Chief of Police Position
City of Spearman, Texas is seeking a collaborative, servant leader with strong character and a desire to build both external and internal relationships to effectively manage law enforcement and community service to Spearman residents. The next Police Chief will be an individual who is adept at communication, demonstrates a commitment to officer well-being and safety and provides service-oriented leadership.
The City of Spearman is looking for an innovative, experienced law enforcement professional with exceptional communication skills to be the next Police Chief. The chosen candidate will lead the department with integrity, vision, consistency, and honesty. The ideal candidate will be a strong leader who possesses the highest ethical and moral standards and outstanding interpersonal skills.
Under the direction of the City Manager, the Chief of Police will direct 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 monitoring, developing and enforcing, regulations, City Codes, ordinances and court decisions that affect the City.
Minimum requirements include having an Advanced Certification issued by Texas Commission of Law Enforcement (TCOLE), a minimum of five years’ experience in a senior or commanding officer’s role and having 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 is preferred; graduation from FBI Academy or Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) is preferred.
Competitive salary and benefits package. The Panhandle Regional Planning Commission has been contracted to assist the City with this search.
The City of Spearman 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.