Chief of Police (City of Kiowa, KS)


Description & Details

Kiowa, Kansas (pop. 964; $3.2 million budget; 13 FTE's), is a friendly, close-knit community located ninety miles southwest of Wichita. The city is seeking a Chief of Police to maintain our safe and community-oriented City plus good relations with citizens.

The City operates under a six-member Mayor-Council form of government, and manages electric, water, and wastewater utilities; provides solid waste disposal and recycling service; operates a library; and police department. The police chief supervises all law enforcement activities; is responsible for the enforcement of all applicable laws and ordinances. A history of administrative duties, supervisory positions, budgeting, and policy making is preferred.

The governing body is looking for candidates who can showcase a history of professionalism and a strong work ethic. Must possess excellent public relations and personnel management skills. Applicants should have an associate degree in criminal justice or a related field, a Bachelors is preferred. At least five years of law enforcement experience is required (10 years preferred). No history of Brady/Giglio background will be considered.

Competitive benefits, including 100% payment of health insurance premiums and deductible. Salary $45,000-$48,000 DOE. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email or 618 Main St, Kiowa, KS, 67070. If confidentiality is requested, please note in application materials. Application review will begin December 9. EOE.