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Chief of Police

Starting salary: $80,000
Posted:            August 9, 2019
End Date:        August 30, 2019

City of Moultrie is currently seeking applicants for a Police Chief.  Duties will include professional, administrative, operational and supervisory work responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and overseeing the work of personnel on any and all assigned shifts assuring compliance with all departmental rules and regulations related to protecting the lives and properties of the citizens of Moultrie while enforcing federal, state, and local laws.  This position is an integral part of the Management team for the City of Moultrie and answers directly to the City Manager.  Fifteen years of experience required with 5 of those served in a supervisory level capacity. Must have an Associate’s Degree or higher and must have and maintain certification through the State of Georgia’s Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.) as a sworn Law Enforcement/Peace Officer.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.  Pre-employment background check and driving record will be performed.

Please refer to the City of Moultrie website for a detailed job description.
Interested applicants should submit an application with resume attached to:

City of Moultrie
Attn: Marci L. Meadows
P.O. Box 3368
Moultrie, Georgia 31776

Deadline for applications is August 30, 2019.


Chief of Police


The purpose of this classification is to manage the operations and administration of the Moultrie Police Department and directly or indirectly supervise all employees therein; protecting the lives and properties of the citizens of Moultrie while enforcing federal, state, and local laws.


Hires, supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.

Manages and supervises, either personally or through subordinate supervisors, daily activities of investigations, patrols, special assignments and assists officers with complex situations or cases.

Assigns and transfers personnel; approves vacations and leave time; adjusts schedules, staffing, and/or authorizes overtime to ensure adequate manpower at all times.

Preparation of long-range management plan; prepares action plans for crime reduction; coordinates multi-zones assistance for unusual problems.

Facilitates the development of and implements policies and procedures; establishes goals for employees; instructs and directs subordinates regarding proper procedures and protocol of the department; ensures compliance with guidelines and departmental regulations.

Establishes goals and objectives for the department; develops and implements departmental policies, standard operating procedures; writes policies and/or general orders for departmental disciplinary actions.

Assists and oversees the training of officers in the department in law enforcement methods in regards to procedures and duties particularly at the administrative and supervisory levels.

Manages and directs emergency planning functions of the Police Department.

Meets city officials regarding policies affecting the administration of the department; updates the City Manager regarding various activities, program objectives, personnel and organizational changes, and budget justifications and appears before City Council to explain department plans, requests and activities as directed.

Enforces all city and state codes, ordinances, laws, and regulations, both traffic and criminal, in order to protect life and property and to prevent crime and promote security.

Oversees the proper dissemination of information to news media, social media and to the public in general.

Reviews crime statistics. Responds to questions, complaints, and requests for information by telephone or in-person from citizens, officers, employees, superiors, and other individuals.

Exchanges information with dispatchers, attorneys, court personnel, fire, and emergency medical technician (EMT) personnel, medical examiner, medical professionals, and other departments and agencies.

Evaluates equipment needs for each division based on crime patterns, calls for services, equipment serviceability, and daily equipment inventory reports; ensures optimal deployment and accountability for physical resources.

Plans and prepares a departmental budget; monitors expenditures for fiscal compliance; prepares and justifies monthly budget summaries; reviews and authorizes daily spending, purchasing requests and petty cash expenditures; manages vehicle maintenance accounts.

Administers and monitors grant-funded programs; supervises grant financial accountability and oversees the preparation of grant-related reporting; ensures compliance with terms of the grant. Prepare budget request for approval; may develop grant funding requests.

Reviews documents processed by subordinates to ensure accuracy; reviews previously assigned cases with officers; discusses errors and recommends methods for corrective action; provides technical assistance as needed.

Maintains knowledge and awareness of applicable laws/regulations; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations.

Composes, prepares, reviews, and/or approves a variety of forms, logs, requests, records, reports, correspondence, and other documents associated with the responsibilities of this position.

Cooperates and serves as liaison with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and their officers or representatives when activities are related to investigations within city jurisdiction.

Serves on and attends meeting of special panels, boards, and/or committees; attends and conducts departmental staff meetings; attends workshops and training sessions.

Establishes and maintains positive public relations for the Moultrie Police Department; attends community meetings; assists with community activities, programs, and crime prevention.

Works under the general supervision of the City Manager and perform other related duties as required.


Must have an Associate’s Degree or greater with fifteen (15) years of active police experience, or knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a bachelor’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field. Must have supervisory or management experience as well as patrol, investigations, and training experience. Must have a high level of knowledge in all areas of law enforcement; to include federal, state and municipal entities. Must have completion of advanced formal course work in police administration mandated and approved by the Peace Officers Standards Training Council. Should have excellent skills in communications, interpersonal relations, leadership, public relations, general administration, and management.   Must be certified through the State of Georgia’s Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.) as a sworn Law Enforcement/Peace Officer. Must be 21 years of age, a U.S. Citizen or resident status and possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License. Must be able to establish residency in Colquitt County within one year of hire and shall maintain residency in the county limits while serving as Police Chief.

Application for Employment

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We are an equal opportunity employer

If you would like to be considered for this position, complete the employment application below. You may email your completed application to Human Resources at or fax it to 229-873-3108.

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