Glynn County is located along the Atlantic coast in south-eastern Georgia, midway between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida. The county was created in 1777, from 423 square miles of land formerly held by Creek Indians. Glynn County is named for John Glynn, a member of the British Parliament who once held the position of Sergeant of London. Brunswick, the county seat and the county’s only municipality, was named in honor of England’s King George, who was of the House of Brunswick.
The Glynn County Police Department (GCPD) is committed to providing the best possible law enforcement and quality of life services to the citizens and visitors of Glynn County. The department is supported by 157 budgeted positions (133 FT sworn, 8 PT sworn, 14 FT civilian, 2 PT civilian) and a FY 2021 budget of $11.5 million. Organized across four divisions: Police Operations, Patrol, Investigations and Administrative Services.
The Police Chief reports directly to the County Manager and the Chairman of the Board of commissioners. The Police Chief will report to the County Manager regarding the day-to-day operations of the department, and will report to the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the overall direction of the department. The position is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all activities and policies of the Police Department, to include activities involving department services, budget administration, long/short range planning, training issues, political issues, administrative functions and interactions with the public and other law enforcement entities.
Essential functions include:
- Directs the operations and activities of all functions of the Police Department; administering the responsibilities and goals of the department and maintaining depart-mental integrity.
- Consults with the County Manager, County Commissioners, Police Advisory Panel, county officials, other law enforcement agencies and other officials as needed to re-view department operations/activities, provide recommendations, resolve, and receive advice/direction.
- Maintains liaison with other departments, other law enforcement agencies; federal; state and local agencies and with court officials; coordinates department activities and exchange pertinent information with other departments, jurisdictions, or outside agencies.
- Confers with County Manager, County Attorney, Fire Chief and county department heads on issues pertaining to the Police Department or police services; makes recommendations related to public safety and road systems.
- Develops and administers operating and capital budgets for the department; develops and updates five-year Capital Plan.
- Formulates department policies and procedures.
- Develops organizational goals and objectives establishes plans of action to promote achievement of organizational goals and objectives.
- Responds to complaints and questions related to law enforcement issues and activities; mediates disputes; provides information, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution.
- Creates and maintains positive public relations with the general public; maintains and promotes peace and order in the community; provides education and information to the public on laws, law enforcement, crime prevention, drug abuse, gang awareness, and related issues.
- Serves on committees and makes presentations.
Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Public Administration or closely related field from an ac-credited college or university is preferred; supplemented by ten (10) years of progressively responsible law enforcement managerial and leadership experience in a wide range of law enforcement activity in a comparably sized or larger organization; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
- Specialized leadership education, such as the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP), FBI National Academy, or the Southern Police Institute is preferred.
- Must obtain the Georgia P.O.S.T. Peace Officer certification within one year of employment.
- Must have a valid Georgia’s driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment).
Salary is commensurate with experience within the hiring range of $100,573—$134,101. Placement within the range will be based upon the selected candidate’s qualifications. In addition to a competitive salary, Glynn County offers an excellent benefit package
How To Apply:
Interested individuals must complete the Glynn County online application at http://glynncounty.org/jobs.aspx by March 1, 2021. In addition, applicants must submit a compelling cover letter, comprehensive résumé highlighting related background, education, and experience, three (3) professional references, and three years of salary history to the Glynn County Human Resources Department by the application deadline. An electronic version of all submittals should be sent to email@example.com.
Please direct all questions to:
Orah L. Reed, Human Resources Director
Glynn County Board of Commissioners
Human Resources Department
W. Harold Pate Courthouse Annex
1725 Reynolds Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
Equal Opportunity Employer
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