City of Edinburg
At the northernmost point of the Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg is the gateway to South Texas and the county seat of Hidalgo County. Edinburg’s proximity to the border offers opportunities for recreation, travel, and business in both Texas and Mexico. The community is safe, family-friendly, educated, and passionate. The Rio Grande Valley offers easy access to quality schools and excellent healthcare options providing Edinburg’s 100,000+ residents a unique lifestyle and the opportunity to try new things, be good neighbors, and take pride in their community.
The Edinburg Police Department comprises 161 sworn officers and 63 civilian employees with the jurisdiction of approximately 45 square miles, serving more than 87,000 residents. The Police Department utilizes specialized divisions to detect crime and enforce City and State laws to make Edinburg a safe place to live, work, and visit. The City of Edinburg is seeking a servant leader with strong interpersonal skills and an inclusive management style to serve as the new Chief of Police. As the leader of a well-respected and important department in the City of Edinburg, the Chief of Police must actively display fairness and equitability across all levels of the Department. The selected candidate will be a person of integrity who cares about people and has a proven record of building a positive, engaging culture, and who leads by example both within the department and in the community at large.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public or business administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university. The selected candidate must be eligible for certification by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement at the Intermediate level or its equivalent as determined by that Commission. At least 10 years of experience in law enforcement work including five years in an executive level of law enforcement management is required. The person hired for this position must have attained the minimum rank of Captain/Deputy Chief or an equivalent position in a comparable or larger agency. Preference will be given to candidates who have graduated from the FBI National Academy or other Police leadership development programs; have experience as a Municipal Police Chief, or have worked with a municipal police department in Texas and/or along the United States-Mexico border.
The starting salary range is $100,000 – $130,000, commensurate with education and experience.
Please apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGROpenRecruitments
For more information on this position contact:
Kurt Hodgen, Sr. Vice President