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Police Chief

North Port, Florida


City of North Port

5650 North Port Boulevard

North Port, FL 34287

Phone: 941-423-3105




Salary: Dependent on qualifications

Application Deadline: 1/23/04 @ 4 PM



The City of North Port, a diverse, progressive and fast growing community of 31,500 is accepting resumes for the position of Police Chief. The current chief is retiring after 10 years of service. The City of North Portís Police Department is an accredited agency, consisting of 65 employees, and has a budget of $5.5 million. Located in Sarasota County, Southwest Florida, and is 90 miles south of Tampa, and 78 miles north of Naples. The Chief is directly accountable to the City Manager who is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of ten departments.

Qualified individuals will have graduated from the FBI National Academy or Southern Police Institute and have, at a minimum, a bachelorís degree in police science, criminal justice, public administration, or a related field. Masterís degree is preferred. At least seven to ten (7-10) years of experience as a chief or deputy chief in a unionized law enforcement environment of equivalent or larger size is desired. Candidates must value accountability, diversity, and high ethical standards. And, candidates should posses strong skills and experience in areas such as community policing, labor relations, grant administration, customer service, community organizations, and working with the state and county law enforcement agencies.

All applicants must submit a resume, five business references and a completed City application for employment, which can be obtained by visiting the City of North Portís homepage at or by contacting the Human Resources Division at (941) 423-3105.


All completed resumes and applications must be directed to:

Lori Bigness, Human Resources Manager
City of North Port
5650 North Port Boulevard
North Port, Florida 34287
(941) 423-3105







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