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Chief of Police

Southlake, Texas



City of Southlake

1400 Main Street, Suite 260

Southlake, TX 76092

Phone: 817-748-8064 

Fax: 817-748-8065    




Salary: $100,000 - $115,000 DOQ

Population: 26,500 

Sworn Officers: 58 

Application Deadline: 8/29/08




The purpose of this position is to manage the needs of Southlake citizens as it relates to police services.



This is accomplished by:

  • Managing and directing the operations of patrol, criminal investigation, traffic functions, public safety related community services and administration programs

  • Monitoring, reporting, researching, and evaluating projects and programs

  • Providing highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Safety and the City Manager



  • A minimum of ten (10) years command and supervisory experience in an organized police department at the level of Police Lieutenant or above



  • Bachelorís degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration or similar field is required

  • A Masterís Degree in Management, Business Administration, or Public Administration is highly desired

  • Attendance at one or more three month command school such as the FBI Academy, Southern Police Institute, or Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute


Certificates & Other Requirements:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Texas Driverís License;

  • Texas Peace Officers must be eligible for certification by the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) at the Advanced or Master Level within 30 days of hire; Applicants from outside of the state of Texas must have the equivalent advanced or master certification from their home state and must obtain a Texas Peace Officer License within 30 days of hire.


To Apply:


Submit a City application, resume, cover letter, five (5) business references and current salary information.


To apply for an open position please complete a City of Southlake employment application. Applications are available at our website and in the Human Resources office. The Human Resources office is open Monday Ė Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located in Southlake Town Square. Completed applications may be submitted by mail, in person, or by fax.

The City of Southlake is an equal opportunity employer. The City of Southlake is mandated by federal law to provide a drug-free working environment for the safety of its employees and the public. All employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test.




To view the job description and requirements:



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