August 1, 2019
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MARTA is the ninth largest transit system in the U.S. and the largest of its kind in the Southeast that provides bus, rail and paratransit service.  As the leading transit provider for the region for over twenty-five years, MARTA has contributed to the development of a booming convention industry and the attraction of numerous businesses and corporations.

The MARTA Police Department is a full-service, Nationally Accredited and State certified police agency with a service area of 947 square miles. This includes the City of Atlanta, Clayton, DeKalb, and Fulton Counties. The Department is currently authorized 394 sworn Law Enforcement Personnel and has 5 Police Precincts.

The AGM – Chief of Police & Emergency Management is primarily responsible for the management and activities of the Police Department.  Directly and/or indirectly supervises sworn and non-sworn professional and administrative staff to include: Deputy Police Chiefs, Police Majors, Lieutenants, Sergeants, Officers, Managers, etc.  Interviews, hires, and develops subordinate personnel; sets standards and evaluates performance of employees; provides feedback, coaches, disciplines, and discharges as appropriate.


  1. Plans, develops, and oversees implementation of long and short-range strategies and programs for the department to support the Authority's goals, objectives, and strategic plan. This includes a five-year plan for the department and a yearly work program. Serves on one of the primary initiatives of the Authority's Strategic Plan.
  2. Directs the overall activities of the Police Department which includes the area of responsibility of assigned branches, such as police protection, security, and administration. Develops and submits for approval operating and capital budgets for the department. Reviews directors' and managers' budgets. Manages within approved budget.
  3. Ensures coordination and cooperation between the Police Department and all other MARTA work units.
  4. Makes recommendations and presentations to the Board of Directors on matters pertaining to Police.
  5. May represent the Authority on department matters with federal agencies, state agencies, local groups and organizations, professional associations, and other similar groups.
  6. Directs the Authority’s emergency preparedness programs, including technology, training and coordination with governmental agencies.
  7. Performs other related duties as assigned.


The selected candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in law enforcement, public safety, or a related field plus ten years of applied law enforcement/public safety experience, five of which have been involved in command level responsibilities. Demonstrated ability to communicate well, both written and orally. Must possess advanced level computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).  Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Council certification required. Experience and/or certifications in NIMS/ICS as well as anti-terrorism protective measures in a transit environment is desired. In lieu of degree, year-for-year of directly related experience may be substituted. Preference given to candidates with a master's degree in criminal justice, public/business administration or political science or law enforcement graduates of the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute or Georgia Law Enforcement Command College.

Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council certification required. Must possess or have the ability to obtain a top-secret clearance.

All interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to Montressa Lane, Acting Manager of Recruiting at in addition to completing the online profile. Please email pertinent documents with the subject line: AGM-Chief of Police & Emergency Management.

 Note: The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP) will process candidates they deem highly qualified through the Assessment Center process as part of the hiring process. This will consist of a Three-Part Assessment Center (In-Basket Exercise, Written Response to Scenario, and Oral Response (video recorded).

INTERVIEW SELECTION PROCESS: The selection process may include one or more components to demonstrate applicants’ knowledge, skills and abilities in job related areas. These may include exercises such as practical demonstrations, written communications, oral interviews and/or competency assessments.

This position has been identified as SAFETY SENSITIVE.

MARTA is a Drug Free Workplace.

Participation in MARTA's Drug & Alcohol Program is a condition of employment.

MARTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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