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Job Title: Police Chief                                                                                              

FLSA Status - Exempt

Summary: Directs, plans, manages, and coordinates activities and operations of the City of Barnwell Police Department by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors, coordinated with assigned activities with the City Administrator.

Develops, plans, and implements police department goals, objectives, rules, regulations, and work methods that comply with federal, state, and local laws and in response to assessment of community needs.

Establishes, within policy guidelines, appropriate service and staffing levels.

Coordinates, administers, and monitors police activities, personnel, and programs.

Provides consultation and staff assistance to city administrator, city council, and other governmental officials.

Supervises and participates in the development and administration of the police department budget.

Directs the selection, supervision, training, development, and discipline of department personnel.

Directs investigation of citizen complaints regarding officer misconduct or other alleged wrongdoing.

Meets with a variety of community organizations to promote department activities and develop positive community relations.

Other duties as assigned.


Analytical, Problem Solving, Project Management, Technical Skills, Customer Service, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Teamwork, Visionary Leadership, Change Management, Delegation, Leadership, Managing People, Quality Management, Cost Consciousness, Diversity, Ethics, Organizational Support, Judgment, Planning/Organizing, Professionalism, Safety and Security.

Minimum Requirements:

High School Diploma; college degree or technical degree is preferred; successfully graduated from the police academy; minimum of 5 years law enforcement experience required.

Current SC Driver's License or ability to receive one (for out of state applicants).  Must pass all appropriate background and drug screenings.  

Must be available for call nights, weekends, and holidays as needed. 

The City of Barnwell is a member of the SC State (PORS) Retirement System; other benefits including insurance included.  Competitive salary based on experience and budget is negotiable.


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Send resumes to:
City of Barnwell
P O Box 776
Barnwell, SC 29812

803-259-7959 (fax)


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