Police Chief

Winston-Salem, NC
Winston-Salem Police Department

The City of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is seeking its next Police Chief. The Police Chief (Chief) will effectively manage and administer the operations, functions, and activities of the Winston-Salem Police Department.

This position is responsible for developing and implementing the Police Department’s strategic goals, evaluating goals and objectives, and conducting analyses on best practices and trends to improve performance and outcomes. This position also develops annual budget proposals and routinely monitors the budget to ensure compliance with approved budget levels and standards.

Minimum requirements include any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with major course work in the field of law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration, or related area, and extensive experience of a wide and progressively responsible nature in police service.

Preferred qualifications include comprehensive knowledge of laws, rules, and court decisions relating to the administration of criminal justice and law enforcement; comprehensive knowledge of scientific methods of crime detection, criminal investigation, and radio communication; comprehensive knowledge of controlling laws and ordinances; thorough knowledge of the geography of the City; general knowledge of modern technology used as crime prevention and detection tools; general understanding of non-sworn civilian support programs for mental health response to 911 calls; demonstrated ability to lead and direct the activities of police officers; ability to maintain cooperative relationships with other City officials and with the general public; evaluate the effectiveness of the police operation and to institute improvements; ability to prepare and review reports; resourcefulness and sound judgment in emergencies; and demonstrated integrity and tact. A master’s degree with major work in the field of law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration, or a related area, is also preferred.