The City of Stockbridge in Henry County, Georgia is seeking professional, innovative, and self-motivated candidates interested in serving as the Chief of Police. Stockbridge is a diverse and progressive city of approximately 30,000 residents located just 15 minutes south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The Police Department will have approximately 57 sworn officers, 5 civilian employees. This City has a combined operating and capital budget of $22 million. The City serves an area of 13.31 square miles. The Police Chief is confirmed by the Mayor and Council and reports to the City Manager. The City is financially healthy, has no city property taxes and is funded primarily through local option sales tax revenues and other tax revenues and fees.
The Chief of Police must have strong leadership and communications skills, who is familiar with creating a police department from its inception and must be committed to a team-oriented inclusive management style, a visionary leader, with strong budgetary skills and a proven history of building successful partnerships within the community. Candidates must have experience in strategic planning, performance measurements/standards, and community engagement.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Criminology, Criminal Justice or related field desired; Master’s degree preferred; ten (10) to twelve (12) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience to include five (5) years at a supervisory level; Certified Peace Officer under regulations of Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.).
Exceptional candidates will have completed advanced training through agencies such as the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Georgia Command College or equivalent. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
The City offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, based on experience and qualifications, and the established salary range ($92,581.93 to $143,501.98). Residency in the City is not required. The Mayor and council via the City Manager, may at its discretion, choose a third-party agency in the performance of some or most of the vetting process.
Submit a letter of interest and a resume and five professional references in the career portal link https://secure.entertimeonline.com/ta/6111842.careers?CareersSearch. Or you can also complete an online application directly on the City website at www.cityofstockbridge.com, Human Resources under employment opportunities “click here” to submit an application. You may also mail the above information to City of Stockbridge Chief of Police Search, City Hall 4640 North Henry Boulevard, Stockbridge, GA 30281. Closing date of the position will be April 30, 2021.The City of Stockbridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer.