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City of Hogansville, GA



The City of Hogansville, Georgia is seeking a Chief of Police to lead a dynamic and diverse CALEA accredited department. The police chief must be personally committed to community engagement, regional partnerships, and visible leadership. The next Chief will be a visionary leader focusing on increasing trust and partnerships between the Police and stakeholders. The Chief of Police is the public face of the Hogansville Police Department. The Chief must foster effective relationships with the community, elected officials, regional partners, City administration, command staff, supervisors, officers, and civilian members of the department. Possessing outstanding communication, advocacy, and critical thinking skills, the successful candidate will be a proactive law enforcement professional with a proven track record in 21st Century Policing and innovative strategic leadership. Hogansville is a community that values diversity, expects and deserves an exceptional leader to be its next Police Chief.


Hogansville is a central Georgia community focused on the future. It is in Troup County which has seen substantial growth over the past ten years.

With a population of approximately 3,000, Hogansville is a full service City looking to grow. Hogansville is located on the developing I-85 South Corridor and will experience unprecedented growth in the future. A strong desire of the Mayor and Council is to attract and manage quality growth. An elected mayor and five council members govern the city. The City Manager is the chief administrative officer responsible for the city’s daily operation. This position reports directly to the City Manager.


Critical challenges.......


The successful candidate will be;

  • a consistent evaluator of employee performance with a passion for continuous improvement;
  • skilled in developing trust among members of the community and the police department while leveraging opportunities for collaborative problem solving and partnerships;

• an individual who embraces a community of diversity and who proactively brings members with conflicting values and cultures together using innovative solutions;

• is an outstanding communicator who speaks clearly, assertively, and transparently with internal and external stakeholders;

• skilled in working with and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with regional and state law enforcement officials;

• a leader who is dedicated to  community-oriented policing strategies and initiatives both with staff and the community;

• experienced working in a council-manager form of government and has expert skills in navigating the complexities of varying roles (e.g., need for building relationships, educating Council, clear communication, establishing trust);

• effectively and creatively advocates for staff resources such as training, equipment, and compensation, to positively impact recruitment and retention, while managing within a resource- constrained environment;

• able to demonstrate personal responsibility and leadership initiative that has led to crime reduction and strong community relationships in current or past positions;

• proactive in developing and supporting staff to achieve excellence through increased training, responsibility and productivity;

• experienced across functional areas such as accreditation, patrol, support investigations, animal control, code enforcement or other specialized units;

• knowledgeable regarding the use of intelligence-led policing and technology to predict and prevent crime, geographic service areas, problem-oriented and community-oriented policing;

• skilled in budget development and management, policy development and application, progressive policing strategies, and maintenance of effective service levels despite resource constraints;

• appreciative of the significance of diversity within all aspects of the department and the community and has developed innovative solutions to attracting, retaining, and promoting diversity;

• an outstanding communicator verbally and in writing and possesses well-developed interpersonal skills and abilities;

• goal-oriented, possessing high standards of self and others, thriving in a culture of high-performance expectations and personal accountability.


Minimum Requirements;

+ Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice or related discipline

+ Minimum of 10 years in law enforcement or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

+ Achievement of rank of Captain, Major or similar Command Staff position with at least 5 years of direct management experience.

+ Georgia Post certification or ability to take the Georgia Equivalency of Training exam.


Underwood and Company is assisting the city in this search. Applications will be received for 30 days and screening of applicants will begin immediately. Application materials should include a cover letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements; a resume; candidate’s contact information (phone and email) and the names, titles, addresses, business and home telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Submission of these materials as PDF attachments is required.

Applications should be submitted to:

Tom Berry

Underwood and Company

15125 US Highway 19 South

PMB 348

Thomasville, Georgia 31792 229-221-3240

Electronic submission required.

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