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Chief of Police - Social Circle, Georgia
Post Until: The end of business, Monday, December 7, 2015

The City of Social Circle is seeking our next Police Chief. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, exceptional leadership ability, broad experience in all aspects of local police work, education and expertise in local law enforcement, and a desire to work in a collaborative and community oriented environment. This is a unique opportunity for the right individual to continue to build a professional, involved, and community focused police force, and work in a small town atmosphere with excellent quality of life and a positive economic and employment outlook.
The Police Chief is appointed by and reports to the City Manager. The Social Circle Police Department currently has fourteen (14) sworn personnel and one (1) Administrative Assistant organized into patrol, investigation, and code enforcement divisions.
Current initiatives of the Police Department include expansion of community policing, investment in training opportunities for the police staff, and improvements in equipment. The next Chief will be an individual that will thrive in a collaborative environment focused on enhancing the excellence of police services provided to the community.
The City of Social Circle is a historic community that is located approximately 45 miles east of Atlanta in the Historic Heartlands section of Georgia in rural Walton County. The population of the city is approximately 5000. We are a small town with a big heart and we are a community proud of its history. We are actively seeking ways to maintain our small town atmosphere, to preserve our quality of life, and to create the best business climate for quality growth. We believe that Social Circle is "Georgia's Greatest Little Town". Our pride in our city is reflected in our community's commitment and dedication to excellence.
Ideal Candidates:

Candidates should have demonstrated experience, professional excellence, and leadership ability in law enforcement, should have the willingness and ability to become an integral part of, and assume a visible role in the community, should be able to communicate and interact professionally and effectively in all situations, and have the interest and ability to build positive relationships across the community. Broad investigative and community policing experience is desired, with continuing education and/ or a degree in criminal justice or closely related field, and /or participation in the FBI National Academy or similar program.

Salary Range begins at $ 65,000 - $70,000 depending upon qualifications and experience. The City offers an excellent benefits package, including health, dental, vision, and retirement.
Minimum Qualifications:
* Associate degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or related area; Bachelor's Degree preferred. The degree(s) must be from an accredited college or university;
* Three years of police supervision and management experience;
* A combination of equivalent education, training and/or experience may be considered.
* Must possess and maintain valid Georgia P.O.S.T. Peace Officer certification;
* Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.
As a condition of employment, applicants should be prepared for a background check that includes: polygraph exam, a psychological exam, a physical exam with drug screening, an in-depth background investigation, fingerprint/criminal history check via GCIC, driver's license check via DMVS, credit history check; and a complete POST review.

How to Apply:

Resumes, with cover letter including reason for interest in position, may be submitted by:

* Email: manager@socialcirclega.net

* Mail or in person:  

City of Social Circle
PO Box 310
166 N. Cherokee Road
Social Circle, GA 30025
Resumes should include at least three (3) professional references.

For a complete job description click on the link below:

Job Description:  Police Chief - Social Circle

End Date:

Applications must be received by the close of business on
Monday, December 7, 2015


Chief of Police - Warm Springs Police Department
Post Until: November 30, 2015

The City of Warm Springs, GA, "Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt Little White House", is accepting applications for its Chief of Police position. Warm Spring's is one of seven cities in Meriwether County and is rich in Georgia history. It is home to slightly over 425 residents, covering 1 square mile. Warm Springs is the tourism hub for Meriwether County with an annual flow of over 68,000 visitors to Franklin D. Roosevelt's Little White House and downtown Warm Springs. The Warm Springs Police Department's mission is to: protect and serve our citizens with a high level of integrity; utilize a community policing philosophy; strive for excellence in all that we do; become more proactive in preventing crime.

The Chief of Police, appointed by the Mayor and City Council of Warm Springs, reports to the Mayor of Warm Springs. The Chief is a sworn officer who oversees and directs all activities of the Police Department. The Chief is responsible for the design, management and evaluation of all law enforcement initiatives. The Chief contributes to the development and implementation of projects and programs to maximize police services, in coordination with the City Council and Mayor. The primary components of this position include: Planning, Oversight and Administration (30%); Staff Management (20%); Police Operations (25%): Community Responsiveness and Public Relations (25%). This is a highly visible role where the incumbent must be available, on call and able to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day. The Chief of Police job duties are primarily performed in an office environment, but requires onsite visits to emergency and crime scenes. This role involves standing, sitting, walking and stooping for extended periods of time as well as potential exposure to dangerous situations, toxic materials and various weather conditions.

The successful candidate will be a high school graduate with preferred college educational studies in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or a closely related field; and a minimum of seven (7) years of progressive experience in law enforcement. A valid state driver's license is required with certification as a police officer in the State of Georgia or from another State within the United States and be able to obtain Georgia P.O.S.T. certification and Chief's certification within six months of appointment.   The selected candidate must attend the next scheduled law enforcement chief executive training class sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police as per OCGA 35-8-20.1. Thorough knowledge of state statutes and codes, federal guidelines and protocols, and local ordinances related to law enforcement is also required. All candidates must be able to demonstrate a history of integrity and honesty, along with high degree of initiative and effective decision-making. Candidates must be able to work under highly stressful, difficult circumstances.

Our employees and the community we serve are our top priorities. Our City's success is built upon both and we take that seriously. We want a Chief of Police who represents that same level of commitment and dedication. We offer a competitive compensation package (including employer paid benefits) and a collaborative team environment.
If you believe you have what it takes to become a part of the City of Warm Springs workforce, we encourage you to apply before the closing deadline.

Please Include:

  • Letter of interest and resume
  • Three (3) professional references
  • Three (3) personal references

Submit via email to: wscity@windstream.net - or by U.S. mail to:

The City of Warm Springs
Attn: Lisa Thompson, City Clerk
PO Box 156
Warm Springs, GA 31830

The deadline to apply for this position is: Monday, November 30, 2015 at 3:00PM.

For a detailed copy of the job description, click on the link below:
Job Description - Chief Warm Springs

Please direct any questions to:
Lisa Thompson - wscity@windstream.net

To learn more about the City of Warm Springs, please visit our website at www.warmspringsga.us .
No walk-ins, phone inquiries or external recruiting agencies, please. The City of Warm Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Support Services Commander (Major)/Director
Valdosta Police Department



Position Title:Support Services Commander (Major)/Director
Minimum Starting Salary:   $68,000 (DOQ)
Pay Grade: 22


The City of Valdosta Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Support Services Commander (Major)/Director. This position is responsible for the overall management of the Support Services Bureau which includes records, information technology, school resource, court security, and building maintenance. The position also assists the Chief with planning, budgeting, and managing the overall operation of the police department.


Salary enhancements shall be considered based on educational level and experience in the field applied and based on the sole discretion of the Chief of Police and City Manager.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A United States Citizen
  • At least a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent from an Accredited College or University
  • A valid Driver's License
  • Must have at least ten years of service in a law enforcement setting to include working with a law enforcement agency
  • Should have experience in management of personnel; however, candidates with experience in the area of information technology, budgeting, and records will be given special consideration
  • No felony convictions according to O.C.G.A. 35-8-8
  • No family violence related convictions according to O.C.G.A. 19-13-1
  • Must satisfactorily complete a background investigation, oral interview, polygraph test, psychological and emotional stability test (sworn only), pre-employment physical and drug screen

Both sworn and non-sworn applicants who meet the aforementioned requirements are encouraged to apply.


All online applications must be processed through www.valdostacity.com. To be fully considered, applicants must submit a completed City of Valdosta Application Form to Berna Hepburn at covhr@valdostacity.com, or apply at the City of Valdosta Human Resources Department, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601. A resume cannot be submitted as a substitute for the application form; it is for additional information only. Sorry, we do not accept late applications.

Please visit our website www.valdostacity.com for all open positions we currently accept applications for and for application instructions.

The City of Valdosta offers competitive salary with excellent benefits package. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify employer. For more information, go to http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees/e-verify-overview.






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