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Chief of Police

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$96,231.00 to $131,518.00/annually DOQ
  • Posted Date:10/01/2018
  • Deadline to Apply:10/21/2018


The City of Sedona is now accepting resumes for the position of Chief of Police.

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The steadily growing and dynamic community of Sedona seeks an experienced, collaborative, service oriented professional to serve as the Chief of Police. 

Sedona is located an hour and a half north of Phoenix and enjoys four seasons.  It is known world-wide, visited by million of visitors each year, and considered one of the most beautiful places in the world. 

The successful candidate will be a highly communicative, experienced leader with a proven track record, the ability to collaborate with elected and appointed officials and departmental personnel to establish a strong and effective rapport with the department and community.


The Chief of Police reports to the City Manager and serves as a key member of the City’s Leadership Team. This exempt position leads a team including lieutenants, sergeants, police officers, detectives, dispatchers, records clerk, administrative assistant, community services officer, community services aides, and police volunteers. Together they comprise a proud and professional force that works diligently to provide professional police services in partnership with the community.

By employing its community policing/problem-solving philosophy, the department strives to work with residents, businesses, and all stakeholders to maintain community viability. The department is a progressive, innovative, and community-oriented policing agency committed to ensuring the City’s exceptional quality of life.

The City is seeking a strong, hands-on leader with solid ethics and integrity who has the ability to focus on teamwork, respond timely to staffing requirements, and implement organizational development and modern police tactics. The Chief will be positive, energetic, and capable of working in a collaborative manner. It is expected that the new Chief will have strong communication skills, utilize community policing, provide solid leadership, and have a personality style that is comfortable in a small community.
The Chief will be a strong leader and an outstanding administrator. The successful candidate will be team oriented, work with an open door, relate well to the rank and file, and lead by example. The Chief will provide consistent communication with and outreach to all City communities, promote citizen involvement and promote a successful relationship with the schools.

The Chief will also demonstrate key personal traits which include being respectful and sensitive in dealing with a diverse community and staff, honest, trustworthy, ethical, straightforward, apolitical, yet politically savvy, approachable and accessible, and an active listener. The Chief’s passion for police work in service to the community will be a hallmark of his/her daily endeavors.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in police science, criminal justice, public administration, or a related field. Ten years of broad and extensive law enforcement experience including five or more years as chief or equivalent to assistant chief; training certifications in leadership and/or organization development; knowledge of modern policing practices and principles; graduation from the FBI National Academy; technical and administrative phases of crime prevention and law enforcement, including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, juvenile delinquency control, record-keeping, and care and custody of persons and property; laws, ordinances and regulations affecting the work of the department; or similar advanced training is preferred or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Must possess or be capable of obtaining an Arizona police officer certification. Candidate should possess strong administrative, financial, operational, and organizational skills, along with solid public relations/community policing experience.



• High integrity and solid character; honest and direct
• Displays a leadership presence; holds self and others accountable for the success of the department and the organization
• Displays a high degree of political sophistication
• Willingness to provide hands-on support to the department
• Being a collaborative member of the leadership team and community teams
• Excellent customer service, both internal and external
• Passion for the Sedona community and police service
• Superior communicator who can quickly cultivate and maintain trust and confidence with a variety of audiences, including the City Manager, City Council, peers, subordinates and citizens
• Ability to present complex information and subject matter in a format that is concise and understandable


To apply for this outstanding career opportunity, please submit your résumé, cover letter, AZ POST Personal History Form, a list of six work-related references (who will not be contacted without prior notice) by October 21, 2018 to HumanResources@SedonaAZ.gov.


The City of Sedona offers a competitive benefit package that includes:

• Public Safety Personnel Retirement System
• 100% City-paid health, dental and vision coverage for employee
• Substantial contributions to health, dental and vision coverage for dependents
• City provided $50,000 group term life insurance
• Short-term disability
• Ninety-six hours of PTO time
• Generous vacation accrual rates
• Eleven paid holidays
• Deferred compensation – Optional IRS 457 plans
• Wellness programs
• Relocation assistance

Deadline to Apply: October 21, 2018

Preliminary interviews: Mid-November

All dates are approximate. This position is open until filled.



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928-203-5038 or 203-5189
City of Sedona Human Resources
102 Roadrunner Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336


The City of Sedona is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at the City are based on business needs; job requirements; individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status; past or present military service; or any other status protected by law or regulation.




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