Police Chief

Organization: City of Fort Myers, Florida
Salary: Competitive salary with excellent benefits, with beginning salary negotiable depending on qualifications (DOQ).
Close Date: Open until Filled

Job Description:

The City of Fort Myers, Florida, was incorporated on March 27, 1886, and is the county seat of Lee County. The City of Fort Myers is located on the Caloosahatchee River in Southwest Florida, midway between Tampa and Miami. The City covers 50 square miles and has a rapidly growing and highly diverse population of more than 72,400.

Fort Myers is a full-service city with a staff of approximately 918 full-time employees and 92 part-time employees. The City's general fund budget is more than $94 million. Its total budget is more than $298 million. Fort Myers functions as a Council/Manager form of government. The Council/Manager form of government, along with the creation of a new sixth council ward, was established by voter referendum in April of 2005. Under this system, the City is governed by a seven-member City Council consisting of a Mayor, elected at large, and six Council Members, elected by wards.

The City of Fort Myers Police Department is a professional organization comprised of 185 sworn officers and 73 civilian employees. The Police Chief reports directly to the City Manager and has a current budget of approximately $38.5 million.

The City is looking for a candidate with a proven track record as a government law enforcement manager. The new Police Chief shall maintain the highest level of ethics, integrity, accountability, and honor. The candidate shall be a highly effective leader, with outstanding interpersonal skills, a talent for communications at all levels of the organization, strong management skills, and excellent communication and organizational skills. The candidate must possess the experience necessary to direct, manage, and affect confidence in Police Department personnel, enabling them to effectively reduce crime and build community relations throughout the City. A strong knowledge and background in modern policing skills, community-oriented policing, and a demonstrated track record of success with programs that address the reduction of criminal activity.

Requirements include but are not limited to Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration or Public Administration, or related field. Eight years' command level experience in law enforcement or related work; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License with an acceptable driving record. Meet requirements of State Police Minimum Standards as authorized in F.S. 943.13. Prefer graduation from the FBI National Academy (FBI), the Southern Police Institute (SPI) or the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (NUCPS).

Competitive salary with excellent benefits, with beginning salary negotiable depending on qualifications (DOQ).

Visit the City's web site at www.cityftmyers.com.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter by Monday, March 7, 2016 to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848
E-mail: slavin@bellsouth.net
Web site: www.slavinweb.com

Note: Under Florida Law, resumes are public documents and will be provided to the media upon request. Please call prior to submitting your resume if confidentiality is important to you.


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