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Chief of Police - Newport News, VA (ID: 293639)

Title Chief of Police
Type Police Executives
Date Posted January 11, 2018
City / Organization Newport News, VA


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The City of Newport News, is seeking a Chief of Police to lead a dynamic and diverse police department that is CALEA accredited for Law Enforcement, Public Safety Communications and a Public Safety Training Academy. The police chief will be a transformative and visionary leader with a focus on community engagement as well as increasing trust and internal/external partnerships. The Chief of Police is the public face of the Newport News Police Department and fosters effective relationships with the community, elected officials, City administration, and the command staff, supervisors, officers and civilian members of the department. Possessing outstanding communication, advocacy and strategic thinking skills, the successful candidate will demonstrate a creative and proactive law enforcement background as a professional with a proven track record in effective change management, 21st Century Policing, and innovative strategic leadership. Newport News is a community that values diversity and demands an exceptional leader. There is a residency requirement to live within the corporate city limits of Newport News within 12 months of appointment to the position. A relocation package is available. The former Chief of Police received an annual salary of $177,559. Starting salary will depend on experience and qualifications. The City provides an excellent benefits package. Visit to learn more. To confidentially apply for this position, please go to, click “Client Openings” (or paste into your browser) and then click the Chief of Police – Newport News link. All applications must be fully completed and submitted via the online portal. The first review of applications will take place on February 6, 2018. An assessment center will be held March 8-9, 2018 in Newport News for selected semi-finalists. All inquiries should be emailed to Additional information about the City is available at EEO Employer. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.

Job Post Expiration Date   February 6, 2018

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