Police Chief

Organization: City of Fort Worth, Texas
Salary: Competitive compensation package
Close Date: The first review of resumes will occur on April 20, 2015.

Job Description:

Fort Worth, the fastest growing large U.S. city last decade, anchors the west end of the Dallas‐Fort Worth Metroplex. With a current population estimated at 793,000, Fort Worth plays a major role in the continued economic success of the dynamic Dallas‐Fort Worth Metroplex whose population is approaching 7 million.

Fort Worth is a charter city which operates under the council/manager form of government. The City Council consists of a Mayor elected at-large and an 8-member City Council elected from districts. The Council appoints a City Manager who is responsible for administering and coordinating municipal operations and programs. The City highly values professionalism, effectiveness, and efficiency in its municipal government and is frequently recognized for its excellence.

The Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD) with its highly successful community policing program is exceptionally well respected and supported by the community. In 1995, voters approved and continue to renew a Ĺ cent sales tax every five years specifically dedicated to support crime control and prevention. FWPD has 2016 FTEís and an annual budget of $269.4 million.

Any combination of experience, education, and training that provides the required knowledge is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: 1) 12 years of increasingly responsible experience in police work including 4 years of management and supervisory experience at a level no less than two ranks below the Police Chief; 2) Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in police science, criminal justice, public administration, or closely related field with Masterís degree in related field preferred; and 3) be technically current, meet State law enforcement certification requirements, and preferably be a graduate from the FBI National Academy or similar program.

Strongly prefer experience with a police department serving a diverse and rapidly growing community comparable to Fort Worth and experience initiating and overseeing community policing and crime prevention programs. Seeking a collaborative team-player with good financial management skills and strategic planning experience.

A recruitment profile brochure will be available shortly at www.slavinweb.com and www.fortworthgov.org

The position which is open until filled offers a competitive compensation package. Please send your resume and cover letter with current salary to pwconsulting@cox.net. The first review of resumes will occur on April 20, 2015. For additional information about this job, please contact:

Robert E. Slavin
SLAVIN MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071-1357
(770) 449-4656
slavin@bellsouth.net

or

Paul Wenbert, ICMA-CM
Western Regional Manager
Slavin Management Consultants
480-664-2676
pwconsulting@cox.net

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