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Chief of Police

Portsmouth, VA (pop. 96,000). The next Police Chief for the City of Portsmouth must be familiar with the model of 21st Century Policing and application in a diverse, urban, and vibrant city that celebrates its history, while embracing its future. Engaging the community, building trust, and legitimacy in an effort to build stronger neighborhoods, through community policing while creating a safe, friendly, livable municipality is strategically important.

This position is responsible for the efficient management and direction of the Police Department through leadership, planning and organizing.  Provides leadership and strategic direction for developing, administering and communicating public safety policies and procedures to meet overall city needs and objectives; to meet legal requirements, to promote cost effectiveness, to be responsive to both management and employees, and to attract, retain, and develop a highly qualified, motivated and effective workforce. Has demonstrated experience in implementing and managing diversity programs. Ensures that laws and ordinances are enforced, ethical and professional standards are followed, and that measures are implemented to prevent crimes and protect lives and property.  Monitors and directs all operational functions such as patrol activities, criminal investigations, case assignments, and serving court documents. Oversees a staff of 259 sworn positions. 

See job listing at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/portsmouthva/jobs/3050802/police-chief for complete job description.

How To Apply

Apply by Friday, May 14, 2021 through the City of Portsmouth website — https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/portsmouthva/jobs/3050802/police-chief.

All applicants must submit an online application and resume by the posted deadline.

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Diversity and inclusion are particularly important to the City of Portsmouth.  The City strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Position: Chief of Police
Organization: City of Portsmouth
Location: Portsmouth,  VA 
United States
Salary: $71,996.00 - $144,123.00 +/- DOQ
Posting Start Date: 4/28/2021
Date Posted: 4/28/2021
Requirements Requires a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or related field and ten (10) years of increasingly responsible command and management experience in law enforcement or equivalent.

Graduation from command level management training such as the FBI National Academy, the Southern Police Institute, Senior Management Institute for Police or the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command is preferred. 

Membership in the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).   

Residency in the City of Portsmouth is required within 6 months of employment.

See job listing at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/portsmouthva/jobs/3050802/police-chief for complete list of job requirements.
Status: This listing expires on: 5/14/2021
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Organization Information
City of Portsmouth
801 Crawford Street
2nd Floor, Human Resource Management
Portsmouth,  VA 23704
United States
(757) 393-8626
Human Resources