The City of Bartow, located between Tampa and Orlando just south of Lakeland (population approximately 20,757) covering 53 square miles with 40 being undeveloped rural area, is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Police.
This professional law enforcement position consists of responsible administrative and technical police work in the direction of personnel and activities of the police department. Of the 68 department members, 43 are sworn officers. The department operating budget is 6.5 million. Work is performed under the general administrative direction of the City Manager. The salary range is $87,755.20 – $123,995.80 and is negotiable based on qualifications. Residency in the City of Bartow is preferred.
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