The City of Savannah, Tennessee, bordered by the beautiful Tennessee River, is home to 7,030 residents and has a land area of approximately seven (7) square miles. Savannah is seeking an experienced law enforcement professional to serve as Chief of Police for the City’s Police Department. Savannah is a progressive and growing city and an excellent community in which to live and become a visible and actively involved community leader with a strong commitment to community policing.
The successful candidate should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, or a closely related field; be a POST Certified Officer, or capable of being POST certified; and have a minimum of seven (7) years of law enforcement experience with proven command and supervisory experience, or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. A high level of communications skills, both written and verbal, will be essential qualifications. The successful candidate should convey a sense of stability; inspire confidence, respect, trust, and a sense of mission; maintain a good working relationship with other area law enforcement agencies; and show leadership consistent with the elected City Commission’s shared vision, values, and leadership philosophy while managing and directing all departmental operations.
The Chief of Police position is an exempt, at-will employee working under the general direction of the City Manager. The Chief oversees the protection of life and property in the City while being a strong administrator in a constrained fiscal environment. The Chief advises the City Manager of critical issues, decisions, and actions. The Chief assists in development and oversees the department’s budget and controls and monitors expenses within budget parameters. The Police Department currently is staffed with nineteen (19) total full-time POST Certified positions, including the Chief, and two (2) support staff positions.
The Starting Salary will be market competitive depending on experience and qualifications; plus a comprehensive benefits package. The City of Savannah is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Resumes will be accepted until July 13, 2014 at 5:00 P.M., C.D.T..
All interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter along with three personal and five professional references to:
City of Savannah
140 Main Street
Savannah, Tennessee 38372
Attn: Garry Welch, City Manager
The City of Savannah is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. This position is under the general supervision of the Chief of Police. Application deadline is 5:00 P.M., August 1, 2014.
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