Chief of Police

Organization: City of College Park, Georgia
Salary: The beginning salary for the position is negotiable based on qualifications and experience with excellent benefits.
Close Date: Open until filled

Job Description:

Covering nearly 11 square miles, College Park is home to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the busiest in the world. College Park is also home to the world headquarters of Chick-fil-A and Woodward Academy, the largest private school in the continental United States. The City’s daytime population swells to nearly 300,000 although there are only 15,000 permanent residents.

College Park’s robust entertainment/hospitality district is centered around the Georgia International Convention Center and the Arena at the Gateway Center, which serves as the home court for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream and the G-League’s College Park SkyHawks.

The City is fiscally sound, with an operating budget of approximately $135 million. College Park boasts its own electric utility, and is in partnership with Clean Energy Fuels, Inc. as co-owners of one of the largest compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in the southeastern United States.

Public safety is a top priority in College Park, as the expansion of community engagement, technology implementation and decisive leadership have contributed to crime reduction outcomes. The College Park public safety operation maintains the following units within its organization: Administration, Patrol, Investigations, Communications, Municipal Court and Corrections and more.

The College Park Police Department (CPPD) is an accredited and highly regarded, professional, full-service municipal law enforcement agency consisting of 102 authorized sworn officers and approximately 25 civilian employees. The Chief of Police is appointed by, reports directly to, and serves at the pleasure of the City Manager. CPPD has a current budget of approximately $35.6 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 reduce crime and build community relations throughout the City effectively. 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 a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Criminology, Criminal Justice or related field; Master’s degree preferred; a minimum of fifteen (15) years of law enforcement experience including a minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Captain or above rank in an agency of similar size and complexity; completion of law enforcement management program; Certified Peace Officer under regulations of Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.) or the ability to become certified within one (1) year of employment; equivalent combination of education and experience.

For additional information, visit the City’s website at or social media - @CollegePark_Ga (Twitter),, or CollegeParkTV23 (YouTube).

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

This position will be open until filled. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter without delay to:

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


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