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Police Chief

Georgetown, Texas



City of Georgetown





Salary: Commensurate with Experience & Qualifications

Population: 55,000 

Sworn Officers: 74 

Application Deadline: Until Filled




The City of Georgetown, Texas is currently seeking an accomplished professional to serve as Police Chief.



The Position:


The Police Chief is the executive head of the Police Department and is directly responsible for proper and efficient operations. Administers a comprehensive program to protect and serve the citizens of Georgetown’s desire for a safe and peaceful existence, free from fear and with democratic values applied equally to all. Duties include the supervision and management of the overall operations of the Police Department and coordinating city police work with outside organizations.


Additional duties and responsibilities include:

  • Manages the overall operations of the Police Department; Develops/coordinates, and/or directs Police Department functions and support services, including: crime prevention operations, criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, accident investigation, patrol coverage, communications and response to calls.

  • Develop long-range programs and plans for divisional readiness associated with the increasing growth and development of the city. Able to analyze data, forecast and plan for appropriate staffing issues and concerns.

  • Ensures division has the appropriate training and equipment, is knowledgeable of latest trends, technology, and tactics that provide for the response to changing criminal challenges community.

  • Plans, prepares, controls, maintains and evaluates fiscal operations of department, including reviewing and approving written reports, bills and purchase requests, purchases and maintenance of police, equipment and facilities and preparing and submitting departmental budget.

  • Consults and cooperates with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Consults with other city divisions and the public concerning emergency management, crime, crime prevention and local emergency planning. Serves in extension of current duties as required for emergency management.

  • Represent the City in relationships with the public, News agencies, community groups, professional organizations, other City Departments, and outside agencies.


Knowledge and Skills:

The candidate should possess a solid background in Police Services

and Administration with knowledge of and skills in:

  • Managing municipal finances;

  • Setting and achieving goals;

  • Word processing and spreadsheet software;

  • Representing the City with the media;

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;

  • Dealing with difficult personnel issues; and

  • Handling intergovernmental relations.

Management Style:

The selected candidate should be:

  • Consistent and open in his/her dealings with Council and City Management;

  • Proactive in frequently communicating with a reliable flow of information without filters;

  • Possess a management style that is inclusive and open; and

  • Able to create a spirit of teamwork in selecting, developing and motivating staff. He/she must hold subordinates accountable, yet be trusting and able to delegate responsibilities when appropriate.

Personal Traits:

Our ideal candidate will have a strong background in and knowledge of Police administration services and programs, be creative, and have a professional interest in influencing strategies for a rapidly growing community and department.


The Salary for this position is commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. In addition, benefits are provided which include: paid sick and vacation leave; employee paid medical, dental and life insurance; TMRS participation; a 457 deferred compensation plan; and a flexible benefit account.



Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Public Administrations, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, or a related field.  (Masters Degree preferred.  Degree in management or administration preferred).

  • Eight to Ten years of experience in municipal law enforcement, including four years of command-level position experience or any combination of experience based management, leadership, training, communication and administrative skills.

  • A thorough understanding of modern principles and practices of Police Administration.


The City is open to candidates in communities from all geographic areas that are culturally, ethically and economically diverse, though some knowledge of Texas would be a plus.  Ideally, the selected candidate will have experience in a similar, fast growing community. 



Certificates and Licenses Required:

  • Valid Texas Drivers License


Required certificates and licenses from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education:


  • Advanced Law Enforcement Officer (Master Peace Officer and Instructor certifications preferred)


Residency Requirement:


Selected candidate will be required to live within the Georgetown city limits in order to be a part of the community they serve, to understand and identify with city issues and problems, and have the ability to respond promptly to emergencies and any other problems within the community.



Applications will be accepted via the City's on-line application system only.



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