Police Chief

Organization: City of Columbia, Missouri
Salary: Highly Competitive Compensation Package with Beginning Salary Negotiable DOQ
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Job Description:

Columbia, home to the University of Missouri, has a population of 100,000 and is strategically located on Interstate 70 halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City. Columbia is consistently listed among the top US cities by national magazines and organizations for its well educated workforce, positive economic development climate, low cost of living and overall superior quality of life. These positive attributes have resulted in Columbia's steady population growth of 1.5 to 2 percent annually.

Columbia operates under the council/manager form of government. The City Council consists of a Mayor elected at-large and 6 members elected from wards. All Council Members including the Mayor are elected for staggered terms of 3 years. The Council appoints a City Manager who is responsible for administering and coordinating municipal operations and programs. The Police Chief who reports to the City Manager leads a Department consisting of 156 sworn officers and 31 civilian employees and a $19 million budget.

The minimum job requirements are 4 years of command level law enforcement experience and a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Police Administration or a related field supplemented by substantive training/education in management/administration. Must be a collaborative team-player and change-agent with proven ability to increase rapport and trust within the Police Department and between the Police Department and the community. Must be technically current and meet State law enforcement certification requirements. For additional information about Columbia and its Police Department, please visit www.gocolumbiamo.com.

The position will remain open until filled. We are anxious to complete this search. Please send your resume and cover letter with current salary IMMEDIATELY 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.


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