City of Upper Arlington, Ohio
Chief of Police


The City of Upper Arlington, a first-ring, primarily residential suburb of Columbus, Ohio, is searching for a Chief of Police. Founded in 1918, and just under 10 square miles in size, Upper Arlington is called home by more than 33,000 residents, with multiple generations of the same family to be found in close proximity to each other. They value its strong sense of tradition and community, excellent school system, beautiful neighborhoods with mature street trees and the many exceptional safety and City services that are provided by a dedicated City staff of 224 full-time employees.

Under administrative direction of the City Manager, the Chief of Police plans, directs, organizes, and administers the operations and staff of the Police Division. The Police Chief oversees a department of approximately 50 civilian and officer personnel.

Must possess a valid state of Ohio driver’s license and maintain insurability under the city’s vehicle insurance policy; Ohio Peace Officer certification; LEADS certification and specific training certificates as required by assignment (i.e., firearms, evidence, radar).


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field (preferred)
  • Six or more years of progressively responsible experience or any combination of training, education, or experience which provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Graduate of Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) preferred.

The salary range for this position is $89,079 - $124,711.

For more information about the position, benefits, and how to apply, please visit The Novak Consulting Group at Applications are subject to Ohio’s public information laws. Applicants first complete a brief online form and then are prompted to provide one document (Word or PDF) that includes a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with first review of applications on November 9, 2018.