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Provo, Utah Police Chief

Chief of Police – Provo, UT
Position Type Position Title
Police Management Chief of Police

Provo is seeking a dedicated and recognized leader in law enforcement; a person with a demonstrated track record of innovation and creativity; an individual with proven leadership, executive management, and administrative skills; a leader who believes in community oriented policing and possesses the managerial skills needed to implement an effective community-based policing program. The successful applicant will have a proven record of developing, implementing, and maintaining an effective community oriented policing program.

A detailed brochure about the position is available at

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Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Public Administration, or a related field; and seven (7) years of command level experience in a police agency in a comparably sized community; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience. Must possess a valid, lawful driver?s license. Must pass a background check, psychological evaluation, polygraph exam, and a post-offer drug screen. Must possess Law Enforcement Officer certification from POST (Utah State Peace Officer Standards and Training), within 90 days of employment. Utah law provides that the Basic Training requirements of certification may be waived if the applicant has successfully completed a comparable Peace Officer Basic Training Program. Waiver applicants will be required to furnish POST with a copy of their basic training curriculum and proof of successful completion. Appointed employee will be required to establish residence within Provo City limits.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Salary of $90,000 – $109,774 depending on qualifications and experience. Position is exempt from overtime. Position includes excellent benefits package, including health, dental, life insurance, HSA/HRA/FSA options, and long term disability. The Chief will be a member of the Utah State Retirement System, and will accrue paid time-off benefits including vacation and sick days.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Qualified applicants are requested to submit a cover letter detailing how their background and experience has prepared them for this outstanding career opportunity, a complete resume and five work-related references, with contact information (references will not be contacted until mutual interest is established) to:

Steven Harman, Senior Associate
Citygate Associates
2250 East Bidwell Street
Folsom, CA 95630

Electronic submissions strongly preferred. Application materials must be submitted no later than March 1, 2011. Applications will be screened by Citygate against the criteria contained in this brochure. Applicants determined to be the best qualified will be notified accordingly and invited to participate further in the selection process. It is anticipated that an offer of employment will be extended in April, 2011. Appointment will be made by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Municipal Council. Provo is an equal opportunity employer.

$ 90,000 – 109,774
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