City of Savannah, Georgia is seeking a Chief of Police. Savannah offers
great weather, nearby beaches, and a tradition of hospitality and cultural happenings.
It is home to a vibrant art and cultural scene that plays host to over
200 festivals each year focused on a variety of themes including music, food
and film. A growing Savannah Music Festival has garnered international
acclaim as performers from Savannah and all over the world showcase talent in a
variety of musical genres. Voted one of “The World’s 30 Friendliest Cities” and
the fifth “Best Small City in the United States.”
This Chief of Police manages the daily
operations of the Police Department, overseeing all matters related
to police services; planning and implementing comprehensive community policing,
law enforcement and public safety programs. As a key member of the City Manager’s Leadership Team, the
ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to embrace change and help guide
the community through significant challenges. Qualifications include:
Degree required in Police Administration, Law Enforcement, or Criminal Justice;
Master’s Degree preferred; with seven years of experience in upper level police
management; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and
of the FBI Academy; or Graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s
Administrative Officers Program or Command Officer Development Program required;
comparable specialized police leadership and management training in ethics and
integrity, emergency management, cultural and generational diversity, problem
solving, and community policing will be considered.
in providing upper level leadership in a police department that is comparable
in size and complexity to the Savannah Police Department and that has been
certified by CALEA for at least two consecutive accreditation periods is highly
for this position DOQ of the selected candidate. Starting salary is expected to be in the
range of $140,000 - $160,000 with a comprehensive benefits package including
health insurance, retirement options and negotiable relocation expenses.
candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job
related references, and salary history not later than 5:00 pm (ET) May 4, 2018 to: email@example.com.
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Indigo Lane, Athens, Ga. 30606