Police Chief

Organization: City of Fort Myers, Florida
Salary: Competitive salary range with excellent benefits with beginning salary negotiable DOQ.
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Chief of Police

The City of Fort Myers, Florida, the county seat of Lee County, is located on the Caloosahatchee River in Southwest Florida, midway between Tampa and Miami. The City covers 48.82 square miles and has a rapidly growing and highly diverse population of more than 65,000. Fort Myers issued $650 million in new construction permits in 2006 and it was ranked as one of the top median metro cities in the nation for doing business by Inc. Magazine.

Fort Myers is a full-service city with a staff of approximately 1,143 full-time employees and 66 part-time employees. The Cityís general fund budget is more than $93 million. Its total budget is more than $378 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 councilmanic ward, was established by voter referendum in April of 2005. Under this system, the City is governed by a seven-member, nonpartisan City Council consisting of a Mayor, elected at large, and six Council members elected by wards to staggered terms. The City recently employed its first full-time City Manager.

Fort Myers has a full-service, well-regarded Police Department comprised of 206 sworn and 91 civilian employees. Its current budget is approximately $26 million.

The City is looking for a success-proven local government law enforcement manager who most likely has come up through the ranks, has the equivalent of a Bachelorís degree (Masters preferred) from an accredited school, and eight years of command level experience in law enforcement preferably at the local government level. Prefer experience gained in a jurisdiction similar to Fort Myers. Must understand and strongly support community oriented policing. Must be a strong manager and leader with exceptional interpersonal skills, a talent for communications at all levels and a thorough understanding and respect for the role of police officer. Must be a visionary with ability to inspire exceptional performance from employees. Must be outgoing and visible with employees and the community. Must be fair, forthcoming and straight forward.

Competitive salary range with excellent benefits with beginning salary negotiable DOQ.

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

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