Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) The City of Fort
Lauderdale is looking for a community-driven, motivated, law
enforcement leader to become the City’s next Chief of Police. The
next Chief will have the opportunity to lead a team of more than
730 of the finest law enforcement officers and support
professionals in the nation, and provide a vision on modern
policing that will move FLPD into the future.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Interpersonal and culturally sensitive.
Ethical and of high integrity.
A supporter, a coach and mentor.
Highly-effective in innovation, delegation, accountability and
A diplomatic, prudent and highly-effective conflict manager.
Service Levels : The Fort Lauderdale Police Department responds
to approximately 200,000 calls for service, records over 17,000
arrests, and issues over 60,000 traffic citations annually. The
Department also provides public safety support for notable special
events such as the Fort Lauderdale Air Show, International Boat
Show, the Sistrunk Festival, Tortuga Country Music Festival,
Winterfest Boat Parade, Downtown Countdown, Las Olas Art Festival,
David Deal Playday, and the Great American Beach Party.
Staffing & Structure
The Department is staffed by 730 professionals dedicated to
providing the best public safety services possible to the residents
and businesses of Fort Lauderdale. The team consists of:
519 sworn officers and 8 reserve officers
159 full-time / 18 part-time civilians
Divisions within Department:
Principal management and operations of the Police Department are
divided into 3 bureaus: Support Services, Investigations and
Operations. Other support units include Internal Affairs, Media
Relations / PIO, Legal and Grants. The units reporting directly to
the Police Chief are: Operations, Public Information, Legal and
Internal Affairs. Unit details are below.
3 Chiefs in the past 20 years. Former Chief was reassigned
within the department. An Interim (temp) Police Chief has been
appointed internally, but the recruitment is open and national.
EXPRESS INTEREST TODAY
Email your Resume and well-written Letter of Interest by Sunday,
Sept 20 to:
Direct questions to the email address above or (888)
Experience as a Police Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief or
Major in a similar agency.
Ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible work in Law
Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Public
Administration or related field from an accredited college or
Certifications & Licenses
Certified Police Officer in the State of Florida.
Note: certification from other states is transferrable in most
cases, however non-Florida transfers must pass State Officer
Certification Exam within one (1) year. See
A valid driver’s license.
Clean background check of criminal, civil, financial, employment
& education history (pre-appointment).
EXPRESS INTEREST by Sunday, September 20.
Position Title: CHIEF OF POLICE
Company Name: CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE (fl)
Industry: Local Law Enforcement (municipal/county/regional)
Job Function: Law Enforcement - Chief Executive
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: Over 10 Years
Required Travel: 0-10%
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