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Chief of Police - City of Centralia

The City of Centralia seeks an ambitious leader for the Centralia Police Department to fill the role of Chief of Police. The City offers a good benefit package. Salary is dependent on qualifications. The position requires at least 5 years of law enforcement supervisory experience and current Missouri POST certification. Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field, familiarity with dispatch center, and community-based policing desirable. Submit resume, cover letter, and certifications to City Clerk Tara Strain, tara@centraliamo.org or in person or by mail to Centralia City Hall 114 S. Rollins, Centralia, MO 65240, (573) 682-2139. The City of Centralia is Equal opportunity and E-verify employer.

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  $57,000 to $70,000 DOE.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  • Graduation from an accredited university with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or similar; a combination of education and experience will be considered. • Well-rounded career in law enforcement, including a minimum of 5-years of command level experience. • P.O.S.T. certified by the State of Missouri, or ability to meet all Police Officer requirements for the State of Missouri within 60 days of hire. • Prior experience with a CALEA accredited police department or agency preferred. • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations with a track record of using best-practice police methods. • Experience serving a police department similar in size and complexity to Centralia preferred. • Ability to successfully complete pre-employment physical and drug screening. • Ability to analyze complex data and problem solve. • Ability to communicate effectively with elected and appointed officials, citizens, and staff. • Ability to develop and execute strategic plans and policies. • Demonstrates superior communication skills. • Demonstrates an ability to build and maintain the trust of the community through a commitment to high ethical and integrity standards and transparency. • Values diversity and works cooperatively and effectively with a diverse population. • Possesses a collaborative leadership style and thrives in a team environment. • Embraces creative ideas and encourages innovative thinking. • Demonstrates knowledge and willingness to help in preparation of annual budgets, grant applications, presentations, and reports. • Possesses strong leadership skills to effectively manage, develop, and maintain positive staff morale through coaching and mentoring. • Desires to maintain accurate and transparent practices to improve police services. • Values and successfully maintains regional and inter-agency cooperation and partnerships.

OBTAINING AN APPLICATION:  View the recruitment package and job description online: https://www.centraliamo.org/police/page/chief-police

CLOSING DATE:  11/03/2021

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