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Police Chief - Cedar Hill, TX

Police Chief
Police Executives
Seniority Level:
Employment Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
November 16, 2018
Cedar Hill, TX
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Cedar Hill is a welcoming city with small town charm and upscale taste. We foster an active community and encourage involvement in everything we do. Many communities talk of having big city amenities with small town appeal, but in Cedar Hill it isn't just a boast, it's a way of life.

The City of Cedar Hill's culture sets us apart from any other City in the world. We live by five very important values, which also contain many parts to make a whole. The five values we live by are High Standards, Teamwork, Premier Customer Service, Family Oriented and Fun.

We have a team oriented work environment that is focused on achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction, providing a family-oriented and fun work environment and pursuing excellence at all levels in the organization. We envision being the City that our peers strive to emulate by exuding professionalism, exceptional pride and the love we have for our colleagues, citizens and community. We have a culture that is second to none; one that can only be understood through experience. This is a place to grow and pursue your passions. We develop leaders through allowing employees to utilize all of their talents and achieve their aspirations.

We are seeking an individual, who has demonstrated a willing commitment to these values, holding them in high regard, to join our executive team as Police Chief.

Starting salary up to $154,804, depending on qualifications. The first round of application review will begin the week of December 10, 2018.

This position is responsible for leading Police Department personnel, programs, facilities, budgets and activities in a manner consistent with the City's vision, mission, values, and culture.  The Chief is responsible for leading, developing and stewarding the team consistent with organization and community objectives and values.  The position ensures that departmental operations keep current with best practices and procedures within the public safety profession.

Successful candidates for the position of Police Chief will possess, at a minimum, the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in law enforcement, or related field.  A Master's Degree is preferred.

  • At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in police operations with a minimum of seven (7) years managerial level experience with a municipality of a least comparable size and complexity as Cedar Hill.

  • Valid Texas Driver's License (Class C ) required with an acceptable driving record.

  • Advanced or Master Peace Officer License from the State of Texas (or ability to obtain).

  • Specialized training or graduation from either the FBI Academy, Southern Police Institute, Northwestern Law Enforcement Institute or Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas is preferred.

To be considered for this position, please apply online through the City's website: Please attach a statement of interest, résumé, and current salary information. Only online applications will be considered. In your interest statement, please include your current salary, the size of your current department, number of employees you supervise, demographics of the community you serve, your current position title and highlights of your accomplishments in your current position. The first round of application review will begin the week of December 10, 2018.

Applicants selected as finalists for the position will undergo verification of current and previous employment (via open record requests), verification of education, criminal history background check, driving record check, and verification of professional references. Information from your application and résumé may be subject to release to the public, under the Public Information Act, at any time during the hiring process.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Cedar Hill will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your needs. For any special requests, please call Human Resources at 972-291-5100, ext 1068.

For questions about the position, please contact Jenifer Sweeney, HR Manager, at 972-291-5100 Ext 1068.

The City of Cedar Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of genetic information in compliance with GINA, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, age, or disability in hiring, conditions, or termination of employment. Final applicants for employment with the City of Cedar Hill are subject to drug testing and background screening.

Job Post Expiration Date December 14, 2018

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