The Town of Florence is seeking our next Police Chief to replace Chief Dan Hughes who will be retiring at the end of the year after 7 years of service. The Police Chief reports directly to Town Manager Brent Billingsley (who has been in his position for 3-1/2 years) and is an important member of the Town management team, performing highly complex duties in directing and managing the administration, patrol, and communications functions of the police department. This includes staff supervision, budget prepara- tion and administration, community relations, and the other activities typically involved in managing a municipal police department. Current departmental staff includes a Lieutenant, 6 Sergeants (one new position was added in the FY19/20 budget), 23 Officers and 15 civilian support staff members. The department’s FY2019/20 operational and capital budgets total $4.42 million.
A strategic plan for the department has just been completed and is ready for implementation. And the Town of Florence Strategic Plan is currently undergoing an update. There are fortunately no pressing issues facing our new Police Chief upon arrival, but two items that will require attention are staffing challenges in the dispatch center and a project to address communications coordination on the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office radio channels.
Education and Experience
A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or related field is required, along with a minimum of 8 years of gov- ernmental law enforcement experience, at least 5 of which must have been at the full supervisory or command level; a Master’s Degree is preferred. Since we utilize Spillman software, experience with that sys-
tem would be a plus.
How to Apply
Open until filled; first application review date is September 9, 2019. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Visit our website at www.florenceaz.gov for our Employment Application and instructions to apply. Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to HR Director Scott Barber via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Town of Florence is an EEO/ADA employer. Please send employment application, resume and cover letter to:
Town of Florence
Human Resources Department
775 North Main Street
PO Box 2670
Florence, AZ 85132
Phone: (520) 868-7553 │ Fax: (520) 868-7571 email@example.com