The City of Tallahassee, Florida is currently seeking a Chief of Police. The Department operates on an annual budget of $60 million a year and includes 410 sworn officers, 11 reserve officers, 74 full-time non-sworn and 90 temporary and volunteer civilians.
The ideal candidate will be expected to direct TPD staff in the maintenance of peace and order, protection of life and property and the prevention of crime throughout Tallahassee. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with law enforcement peers and persons from all walks of life; be a quality-of-life oriented individual who can create and nurture strong, professional relationships/partnerships in areas of law enforcement, business, service agencies, and neighborhood and faith-based communities; have the ability to successfully maintain a culture that supports community policing and strengthens community trust; be committed to modern policing techniques, 21st century policing; have a demonstrated record of implementing effective community policing or community engagement strategies; have proven, strong, progressive leadership qualities to direct the department’s personnel and maintain a visible presence within the agency and community; foster, participate in and encourage positive employee morale, providing officers a voice and an accessible leader; develop and promote a progressive vision in directing the department, implementing innovative techniques and policing methods to further advance the mission of the agency and community.
For a complete job description and minimum requirements, click HERE.
Anticipated starting range: $156.7k – $173.7k (dependent upon qualifications)
The Florida Police Chiefs STARS Program is assisting in the search process.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to The Florida Police Chiefs STARS program via email at no later than September 12, 2019