Chief of Police

Marietta, GA
Cobb County Police Department
Salary: $131,827.22-$197,740.83 per year

Cobb County Government is looking for a Chief of Police to lead the Cobb County Police Department. The Chief of Police serves as department head, reporting to the County Manager through the Public Safety Director and will be instrumental in leading the Department into the future.

Salary $131,827.22 – $197,740.83 per year

Closing Date 05/20/2019


Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff: develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and County management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.

Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work: prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to County management; and revises procedure manuals as appropriate.

Recommends selection, promotion, discharge, and other appropriate personnel actions: and makes recommendations to the County Manager for appointment, promotion, and dismissal of officers and civilian personnel.

Ensures departmental compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures: ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; and initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.

Ensures proper enforcement of all applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations (both traffic and criminal) in order to protect life and property, prevent crime, and promote security.

Consults with County administration, mayor, County board members, and other officials as needed to review department operations/activities, review/resolve problems, receive advice/direction, and provide recommendations: reports all major incidents to County administration; and makes presentations to County board.


Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or related field; supplemented by twelve or more years of related law enforcement experience that includes five or more years at the supervisory/management level with responsibility for budgetary, policy and procedural administration and accountability; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or related field.

FBI Academy Graduate or equivalent.

License and Certifications
Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License. Must maintain Advanced or Executive Law Enforcement certification through POST; National Incident Management Systems 100, 200, 300 and 400.