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Listing Summary

The City of Stapleton, Georgia is seeking a full-time Chief of Police to lead and manage its Police Department.

City of Stapleton, Georgia
The City of Stapleton is located in Jefferson County and is located 38 miles southwest of Augusta. The City has a population of approximately 438 residents. Stapleton is governed by a Mayor and five (5) council members. The Chief of Police is supervised by the Mayor.

Stapleton Police Department
The Stapleton Police Department consists of a Chief of Police and two (2) sworn police officers. The Department has an annual operating budget of $230,000.

The primary mission of the Stapleton Police Department is to create and maintain a partnership with our employees, citizens, business and community leaders and others, who choose to live, work, visit, and learn in our community and to protect life and property, solve societal problems, and enhance social, environmental, economic, and educational opportunities for all.

Position Summary
The Police Chief serves as a department head and supervises the operations of the Police Department.

Major Duties:

  • Plans, coordinates, and supervises the departmental operation to ensure the protection of life and property.
  • Performs active patrols and works shifts in the same manner as other officers.
  • Directs the operations of the department to ensure that operations and programs are in compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, and policies.
  • Prepares the annual operations budget; monitors expenditures under the current budget.
  • Serves as primary training officer for the department; ensures that all officers attend annual training sessions as required and oversees the maintenance of training records.
  • Serves as the Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC) for the department.
  • Reviews incident, accident, and miscellaneous reports for accuracy and completeness.
  • Responds to public complaints, questions, and problems in accordance with departmental guidelines and procedures.
  • Assists with the investigation of criminal offenses committed within the jurisdiction of the City.
  • Ensures the department adheres to a community-oriented policing strategy that supports the police mission and emphasizes a positive and proactive approach to improving the quality of life for the residents.


Education required:
A successful candidate will possess a knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of an associate’s degree in police administration, criminal justice, public administration, or related area of study from an accredited college or university. 

Experience required:
A successful candidate will have eight (8) years of experience in the field of law enforcement, have attained a supervisory position of Sergeant or above, and be Georgia POST certified.

Salary is negotiable based on experience.

Application Process

Applications should include a letter of interest, resume, color copy of the applicant’s drivers’ license, and social security card. Application deadline is November 30, 2021.

Conditions of Employment

Successful candidates will be required to successfully complete a drug test and criminal background check.

City of Stapleton

City Hall

120 West Main Street

Stapleton, Georgia  30823

Phone:  (706) 547-2828

Fax:  (706) 547-2895



The City of Stapleton is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.



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