/or command officer;
  •     Thorough knowledge of education/training principles, practices, and techniques;
  •     Ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple education/training projects with attention to detail, and ability to problem solve and prioritize;
  •     Skill in demonstrating or explaining law enforcement techniques;
  •     Skill in public speaking;
  •     Skill in organizing education/training materials for effective presentation;
  •     Ability to train, assist, motivate, supervise, and evaluate the work of others;
  •     Ability to work cooperatively and to maintain effective working relationships to accomplish job responsibilities;
  •     Ability to work independently;
  •     Ability to communicate in writing to prepare reports, articles, bulletins, and training materials;
  •     Ability to adjust work schedule based on need of delivery for training;
  •     Ability to operate a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities;
  •     Ability to operate audio visual equipment in a classroom setting;
  •     Ability to handle confidential employee and administrative information with tact and discretion;
  •     Ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks; and
  •     Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree.


High School Diploma: Required

College Degree: Required

Post-Graduate Degree: Preferred

Professional Designation: Not Required

Additional Training or Courses: Not Required

Travel: Yes

Average Frequency: Variable

Average Duration: 3 days per trip

Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits.

To Apply:  Please send completed questionnaire (below), resume and cover letter to:

Police Training Institute Director Search

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

1212 New York Ave, NW Suite 300

Washington, DC 20005

Fax: 202-776-0110


Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is an equal opportunity employer that understands the value of diversity and its impact on a high performance culture.

No phone inquiries, please



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  4.     Why are you interested in this position?  (If you feel you have already said in a cover letter all that you want to say on this subject, you may skip this question.)
  5.     Please describe your related experience in each of the following that apply to you, and how you developed these skillsTraining: Successfully training police officers.
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             *  Organizational skills and multi-tasking.
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                            -  Inspiring the people you supervise
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The Police Chief is responsible for performing leadership, administrative, managerial and technical functions associated with directing the overall operations of the Police Department and enforcing all applicable ordinances, laws and regulations. In addition, this is a sworn position that may require the ability to perform basic patrol officer functions.

Essential Job Functions:

•Directs operations and administration of the Police Department to 
ensure protection of life and property.

•Directs the implementation of plans, policies, and activities;

•Directs the work of the Deputy Chief of Police, Office of 
Professional Standards Sergeant and other personnel assign to the 
Office of the Chief of Police.

•Delegates duties to administrative personnel;

•Establishes controls to ensure that the Departments activities are 
implemented according to plans and operating procedures;

•Develops and implements overall department policies and standards of 
operations, programs, procedures, and regulations.

•Consults with city government officials to determine and plan 
Department services;

•Develops and implements short and long-range goals for the Department;

•Establishes priorities for the improvement of law enforcement 

•Develops and manages the annual budget for the Department based on an 
analysis of projected needs and resources;

•Directs the Deputy Chief of Police regarding the maintenance and 
security of all records and materials associated with Department 

•Makes periodic public addresses to explain Department operations, 
policies, and objectives for Police services;

•Serves as communications liaison with other administrative personnel 
within the city government;

•Directs the management of grant funds;

•Exercises a purchasing authority as set forth in City Policy;

•Attends City Council and other meetings as necessary;

•Maintains relationships with professional associations and other 
agencies, boards, commissions, committees and organizations to 
further the law enforcement function;

•Participates in professional development activities and assures that 
other Department personnel do likewise;

•Supervises trains, directs, counsels, evaluates, and disciplines 
subordinates; while providing consultation, direction, and 
administrative advice.

•Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Requires a bachelors’ degree in criminal justice, public administration or closely related field, Master’s degree and advance training preferred, (i.e. FBI National Academy or Southern Police Institute), Must have a minimum ten (10) years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience to include patrol, criminal investigations, supervision and top departmental management, Fifteen (15) years preferred, including at least 5 years of increasingly responsible management experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must possess and maintain (or be qualified and willing to quickly obtain) valid GA P.O.S.T. police officer and chief certifications. Must also possess and maintain a valid GA driver's license. Must successfully complete next available police chief training as per GA Code Section 35-8-20.1. Beginning salary neg. DOQ.

To apply go to:







Borough of Carlisle
Police Chief


The Borough of Carlisle’s next Police Chief has an opportunity to lead an accredited department in a new era after the community’s passage of a Home Rule Charter that became effective January 1, 2016. The Chief will be hired by and report to the Borough Manager. The Chief serves as a member of the Borough’s management team along with five other department directors.

 The Police Department has a 2016 operating budget of $3,952,861. Its 37 FTEs are organized in three divisions: Administration, Criminal Investigations, and Patrol.

 Minimum requirements for this position are a bachelor’s degree, 10 years of law enforcement experience, and five years of supervisory/command staff experience. Preferred qualifications are a master’s degree, graduation from the FBI National Academy, PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) or equivalent, and demonstrated experience with community policing and effective labor relations.

 The hiring salary range is expected to be $90,000 to $110,000, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefit package.

 Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at Applicants complete a brief online form and then are asked to provide a single document (Word or PDF) that includes a cover letter, resume, salary history, and a list of 3-5 professional references. Open until filled with first review of applications July 8, 2016.








A career at UT Southwestern is your chance to be part of an amazing team at a nationally recognized and dynamic academic medical center where education, research and great medical care come together. We currently have an opening for a Police Chief.

Experience and Education:

  • Required: A bachelor's degree in an appropriate or related field; a minimum of fifteen years of progressively varied and responsible experience as a certified full-time police officer with a recognized law enforcement agency(ies), including at least five years of service in an administrative, supervisory, or management position at the rank of Police Lieutenant or above (or the equivalent);
  • A Texas Driver's License, a Texas Peace Officer License, and Master Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). If not possessed, the required license(s) and certification must be obtained no later than six months following the date of the appointment. The process for licensing as a Texas Peace Officer may require the successful completion of a licensing examination administered by TCOLE.
  • A demonstrated record of successful leadership and an understanding of the national law enforcement accreditation process and associated standards. The selected candidate shall also have a working knowledge of the Incident Command System and National Incident Management System.
  • Class C Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three-year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, the applicant must obtain a Texas driver's license within 30 days after becoming a Texas resident.
  • Preferred: A working knowledge of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act; a master's degree in an appropriate or related field; experience as a chief of police; executive training through the FBI National Academy or an equivalent venue; law enforcement leadership experience working in a higher education environment; experience in a leadership position in a major municipal police department.

To learn more and apply, please visit

About UT Southwestern:

Founded in 1943, we employ world-class medical and scientific faculty, including 6 Nobel Laureates, 21 members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)—one of the highest honors attainable by an American scientist—and 19 members of the prestigious Institute of Medicine—a component of the NAS. Our faculty is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UTSW offers extensive inpatient services at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital and Zale Lipshy University Hospital, as well as at a network of affiliated hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Complementing our hospitals, UTSW outpatient clinics offer treatment for specific disorders while delivering access to the latest medical breakthroughs. Staffed with highly trained medical professionals, our outpatient clinics work in close collaboration with all UTSW disciplines.

 UT Southwestern is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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City of Pleasanton, California

Police Captain

 The City of Pleasanton (population nearly 75,000) has the well-deserved reputation of being one of Northern California’s premier communities in which to live, work, and raise a family. The Police Chief is now seeking a Police Captain to serve as the newest member of the Police Department’s leadership team, upholding the Department’s commitment to responsive, respectful, and conscientious delivery of public safety while offering a small-town service approach. A strong candidate for this position will have experience with high-visibility incidents and labor negotiations; at minimum, candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in a job-related area and one (1) year of experience as a Police Lieutenant at the time of appointment. Two or more years of experience at the level of Police Lieutenant or higher is desirable. Candidates must possess or be eligible to obtain a POST Management Certificate and a California Driver License. The salary for the Police Captain is currently under review, with an existing control point of $163,824 annually. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply online at Please contact Joel Bryden at (916) 784-9080 should you have any questions. Brochure available. Closing date August 26, 2016.











The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a leading national police research institution and membership organization based in Washington, DC, seeks candidates to fill a senior 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 analysis, and development of on-site 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 4-6 years relevant professional experience.  Applicants must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, 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. Applications should demonstrate strong analytic and research skills as well as the ability to present ideas, findings and recommendations effectively, both orally and in writing.  Excellent writing skills required.  Knowledge of the substantive area of law enforcement is a plus. 


 Interested applicants must submit the following documentation: 

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Three writing samples
  • Contact information for three references  

 Please email your materials to Jessica Toliver, Director of Technical Assistance, at

 Or, you may mail them to the following address:

 Police Executive Research Forum

Attn: Jessica Toliver, Director of Technical Assistance

1120 Connecticut Ave., NW

Suite 930

Washington, DC 20036

 Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is 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

PERF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.


Chief of Police

Amarillo, Texas


The Position

The City of Amarillo, Texas is pleased to announce an outstanding opportunity for an experienced, progressive and professional law enforcement executive to be the next Chief of Police. The Amarillo Police Department is a respected police agency and recognized by the Texas Police Chief’s Association’s Best Practices Program.  The next Chief of Police will have an opportunity to lead this accredited department into a new era, following the recent retirement of the previous Chief.  The Chief of Police will be hired by and report to the City Manager and will serve as a member of the City’s management team with other department directors. 

 The Police Department is the largest department within the City and is authorized for 371 sworn positions and 60 civilian positions for a total of 431 FTEs.  Its 2015/2016 operating budget is $40,474,320.00 for sworn operations and $4,325,242.00 for civilian operations for a total of $44,799,562.00.   The Department has four divisions: The Uniform Division, the Detective Division, the Service Division and the Training and Personnel Division.  The Department also manages multiple special programs.

 The Community

Amarillo is the regional center of the Texas Panhandle and is experiencing manageable growth as an urban center while maintaining a friendly and relaxed community atmosphere.  The City is approximately 120 miles north of Lubbock, 360 miles northwest of Dallas/Fort Worth, 285 miles east of Albuquerque and 265 miles west of Oklahoma City. Amarillo has a diversified economy that includes businesses and industries ranging from energy research and development to beef processing, agriculture, copper refining, wholesale distribution, fiberglass production, defense contracting, aviation maintenance, metal machining and finishing and oil and gas production. The City has much to offer residents: the beauty of the Palo Duro Canyon, a quality educational system, fine restaurants and a variety of recreational and cultural activities

 The Organization

The City of Amarillo employs approximately 2,500 staff members who provide quality services to the nearly 200,000 residents of Amarillo. The General Fund budget for 2015/16 is $175,596,280 with a total budget of $336,233,404.  In 1913, following state-enabling legislation, Amarillo wrote its own charter and was one of the first cities in the United States to adopt the council-manager form of government. The City of Amarillo’s governing body is made up of the Mayor and four City Council members elected through an at-large voting system. The Mayor and City Council members serve two-year terms and the body meets weekly.

 The Ideal Candidate

Candidates must have a proven record of leadership and have an established track record of proactive, hands-on, participative management experience and possess excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, communication, and financial management skills. The successful candidate must have demonstrated success in community-policing and problem-solving policing strategies with a commitment to using data to reduce crime and traffic problems. The next Chief of Police will have a varied professional background that demonstrates success in working with diverse communities while providing leadership in a professional law enforcement agency engaged in collaborative community partnerships.

 Competencies and Personal Characteristics

  • Collaborator--be part of the executive team moving the city toward a new vision
  • Excellent communicator
  • Has a non-autocratic, participative leadership style
  • Political savvy—ability to maneuver complex political situations effectively
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Approachable and Dependable
  • Implements programs with efficiency and diplomacy
  • Knowledgeable in best practices in law enforcement and how to implement them
  • Decisive—makes decisions based on analysis, experience and professional judgment
  • Consensus builder—both internally and with the community
  • Highly visible leader with confidence, bearing and respect

 Minimum Qualifications

The position requires a four-year college degree. A graduate degree and successful completion of a nationally recognized police management/administration /leadership course is preferred   A minimum 15 years of law enforcement experience with 5 years of progressively responsible command-level experience in a law enforcement agency composed of 100 or more sworn personnel and knowledge of best practices in policing. A current State of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement certification or the ability to acquire the proper certification within one year of appointment.


The salary range is $112,337 to $172,847, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefit package. 

 How to Apply

Applications will be accepted electronically from August 1, 2016 through August 31, 2016 by KRW Associates, LLC, Senior Associate Susan Eaton at and must include a cover letter, resume (with salary history) and 6 professional references.  The City of Amarillo is an equal opportunity employer.


Questions should be directed to Lorne Kramer, KRW Associates Managing Partner at or (719) 310-8960 or Senior Associate Susan Eaton at or (303) 377-9675.





City of Alpharetta, Georgia

Invites your interest in the position of

Director of Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety was implemented on July 1, 2006 and includes the Police, Fire and E-911, as well as the Office of Emergency Management. The City of Alpharetta has earned a reputation as a community with a high level of 911 emergency communications, police and fire protection services. This reputation is reflected in its low crime rate statistics when compared with cities of similar size as well as the City’s excellent fire insurance rating of ISO1. In addition the City’s police services has been Nationally Accredited by CALEA since 1996 and was recently awarded Flagship status by the CALEA Commission. Our 911 center has been Nationally Accredited since 2012. The Alpharetta Public Safety Model offers a command and administrative structure that provides a coordinated emergency response. Police-Fire-911 collaboration has led to service enhancements that go beyond addressing routine issues. The leveraging of public safety resources has led to greater efficiency and effectiveness for personnel from both agencies. Daily collaboration between police and fire commanders on crime, fire, and quality-of-life issues has established a strong base upon which to build a comprehensive emergency preparedness program. The model also stresses a collaborative effort with other agencies and the private sector regarding public safety concerns and the creation of partnerships in safe housing, crime and fire prevention, education and emergency planning and response. The implementation of the Department of Public Safety will ensure a level of service delivery to all the citizens of the City as well as those who visit. With the combined resources the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety (comprised of 245 full-time and 12 part-time employees) will be able to meet today’s challenges while working in partnership with the community to maintain a high quality of life.


  • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  Job Summary

Under administrative direction of the City Administrator, plans, directs, manages, and oversees the police and fire operations and personnel of the Public Safety Department including law enforcement, criminal investigations, crime prevention, fire suppression and prevention, E-911, emergency medical services, disaster responses, community problem solving, and related support services; directs long-range planning, resource allocation, and operational coordination; oversees accreditation, emergency management, public information, and other related services concerned with the preservation of life and property in the City; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Administrator.

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifies and assesses all aspects of Public Safety needs within the City of Alpharetta and develops strategies for meeting those needs.
  • Directs coordinated planning to implement strategies and meet these needs.  Establishes goals for Police, Fire, E-911 and Support Services.  Allocates resources appropriate to the goals and strategies.
  • Directs the functions of accreditation, policy and procedure, internal affairs, homeland security, emergency management, and public information.
  • Communicates regularly with all department personnel regarding policies and procedures.  Meets regularly with department management personnel to discuss issues and anticipate and resolve potential problems.
  • Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff.  Directs the selection of employees for promotions, transfers, and reassignments.
  • Directs internal investigations of alleged wrongdoing within the Public Safety department.  Evaluates findings and determines appropriate resolutions of such investigations, including disciplinary action as appropriate.
  • Assigns senior personnel and delegates work for appropriate and efficient use of resources.  Assesses and recommends the need for public safety equipment, facilities, staffing and materials.
  • Directs, reviews and approves the preparation and administration of the annual operating and capital budgets of the Public Safety department.
  • Ensures the resolution of complaints, concerns, issues or questions regarding Police, Fire, E-911, Support personnel or departmental policies or procedures.
  • Prepares and reviews reports and other correspondence.  Revises written policies based on changes in needs and City Council directives.
  • Represents the Public Safety Department to other departments, elected officials, and outside agencies; coordinates assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.  Often represents the Department to media outlets, speaks on behalf of the City, and addresses the media about sensitive and important matters.
  • Participates on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; serves as the City’s representative to committees and community organizations concerned with improvements in law enforcement and fire services, public education, and departmental public relations.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings, various public safety conferences and seminars to keep abreast of developments that may enhance the effectiveness of the department. 
  • Assists other departments and agencies in emergency and disaster preparedness planning.
  • Conducts public presentations before the City Council, civic groups, and other community organizations, as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job qualifies.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, police science, fire science, public safety, public or business administration or a related field.  A  Master’s degree is highly desirable.
  • State certification in law enforcement or firefighting.
  • Ten years of progressive experience in public safety enforcement and service work, including at least five years of upper-level command experience.
  • Must obtain and maintain relevant GA P.O.S.T. certifications and required levels of proficiency in appropriate skills.
  • Completion from a senior command training program such as Southern Police Institute, Northwestern University or FBI National Academy is highly desirable.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Georgia Class C driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment.


The City of Alpharetta provides an excellent benefits package that includes Health Plans inclusive of Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance benefits and Wellness Plans, Voluntary benefits & more…  Group Term Life insurance, Accidental Death, and Dismemberment insurance equals 3.5 times an employee’s annual earnings up to a maximum of $600,000.  Other benefits include Retirement Savings Accounts inclusive of Defined Contribution Retirement Plan 401(a) and 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, STD and LTD coverage, additional Life Insurance that can be purchased, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Tuition Reimbursement.


Application Process and Recruitment Schedule


The final filling date for this position is Friday, September 16.  To be considered for this career opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resume, current salary information and six work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) to Kathy Bott, Human Resources Manager.  Resumes should reflect years and months of employment, your work experience in the various law enforcement/fire suppression and prevention/E-911 assignments and titles you’ve held (e.g. patrol, investigations, fire, etc.) and include the number and levels of employees supervised.


                             Kathy Bott

                             Department of Human Resources

                             2 Park Plaza

                             Alpharetta, GA 30009-3680

                             HR fax: (678) 297-6041


                             Phone: 678-297-6046


 Following the closing date, resumes will be screened according to the qualifications outlined above.  The most qualified candidates will be invited to personal interviews (tentatively scheduled for mid-September/October/November).  Candidates will be advised of the status of the recruitment following finalists’ selection.  References will be contacted only following candidate approval.











The California State Assembly
Sacramento, CA

Chief Sergeant-At-Arms
Annual salary range: $95,172 to $166,320
Application Deadline: Monday, September 5, 2016

The California State Assembly seeks a dynamic leader, confident in their ability to spearhead positive organizational and cultural change, to serve as the next Chief Sergeant-at-Arms. This unique position requires an experienced law enforcement professional energized by hard-work and motivated by the complex and interesting challenges encountered in protecting California’s esteemed Assembly members, staff and the public they serve at the State Capitol Complex and statewide district offices.

The Chief Sergeant-at-Arms plans, directs, manages and oversees the activities and operations of the Assembly Sergeant-at-Arms Office including law enforcement, protective services, emergency medical services, disaster responses, terrorist threats and related support services; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; acts as an officer of the Assembly; and, provides highly responsible operational and complex administrative support to the California State Assembly.

Minimum qualifications include equivalency to a Bachelor’s Degree, ten (10) years of professional experience in law enforcement or a similar field and five (5) years in a management and/or supervisory capacity within a complex public sector or private organization. A background working in an environment with elected officials is ideal. Attendance at the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command or advanced Law Enforcement leadership and/or executive course and a Master’s degree are desirable.

To download the recruitment brochure which includes an "Ideal Candidate" profile and comprehensive application instructions, please go to:

For more information contact:

Pam Derby
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: (916) 471-3126

To learn more about the California State Assembly, visit:









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














Police Chief - City of Forney, TX


Forney, Texas, is located just 20 minutes from the heart of downtown Dallas, on the “Eastern Crescent” of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. With a population of more than 17,000, Forney is the fastest growing community in Kaufman County and one of the fastest growing cities in the region.

 The City of Forney is a Home Rule city with a Council-Manager form of government. The City has 124 employees, a $45 million annual budget, and an ad valorem property tax rate of $0.698483 per $100 of valuation. The City is financially stable with a focus on high quality service delivery. The Forney Police Department has a total staff of 42, with 29 sworn officers, and an operating budget of $4.2 million.

 Bachelor’s degree and five years of progressively responsible senior level command/executive law enforcement administrative and operational experience required. Must be able to serve as the City’s Emergency Management Coordinator and possess TCOLE Advanced, or Master Peace Officer Certification, or the ability to obtain same within one year of appointment. Master’s degree and successful completion of an advanced Police Management/Administrative Development Program are preferred qualifications. It is preferred that the chosen candidate reside in the City or a reasonably short drive away. The salary range for this position is $115,000 - $135,000.

 View complete position profile and application instructions:

 For more information on this position, contact:

Tommy Ingram, Senior Vice President

Strategic Government Resources








The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) conceives, builds, operates, and maintains infrastructure critical to the New York/New Jersey region’s trade and transportation network. These facilities include America’s busiest airport system, marine terminals and ports, the PATH rail transit system, six tunnels and bridges between New York and New Jersey, the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, and the World Trade Center.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey seeks highly skilled and experienced law enforcement command professionals to fill the rank of Captain in its Port Authority Police Department.  

The Port Authority’s Police Force was established in 1928 and is currently made up of nearly 2000 uniformed, armed law enforcement officers with jurisdiction in both New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority Police Department is responsible for the safety and security of millions of travelers that use our major airports, seaports, Hudson River crossings, and PATH stations located in and around Northern New Jersey and New York City.

The Port Authority is seeking candidates with strong law enforcement, leadership, command, and communication skills; labor relations experience; a history of successful partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies and other law enforcement jurisdictions; and a demonstrated, successful record of managing police personnel, resources and administration

 The security functions of the Authority continue to be streamlined, centralized, and strengthened with the goal of increasing their effectiveness and efficiency.  Any new police commanders hired pursuant to this search will become a critical element of leading this larger security transition in the Port Authority Police Department.


 Under the command of the Superintendent of Police/ Director of Public Safety, the candidates selected for these positions will exercise full-scope, day-to-day operational command of distinct, geographically organized PAPD units ranging in size from 80 – 250 personnel.

These individuals will be expected to uphold the law; preserve and protect patrons, employees, and property of the Authority; operate their units in an effective and cost-efficient manner; develop strong interagency and private-sector partnerships for the purpose of achieving a maximally efficient policing and security structure; and command, motivate, inspire, and maintain proper order and discipline among subordinates.

Major responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supervising day-to-day police functions, developing uniformed staff to a high degree of competence, and overseeing the training and assignment of subordinates
  • Enforcing discipline, good order, and the highest standards of personal and unit probity
  • Managing and participating in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs
  • Planning, monitoring, evaluating and implementing efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods, procedures, techniques, and equipment utilized in the conduct of all activities assigned to police personnel and making recommendations to eliminate inadequacies or improving operations, service, and staffing levels, while promoting change management to ensure successful implementation
  • Directing staff, analyzing problems, identifying solutions and implementing recommendations in support of goals, modifications to police programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate
  • Integrating public safety and security strategies with the agency goals and objectives
  • Developing and maintaining lines of communication and cooperation with peers in surrounding local, state, and federal agencies; coordinating joint operations with outside agencies; and mitigating conflicts with other departments or agencies
  • Attending and participating in professional group meetings, maintaining awareness of new trends in law enforcement, and incorporating new developments as appropriate
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with Facility general managers and their staff as well as other stakeholders, both internal and external to the Port Authority.


  •  A Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, law, social science, or a related fieldfrom an accredited college or university.
  • At least Ten (10) years of experience in law enforcement with a minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience as a police commander of a sizeable uniformed workforce.

 The ideal candidate(s) will present the following qualifications profile:

  • Experience in progressively responsible senior level command ranks in law enforcement.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of methods and techniques used in providing the full range of law enforcement and crime prevention services and activities, including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, care and custody of persons and property, crime prevention, records management, security, dispatch, and financial management of a precinct.
  • Experience in counter-terrorism, intelligence and investigations.
  • Experience in critical infrastructure protection and transportation policing.
  • Experience in budget administration, processes and systems.
  • A record of leadership by example and the highest standards of personal probity.
  • An ability to effectively manage individuals from diverse professional backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of the provisions of police collective bargaining agreements, personnel rules and regulations.
  • Proven track record of implementing cost effective strategies
  • Demonstrated strong conflict resolution, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills
  • An ability to work constructively with local, state, and federal agencies
  • Knowledge of principles of supervision, management, training, and performance evaluation

 Complexity of positions:

The roles/responsibilities involve duties necessitating irregular work hours. The positions require that those selected be on 24-hour call for notifications, and that they be available for recall as conditions warrant, under the direction of, the Director of Public Safety/Superintendent of Police of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Superintendent of Police reports directly to the Chief Security Officer. Decision-making in a high-pressure environment and the ability to convey a sense of control and organization is crucial.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

 HOW TO APPLY:                                                                

Interested applicants should apply directly online to this position by visiting our career website at

 The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.