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Police Chief

Topeka, Kansas
Job Type
1 Oct 2021
The City of Topeka is seeking an experienced professional with a demonstrated record of professional law enforcement experience including leadership, management, strong fiscal management and a customer-service philosophy with experience in larger city urban issues, community policing, resource management, and union issues to serve as the next Police Chief.

The City of Topeka is located in Shawnee County in Northeastern Kansas and has a population of 127,473 residents. Topeka offers a quality living experience at a below average cost., the largest marketplace connecting consumers to financial advisors ranked Topeka as the #12 best state capital city to live in. The determination was based on 10 metrics spanning three categories: employment and education, affordability and livability.

The City has a strong commitment to continual organizational improvement and improved service delivery. The current strategic priorities of the City include: Safe and Secure Community, Thriving, Livable Neighborhoods; Organizational Excellence, Stewardship of the Citys Physical Assets; Commitment to Customer Service; Fiscal Health and Sustainable Growth.

The City of Topeka operates under a Mayor Council City Manager form of Government. The Police Chief reports directly to the City Manager. For 2022, the police department has an annual budget of $42.9 million with 360 full-time equivalent positions, 299 of which are sworn personnel.

Minimum requirements are: Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or a closely related field; Masters degree preferred; FBI Academy, Southern Institute advanced leadership training or equivalent; 10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, including a minimum of 5 years of administrative and supervisory experience. Experience at a division command level or higher in a similar sized community.

Entry Salary Range: Up to $135,000 - $150,000 DOQ
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  • Job Reference: 386582959-2
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2021
  • Recruiter: City of Topeka
  • Location: Topeka, Kansas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Executive Positions
  • Job Type: Permanent