OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE CITY OF FLORENCE, MS

OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE CITY OF FLORENCE, MS

OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE CITY OF FLORENCE, MSOFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE CITY OF FLORENCE, MS

CHIEF OF POLICE

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training Certification
  • Ten (10) years experience in law enforcement
  • Two (2) years experience in a supervisory position  
  • Successful background screening

Job Description:

The position of  Chief of Police involves highly responsible administrative work in directing and coordinating the activities of the personnel and ranks of the Florence Police Department. 


Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Enforcement of laws and ordinances, prevention of crime, protection of life and property;
  • Plan, coordinate, direct, and evaluate a number of subordinates who are in supervisory roles over specific divisions;
  • Attend meetings of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen and report department activities;
  • Recruitment of police department personnel;
  • Constant study of and familiarity with operations, programs, and procedures of the various divisions which have been assigned responsibility for budget preparation, personnel action, and disciplinary action;
  • Grant writing and reporting, and compliance with grant requirements;
  • Compliance with state laws and regulations;
  • Frequent participation in work performed by subordinate officers.

To Apply:

Applicants must submit a completed application form, resume of qualifications, cover letter, and list of references to the City Clerk at City Hall no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2020. 


If submitting by mail, please address to the attention of City Clerk, P.O. Box 187, Florence, MS 39073.

For submissions delivered in person, City Hall is located at 203 College Street. 


Click on the link below to download an application form.  Forms may also be obtained from City Hall.