Job Opportunities

Police Chief
Millersville, TN

The City of Millersville, Tennessee (population 6,299) is seeking an exceptional and progressive leader to serve as its Police Chief. This is a wonderful opportunity to play a significant role in this first-ring, growing suburb of Nashville that has the benefits of small-town charm but with direct access to the infrastructure and amenities of the area. Millersville is located 16 miles north of Nashville on Interstate 65, lying in both Sumner and Robertson Counties.

The City is seeking an enthusiastic, creative and innovative leader for the position of Police Chief to build on our past and lead it to new levels of excellence. We're looking for a strong self-starter with excellent leadership skills, interpersonal skills, aptitude for fiscal awareness, budgetary insights and innovative ideas in the use of human and financial resources while an emphasis in leading change is crucial. The Police Chief serves as a key member of the City’s Executive Team and is expected to participate in decision-making efforts that will drive the growth and success of the community. The Chief must have the vision to plan for the recruitment and retention challenges currently facing law enforcement, and this plan must carry the department into the community’s continuously evolving future.

Candidates will have demonstrated responsible leadership experience in a comparable law enforcement agency, ten (10) years in police operations, and/or training that includes progressively responsible police agency management, law enforcement administration, patrol work, criminal investigations, budget administration, and personnel supervision; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Five (5) of the ten years must be progressively responsible supervisory and administrative law enforcement experience. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent experience. A Master’s degree may be a plus but is not required. Senior professional leadership training is desired and completion of an in-depth course of instruction in police management such as Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff & Command, Southern Police Institute or FBI National Academy highly desirable.

Must possess and maintain valid Tennessee P.O.S.T. Peace Officer certification, or obtain within reasonable amount of time after selection. Must possess and maintain a valid Tennessee driver’s license.

The starting compensation for this position is $65,000 to $72,000, the city provides an array of benefits including Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System pension, health paid by the city for the employee, dental and vision, as well as family benefits are available as an option.

Email your cover letter and resume to Assistant City Recorder Vanessa Johnson at vjohnson@cityofmillersville.com. , closing date February 2, 2023.


PATROL OFFICER
Signal Mountain, TN


The Town of Signal Mountain is seeking professional candidates for the position of Patrol Officer. Under the general direction of the Lieutenant, the Patrol Officer is responsible for protecting life and property, deterring criminal activity within the community, enforcing all town ordinances, laws and regulations of the State, responding to the needs of the general public and preserving the peace and fostering positive relations with the citizens and community.

The candidate must have:
• Minimum 21 years of age;
• High School Diploma / GED; preferably a BA or Associates in Criminal Justice
• Valid Tennessee Driver’s License or equivalent in state of residence is needed prior to employment;
• Applicants must pass background and driver history check; medical and physical exams, psychological/personality exam, as determined by a town designated psychologist and drug screen.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to: traffic enforcement, Town Ordinances and State laws enforcement, prompt response to service calls and investigation of crimes. The ideal candidate must be able to become Tennessee P.O.S.T. certified, within one year. Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the person with the knowledge and abilities required to perform the job may substitute for the above education requirements.
The Town offers a competitive entry level wage based on certifications, education and experience. $41,184 (entry level and less than 3 years experience) and $43,701 (entry level and more than 3 years experience) annually. The town offers a comprehensive benefit package, take home vehicle, $800 salary supplement for training annually, $500/year clothing allowance and for holiday’s worked, 8 hours holiday pay plus 8 hours at time and a half.

Applications with copies of current certification(s) and a short resume can be submitted:
1) In person between the hours of 8:00 and 4:30, Monday through Friday at: Signal Mountain Police Department, 1111 Ridgeway Ave., Signal Mountain, TN 37377
2) Mailed directly to Signal Mountain Police Department, ATTN: Administrative Assistant, 1111 Ridgeway Ave., Signal Mountain, TN 37377
3) Emailed to: policeinfo@signalmountaintn.gov
4) Faxed to: 423-886-2137.

For an application, go to www.signalmountaintn.gov (appl. is under Employment Opportunity on the right) or call (423) 886-2124. Applications accepted through Friday, November 11, 2022