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Director of Police

Camden, New Jersey



City of Camden

c/o The PAR Group

100 N. Waukegan Road, Suite 211

Lake Bluff, IL 60004

Phone: 847-234-0005  

Fax: 847-234-8309




Salary: $150,000

Population: 76,182 

Sworn Officers: 360 

Application Deadline: 11/2/09








Camden, New Jersey (population 76,182) is a historic community located in the southwest area of the state, adjacent to Philadelphia, PA. We are seeking experienced police professionals as candidates for the non-sworn position of Director of the Camden Police Department. The Camden Police Department employs 515 individuals: 360 sworn officers, 86 non-sworn staff and 69 school crossing guards. The current operating budget is $42,369,000. Appointed by and reporting to the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey, the Director has overall responsibility for the performance of the Camden Police Department.


The Director is responsible for managing and directing the efforts of the Police Chief. Working with the Chief, the Director develops and implements policies, strategies and tactics to contribute to the safety and well being of the people who reside, visit, and work in the City of Camden. The Director also is the primary liaison between the sworn members of the department and the Chief Operating Officer, Mayor, Council, and the Attorney General. Camden is receiving considerable funding from the State of New Jersey for community development, infrastructure enhancements, and public safety technology. The city will also be hiring at least 50 recruit police officers in 2010.


We are seeking candidates with proven leadership skills, a collaborative approach to management, and a record of visibility and participation in the community. Candidates must be recognized for their visionary and creative approaches to problem solving, their ability to leverage technology innovatively as a force multiplier and in furtherance of public safety, and willingness to make well-reasoned, objective and sustainable decisions. Candidates should have experience implementing and operating intelligence-led policing, with an emphasis on proactive crime prevention methods, possess a strong philosophical understanding of such strategies and methods, and be capable of translating that understanding into an operational reality through coaching and mentoring. Candidates should be prepared to make a multi-year commitment to this position.


Candidates must hold a minimum of a bachelorís degree in the field of criminal justice, public administration, management or related subjects. A masterís degree is preferred, along with advanced leadership training at the F.B.I. National Academy, LEEDS, Northwestern Universityís Center for Public Safety, the Southern Police Institute, PERF Senior Management Institute or similar programs. Candidates must have at least ten years of experience at the executive or senior command level, with a proven record of managing a sworn work force of 200+ officers in a multi-cultural, urban, environment. They must have proven experience in data driven analysis, strategies, and tactics utilizing COMPSTAT or similar resources and demonstrated success in violence reduction and crime prevention.



The calendar year 2009 salary for this position is $150,000.



Submit resume and cover letter by November 2, 2009 to:


Mike Hosking or Leo McCann

The PAR Group

100 N. Waukegan Road, Suite 211

Lake Bluff, IL 60004

TEL: 847-234-0005

FAX: 847-234-8309












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