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 Chief of Police - Amarillo, Texas, United States

Job information
Posted by: Panhandle Regional Planning Commission 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Government
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: pST4rUKrCOdCJPEcc53v2BHVQRpAZ6 / Latpro-3788550 
Date posted: Apr-28-2021
State, Zip: Texas, 79104


Tulia, Texas 

Chief of Police Position


City of Tulia (population 4,967) is seeking applicants for a Police Chief.

The City is a Home-Rule City (Council/Manager Form of Government) with an approximate budget of $7.2 million. The City of Tulia is the County Seat of Swisher County. The Police Chief is responsible for the operations and administration of the Police department. The Chief shall establish

departmental policies, procedures and regulations; administer a

comprehensive program for prevention of crime and law enforcement for the City including regulations, City Codes, ordinances and court decisions that affect the City.


The City of Tulia is looking for a new Chief of Police that will be expected to promote and demonstrate the highest standards of personal and
professional conduct. The ideal candidate will demonstrate and provide strong mentorship ability to groom and train the next generation of

policemen. The ideal candidate is committed, decisive, service-oriented, and enthusiastic. The chosen candidate will lead the department with

integrity, vision, consistency, and honesty. The candidate will demonstrate a strong ability to build relationships and coordinate with all external

partnerships including the county, surrounding municipalities and other

organizations. The ideal candidate will provide a guardian mentality with a strong preference towards servant leadership.


Minimum requirements include having an Advanced Certification issued by Texas Commission of Law Enforcement (TCOLE), minimum of five years’ experience in a senior or commanding officer’s role and have completed or be able to complete National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) course trainings. A Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, law enforcement or related field preferred.


Competitive salary and benefits package. The Panhandle Regional

Planning Commission has been contracted to assist the City with this search. A full job description can be found at Send cover letter, resume with references, salary history, and requirements to Dustin Meyer, LGS Director, Panhandle Regional Planning Commission, 415 SW 8th, Amarillo, Texas 79105 or email directly to Address questions to Dustin Meyer at 806-372-3381 or email at Deadline: May 27, 2021 or until position filled.


The City of Tulia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. Applicants selected as finalists for this position will be subject to a comprehensive background check.

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