Chief of Police

Organization: City of Fort Collins, Colorado
Salary: (Highly competitive compensation package with beginning salary negotiable DOQ)
Close Date: July 29, 2011

Job Description:

Fort Collins, home to Colorado State University, has a 2010 US Census population of 143,986 within 56 square miles and is located at the northern edge of the picturesque Rocky Mountain Front Range.

Fort Collins is consistently listed among the top cities by national magazines and organizations for its great schools, low crime, good jobs in the high-tech field, and fantastic outdoor life. The community is highly educated with 79 percent more college graduates than the national average. In addition, the community’s median family income is $76,700 which is 20 percent greater than the national average.

Fort Collins was incorporated in 1873 and has operated under the council/manager form of government since 1939. The City Council consists of six district Council Members and a Mayor who is elected at-large. The City Council appoints a City Manager who is responsible for managing municipal operations that consist of a $448 million calendar-year budget and 1197 FTE’s. In November 2010 voters approved by a more than 60 percent majority a ten year .85% increase in the City’s sales tax which will generate approximately $20 million annually. This new revenue is voter designated for Transportation, Police, Fire, and Parks.

The Police Chief reports to the City Manager and leads an organization consisting of 193 sworn personnel and 94.25 civilians with a $36 million annual budget. In 2010 FCPS responded to 94,410 incidents with an average response time of 3:55 minutes. FCPS is headquartered in a 98,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art, three-story structure that was completed in 2007. FCPS also has a District 1 substation in downtown Fort Collins.

FCPS is known for being innovative and having a continuous improvement culture that values education and training. More than 65 percent of FCPS employees have a Bachelor’s degree.

Minimum Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, business administration or related field from an accredited college or university combined with ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience as a sworn Police Officer in a mid-sized city; preferably to include a minimum of five (5) years of command level experience. Must meet Colorado State law enforcement certification requirements. For additional information about Fort Collins and FCPS, please visit A full profile for this position is available at

Please send your resume and cover letter with current salary by July 29, 2011 to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848


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