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Chief of Police

Mobile, Alabama



City of Mobile

PO Box 1827

Mobile, AL 36633

Website: www.cityofmobile.org



Salary: Negotiable (See Below) 

Population: 200,000

Sworn Officers: 504    

Application Deadline: 4/7/06





The City of Mobile, Alabama, with a diverse population of approximately 200,000, is seeking a candidate for the position of Chief of Police. Mobile is a progressive, All-American City, located on Mobile Bay and 48 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The police department is non-unionized and has a budget of $41.7 million with 504 sworn officers and 251 civilian employees. The department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) - one of only 20% of the country that is accredited.


The candidate should have a proactive and innovative record of leadership, as well as a demonstrated record of success in community-oriented policing programs and a commanding knowledge of them. In addition to having a comprehensive knowledge of effective crime-prevention approaches and strategies, the successful candidate must also have a working knowledge of developing plans and requirements of Homeland Security policy and programs.


The candidate must also possess proven skills in planning, supervision, staff and leadership development, as well as the ability to maintain effective relationships with citizens, staff, city officials and other law enforcement agencies. The Mobile Police Department is technology driven; therefore, the candidate must be computer literate and possess an up-to-date knowledge of the latest technology employed in modern law enforcement. The candidate must have the ability to work within the established personnel system.



The position requires:

  • A minimal of 5 - 10 years of progressively responsible, law enforcement-management experience

  • A bachelor's degree in criminal justice or related field from an accredited college or university

  • Preferred qualifications include a master's degree in a law enforcement-related field or public administration from an accredited college or university and evidence of continued training and self-development such as graduating from the FBI National Academy

  • Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience, education or training, which insures the ability to perform the work, may be substituted for the required education and experience

  • Residency within the City of Mobile is required upon hire


The annual starting salary is negotiable and comes with a competitive benefit package.



The most recent Mobile Police Department Annual Report and other information about the department can be found on the police website at:






Qualified candidates should forward a letter of interest, résumé, salary history and five (5) professional references to:


Al Stokes, Chief of Staff

Office of the Mayor

P.O. Box 1827

Mobile, Alabama 36633



Applications must be received by April 7, 2006.



The City of Mobile is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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