Thursday, August 20, 2015

POLICE CHIEF Casa Grande Arizona


Salary: $108,064 - $148,815 Annually

Open until filled with first review 9/17/15

For more information, and to apply, visit our website:<>

The City of Casa Grande, Arizona is seeking an open and collaborative, highly visible Police Chief to join our Executive Leadership Team, supporting the City Manager and City Council in creating a desirable community with the ideal balance between quality of life services and a strong economic foundation. The Police Chief is committed to accountability within the Police Department; an individual who will provide strong leadership and skilled management.

The Casa Grande Police Department, located midway between Phoenix and Tucson, with a budget of $15.7 million and a staff of 124, is a proactive, professional, public safety organization that prides itself on its interaction and support within the community. This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to have a positive impact on long-term strategic planning, further development of Community Policing, providing optimal public safety services, and to be a program innovator. The successful candidate will direct and supervise the operation of the Casa Grande Police Department, formulate and recommend approval of public safety services, policies, procedures and plans, as well as develop community partnerships to advance public safety.

The ideal candidate will be an individual who is able to demonstrate the integrity and experience necessary to gain the trust and respect of Department personnel, City Manager, City Staff, Elected Officials, and the Community. The Police Chief should be energetic and comfortable with high visibility within the community; a Chief dedicated to being active and engaged in the community is essential. The selected candidate will have experience establishing and maintaining effective relationships with public safety agencies, City departments, the business community and the citizens; be trustworthy, honest, ethical, and a strong advocate for the department and the community and possess strong leadership and communication skills

Candidates for the position of Police Chief must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or related field and seven year’s professional Law Enforcement Management experience. A Master’s degree along with extensive police experience at the command level in a municipal agency and community-oriented policing are highly desirable.  Candidate must have the ability to obtain relevant Arizona POST certification, State of Arizona Driver’s license and have a clear criminal record.

For more information, and to apply for this outstanding position, please visit our website<>. Please attach your resume and a list of references.

Position is open until filled with first review Thursday, September 17, 2015.

This search is is not being conducted by PERF, please contact Debby Turner at with any questions.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Deputy Police Administrator, New Castle Delaware


Location: New Castle, DE

Salary: Commensurate with Skills
(All applicants must provide a specific salary expectation with their resume)

Opening Date: August 7, 2015                                                                   Closing Date: Until Filled


The Deputy Police Administrator is the second highest ranking officer in the Police Department and reports to the Police Administrator. This position serves as the Acting Police Administrator during his/her absences. The officer in this position is responsible for the management and supervision of various administrative and operational units in the Police Department. This position makes recommendations to the Police Administrator regarding staffing and assignments within the Police Department. The Deputy Police Administrator travels frequently to the Authority’s various facilities in New Jersey and Delaware to oversee departmental activities and to supervise subordinate managers and supervisors. The officer in this position provides direction to departmental personnel regarding crime prevention activities and highway safety. The Deputy Police Administrator participates in the recruitment and selection process for new police personnel and the promotional process for incumbent personnel. He/she devotes a significant amount of his/her work days to insuring that all components of the police organization are performing in the prescribed manner and within the authorized police budget. The Deputy Police Administrator’s position requires strategic and leadership ability, management skills, financial accountability, and the talent to solve problems within a highly structured work environment.


  • Serves as primary advisor to the Police Administrator regarding police practices and operations; evaluates policies, procedures and departmental performance and report findings
  • Represents the Police Department within and outside the Authority; liaison to community organizations and other police agencies
  • Coordinates various law enforcement and highway safety programs with federal, state, and local governmental agencies and prepares grant applications for funding of public safety projects
  • Conducts administrative and operational inspections to determine compliance with established directives, procedures, and policies
  • Coordinates short term and long range planning programs
  • Makes budget recommendations and responsible for operating within established budgetary and policy guidelines
  • Oversees all staffing processes (new hires and internal promotions) and makes recommendations to the Police Administrator
  • Supervises police and civilian personnel
  • Builds positive relationships with other members and employees of the Police Department and the Authority
  • Provides superior customer service to everyone by responding in a courteous and efficient manner


  • Familiarization with all facets of police operations
  • Demonstrated strategic, leadership and supervisory skills
  • Ability to make sound decisions and awareness of their consequences
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the Authority and the public
  • Knowledge of budgetary processes and systems
  • Ability to organize projects and processes
  • Ability to research and prepare reports
  • Ability to mentor, coach, and train employees
  • Skilled in use of computer applications (word processing, spreadsheet, data base, etc.)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Leadership, or related field
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressive law enforcement experience in a senior leadership position
  • Police command supervisory/management experience in rank of Captain or above
  • Completion of advance police management and leadership training such as the FBI Academy, Southern Police Institute, PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police


  • Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Leadership or related field
  • Ten (10) years of progressive law enforcement experience in a senior leadership position
  • Five (5) years of major command responsibility in a department comparable or larger in size
  • Certified police instructor


  • Must possess valid driver’s license
  • Must become certified by the Delaware Council on Police Training (COPT) as a police officer within a reasonable timeframe
  • Possess or ability to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)


  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Ability to re-qualify with departmentally-issued firearm and all departmentally-issued non-lethal weapons
  • Applicants will be subject to a background investigation
  • Minimum uncorrected vision not greater than 20/200 in each eye and correctable with lenses to 20/20 in each eye
  • Ability to distinguish between the colors of red, green, and amber
  • Ability to physically perform the essential functions of the job


If you are interested in applying for this position please complete the on-line application at In addition, please attach a resume and include your specific salary expectation.

This search is not being conducted by PERF, please contact Gregory Chambers at with any questions.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Press Release - Greensboro Police Captain Appointed to Board of Southern Police Institute

Greensboro Police Captain Appointed to Board of Southern Police Institute

GREENSBORO, NC (Aug. 14, 2015) –Captain Shon Barnes, a fifteen year veteran of the Greensboro Police Department, was recently appointed to the 2016 Executive Board of the Southern Police Institute.

The Southern Police Institute (SPI) is an advanced education and training institute whose mission is to enhance the professional development of law enforcement practitioners.

As Third Vice-President, Barnes joins other senior law enforcement officials from throughout the country providing educational and career development programs that are designed to challenge and to prepare law enforcement practitioners for the demands of today and tomorrow.

“I am extremely humbled to represent our department and our city on the SPI Executive Board,” said Barnes. “Being a part of this prestigious institute is in concert with GPD’s vision of being a national model for exceptional policing. Our department has a lot to share – and a lot to learn – by being more closely involved with this organization.”

Barnes’ appointment also landed Greensboro as the host city for the Institute’s 2018 National Police Conference which draws approximately 150 national and international law enforcement executives to a multi-day program.

“To get the Conference here, I had to promote the city of Greensboro to a panel,” said Barnes. “Another officer was also petitioning for his city to host the conference. I am very excited that the SPI chose Greensboro as the location for its conference. We can offer the attendees good accommodations and many kinds of recreational activities.”

Barnes is also an adjunct professor at NC A&T State University. Additionally, he co-authored a paper for the Bureau of Justice Assistance entitled “Making Leadership Count: Implementing Effective Partnerships and Alternative Structures”.

“Captain Barnes is a natural and perfect choice to be on the SPI’s board,” stated Police Chief Wayne Scott. “He is an analytical thinker with a passion for his profession. He takes every opportunity to study difficult issues facing law enforcement today, and finds creative solutions that benefit everyone in our line of work.”

Since its creation in 1951, The Southern Police Institute has been consistently ranked among the top law enforcement educational and training schools in the nation.

The Southern Police Institute (SPI) is a division of the Department of Justice Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Louisville.
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Susan C. Danielsen
Public Information Officer
Greensboro Police Department
300 W Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27402-3136

Monday, August 3, 2015

Chief of Police Tucson Arizona

Tucson Police Department

Tucson, Arizona

Chief of Police

The City of Tucson is seeking a proven leader who can inspire the confidence of the community and police officers as the city’s Police Chief. The successful candidate will be committed to using current data-driven policing strategies and applying the principles of community policing to reduce crime and deliver a high level of police services to all residents of Tucson. 

With a population of 526,000 covering an area of 250 square miles, Tucson is the 33rd largest city in United States. Located 65 miles from the Mexican border in the Sonoran Desert, Tucson is surrounded by five mountain ranges: the Tucson, Santa Catalina, Rincon, Santa Rita, and Tortolita ranges. With a diverse immigrant population, the city prides itself on its unique heritage and its commitment to inclusiveness.  Boasting an average of 350 sunny days a year and warm dry air, Tucson's climate is ideal for year-round outdoor recreation.   

Tucson is home to the University of Arizona—a campus of more than 42,000 students—and annual events that draw participants and spectators from around the world. Tucson’s Old West heritage serves as a backdrop to its current status as a modern city that is a destination for nearly 7 million visitors a year; a place known for outstanding hiking and outdoor adventures, a vibrant arts scene, fine golf courses, restaurants, and other attractions.

The Tucson Police Department is authorized at 1,002 sworn and 317 non-sworn positions, with a budget of $168 million.  Currently 940 sworn positions and 277 non-sworn positions are staffed.  The department responds to approximately 300,000 calls for service annually. 

The Chief of Police, who is responsible to the City Manager, must possess:
  • Demonstrated competencies in effective leadership and building strong relationships of trust within the community and among the rank and file, and the ability to inspire confidence and serve as a role model and representative of the police department and the city.  
  • A track record of unimpeachable ethics and integrity.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to be visible within the department and out in the community.
  • A demonstrated aptitude for creative problem solving, particularly in light of funding constraints.
  • Ability to maintain a proactive approach to policies and practices, consistent with the history and culture of Tucson.
  • Experience and a commitment to identifying and implementing policies, strategies, systems and technologies to optimize the delivery of police services to a diverse community, in a fair and consistent manner.
  • Exceptional organizational and management skills, including the ability to build a strong leadership team in light of upcoming command staff retirements.
  • A track record and proven commitment to staff development and department-wide diversity and training.
  • Experience in developing effective labor-management relationships.
  • Extensive experience in the many aspects of contemporary policing practices in a diverse urban community.
The position requires a four-year college degree, progressively responsible command-level experience in policing in an urban community, and knowledge of best practices in policing. A graduate-level degree is strongly preferred, as is additional specialized leadership education, such as the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP), FBI National Academy, or the Southern Police Institute. Once appointed, the Police Chief must obtain Arizona POST certification, and reside in Tucson’s city limits within 6 months of being hired. View the city’s Police Chief Job Description ( The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is assisting the city in the selection process.

Salary Range: $138,000 to $181,000 per year, plus a very competitive fringe benefits package.
Qualified candidates should apply by August 31, 2015 with cover letter, résumé and a list of five references in confidence to:

posted cap Aug 3 2015