Position Vacancies
Chief of Police, Chesterfield County, VA
By Springsted|Waters
Jul 21, 2017 - 1:14:12 PM


Chesterfield County (340,000), ideally located in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States and Virginia’s fourth largest county, is seeking applications for the position of Police Chief. The Police Chief leads the Chesterfield County Police Department in providing police services that enhance the quality of life for those that visit, live, and work in Chesterfield County. Appointed by the Board of Supervisors, the Police Chief will manage the Departments 607 full-time employees, 36 part-time employees and budget of $61.3 million. The Chesterfield County Police Department is a nationally recognized Department that is accredited by CALEA and the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission. The Department is dedicated to the use of innovative and adaptive law enforcement technology as well as implementing effective crime prevention strategies with its community partners.

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, business administration, public administration, or a related field; with a master’s degree preferred. It is desired that candidates hold at least 10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement managerial and leadership experience, including five years in a senior management capacity in a comparably sized organization. In addition, qualified candidates will hold Virginia certified law enforcement officer designation or the ability to become certified as soon as possible. The ideal candidate will have exceptional leadership and communication skills as well as evidence of continuing professional education and training. It is desired that candidates have a wide range of law enforcement activities such as field operations, investigations, drug enforcement and community policing as well. Strong candidates will display high ethical and moral standards, the ability to work well under pressure and be honest, open and candid.

The salary for the position is negotiable, dependent upon candidate education and experience. The County offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes participation in the Virginia Retirement System, deferred compensation, a take home vehicle, professional development opportunities, group life insurance, health and dental insurance and flexible spending accounts.

The application deadline is August 17, 2017. Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter and resume online at Following the close date, the County will review applications and decide whom they wish to further discussions with. For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at or 804.726.9748 or Chuck Rohre at or 214.466.2436.

Chesterfield County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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