The City of Berkeley is looking for an individual with a high level of professional ethics, integrity, and proven
leadership skills to serve as its Chief of Police. Under general supervision of the City Manager, the Police Chief
will manage the Department’s 48 employees, of whom 37 are sworn officers. The Berkeley Police Department
operates under the provisions of the State of Missouri “at will” policy.


 Type: Permanent
 Appointment: Full Time
 Salary/Pay Rate: $70,000.00- $77,000.00
 Posted Date: March 13, 2019
 Closing Date: Open until filled
 First Review of Applications – April 1, 2019/open until filled

The City of Berkeley is accepting applications for the position of Police Chief. We are a community on the move
with nearly 10,000 residents. The Berkeley Police Department provides complete law enforcement services to the
City of Berkeley and extend mutual aid to neighboring municipalities. The ideal candidate should have a passion
for police work, be progressive, and have a strong professional background in law enforcement. Our next Chief of
Police shall be team oriented, possess exceptional leadership, a vision to reduce crime and have a commitment to
community. Strong communication skills are essential for interactions with department employees, city leaders,
and the community.

The City of Berkeley is approximately five square miles and is located just 5 minutes from the St Louis
International Airport. We are home to Boeing, SKF Manufacturing, and, Express Scripts. We are 15 minutes from
beautiful downtown St. Louis. The City of Berkeley connects to three major highways, 70, 170, and 270. Our city
hall and fire station is seven-years old and our new state of the art Police Station opened in August 2017.
Berkeley Police Department (BPD) is comprised of 48 employees, of whom 37 are sworn officers (including the
police chief). The hiring process for the Berkeley PD is to hire officers and staff that meet the City’s core values
of community policing holding the highest level of integrity.

The City of Berkeley strives to demonstrate commitment to excellence and service. We are working to achieve
national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). We
expect the accreditation process to be completed in 2019, therefore our new Police Chief shall make training its
major focus for the PD staff.

Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice,
Public Policy Administration, or Business Administration. Completion of advanced management training such as
the FBI National Academy is highly desirable. More than ten years of experience in municipal law enforcement
is required, with a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience serving as a
police commander including Police Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, or Major.

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Applications and resumes should be presented to:

Debra M. Irvin, City Manager
Berkeley City Hall
8425 Airport Rd.
Berkeley MO 63134

No Phone Calls will be accepted. Not open to current employees.