Improving the quality of police services begins with good management and effective leadership. One of the most important decisions that a local unit of government will make is the selection of a CEO for its law enforcement agency. GACP provides assistance to municipal and county governments in recruiting and selecting chiefs of police and other senior police officials. Services provided include:

•Performance of onsite consultation with city or county officials regarding the police chief selection process;

•Assistance in analyzing agency leadership and management needs

•Establishment of qualifications for applicants that match the needs of the agency;

•Assistance in developing job announcements;

•Development of focused advertising, both local and national, designed to attract the best applicants;

•Recommendation of a selection process that will provide information about a candidate that will help make hiring decisions;

•Performance of background investigation on applicants;

•Participation in assessing qualifications of applicants;

•Suggestions on conditions of employment such as responsibilities, authority, salary, benefits, etc.;

•Provision of follow-up technical assistance and training for newly-appointed chiefs.

Please contact John Whitaker to discuss options on how we can assist in the improvement of your department and/or your hiring endeavors.

John Whitaker, Operations Coordinator