The recruiting process cities and universities undergo to hire a new police chief has changed. Several critical events in recent years have started a movement and sparked a nationwide conversation around how communities want and should be policed. Community members and other stakeholders want to be involved in the search and selection process and want to have input about the type of leader who will hold this extremely important position.
The search for a new chief is an inherently risky venture with no two processes being the same. Challenges and obstacles can arise and they need to be handled quickly and appropriately. Having the right connections and knowledge of the candidate pool is critical to the success of any search. Using the right search firm makes a difference.
At Public Sector Search & Consulting, we are the leaders in police executive search because we understand each community is unique and we have the experience to help cities and universities navigate the often-tricky waters of the search and selection process. We are the only search firm who exclusively recruits police executives. Our recruiters are all former police chiefs, so they have the unique ability to listen, understand and guide city and university leaders as they select the right person for their community.
Over 40 cities, towns, universities, and community colleges have trusted us to lead their police chief recruitment in the past 5 years. Our knowledge of the candidate pool is unrivaled. We know the rising stars and the established police leaders who are looking to make a change.
If you need to hire a new police chief, please contact us to learn more about our approach to police executive search in this new era.