City of St.
Executive Search Opportunity
The International Association of Chiefs
of Police is assisting the City of St. Louis in its nationwide search for the
The City of St. Louis is at the crossroads of challenge and
opportunity in public safety. The
challenges are well documented— violent crime, a division newly under local
control, and deep distrust between parts of the community and the police
division. While many parts of the City have seen extensive redevelopment,
others suffer from continued disinvestment and poverty. The City has also
suffered from years of racial segregation and decades of deep racial mistrust.
Efforts, however, are now underway to bridge this gap and work toward a more
equitable and just city. For the successful candidate, leadership of the St.
Louis Metropolitan Police Division provides an opportunity to create
ground-breaking national strategies for community policing, building trust in
law enforcement, and impacting persistently high violent crime.
As the Appointing Authority, the new Police Commissioner will
lead the Police Division into this exciting and rapidly-changing future. The
selected individual will perform highly responsible and complex executive
management duties for planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the
activities and operations of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Division,
including field operations, investigations, support services, and general
administration. The Police Commissioner also coordinates activities with other
City departments and outside agencies.
About the department: The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Division
currently has 1,361 authorized commissioned positions and 400 civilian
employees; and has been CALEA certified since 2007. The operating budget for
FY18 is $193.7 million.
complete position description, including job duties, requirements, and
application procedures, please review the recruitment
closing date is Thursday, October 26, 2017.