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Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police
Statewide Coordinator, Handle With Care Program

The TACP is in search of a Statewide Coordinator to continue to develop and implement the Handle with Care Program throughout Tennessee.

Handle With Care Program (HWC)

The HWC program promotes safe and supportive schools and communities to protect children, and help traumatized children heal and thrive. HWC promotes school-community partnerships aimed at ensuring that children who are exposed to adverse or traumatic experiences in their home, school or community receive appropriate interventions to help them achieve academically at their highest ability in spite of whatever traumatic circumstances they may have endured. The ultimate goal of HWC is to help students to succeed in school. Regardless of the source of trauma, the common thread for effective intervention is the school.

This program provides an opportunity for the law enforcement community and school personnel and school systems to work together to provide a safe environment for children exposed to adverse experiences and is an excellent way to provide non-evasive assistance by alerting school officials of a child’s adverse exposure (ACE) without violating their privacy. The TACP has secured funding to work collaboratively to implement the HWC program statewide.

Position Summary:

The Statewide Coordinator for the Handle With Care Program plans, coordinates, and assists with various aspects of developing and implementing the Handle With Care program across the state of Tennessee within the law enforcement and education communities. This position reports directly to the Executive Director of the TACP.

Skills Required:

·    Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite computer programs
·    Able to manage and/or supervise web-based communication tools (Zoom, Teams, etc)
·    Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
·    Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines through strong organization skills|
·    Quick learner, intuitive thinker, detailed oriented, multi-tasker, problem solver
·    Familiarity with WordPress or similar content management software a plus
·    Ability to travel moderately
·    Other duties as required


·    Responsible for the day-to-day management and coordination of the HWC Program.
·    Provides program, data, and financial management reports as required monthly and quarterly.  
·    Ability to effectively administer programs and complete tasks.
·    Communicates effectively and respectfully.
·    Conduct outreach to identify and coordinate a working advisory group of stakeholders.
·    Develop training and web based communications for HWC Program.
·    Develop and implement HWC Program on a statewide level.
·    Work with law enforcement personnel (agencies), education professionals (schools), local governments, and non-profits to execute the HWC program in communities statewide.
·    Assists in the development of policies and procedures.
·    Establishes and maintains accurate records.
·    Ability to set priorities, meets deadlines, and make comprehensive recommendations and decisions.|
·    Establishes and maintains effective working relationships.
·    Works well in a team or individual environment.
·    Ability to work with a diverse group of people.

Education: Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public or business administration, criminal justice, legal studies, social work, or related fields preferred.

Experience:  A minimum of three years of non-profit, for-profit, professional, or governmental administrative experience involving the analysis of administrative processes and the development of programs, policies and/or procedures. Law enforcement related background or experience considered.

Ethical Standards: Professional demeanor, personal integrity, and confidentiality are essential to maintain the ethical standards of the TACP.

The TACP office is located in downtown Nashville. Parking is included.

Compensation: $45k to $60k plus benefits dependent on experience and placement

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to with “HWC Coordinator” in the subject line. 

Deadline to apply: Friday, September 3, 2021



Union City is accepting applications for Police Chief now through the close of business on September 24, 2021. Applications will not be accepted after September 24, 2021. Testing and interviews will be conducted October 27-28, 2021 in Union City. Details will be sent to applicants selected to interview.

Minimum requirements include: Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university preferably with major in criminal justice, police science or related field and certification of training for police administration or ability to obtain in the first year required. At least 10 years of progressive law enforcement experience with at least 5 years of experience in police administration and/or experience as a commanding officer i.e., Lieutenant, Captain. Must pass extensive background check. Must poses Tennessee P.O.S.T. certification or be eligible for transition as described in Tennessee P.O.S.T. rules. Must possess a valid Tennessee Driver’s License or obtain within 30 days of hire.

For more information and to apply, click here.



Now through 10 September 2021 the FPD is accepting applications from P.O.S.T. certified officers from across the U.S. who would like to join the force.

Entry Level Police Officer Trainee Salary $21.16/hour, or $44,000 per year.
POST Certified Police Officer Salary $22.84/per hour, or $47,500 per year.

. Testing & interviews held 27 August 2021
. Take-home car program
. 4-day work week
. On-site fitness facilities
. Vacation & sick leave, paid personal days, and 10 additional paid holidays
. Annual uniform & equipment allowance
. Tuition reimbursement
. Medical, dental, vision benefits

Education and Experience:
The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through attainment of an Associate’s Degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education & experience.

Applications can be found on-line at,



Athens is seeking a new star to play a key role in serving the needs of the Friendly City. The Patrol Officer position includes performing routine patrol activities, responding to and investigating civil-criminal complaints and traffic accidents, enforcing all traffic laws, criminal laws and city ordinances, and performing associated administrative responsibilities.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a US citizen, high school graduate, no convictions, guilty plea, or nolo contendere to any felony charge or to any violation of any federal, state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substance; any military discharge must be honorable; must have good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation; and must be able to pass a post-offer physical, psychological exam, and drug screen. Candidate must be able to pass a physical agility evaluation, The National Police Officer Selection Test, have a valid driver's license, acquire and maintain training and certifications, and must be willing to work rotating shift schedules, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Pay and Benefits:

  • Starting hourly rate $17.266 per hour, and officers with prior experience may qualify for a higher starting salary.  
  • Medical Benefits paid at 100% for member, 60% for family.
  • 457 and 401A Retirement Plans with an employer match of up to 9%
  • Employer paid local gym membership
  • Take Home Car Program (for officers that meet applicable residency requirements)

If you are interested in this opportunity, you can download an application by clicking here.

Applications are also available to be picked up at City Hall. For questions call Team Athens Human Resources Department at (423) 744-2700.


Director / HR Generalist - Public Safety
Vanderbilt University Public Safety

Position Summary:

The Director / HR Generalist Public Safety position reports to the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor / Chief of Police and provides overall administration and coordination of human resources (HR) functions, interpretations of departmental policies, project management, and oversight of workforce planning and performance management for VU Public Safety. This position assists with driving department strategy, executing HR directives, and initiating HR transactions to cover the entire lifecycle of positions within the department (position creation, recruiting, hiring, onboarding, compensation changes, reclassifications, job changes, promotions, and separations/retirements). The Director / HR Generalist of VUPS identifies and analyzes business and people issues, leverages effective solutions, and maintains an extensive understanding of HR functions and strategy. This position is expected to model intrinsic integrity and excellent professional judgment while exhibiting unquestionable discretion with highly sensitive and confidential information.

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Police RMS Project Manager
Nashville, TN

Approx. Salary to Hire: $85,000

The Information Technology Division of the Metro Nashville Police Department is seeking an IT professional contract services personnel to serve as a Police RMS project manager, who will oversee and manage the acquisition process of a new RMS system and the migration from our existing Records Management System. The project manager should be someone with experience managing successful implementation of technology systems. The ideal candidate will have prior RMS implementation experience for law enforcement agencies.

Major Job Responsibilities:

The Police RMS project manager has overall responsibility for the successful planning and execution of the system procurement, installation, and migration. Here are the common activities the RMS project manager is involved in:

  • Oversee the development of RMS requirements based on best practice law enforcement records management system standard functional specifications, combined with the functional specifications of MNPD's current RMS as well as interoperability requirements for interfaces to other existing systems, including but not limited to, Mugshot, Booking, AFIS, JMS, and court systems.
  • Familiarizing themselves with information sharing initiatives and incorporate any necessary requirements in the new RMS
  • Working with each agency and component within MNPD to understand, document, and incorporate their unique requirements into the new system
  • Working with all stakeholders, partner agencies, and vendors
  • Meeting with other comparable law enforcement agencies and documenting what they like/dislike about their RMS system
  • Analyzing and designing objectives for procuring the RMS system software
  • Developing a scope statement and all requirements to publish an RFP
  • Assessing and managing risk
  • Estimating and allocating resources for procuring the RMS/CAD system software
  • Organizing work and assigning individual tasks
  • Tracking and reporting programmatic progress
  • Solving and managing issues that arise
  • Communicating to team members, the sponsor, and other stakeholders the progress of the
  • RMS system software acquisition
  • Manage or assist with other MNPD technology initiatives as needed

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of project management prinicples and practices. 
  • Experience with maintaining a project timeline/schedule and budget
  • Experience using process improvement/quality management processes.
  • Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline.
  • Ability  to  evaluate  current  business  processes  and  make  recommendations  for  process improvement.
  • Thorough knowledge of available information technology.
  • Thorough knowledge of the most efficient ways to utilize computer systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of information system resource requirements and costs.
  • Ability to interpret technical specifications and related documents.
  • Excellent team building, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible with planning and managing change
  • Ability to strategize
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Good decision making
  • Excellent organizational skills

Please submit resumes to:
Landon Bailey
Harvey Nash
Desktop: 615-468-0188 EXT: 2557
Cell: 615-918-6731