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Police Chief

Category: Public Safety

NOW HIRING – POLICE CHIEF – Deadline: November 30, 2023
Town Governance: Valdese Operates Under A Council-manager Form Of Government, With A Mayor And Five Council Members Representing Five Wards. We Are Committed To Providing An Encouraging Environment That Supports Job Satisfaction And Professional Growth For All Town Staff. The Town Provides A Full Range Of Municipal Services With A Current Operating Budget Of $13.3 Million. The Budget Includes A Total General Fund Budget Of $7.7 Million, Of Which The Police Department Budget Is $1.29 Million, And Utility Fund Budget Of $5.6 Million.
The Role: As A Key Member Of The Town's Leadership Team, The Police Chief Will Oversee And Administer The Operations Of The Valdese Police Department. The Department Consists Of 14 Full-time Employees And 6 Reserve Officers, Responding To 19,623 CAD Logs In 2022/2023. The Ideal Candidate Will Lead And Manage The Police Department To Ensure Public Safety And Cultivate Positive Community Relations. We Are Seeking A Dynamic And Visionary Leader Who Can Effectively Manage Departmental Operations, Personnel, And Resources While Upholding The Highest Standards Of Professionalism And Integrity.
Education And Experience Requirements:
• Graduation From College With A Degree In Criminal Justice Or Police Science, Supplemented By Advanced Coursework In Police Administration And Leadership. Considerable Supervisory Experience Of A Progressive And Responsible Nature In Law Enforcement Work; Or An Equivalent Combination Of Training And Experience.
Special Requirements:
• Valid North Carolina Class C Driver's License.
• Certification By The North Carolina Criminal Justice Training And Standards Council As A Law Enforcement Officer.
• Advanced Law Enforcement Certification.
• Highly Preferred Residency Within 2 Miles Of The Corporate City Limits Of Valdese.
Compensation And Benefits: The Town Of Valdese Offers A Competitive Salary Commensurate With Experience And Qualifications. The Hiring Salary Range Of Thisposition Is $69,625 To $87,031 DOE. The Town Provides A Comprehensive Benefits Package, Including Health, Dental, Vision, And Life Insurance, A Wellness Program, Local Government Employees Retirement System (LGERS) Contribution, 5% 401(k) Employer Contribution, Annual Vacation Based On Continuous Years Of Experience, Sick Leave, And Paid Holidays In Accordance With The North Carolina State Holiday Schedule.
Contact And Submittal Information: Jessica Lail, Human Resources Director
• P.O. Box 339 Valdese, NC 28690
• Email:
• Telephone: 828-879-2117
• Hand Delivery: Valdese Town Hall, 102 Massel Ave SW, Valdese, NC 28690
To Apply, Please Submit A Cover Letter, Resume, And A Completed Application. Resumes Will Not Be Accepted In Lieu Of A Completed Application. You Can Obtain Applications And A Full Job Description By Visiting
The Town Of Valdese Is An Equal Opportunity/ADA/Drug-Free Workplace Employer.​

Employer: Town of Valdese
Expires: 11/24/2023