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| Chief of Police, Madison Police Department |
The Police Department of the City of Madison, Wisconsin, is an organization with a long tradition of excellence in problem oriented and community policing. It is now searching for its next leader after the retirement of Chief Noble Wray, who led the department for nine years during his 30 years as a Madison police officer.
Madison is the state capital and home of the University of Wisconsin. Madison has a long standing tradition of honest and progressive government, a strong economy and high quality of life. The city and our police department face the realities and challenges that police are now commonly confronting in many communities, such as changes in demographics; big city problems in smaller communities; the high priority given to terrorism; limitations in police budgets; cutbacks in services by other agencies that inevitably make new demands on the police; increased charges of abuse and misuse of information and surveillance. We acknowledge that the always difficult job of policing in a democracy has become even more difficult.
The Madison Police Department is an educated, diverse, community-oriented team of men and women ready to continue its world-class reputation and be the benchmark of delivering quality police services which intensely protect the rights of all citizens under the rule of law. The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners expects the Department to respond with even more innovation and creativity to contemporary challenges and not to succumb to pressures to abandon the progress and accomplishments of the past several decades. The Board enthusiastically supports the Department’s intensified efforts to bring its principles and management style to new challenges.
Madison’s top police leader is expected to be roundly educated, with an intimate understanding of diversity, a focus on the community, and a track record of improving an existing organization; a staunch protector of the Constitution with deep, sensitive, and compassionate listening skills. The department’s leader must strongly model the desired behavior of a police officer in a democracy - must walk his or her talk.
Within this department’s ranks, a significant percent of officers have college degrees and advanced educations, over one-third of the department’s sworn officers are women, and the percent of people of color is reflective of the community. This is a great opportunity for a visionary leader with a passion for continuously developing and bringing democratic policing in America to its highest level.
An open Advisory Council of officers has been in existence for three decades to advise the chief and the employee association (union) president is a member of the chief’s management team. More specialized Citizen, Detective, and Leadership Advisory Councils also work with the chief. The chief of police is selected under state law by a board of five citizens appointed to staggered 5-year terms by the mayor of the city, providing effective tenure to the chief, who can be removed only for cause, not political whim. The Madison Board of Police and Fire Commissioners anticipates that the new chief will wish to serve at least seven years.
This is a unique opportunity for a man or women who has not only a gift of leadership but a clear vision of how police are to operate in our society, especially when confronted with diverse community expectations, political protests in the city and on the campus, and controversy regarding the use of physical force.
This position anticipates a baccalaureate degree and three years of responsible and varied managerial experience in local law enforcement. Salary range is $109,671 - $148,056 annually.
If you seek the opportunity to lead this department you are invited to apply for the position of our City’s CHIEF OF POLICE. Contact the Madison Board of Police and Fire Commissioners c/o Atty. Scott Herrick, 16 North Carroll Street, Suite 500; Madison, WI 53703: email@example.com .
Application Deadline: 01/11/2014
| Chief of Police, Sykesville, MD |
Sykesville – Chief of Police
The Town of Sykesville, MD, (population 4500), seeks a Police Chief to oversee a department of six full-time officers, one administrative assistant, and an auxiliary police unit. Sykesville is a vibrant community 25 miles west of Baltimore. Opportunity for a leader with exceptional administrative and communication skills; committed to community policing.
Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, Master’s degree preferred, minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, including a minimum of five years in a command or supervisory role. Continuing professional development preferred. The successful candidate must also be certified by the State of Maryland Police Training Commission (www.mdle.net) either upon hire or within one year of hire. A psychological evaluation, physical examination, polygraph, and background examination will be required.
Starting salary range is $68,000 to $82,000 DOQ plus excellent benefits.
More info at www.sykesville.net. Submit a resume and letter of interest to, Dawn Ashbacher, Town Manager, ATTN: Police Chief Search Process, Town of Sykesville, 7547 Main Street, Sykesville, MD 21784, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, Closing Date: January 10, 2014.
Application Deadline: 01/10/2014
| Deputy Police Chief, Draper City, UT |
Deputy Police Chief
Draper City is accepting applications for its Deputy Police Chief. Under the general supervision of the Police Chief, the Deputy Police Chief performs professional, administrative and managerial duties related to organizing, coordinating and implementing directives and policies as needed to control the day-to-day operations of the department; including patrol, investigations, support services, animal control, ordinance enforcement and crossing guards. Oversees the enforcement of federal, state and local laws as needed to preserve the peace and protect citizen rights and property. The Deputy Police Chief is an “at-will” position and assumes departmental responsibility in the absence of Chief of Police.
Candidates must have seven (7) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience as a full-time, sworn police officer with at least two (2) years of experience as a Police Sergeant and a Bachelor’s degree in law enforcement or related field. Master’s degree desirable and command staff level experience preferred. The candidate must have current certification as a sworn Law Enforcement Officer (L.E.O.) in Utah or have the ability to obtain such certification at time of employment. Candidates must have or obtain a valid Utah driver’s license, be able to pass pre-employment drug testing, a driver’s license check and a criminal background check.
The starting salary for this position is $82,646 midpoint to $99,000 max and is negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. Draper City offers an attractive benefits package to include health insurance, paid leave, and 401K. An employment application and full job description are available at www.draper.ut.us. If you are interested in this excellent career opportunity, please submit a completed employment application, resume, cover letter and at least four professional references to Draper City, Attention Human Resources Department, 1020 East Pioneer Road, Draper, Utah 84020 or fax to 801-576-6511. Apply by 5:00 pm on December 20, 2013. Draper City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Application Deadline: 12/20/2013
| Executive Director of Safety and Security/Chief of Police, Howard University, Washington, DC |
Department: Public Safety
Job Opening #: 30166
Closing Date: Open until filled
Howard University seeks an Executive Director for its Department of Safety and Security. Howard University is one of the nation’s leading research universities and is dedicated to educating students from diverse backgrounds at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional level, with a particular focus on African-American students. Howard is a unique university with a special mission that addresses national and international higher education needs and thus enjoys the richness of its diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
The ideal candidate for Executive Director of Safety and Security is one with significant experience in integrating safety and law enforcement with innovative approaches and best practices for a safety and security presence that is entrenched in all aspects of an urban campus setting. The successful candidate will be capable of planning, directing and managing the integration of the Department’s three primary areas of focus: crime prevention and community policing, environmental health and safety, and threat assessment and prevention (including homeland security, emergency preparedness, shelter-in-place, town-gown relations). Highly effective communicative and culturally-sensitive candidates with professional law enforcement experience and the capacity to value and manage the dynamics of an internationally and culturally diverse campus community are sought for this leadership position.
LEADERSHIP QUALITIES OF TOP CANDIDATES
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability.
Apply at www.howard.edu/careers
Application Deadline: 01/27/2014
| Public safety technology business relationship manager, arlington County, VA |
Application Deadline: 01/15/2014