St. Charles County, Missouri – The St. Charles County Chief of Police Search Committee is now accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Police. Applications will be accepted until close of business on October 20, 2014.
Candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume setting forth all employment and educational qualifications. Candidates should ensure that their resume covers the minimum requirements of the position as set forth below. The Chief of Police Search Committee will accept mailed, hand-delivered, faxed (636-949-3052), or e-mailed (Chiefsearch@sccmo.org) cover letters and resumes. Submissions provided by mail or hand-delivery should be directed to 201 North Second Street, Suite 519, St. Charles, Missouri 63301. Candidates mailing or hand-delivering their submission should note on the exterior of the envelope “Chief of Police Search Committee.”
The information above and below is also available on the St. Charles County Employment Opportunities website, http://bit.ly/XvoJiw.
The Chief of Police Search Committee will review applications and offer interviews to the most qualified candidates. Interviews will be held November 10 and 11, 2014. The Committee will recommend no less than five qualified candidates to the County Executive for the position of Chief of Police.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: As set forth in the Charter of the County, the Chief of Police shall:
Be a licensed Law Enforcement Officer certifiable in a First Class County on the day of assumption of the office of Chief of Police through the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST) or eligible for licensure as a Chief of Police by that body upon appointment and confirmation.
Have a degree from an accredited four (4) year institution of higher learning and have completed one (1) of the following: the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy program, the Northwestern School of Staff and Command, the Southern Police Institute, or a similar program of at least eight (8) weeks duration awarding a certificate of graduation. (Commensurate experience may substitute for the requirement of this section)
Have served in law enforcement at least fifteen (15) years, and have at least six (6) years of highly responsible management and supervisory experience.
Not, at the time of assuming office, and during the term in office, hold any other remunerative office with the United States, the State of Missouri, St. Charles County or any political subdivision of the State. This limitation shall not apply to membership in the military forces of the United States, the State militia, or notaries public.
Take an oath or affirmation to support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Missouri, to abide by the St. Charles County Charter and to faithfully perform all of the duties of the office.
Be free of any felony convictions prior to and during the term of office.
The St. Charles County Charter requires that within one hundred twenty (120) days of appointment, each department head shall be a resident of St. Charles County.
Questions may be addressed to the Chief of Police Search Committee by contacting Belinda Little, Human Resources Director, 636-949-7900, ext. 7190.