Police Chief

Organization: Iowa City, Iowa
Salary: The position offers a competitive compensation package.
Close Date: September 11, 2016

Job Description:

Offering big-city amenities along with small-town hospitality, Iowa City is recognized by many national surveys and publications as one of the best places to live. The community has a steadily growing population of 74,000.

Iowa City which is home to the University of Iowa is a diverse community from all perspectives. The University is recognized as one of the nationís top public research universities and has 31,000 students and 24,000 employees including the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics which is one of the largest university-owned teaching hospitals in the country.

The City Council consists of seven Council Members elected at-large to four-year overlapping terms. One of the Council Members is selected as Mayor by a majority vote of the Council and serves a two-year term as Mayor. The City Council appoints a City Manager who oversees City operations and provides policy guidance to the City Council. The Police Chief reports to the City Manager.
The Police Department which provides patrol, investigations, crime prevention, animal control, and other related services has an annual budget of $12M and 110 FTEís including 82 sworn positions. The last Police Chief recently retired after being in the position for 11 years. In the last 41 years there have been only three Iowa City Police Chiefs.

The minimum job requirements are: 1) Bachelorís degree in Criminal Justice or related field from accredited college or university with Masterís degree preferred; and 2) ten years in public law enforcement, five years of which must have been as a supervisor or command officer. The City is looking for someone who appreciates cultural and racial diversity and is an approachable, dynamic leader who is able to inspire the Department and the community.
A recruitment profile brochure with more information about the Police Chief position, community, and City organization is available at www.icgov.org/policechiefsearch and www.slavinmanagementconsultants.com. The position offers a competitive compensation package. To apply for this position please send your resume and cover letter with current salary to pwconsulting@cox.net by September 11, 2016. For additional information about this job, please contact:

Robert E. Slavin, President
Slavin Management Consultants
Norcross, Georgia
770-449-4656; slavin@bellsouth.net
Paul Wenbert, ICMA-CM, Western Regional Manager
Slavin Management Consultants
Mesa, Arizona
480-664-2676; pwconsulting@cox.net


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