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Police Chief, Town of Fort Mill

Position Category: Police

Job Duties:
  • Supervises subordinate officers and staff through the chain of command; hires, trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel. Responds to inquiries from the public, other town staff, and other governmental agencies; investigates and recommends appropriate response to complaints concerning department personnel and activities. Assists with major criminal investigations. Assumes command of major and high-profile crime scenes and/or emergency situations.
  • Supervises and participates in the development and administration of the Police Department budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures. Receives, reviews, prepares, and/or submits a variety of records and reports. Participates in law enforcement duties as necessary, including responding to calls for assistance, apprehending and arresting suspects, collecting evidence, maintaining law and order, etc.
  • Develops department short and long-term goals and objectives; develops and implements department policies and procedures. Performs a variety of public and media relations duties in order to establish and maintain community trust; represents the department at public meetings and events. Coordinates with other town departments regarding matters of public safety; assists in coordinating inter-jurisdictional matters; keeps the Mayor and Town Manager informed of relevant police situations.

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.

Pay Info:
Dependent upon qualifications.

How to apply:
Please submit a resume to the Town of Fort Mill Human Resources Department by email to: The job description can be found on the Town of Fort Mill website under Departments - Human Resources - Employment Opportunities.

The Town of Fort Mill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.