The City is seeking a progressive, innovative, professional Chief of Police to lead the City organization as it grows and develops for the future. See brochure at to be posted soon.

The successful candidate should meet the following criteria: Possess a BA/BS in Criminal Justice or related field required. A MA/MS in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or other technical post-graduate training such as the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, School of Police Staff and Command preferred. Seven years of command/supervisory experience in municipal, state, county law enforcement agency required.

The Chief of Police serves under the general direction of the City Manager. The Chief of Police is required to live within a 20 mile radius of the City. Residence within the City of Saline within a reasonable time after appointment is preferred. Population at 2010 Census was 9,151 and the City is 4.33 square miles in area.

The City Government is stable and operates under a Home Rule City Charter. The City is governed by a Mayor and six City Council members. Saline is a full-service city government. The FY 2018 General Fund budget is approximately $8.8M, with a total budget of approximately $24M.

Currently the City Council appoints all Department Heads which are re-appointed annually. All Department Heads, including the Chief of Police, report to and are responsible to the City Manager on day-to-day operations.

The Saline Police Department has the second largest budget of all City Departments within the General Fund. It has a complement of 13 sworn officers, including the Chief. 

Starting annual salary market competitive DOQ/E, benefits provided as well, reasonable relocation expense reimbursement will be negotiated. EOE.

Position open until filled. First review of candidates on 10/12/17.  Note: first SKYPE meeting with City Hiring Committee to discuss applicants to determine 10-15 candidates for telephone interviews by Jim Mercer is scheduled for 10/17/17 at 11 AM ET.

 Confidential resumes by COB on 10/12/17 to James Mercer, The Mercer Group, Inc., 1000 Cordova Place, #726, Santa Fe, NM 87505.  VOICE: 505-466-9500; FAX: 505-466-1274. 

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