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Police Chief

Category: Public Safety
Description:
LOCATED IN BOTH STANLY AND CABARRUS COUNTIES, THE CITY OF LOCUST IS A RAPID GROWING COMMUNITY THAT OFFERS A HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE, ABUNDANT RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRICES AND SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS. THE CITY OF LOCUST IS SEEKING HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO FILL THE POSITION OF POLICE CHIEF. THE CURRENT POLICE CHIEF ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT AT THE END OF 2019 FOLLOWING A 30-YEAR TENURE WITH THE LOCUST POLICE DEPARTMENT, SERVING IN THE CAPACITY OF POLICE CHIEF FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS. THE CITY OF LOCUST POLICE DEPARTMENT IS PRIMARILY COMMUNITY POLICING ORIENTED AND PROVIDES A WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES INCLUDING: PATROL SERVICES, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS, COMMUNITY RESOURCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND SCHOOL RESOURCE PROGRAM. DEPARTMENT STAFF INCLUDE 14 SWORN OFFICERS (INCLUDING POLICE CHIEF.) UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR, THE POLICE CHIEF IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT OVERSIGHT TO POLICE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL AND FUNCTIONS. THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS A MINIMUM OF AN ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, OR A CLOSELY RELATED FIELD. CANDIDATES SHOULD POSSESS 10 OR MORE YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY RESPONSIBLE LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING AT LEAST 5 YEARS OF COMMAND LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE. THE NEW CHIEF MUST POSSESS AT A MINIMUM A NCDOJ INTERMEDIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATE, NCDOJ ADVANCED LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATE PREFERRED. SALARY DOQ, THE CITY OF LOCUST OFFERS AN EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND BENEFITS. INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD EMAIL A COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO: AMY MEACHUM, CITY CLERK AT: CITYCLERK@LOCUSTNC.COM BY 12:00 PM ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019. THE CITY OF LOCUST IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Employer: City of Locust
Expires: 11/1/2019
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