City of South Daytona – Police Chief

Position Title:

Police Chief


City of South Daytona

Position Type:

Commissioned Law Enforcement Position

Introduction Statement:

The Police Chief directs and manages all activities of the Police Department. This work involves highly specialized and detailed technical law enforcement and management activities in addition to performing the general and skilled duties of an administrator in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. As a Department Head, the Chief is responsible for developing and administrating the comprehensive program of the Police Department, congruent with the City Vision, under the general guidance of the City Manager. The Department is currently under the direction of an Interim Chief who is not a candidate for the position.


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The City of South Daytona offers a competitive salary and benefits. The established salary range for this position is $80,346 – $132,573. The starting salary will depend upon the qualifications and experience of the individual selected. The City also provides an excellent employee benefit program, including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance and paid time off as well as participation in the Florida Retirement System plan.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, including at least five years at the administrative and supervisory level in a State or nationally accredited law enforcement agency. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice or a related field, supplemented by formal training in law enforcement and public or police administration is required, as is certification by the State of Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission within six months of hire. Graduation from a nationally recognized executive development command-training program, such as FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, or other related professional law enforcement program is preferred. The candidate must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license or be eligible to obtain one after appointment.

Information for Obtaining an Application:

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements electronically to Trudy O’Dell, Human Resources Director at no later than 4:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday February 13, 2019.

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