Chief of Police
Chief of Police, City of Statesville (Pop. 25,791) The City of Statesville seeks qualified applicants for the position of Chief of Police due to the retirement of the current Chief. Statesville is located just 38 miles from Charlotte, the largest MSA of the Carolinas, 15 minutes from Lake Norman, North Carolina’s largest lake and 45 minutes from the Appalachian Mountains. Additional information about the City can be found at its website at: http://www.statesvillenc.net/.
The City’s Police Department conscientiously strives to be responsive to the needs of the community through professionalism, integrity and fairness as it serves and protects members of the community in a collaborative effort to ensure that Statesville is a city in which people can live, work and recreate in a safe environment. Statesville seeks a new chief of police who embodies that mission and can lead its 81 sworn officers, 9 reserve officers and 18 civilians to protect the residents and countless businesses across the city’s 25 square miles. The new chief will lead a CALEA-accredited department and be responsible for continuing a collaborative community-oriented approach to policing the city. The Police Department discharges patrol, investigative, and preventive programs, which are supported by a variety of technical and administrative functions. The department’s overall budget is $9.3 million. The next chief will work with a new city manager, police department and community to set a new vision for the department.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, public administration or related field, Master’s degree is preferred; fifteen years of law enforcement experience including five years in a senior management position in a department similar in size to Statesville; extensive experience of a wide and progressively responsible nature in police service including extensive administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Candidates should possess solid knowledge of progressive law enforcement practices, personnel and fiscal management, problem solving and communications skills. Must have a valid NC Driver’s License or ability to obtain after hire and must have possession of a NC Law Enforcement certificate. Salary is DOQ and starting salary will be based on experience and qualifications. A background check and personality evaluation will be required of the successful applicant as part of this process.
Candidates must be committed to building the next generation of leaders, project a visible role within the community and demonstrate the willingness to interact with and participate in community projects and activities. Residency within City limits is preferred.
301 S. Center Street
Statesville, NC 28687
To apply: Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and comprehensive resume to: Bobby Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org. Position is open until filled, however the first review of applications will be on November 9, 2018.
The City of Statesville is an equal opportunity employer.