City of Garland, TX

  • Chief of Police

    Location US-TX-Garland
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(10/23/2018 4:19 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Police Department
    Job Family
    Managing Director
    Target Hiring Range
    Depending on Qualifications
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    Executive Career Opportunity

    The City of Garland desires a customer-focused, innovative and progressive Chief of Police with a collaborative management style to plan, implement and direct the operations of the Police Department. This position will develop, implement and evaluate operational goals and objectives, programs and procedures; make policy decisions subject to administrative and City Council approval; oversee and administer the budget and maintain effective public relations and community outreach. This is a key position within the organization serving on the City Manager’s cabinet staff to support strategic goals and initiatives under the direction of City leadership.

    Education and Experience

    The Chief of Police must possess extensive knowledge of Police Department operations, federal, state, and local laws and regulations applicable to department operations, the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, knowledge and experience in working with established personnel selection and advancement processes, and the ability to prepare and deliver professional presentations to city council, community organizations, and more.

    The successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, business administration, public administration or related field from an accredited college or university.  Candidates must have 15 or more years of experience, and at least 5 years at the command level (at time of appointment), in a department of comparable size and complexity (or larger) preferably in a culturally diverse environment in cities with populations of 100,000 or more. Previous experience as a Chief of Police or Assistant Chief of Police is required. A master’s degree is preferred.

    Advanced training such as the completion of the FBI National Academy, Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Senior Management Institute for Police or a similar command college is preferred. The Garland Police Department is a state civil service agency, which is governed by Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code. Experience in handling Chapter 143 issues is preferred.

    Candidates must meet all requirements to hold the position of Chief of Police as required by Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code and/or any other Texas legislative regulations. Further, candidates must be eligible for certification by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). The candidate chosen for the position must obtain their TCOLE license within the timeline as specified within the TCOLE regulations.


    Compensation and Benefits


    The Garland Police Department has been led for the last 16 years by a tenured Chief of Police, who will continue to serve the City in his new role as Deputy City Manager. In addition to joining an organization with a culture of appreciation, development and growth, the successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, executive perquisites and benefits package.  The salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications. Reasonable relocation benefits will be provided to the chosen candidate.

    Application Process

    To apply, submit an application and upload a resume, cover letter and at least three work-related references. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. All inquiries related to the recruitment and selection process for this position should be directed to the attention of the City’s Human Resources Department:

    Lilly Clarke, Talent Acquisition Manager, City of Garland



    For review the full position requirements and learn more about the position, click on the recruitment below link below.


    Recruitment Brochure


    Additional resources:


    Models Organizational Values
    Community/Organizational Relationships
    Managing People
    Fiscal Management
    Strategic Focus/Visioning


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