Position Vacancies
Police Commissioner, the City of St. Louis, MO
Oct 5, 2017 - 6:16:33 PM


Police Commissioner

City of St. Louis, Missouri

An IACP Executive Search Opportunity

The International Association of Chiefs of Police is assisting the City of St. Louis in its nationwide search for the Police Commissioner.

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.

For a complete position description, including job duties, requirements, and application procedures, please review the recruitment brochure.

The closing date is Thursday, October 26, 2017.

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