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Chief of Police

Company: The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement
Location: lacey
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

A national search is underway to attract a dynamic and collaborative leader to serve as the next Chief of Police of the Lacey Police Department (LPD). The City of Lacey is located next to Washingtons State Capitol, along the southern tip of Puget Sound and at the western edge of the pristine Cascade Mountains. Lacey is the second-largest community in the region but has a small-town feel for a population of approximately 53,000. With fresh air, clean water, a low crime rate and proximity to major metropolitan areas, the city is one of the most desirable places in the country to reside and conduct business. Appointed by the City Manager, the Chief of Police is responsible for the overall leadership, culture, performance, and efficiency of the police department. LPD has a 2021 budget of $12 million and staffing allocation that includes 61 officers, 9.5 full-time equivalent administrative staff and 4 civilian CSOs. LPD also has a robust volunteer program. The next Chief of Police will be a results-oriented leader dedicated to serving the public and have a true passion for community policing through innovative, progressive and diverse programming. They will be both an inspirational leader and an experienced executive who will foster confidence and trust from the community and earn the respect of both commissioned and non-commissioned personnel. As a key member of the Executive Team, the ideal candidate will foster strong relationships among directors and collaborate with other city departments to achieve the Citys goals. The Chief will readily engage with the Department to get to know its professional, dedicated staff and develop trust and a vision that builds on the strengths of Department policies, practices and priorities. The most competitive candidates will possess at least 10 years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience, including 5 years of command experience in a police department supervising both sworn and civilian personnel. A bachelors degree in criminal justice or a related field is required. A graduate degree in a field related to law enforcement is preferred. Advanced training from the FBI National Executive Institute, FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Northwest School of Police and Command or PERFs Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) is considered a plus. The salary range for this at-will position is $144,594 $185,093 annually and placement will be based on the selected candidates qualifications. The City does not participate in the Social Security system for sworn police officer positions. Compensation will be augmented by an excellent benefits package. For optimal consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply early, as the first review of candidates will be on May 16, 2021. Interested parties should submit a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and list of references to . Only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the selection process starting in late May 2021. Confidential inquiries are encouraged to Mr. Gary Peterson at (916) 622-5323 or at Public Sector Search & Consulting, Inc.

The brochure for the position can be viewed at .

The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) serves as the conscience of law enforcement by being committed to justice by action.

Phone: (703) 658-1529 | Fax: (703) 658-9479

Keywords: The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement, Lacey , Chief of Police, Other , lacey, Washington

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