Job Opportunities

Deputy Chief
Franklin, TN

Under limited supervision, assists the Chief with planning, organizing, and directing the activities of an assigned Division of the Police Department, which may include the Operations Division, the Criminal Investigation Division, or the Administration/Communications Division.

A.  Performs supervisory duties  
•    Supervises, directs, and evaluates Police Department personnel, handling employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance evaluations.
•    Makes decisions regarding personnel actions such as promotion and hiring.

B.  Manages assigned Police Department functions.
•    Plans, organizes and directs the activities of the assigned division which may include investigations of crime and internal illegal or improper activities, assisting with difficult/complex investigations, assisting in planning drug raids and search warrants, reviewing cases for court action, maintaining confidential informant file, monitoring funds used in investigations, maintaining criminal investigation records, and interpreting/disseminating intelligence, communications, accreditation, evidence, training, and DARE or equivalent program activities; overseeing evidence room security, handling of evidence/contraband, and transportation of evidence to/from crime laboratory; conducting periodic audits of record-keeping and custody trail of evidence; overseeing education of school children regarding the dangers of illegal drugs; overseeing accreditation functions by planning training programs, conducting classes, ensuring that each officer obtains the necessary training/certification, and ensuring maintenance of training records and certifications.
•    Assists in the preparation of the annual budget estimate and departmental purchasing; maintains budgetary control over division spending.
•    Assists in developing long-range plans for the department.

C.  Performs policing duties
•    Supervises and participates in law enforcement activities; responds to major crime scenes; oversees security of crime scenes and collection/preservation of evidence; interviews witnesses/suspects; prevents/discovers commission of crime; apprehends, arrests, and processes criminals, fugitives and offenders; writes citations.
•    Directs the investigation of continuing law enforcement problems, unusual or serious crimes, accidents, and other criminal incidents.
•    Enforces all applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations in order to protect life and property, prevent crime, and promote security.

D.  Public service
•    Oversees crime prevention efforts and special programs; approves expenditures necessary to promote public relations within the community.
•    Attends conferences and meetings with other law enforcement agencies and allied services, other City departments, civic groups, and citizens on matters of mutual interest.
•    Deliver information to elected officials; to explain procedures and policies; and to follow verbal and written instructions, guidelines, and objectives.

E.  Creates reports and ensures accurate record keeping
•    Prepares or directs the preparation of reports including: Monthly reports on case assignments, case status, CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) reports, case review, et cetera.
•    Reviews reports prepared by staff members.
•    Processes a variety of documentation associated with departmental operations, per established procedures and within designated timeframes; distributes documentation or maintains records as appropriate.

F.  Asset management system liaison 
•    Serves as a focal person for implementing department upgrades.
•    Identifies and troubleshoots issues and needs experienced by staff and coordinates with IT to resolve issues.
•    Monitors performance of system within the department and serves as a departmental resource to staff regarding operation of system.

Education and Experience: The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through attainment of a Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university, plus ten years of progressive experience in law enforcement, including supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must have at least five years of experience at the rank of Lieutenant or higher or equivalent responsibilities/job duties in an agency not possessing the rank of Lieutenant.  Must be capable of being a graduate of an executive-level law enforcement-training program such as F.B.I. National Academy or Southern Police Institute.

Required Certifications/Licenses:
•    Eligible to become P.O.S.T. certified
•    At least twenty-one years of age
•    Licensed and qualified to operate a firearm
•    Valid driver's license

Click here to apply. Deadline to apply is April 1.


IPS Consultant II, Criminal Justice/Jail - County Technical Assistance Services
Nashville, TN

The position of Criminal Justice/Jail Management Consultant will assist county law enforcement and corrections departments in Middle and West TN by providing technical assistance to help those departments to in improve, upgrade, modernize and professionalize their departments.

In addition to working with TN counties the Criminal Justice Consultant also works with the various county organizations such as TCSA, TACE and TCCA and also provides direct assistance to the TN Sheriffs Association (TSA), the TN Corrections Institute (TCI), the TN Departments of Corrections and Safety, the TBI, the TN Law Enforcement Training Academy, the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), the Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission (POST), TN Sentencing Commission, state District Attorneys Conference and state Legislative offices and committees and the Governors’ office.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Criminal Justice Consultant is the front-line person for IPS/CTAS and the University of TN, primarily working in the fields of law enforcement and jail management and as well as providing assistance and information to other groups, agencies and stakeholders. The Criminal Justice Consultant provides direct assistance to county Sheriffs by spending time at county law enforcement departments, including jails/workhouses and when requested at county courthouses. The Criminal Justice Consultant makes decisions on a daily basis that involves a wide variety of topics for both law enforcement and corrections. Those topics include; budgeting, operations management, staffing analysis, drug fund reporting, prisoner accounting systems, jail management, records management, review of inmate medical and dental programs, review of jail/workhouse expansions, personnel management and inmate care /custody. The consultant will also make presentations to law enforcement/jail management staff, to county officials, TSA and to various state departments/organizations.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in BS in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field.

Preferred: Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field.

Experience: Five (5) years of management related experience with local or state government with three (3) years of senior level law enforcement/jail management experience.

Skills: Possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written. This job requires a high level of organization skills, time management, and the ability to prioritize projects. The willingness to travel statewide with overnight travel. Knowledge of governmental budgeting and understanding of general accounting theory or willingness to acquire the knowledge necessary. This position requires experience and knowledge in the use of spreadsheets, data analysis and reporting.

Each employee that drives a vehicle for work-related business must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Applicants are encouraged to review all position requirements prior to applying. Salary is based on a combination of professional experience and qualifications.

Applicants should apply electronically at: Applicants must submit a resume with a minimum of three references. Position is open until filled.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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Robertson County Emergency Communications Director

The Robertson County 911 Board is accepting qualified applicants for the position of Emergency Communications Director. The salary range will be $64,000.00 to $74,506.00. This is an executive position responsible for the administration and management of an Emergency Communication District. General duties include the planning, organizing, directing, and overall supervision of the dispatch center, addressing office, and information technology. This position is answerable to the Robertson County 911 Board.

Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Management, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field. Experience as a Director or Assistant Director with an Emergency Communications District may be substituted. Five years’ experience in public safety and/or emergency services, with at least two years in a supervisory capacity is required. Experience in an emergency communications setting is preferred. A thorough background investigation will be conducted to validate the candidate’s qualifications and suitability for this position.

For a complete listing of qualifications and requirements, please visit . Application and resume can be submitted electronically to or by mail to:

Robertson County ECD
c/o Mike Wilhoit
115 Pinnacle Dr.
Springfield, TN. 37172

Closing date is March 31st, 2020.


Police Chief
Henry, TN

The City of Henry is accepting applications for the position of Police Chief. Candidates must be a high school graduate or GED equivalent. Candidates must currently be POST certified by the State of Tennessee. Candidates must pass a background check. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  A City of Henry application must accompany all resumes. The application can be found at The City of Henry is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply at Henry City Hall located at 1232 Pioneer Road.


Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety
East Tennessee State University PD (Johnson City, TN)

The Chief of Police position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer/Vice President for Administration and will have direct managerial and supervisory responsibilities over all areas of the East Tennessee State University Department of Public Safety. The Chief of Police will manage a full service police department, the Universities extended campuses and will work collaboratively with campus leaders throughout the University, as well as with external local, and state law enforcement agencies to enhance public safety operations across the University and local community. The Chief will manage and prepare reports, documents and processes related to accreditation, compliance, strategic planning and budgetary responsibilities. The successful candidate will be well-rounded with experience in a wide array of public safety functions, including the planning and management of police, traffic, sporting events and other safety and security activities.

Additionally, the candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to facilitate public safety services and functions for a large and diverse institution of higher education with a student body of approximately 14,000. The candidate must have familiarity with Federal and State laws applicable to campus public safety including but not limited to FERPA, the Clery Act, and Title IX laws and regulations. Related best practices will be critical to the success of this position. The successful candidate will have the ability to maintain cooperative and effective partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders and possess excellent communications skills, with the ability to relate easily and comfortably with widely diverse groups and individuals in a university environment.

The Chief will possess proven critical thinking and analytical skills; demonstrated organizational acumen and the ability to initiate and advance organizational growth and change while fostering a collaborative, inclusive, and supportive work environment; outstanding management and leadership with excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and, extensive experience in crisis management, innovation, supervision, and employee mentorship and development.

In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; have knowledge of best practices in higher education law enforcement, emergency response, and risk management; keep a focus on personal growth and development for themselves as well as their team; maintain a service-oriented approach to working with colleagues, students, faculty, and staff, and other community stakeholders; and possess a willingness to embrace the University’s mission and values.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of modern police administration.
  • Knowledge of traffic control, safety and accident investigation.
  • Knowledge of organization and operation as applied to field activity.
  • Knowledge of criminal investigation.
  • Knowledge of the use and maintenance of police records.
  • Knowledge of university and state rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge in the use of firearms and other specialized police equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with law enforcement agencies, students, employees and the public.

Required Qualifications

  • The successful candidate must either possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least seven years of demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience in law enforcement, preferably in a higher education setting; or have extensive (10+ years) experience in a leadership role in law enforcement.
  • Experience with emergency preparedness and managing large scale events.
  • Demonstrated commitment to community policing with a focus on service.
  • Demonstrated understanding of student development and the needs of a complex, diverse campus community in an urban environment.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating organizational change.
  • Proven record of leadership, strategic thinking, collaboration, and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Knowledge of current best practices in higher education safety and security.

Preferred Qualifications
A master’s degree and executive law enforcement training are preferred.

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Certified Police Officer
Portland, TN

The City of Portland, TN is seeking certified officers. $1500 hiring bonus for less than 2 years experience and $2500 for more than 2 years experience. Pay is $19.21 and up based on experience. The city provides employer paid health insurance and take home vehicle within a 25 mile radius.

Enforces laws and ordinances;
Reports unsafe conditions existing in streets or other public facilities;
Patrols city and responds to service requests;
Operates patrol vehicle on assigned shift to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities, or persons and disturbances of law and order;
Responds to radio dispatches, answers calls and complaints; issues citations to violators;
Completes traffic accident investigations, performs residential and commercial checks;
Serves warrants; provides police escorts and directs traffic;
Makes arrests; completes arrest records, fingerprints, photographs, etc.
Assist with criminal investigations, conducts stakeouts,
Assists with presenting evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses,
Testifies in court; prepares records and files;
Performs prisoner security functions;
Performs property and evidence duties;
Inspects police department vehicles and notifies garage of necessary maintenance required;
Participates in a variety of in-service training programs.
May be required to perform supervisory duties in the absence of a superior officer; May be assigned to crime prevention, community policing, field training, special operations, technical support, investigation operations, if necessary, perform animal control duties; and
Related tasks as required.

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