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 Executive Director A.A. “Butch” Ayers to discuss options on how we can assist in the improvement of your department and/or your hiring endeavors.
A.A. “Butch” Ayers, GACP Executive Director