Career Openings in North Carolina

Police Chief / Public Safety Director
Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP) – Covington, VA

$59,590 – $84,686 a year

The City of Covington is located one hour north of Roanoke in the beautiful Alleghany Highlands of Virginia is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Chief/Public Safety Director. Covington has a Council/Manager form of government, with a Mayor and four Council Members. The Police Department has 18 sworn and 12 non-sworn personnel, and an operating budget of $ 2,010,300. The Police Chief is hired by and reports directly to the City Manager.

Salary & Benefits
The hiring range is between $59,590 – $84,686, with the starting salary dependent on qualifications. Additionally, the City provides an excellent benefits package.


A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, or a related field is preferred. At least five years of strong technical and leadership experience in command or upper management in a law enforcement agency is required. An equivalent combination of education experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered. Experience in municipal law enforcement is preferred. Advanced training through the Southern Police Institute or FBI National Academy is a plus.

Also required is a strong understanding of and commitment to community-oriented policing. Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills; and the ability to relate to elected officials, City staff, citizens, and other law enforcement officials are required. Also required is a reputation for active commitment to community relations, technological advances, staff development, and positive employee relations.

How to Apply

Position open until filled; however, in order to be fully considered, the required information indicated below should be submitted no later than Friday, November 10, 2017 .

Finalists for the position will be subject to a thorough background investigation. The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace Employer.

If interested, submit resume, cover letter, and salary history for the past five years by E-Mail only to:

Contact number concerning this recruitment:

Jerry Cox
North State Consulting Services
Phone: (704)-282-6473