Chief of Police Position in Clarksdale, MS

“City of Clarksdale, MS is seeking a highly visible, full time Police Chief to lead a department of forty-four officers along with an administrative secretary, a full time clerk and dispatchers.  The department has an operating budget of $3,588,115.  The Chief will be responsible for the daily operation of the Department, budget preparation, and law enforcement activities.  This position requires experience with, and knowledge of, municipal and community policing.  The ideal candidate will have experience with issues facing a rural community, strong leadership and supervisory skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and will enjoy being part of a local government team striving to serve the citizens and community.  A minimum of ten years experience in law enforcement with five years in a progressively responsible supervisory/administrative capacity is required.  A Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice is preferred.  The selected candidate must possess or have the ability to obtain a MS drivers license.  The City offers a competitive benefit package with a salary of $71,450.00.  A detailed job description is available upon request.

“Resumes accepted no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 15, 2017.  Please direct a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements and at least five references to: Cathy Clark, City Clerk, City of Clarksdale, P.O. Box 940, Clarksdale, MS 38614 or E-mail:”


Source: The Commercial Appeal. (2017, August 6). Localfieds. The Commercial Appeal, 176(218), p. 5C.


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