City of Syracuse, NY
Chief of Police

A national search is underway to attract highly-qualified candidates to lead the Syracuse Police Department (SPD), the 5th largest law enforcement agency in the State of New York. Syracuse desires a police-community relationship that engenders trust, advances community policing, and increases public safety. The City seeks a Chief of Police who is passionate about that mission and enthusiastic about this opportunity lead an agency with 489 authorized sworn and 116 civilian employees with a $48 million budget. The ideal candidate will be a highly accomplished individual and will be well-prepared to address an array of operational and policy issues including gun violence, crime reduction, community engagement, police accountability and transparency. The new chief will assume responsibility for bringing a collaborative and strategic focus to community that is collectively focused on community safety and the police-community relationship. The ideal candidate will be forward thinking, focused on 21st Century Policing, and driven to implement the best policing practices to make Syracuse a safer and better place to live. Requires 10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience that includes senior executive assignments. A Bachelor’s degree, preferably augmented by post-graduate studies, is highly desirable. Must be certified police officer in New York State or be eligible to submit an equivalency application to the New York State, Division of Criminal Justice Services. This at-will position has a market rate competitive salary, augmented by excellent benefits.

Interested candidates should apply by September 15, 2018 by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Mr. Gary Peterson (Chief of Police, Ret.) at (916) 622-5323.