City of Clayton, Missouri Clayton, MO, USA
Jan 15, 2019Full Time
The City of Clayton operates under the Council/Manager form of government with 177.5 full-time City employees supported by a general fund budget of $28.2 million. Reporting directly to the City Manager, the new Chief of Police will command a CALEA accredited agency of 54 members, 49 of which are sworn officers. The Clayton Police Department (CPD) has a reputation for effectiveness and is well regarded by the community and its peer departments. The CPD’s FY 2019 operating budget is $7.3 million, with an additional $247,072 for Parking Control. The City seeks a strong and visionary leader that is team-oriented, possesses exceptional communication skills, and utilizes a style that engenders mutual trust and openness among all levels of the Department’s operations, including command staff, sworn and non-sworn personnel. The Chief of Police will be a key member of the City’s leadership team possessing highly developed and polished technical, communication and presentation skills with an ability to perform well under pressure and meet deadlines. The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge and experience in the management of municipal police departments, especially those providing a high level of community engagement and advanced crime prevention practices. The ideal candidate will be forward-thinking and visionary in the field of law enforcement with the experience and confidence to effectively address and speak to issues of diversity, social equity and racial profiling. The Chief should be attuned to developing and maintaining connection with diverse elements of the community and represent professional law enforcement through important, on-going conversations about race and equity in Clayton, the St. Louis region and the nation.