Police Chief - City of Ann Arbor, Michigan


Deadline for Applications:  March 25, 2019


Ann Arbor is the fifth largest city in Michigan, county seat of Washtenaw County and the home of the University of Michigan (and its 45,000 students.)  The City is located approximately 40 miles southwest of Detroit and covers 28.6 square miles. The City has a population of 121,477 residents who enjoy convenient access to world-class amenities, exceptional schools, and excellent recreational amenities.  The City operates under the council-manager/administrator form of government, with the governing body comprised of the Mayor and ten Council members.  

The City of Ann Arbor seeks a progressive, collaborative, customer service-oriented law enforcement professional to serve as its new Police Chief.  The ideal candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with major coursework in criminal justice, police science, public administration, or a related field; a master’s degree is preferred. Advanced education and training at the FBI Academy, Southern Police Institute, PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP), or a similar institution is required.   The next Police Chief must also possess a minimum of ten years proven experience at a command level, with at least two years at the executive level (Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief, or Chief). Relevant work experience in labor/collective bargaining, and in a similarly sized city or county, with the same complexity as Ann Arbor is preferred. 

Out of state candidates must be licensed or eligible to be licensed to work as a sworn police officer in the State of Michigan.  Individuals who have previous law enforcement training and/or experience may seek eligibility for Michigan Law Enforcement Licensure through the Recognition of Prior Training and Experience (RPTE) program.  Out-of-state applicants can view the Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards for more information at: Out-of-state https://www.michigan.gov/mcoles/0,4607,7-229--148071--,00.html 

Please apply online through SGR at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches 

For more information on this position contact: 

Doug Thomas, Senior Vice President

Strategic Government Resources

[email protected]

(863) 860-9314