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Arlington Police Department – Chief of Police
Deadline Friday, February 26, 2021

The City of Arlington has a police chief position opening.   Anyone interested in this opportunity should submit a city employment application, copy of a resume, and three work references to the city, City of Arlington P.O. Box 126, Arlington, Georgia, 39813.  Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 26, 2021. 

The police chief applicant should be a Georgia (Basic) P.O.S.T. certified police officer at the time of application. All applicants may be subject to an evaluation process that includes a background investigation.  The background check will include a credit examination, criminal history, driving record check, previous employment review, and a review of any other information deemed appropriate.  Applicants must be able to obtain a Georgia driver’s license and be coverable by the city’s liability insurance carrier prior to a job offer. The candidate will be evaluated on his/her education and experience in law enforcement, management, and leadership.     

The police chief reports to and is accountable to the city mayor and council. The successful candidate should have good financial management skills and is expected to operate the police department within the budget utilizing the resources available within approved spending guidelines and staffing levels

The police chief represents the Police Department and must be accessible to the public. The successful applicant should have strong communication skills, exceptional interpersonal skills and a positive track record in motivating people.  The police chief is responsible for enforcing discipline and city policies in a uniform and consistent manner.   All applicants should have 2 years of experience in supervisory and management skills.

The successful candidate will be required to submit to a post-employment-offer fitness for duty medical examination and a drug screen. The selected individual must successfully complete all required training, including that required by O.C.G.A. § 35-8-20-1. 

The annual base pay for the position is dependent on qualifications.  The city currently provides a retirement program as well as other fringe benefits including vacation and sick leave pay.

The City of Arlington is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, age, and disability, status as an Armed Forces member or veteran, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Any questions should be directed to the City Hall at 229-725-4276.

Posted Friday, February 5, 2021

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