Chief of Police

Perry, GA
City of Perry

Salary Range: $95,500 – $141,400

Closes: September 6, 2022

The Chief of Police is a highly responsible position tasked with planning, administering, managing, and evaluating the Perry Police Department’s law enforcement activities and related functions. The incumbent provides the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager with operational and policy options to promote more effective delivery of services to the public, with the goal of advancing the quality of life and public safety for Perry residents and visitors. The candidate selected for this position serves as the spokesperson for the department and collaborates with a variety of community stakeholders, organizations, and the public to advance public safety initiatives in line with the City’s Strategic Plan and the expectations of Mayor and Council.

• Effectively perform the duties, requirements, and functions of the chief law enforcement officer of the City.
• Direct the programs, operations, and services of the Perry Police Department.
• Perform strategic planning and establish department goals and objectives to meet Mayor/Council, department, and community goals and objectives.
• Develop and monitor programs and policies to ensure effective communication within the department.
• Develop and monitor effective succession planning process for department.
• Research, evaluate, recommend, and implement emerging technology to provide for effective law enforcement.
• Interact effectively with City leadership, the community, and all public safety partners to ensure optimal working relationships.
• Oversee preparation and administration of the annual operating and capital budget; operate in
accordance with City policies and procedures.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to publicly present issues and address media in emotional, confrontational, and unplanned situations.
• Bachelor of Science or Arts degree from an accredited college or university; Criminal Justice or Business Management degree given preference.
• Master’s degree in Public Administration or Criminal Justice preferred.
• At least ten years of experience in law enforcement.
• History of progressive responsibilities; at least five years of supervisory experience.
• History of innovative/creative program initiatives.