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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.
             *  Public Speaking and Giving Presentations.
             *  Enlisting the support of law enforcement leaders and training authorities.
             *  Persuasive Writing.
             *  Organizational skills and multi-tasking.
             *  Supervision:
                            -  Inspiring the people you supervise
                            -  Addressing concerns with people you supervise

    6.  Please describe an obstacle you encountered in developing or implementing a strategy to achieve a specific goal, and how you overcame it.
    7.  Please indicate:
         *  The salary you think you should be paid if you are hired for this position:
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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.











The Charles County Sheriff’s Office

is now accepting applications for

Director, Corrections Division

Salary: $96,955 to $155,557

This critical position involves senior performance level management work.  The Corrections Director is charged with the responsibility of maintaining and operating the Charles County Detention Center (CCDC), Annex, and Court Holding.  This position requires the employee to use considerable judgment in interpreting the intent of the guidelines and generating specific guidance for use by subordinate managers in developing various components of the overall Corrections Division.  This employee serves as the chief administrator for the Corrections Division and exercises considerable independence in the performance of duties with only general guidelines. 


  • Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice, corrections, a social or behavior science, business or public administration, or a closely related field. And/or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Corrections experience with five (5) years executive level management experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of Federal, State, and County laws as they apply to detention operations, pretrial services, pre-release, reentry services, and any other documented guidelines that impact correctional operations in Charles County.
  • Extensive knowledge and operational experience in the theory and principles of institutional correctional operations, security and control, behavioral patterns of offenders or individuals entering arrest an jail confinement, the social factors which resulted in institutionalization, cultural dynamics that characterize criminal development among offender groups, treatment of the offender, the full focus of community corrections and major and evolving non-institutional alternatives and human resource development principles to build and maintain a strong program.
  • Extensive knowledge of the development and operation of work release, education, reentry, mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring disorder programs, volunteer programs and such other correctional treatment initiatives.
  • Knowledge and skills in planning, developing, implementing and administering a broad range of corrections functions and programs carried out by employees with the skills to maintain accreditation by Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards under COMAR.
  • Skill in conducting a full range of activities to include contract administration, regularly meet and discuss labor managements and grievance responses.
  • Skill in negotiating agreements with numerous groups and organizations within the Corrections Division, county government and the surrounding communities.
  • Considerable knowledge of security approaches and techniques.
  • Ability to perform life saving measures.
  • Ability to operate in a confined environment and to function effectively in stressful situations.
  • Ability to maintain composure and work effectively in situations of on the job pressure.
  • Ability to recommend and present innovative solutions to problems.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and management techniques.
  • Ability to utilize a high level of discretion, good judgment, and confidentiality.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive background investigation.
  • Ability to pass random drug screening.



     Online at:


Please submit completed application along with a three (3) page resume to:

Human Resources, P.O. Box 189, La Plata, MD 20646

For more information call: (301) 609-6417

or by fax:  (301) 609-6420


Closing Date:  Friday July 1, 2016 by 4:00 p.m.










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.

 Apply Here:








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.











Moulder and Associates llc


Marion, Iowa, (population 34,768) is seeking candidates for the position of Chief of Police.  The current chief is retiring after serving with the department for forty years, the last two decades as Police Chief.  Marion is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan area, (population 262,421).  The department has 5 command rank, 7 sergeants, 31 corporals and officers and 12 non-sworn support staff.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Administration or Management, Master’s degree preferred


  • Five years supervisory experience in a public law enforcement agency

Salary range and benefits

  • The Police Chief is a FLSA exempt position
  • $106,636 to 156,818 annual
  • Paid Vacation, Holiday Leave, Sick Leave
  • Health, Dental, Life, Insurance Health Savings Account
  • Municipal Fire and Police Retirement System
  • Deferred compensation opportunity


  • Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and meet the licensing standards established by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, within one year.  The successful candidate must pass a physical examination including a drug screen.


  • Residency required to be within 30 minutes driving distance of Police Headquarters within 6 months of appointment.


  • Must be able to speak, read, and write in English


The Police Chief is appointed by the City Manager, with an approved contract by the City Council and reports to the City Manager

  For additional information or to apply send cover letter, resume, and salary history by July 29, 2016, to:

 Moulder and 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 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.


Assistant Police Director – City of Fort Worth, Texas

Bustling Fort Worth, Texas—the “City of Cowboys and Culture”— is home to more than 812,000 residents and is the county seat of Tarrant County. It is the 16th largest city in the US and the fifth largest city in Texas. Recognized as one of the fastest growing areas of the country in 2011, Fort Worth was voted one of America’s Most Livable Communities in 2010 and was named by the National Civic League as an All-American City for the third time in 2011. In 2015, Fort Worth was ranked the 12th most diverse city in the nation by WalletHub.

 FWPD has 1,599 officers and 461 civilian employees. As a member of the FWPD Executive Staff, the Assistant Police Director is over the Administrative Support Command and oversees a team of 45 employees and reports to the Assistant Chief of Finance and Personnel.

 Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of progressively responsible public administration experience, including 4 or more years of supervisory experience, required. A master’s degree is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position may be considered. This is a civilian position; public safety experience is a plus but not a requirement for consideration.

 View complete position profile and apply online at:

 For more information, contact:

 Mark Boynton, Senior Vice President

Strategic Government Resources

Manager II, Director

Montgomery County Police Department

Information Management and Technology Division

 $85,795.00 - $155,746.00


The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) seeks a highly skilled and experienced Law Enforcement Chief Information Officer for the position of Director, Information Management and Technology Division (IMTD).  This position is responsible for the management and operational oversight of the MCPD IMTD.  The Manager will supervise several teams that collectively provide maintenance and support of network operations, wireless communications, mobile law enforcement systems, hardware and software support, customer service, information protection and freedom of information act compliance, records management, federal and state crime reporting, and warrant maintenance (service and control).  The Manager will also be responsible for the development and implementation of new technical initiatives and ongoing multi agency projects to support County law enforcement. 

 This position requires an understanding of complex technical architectures, which involve multiple hardware components and their connectivity to distribute communications and data networks.  Additionally, the position requires an understanding of law enforcement procedures, Public Safety Records Systems, Open Record laws and open data and business practices as they pertain to law enforcement operations.  The Manager should demonstrate the ability to understand and explain technical systems to civilian and law enforcement professionals.

 As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, this position has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Experience: Seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in Law Enforcement Information Management and/or Technology Management, three years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity. Note: The term "executive" is further defined as a high echelon or high level position in an organization that is assigned technical research, management advisory services responsibilities, or policy-making duties and responsibilities that exerts considerable influence on organizational policy, plans, and operations through technical research, management advisory services, and/or policy-making duties and responsibilities (e.g., County positions at Grade 30 or above).

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Note: Based upon legislative requirements, some positions may be subject to different minimum qualifications.

 Preferred Criteria:

  1. Experience working with technical and information systems including hardware, software, communications, interfaces and applications, back-end servers, networks, wireless  communications, electronic citations, license plate reader systems, and mobile data systems and operating systems which support law enforcement operations.   
  2. Experience implementing, maintaining, supporting and managing mobile radio support, network servers, phone support, records and warrants data management systems. 
  3. Experience developing, managing and presenting budgets and budget requirement for government and public safety operations
  4. Experience managing complex technical programs and directing and supervising a large and diverse workforce in support of those programs.
  5. Experience in systems infrastructure design with prior experience in working with vendors and technical partners to maintain and enhance existing systems and applications.
  6. Management experience working with multiple agencies and organizations aligning initiatives to reach common goals.


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