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Chief of Police, City of Greenbelt, MD
By Springsted|Waters
May 8, 2018 - 2:42:50 PM

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(Starting Salary of low to mid $100K DOQ/E Plus Excellent Benefits)

The City of Greenbelt (est. pop. 23,909) is a dynamic, multicultural community located in Prince George’s County, adjacent to College Park and Berwyn Heights, and about 17 miles from Washington, D.C. and 27 miles from Baltimore. Greenbelt is unique and known widely as a public cooperative community founded in the New Deal era. Greenbelt is an inclusive community known for community, cooperation, and culture.

Contained within today's Greenbelt is the historic, planned community now known locally as "Old Greenbelt" and designated as the Greenbelt Historic District. “Old Greenbelt” still includes a cooperative grocery store and a cooperative newspaper, staffed by volunteers. Greenbelt Park, a unit of the National Park System is in Greenbelt, and USDA Beltsville Agricultural Campus and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center are adjacent to the community. The University of Maryland and Doctor's Hospital are located a few minutes away, as are other area universities and hospitals.

Reporting directly to the City Manager, the Chief of Police is a recognized community leader and commands a full-service, CALEA-accredited agency of 71.5 members, of which 53 are sworn officers. The proposed budget for the department in FY 2019 is $10.8 million. The vacancy for the Chief position occurred with the 2016 retirement of the previous Chief who served the City over 40 years. The Deputy Chief is serving as Acting Chief of Police. The department has a reputation for effectiveness and innovation and is well regarded by the community and its peer departments.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, business, public administration, or a related discipline is required, with a graduate degree preferred. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of police department operations and management, public administration of local governments, and knowledge of best practices in the management of municipal police services. Ten years’ police work experience, with 5 years as a lieutenant or higher in a comparable or larger agency or the equivalent is required. Advanced training such as the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute or equivalent programs is highly preferred. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume on-line at This position is open until filled; First review deadline is Mon., May 21, 2018. Following the first review date, resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in the recruitment brochure. For more information, please contact Chuck Rohre at, or by phone at 214.466.2436.

Applicants selected as finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal history/credit/driver’s license check prior to an on-site interview.

The City of Greenbelt is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce (EOE).

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