Chief of Police - West Point, Georgia
Post Until: March 7, 2014
The City of West Point is seeking a chief of police to provide executive-level leadership, strategic planning, and administrative direction for the West Point Police Department.
The chief of police must be a proactive, hands on leader with a collaborative and engaging management style and an understanding of contemporary and innovative methods of policing. The successful candidate must be able to work closely with other city departments and a variety of organizations and agencies within and outside the City. The West Point Police Department has 17 certified officers, 5 communication officers and a clerk of the Municipal Court with an annual budget of approximately $1.8 million. The Chief of Police reports to the City Manager.
West Point is a growing community of 12 square miles with a resident population of 3,500 and a daytime population of over 10,000. The City of West Point is a City Council-Manager form of government with 6 City Council members and a Mayor that directs the operations of the government through the City Manager. For more information, see the City of West Point’s website at: http://www.cityofwestpointga.com/
Candidates should have a proven record of accomplishment in policing with at least ten years of service, five of those years serving as an officer with progressive management experience. Preferred qualifications are a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; however, a combination of equivalent education, training and/or command experience may be considered. Candidates must have excellent management skills, a proven ability to inspire confidence, and bring a strong record of achievement in public safety, security, community policing, and drug enforcement. Advanced management level training through the F.B.I. National Academy, Southern Police Institute, or Georgia Law Enforcement Command College is desired. The successful candidate must possess GPOSTC certification in the State of Georgia.
As a condition of employment, applicants should be prepared for a background check that includes: fingerprint/criminal history check via GCIC, driver’s license check via DMVS, polygraph, credit history check; medical exam with drug screening and a complete POST review.
The salary range for this position is $55,600 - $84,300 commensurate with qualifications, with a competitive benefits package.
Applications must be received no later than February 28, 2014.
The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP) will be assisting the City of West Point with the selection of a Chief of Police; consequently, selected candidates will participate in a three (3) part assessment center. Applications will be evaluated by the City of West Point and GACP. To apply, submit a resume, letter of interest, and salary expectations to:
Finance and Personnel Tech
City of West Point
730 1st Avenue
West Point, Georgia 31833