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POST UNTIL: October 13, 2015

The City of Belmont, North Carolina, is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Chief. Belmont is a vibrant, progressive, growing community with a population of 10,800, and is located just east of Gastonia, North Carolina, and west of Charlotte, North Carolina.  Belmont has a Council/Manager form of government, with a Mayor and five Council Members. The Police Department has 34 sworn and 11 non-sworn personnel, and an operating budget of $2.9 million. The Police Chief is hired by, and reports directly to the City Manager.

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, or a related field is preferred.  At least five years of strong technical and leadership experience in command or upper management in a law enforcement agency is required. An equivalent combination of education experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered. Experience in municipal law enforcement is preferred. Advanced training through the Southern Police Institute or FBI National Academy is a plus.

Also required is a strong understanding of and commitment to community-oriented policing.  Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills; and the ability to relate to elected officials, City staff, citizens, and other law enforcement officials are required. Also required is a reputation for active commitment to community relations, technological advances, staff development, and healthy employee relations.

Position open until filled; however, in order to be fully considered, the required information indicated below should be submitted no later than October 13, 2015.  The pay range is $58,648 - $88,824, and the starting salary will be dependent on qualifications. Finalists for the position will be subject to a thorough background investigation and polygraph examination.

If interested, submit resume, cover letter, and salary history for the past four years by e-mail only to: bwilder@carolina.rr.com
Questions should be directed to:

Bill Wilder
Wilder Consulting
Phone:  (704) 301-9151

The City of Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/ Drug Free Workplace Employer


Chief of Police - Griffin, Georgia 
Post Until: The end of business, Friday, November 6, 2015

The City of Griffin is seeking a Chief of Police to provide executive-level leadership, strategic 
planning, and administrative direction for the Griffin Police Department. 

The Chief of Police must be a proactive, visible leader with a collaborative and engaging management  style and an understanding of contemporary and innovative methods of policing.  The successful  candidate must be able to work closely with a variety of organizations and agencies within and outside  the City. The Griffin Police Department is a State Certified and Nationally Accredited agency  with 91 certified officers and 20 civilians with an annual budget of $9.2 million.  

The Chief of Police reports to the Director of Public Safety. The City of Griffin is a Commission-Manager form of government with seven commissioners  who direct the operation of the government through the City Manager.  Griffin is located approximately  40 miles south of Atlanta and 10 miles west of Interstate 75.  The population of Griffin is  approximately 24,000 in an area of approximately 14.6 miles.  For additional information about  the City of Griffin, see their website at: www.cityofgriffin.com 



  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, management or closely related field from an accredited  college or university.  Master’s degree along with advanced management level training through  the F.B.I. National Academy, Southern Police Institute or Georgia Law Enforcement Command College is preferred.
  • Seven to ten years of progressively responsible recent management and/or command level experience in a law enforcement agency.

  • Five to seven years of proven successful leadership experience in law enforcement at the level  of Lieutenant or above with sufficient experience to perform the essential functions listed above.

  • The successful candidate must possess GPOSTC certification in the State of Georgia.

As a condition of employment, applicants should be prepared for a background check that includes:

fingerprint/criminal history check via GCIC, driver’s license check via DMVS, polygraph, 
credit history check; medical exam with drug screening and a complete POST review.  
For additional information, go the City’s website at:


The salary associated with this position is commensurate with qualifications along with a competitive 
benefits package.  All applicants must submitted as part of their cover letter their salary expectations.


Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and salary expectations by Friday, November 6, 2015

Miles Neville, SPHR
Human Resources | Director


The City of Griffin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 






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