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Chief of Police
City of Adairsville, GA
Post Until: August 29, 2014

The City of Adairsville, Georgia is seeking an experienced law enforcement administrator with exceptional leadership, management, and interpersonal skills to move the Adairsville Police Department on the path of progressive service delivery.  The City is located along I-75 in Bartow County, 61 miles northwest of Atlanta with a population of approximately 5,000. 

The Police Chief is appointed by and reports to the City Manager.  The Adairsville Police Department has an authorized complement of 15 sworn officers, 2 non-sworn staff, part-time auxiliary officers and an annual operating budget of $1.2 million dollars.  For more information about the City of Adairsville, visit the City’s website at

The successful candidate must possess a proven background in implementing forward-thinking, proactive policies and be committed to training, professional development and community engagement.  A demonstrated history of successful partnerships with other municipalities, law enforcement agencies and other public safety agencies is required.  Candidates must have excellent management skills, a proven ability to inspire confidence, and bring a strong record of achievement in public safety, community policing, and drug enforcement.
Candidates must meet the following qualifications: 

  • Associates degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or related area; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  The degree(s) must be from an accredited college or university;
  • Three years of police management experience;
  • A combination of equivalent education, training and/or experience may be considered. 
  • Must possess and maintain valid Georgia P.O.S.T. Peace Officer certification;
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.


Salary range:  $56,000 - $65,000.  In addition, a competitive benefits package is included (e.g., health insurance, dental insurance, retirement, sick and vacation time, uniform allowance, vehicle, etc.)
As a condition of employment, applicants should be prepared for a background check that includes: polygraph exam, a psychological exam, a physical exam with drug screening, an in-depth background investigation, fingerprint/criminal history check via GCIC, driver’s license check via DMVS, credit history check; and a complete POST review. 
Resumes, with cover letter including reason for interest in position, may be submitted by:

  • Email:
  • Fax: 770-773-2582
  • Mail or in person: City of Adairsville, 116 Public Square, Adairsville, Georgia, 30103 


Resumes should include at least three (3) professional references.  Please, no telephone inquiries.

Applications must be received by the close of business on Friday, August 29, 2014.  For full job description, visit the City’s website at

The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police is assisting with the selection via an Assessment Center.  Applications will be evaluated by the City of Adairsville.




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