Chief of Police

Morrisville, NC
Raleigh-Durham International Airport Authority (RDU)

8/26/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

Salary and Benefits
Hiring range is $112,000 – $150,000 annually.

The Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) Authority Law Enforcement Department seeks an experienced and transformational leader with a customer service mindset to serve as its next Chief of Police. The next Chief of Police will demonstrate passion and energy towards achieving Authority goals while strategically and diplomatically leading the department through change in conformance with the Core Values of the organization. Effective in crisis management, the Chief of Police must have strong communication skills with experience in patrol, community policing, and investigative functions of a typical law enforcement agency similar in size to RDU. The ideal leader will have a keen understanding and awareness of the culture of an airport law enforcement department including the high level of federal regulations and be committed to a level of quality customer service that the department is known for. A transparent and adaptable leader, the Chief of Police will value diversity, equity and inclusion and balance building comradery within the department while ensuring frequent engagement and collaboration with departmental personnel and stakeholders including federal, state, and local agencies and Airport Authority leaders.


Requires a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, or another relevant field, and 10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience across functional areas such as patrol, internal affairs, administration, investigations, community policing, etc. including six to seven years professional management or related experience in law enforcement administration including three to four years of related tactical and administrative supervisory experience. Must possess applicable certification from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Commission or obtain such certification within six months of hire. Please note: North Carolina law does not recognize or have a reciprocal relationship with Federal law enforcement certification but recognizes and gives partial credit for military police (MP) training, receipt of an MP occupational specialty classification and performance of MP duties. A master’s degree and executive law enforcement training are preferred. Must have a valid NC driver’s license or the ability to obtain a valid NC driver’s license within 60 days of relocating to NC. Experience working in an airport environment preferred.