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Full Time Police Chief

 The City of Greenwood has an opening for a Full Time Police Chief. 

The Chief of Police is responsible for all aspects of police operations including, but not limited to, administrative oversight, personnel, patrol and investigative functions, grant writing, managing the departmental budget, establishing and maintaining community policing programs, attending monthly City Council meetins, active participation and attendance at community meetins, coordinating all patrols throughout the community, attending monthly Chiefs and Joint Task Force meetings, and other duties as assigned. The Chief of Police is an "essential" employee and is subject to call-in twenty-four (24) hours a day. 


This position requires a minimum of an Associate's Degree in Police Administration, Criminal Justice, or related field. Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or similar field, Southern Police Institue and have attended FBI National Academy preferred. Candidate must possess a minimum experience in Community Policing, Officer Training, Grant Administration, Investigations, Law Enforcement and a minimum of fifteen (15) year experience in municipal law enforcement with at least five (5) years in a supervisory or command position at the rank of Sergeant or above. Military Police or related training/experience may be substituted for minimum experience necessary. Must be able to obtain certification by the Arkansas Commission of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (CLEST). Must have valid driver's license. 


Candidates will be subject to a thorough background investigation including drug testing, reference check, credit check, medical/physical examination, fingerprinting, and other standard law enforcement checks. Send resume with cover letter, references and salary history to Danielle Smith, HR Director by email to or documents may be delivered to City Hall, located at 30 Bell Road. Salary Range $64,858.36-$79,038.11. Pay will be determined by experience. The City of Greenwood is an EOE. Scheduled start date to begin October 2, 2023.