The City of Osceola, Arkansas is seeking applications for a new Police Chief. Osceola is a town of approximately 6,700, plus several major manufactures, located 50 miles north of Memphis, TN, on I-55 and along the Mississippi River. The city is seeking a proven, dynamic, progressive leader preferably with the rank of captain or higher in law enforcement, and preferably with a bachelor’s degree or above in criminal justice or a related field.
The Chief of Police is responsible for planning, organizing, managing, and leading a force of around 30 officers, along with 9 civilian employees, a 54-bed City Jail, and a video management system that includes officer-worn cameras and 35 Skycops. In addition, the Chief of Police manages the $2.6 million budget for the department, including spending priorities and detailed inventory. The goal of the position is to ensure fair enforcement of laws and ordinances, protection of lives and property, and initiation of crime prevention endeavors, including in community policing and crime data analysis.
The Chief of Police works under the direction of the mayor. Salary commensurate with experience and education, but the ideal candidate can expect competitive pay and good benefits.
Please provide a cover letter, including your reason for applying, with your resume and send to email@example.com no later than Saturday, July 31, 2021. No phone calls please.
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