Chief of Police
City of Mobile
PO Box 1827
Mobile, AL 36633
Salary: Negotiable (See Below)
Sworn Officers: 504
Application Deadline: 4/7/06
The City of Mobile, Alabama, with a diverse population of approximately 200,000, is seeking a candidate for the position of Chief of Police. Mobile is a progressive, All-American City, located on Mobile Bay and 48 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The police department is non-unionized and has a budget of $41.7 million with 504 sworn officers and 251 civilian employees. The department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) - one of only 20% of the country that is accredited.
The candidate should have a proactive and innovative record of leadership, as well as a demonstrated record of success in community-oriented policing programs and a commanding knowledge of them. In addition to having a comprehensive knowledge of effective crime-prevention approaches and strategies, the successful candidate must also have a working knowledge of developing plans and requirements of Homeland Security policy and programs.
The candidate must also possess proven skills in planning, supervision, staff and leadership development, as well as the ability to maintain effective relationships with citizens, staff, city officials and other law enforcement agencies. The Mobile Police Department is technology driven; therefore, the candidate must be computer literate and possess an up-to-date knowledge of the latest technology employed in modern law enforcement. The candidate must have the ability to work within the established personnel system.
The position requires:
The annual starting salary is negotiable and comes with a competitive benefit package.
The most recent Mobile Police Department Annual Report and other information about the department can be found on the police website at:
Qualified candidates should forward a letter of interest, résumé, salary history and five (5) professional references to:
Al Stokes, Chief of Staff
Office of the Mayor
P.O. Box 1827
Mobile, Alabama 36633
Applications must be received by April 7, 2006.
The City of Mobile is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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