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Chief of Police- Bartow (FL) Police Department

Company: Police Executive Research Forum
Location: Washington
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Bartow, FL - Police ChiefThe City of Bartow, known as the City of Oaks and Azaleas, is known for its vibrant economy that drives the community's wellbeing. Its roughly 20,000 residents benefit from the organizational vision of prosperity for families, and provision of outstanding business opportunities, superior public services, and a safe, friendly community. At 52 square miles, Bartow is the second largest city in land area in Polk County.The City operates under a Council-Manager form of government, with a five-person elected City Commission focused on legislative and policymaking body, with day-to-day operations the responsibility of the appointed City Manager. Under the supervision of the City Manager, the Police Chief is responsible for the preservation of the public peace; prevention of crime;apprehension of criminals; regulation of traffic; protection of rights of persons and property; and enforcement of the laws of the State of Florida and the ordinances of the City.The City of Bartow is seeking a committed, decisive leader as its Police Chief who is serviceoriented and passionate about directing the City's law enforcement operations, and actively works to ensure the community's trust and confidence in the integrity and effectiveness of the Police Department.A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Management, Business, Psychology, Public Administration, or a related field is required (master's preferred), coupled with ten or more years of senior command experience. Candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, and other competencies necessary for the position will be considered.The City of Bartow offers a competitive starting salary range of $97,729 - $122,050 for the Police Chief position, depending upon qualifications and experience.Please apply online at: https://www.governmentresource.com/recruitment-employerresources/open-recruitments/bartow-fl-police-chief For more information on this position, contact:Doug Thomas, Executive Vice PresidentDouglasThomas@GovernmentResource.com863-860-9314
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