Compensation & Benefits:
The expected starting salary range for this position is $121,868 – $184,151 (depending on qualifications of the selected candidate), with a comprehensive benefits package, including no cost health, vision, and dental insurance options. The Chief of Police position also includes a City-provided vehicle and paid vacation. The City provides free short-term disability, long-term
disability, accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) and life insurance that pays two times the employee’s annual salary. The City’s generous retirement plan provides a 6% contribution to the plan with an additional 4% contribution match if the employee also contributes 4%.
This position is responsible for directing the operations of the City of Lawrenceville Police Department.
Develops, plans and implements department goals and objectives; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
Coordinates department activities with those of other departments and outside agencies or organizations; prepares and presents staff reports to the City Manager, Mayor, and City Council.
Directs, oversees and participates in the development of the department's strategic plan; assigns work activities, projects and programs; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures.
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.
Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; ensures discipline is progressive and administered in a fair and consistent manner.
Attends and participates in professional groups and committees such as city, county and police conferences and meetings with other public officials.
Coordinates law enforcement activities with the activities of other city departments and other law enforcement agencies.
Initiates internal investigations when appropriate and provides corrective action as needed.
Performs related duties.
The Ideal Candidate:
• The candidate should have extensive knowledge of law enforcement, traffic control, crime prevention, criminal investigation, and criminal process and arrest procedures, methods and techniques. Also, knowledge of search and seizure and evidence preservation and presentation principals.
• The candidate should have knowledge of strategic planning, personnel management, and budget management principles. Also, knowledge of relevant laws, ordinances, court procedures, legal precedents, and government regulations.
• The candidate should have knowledge of program assessment principles, and management and supervisory principles and practices.
• The candidate should be skilled in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports, the interpretation and application of federal, state and local laws and regulations, and planning, organizing, analyzing, decision making and problem solving.
• The candidate should be skilled in the use and care of firearms and other standard and specialized equipment.
• The candidate should be skilled in public relations, interpersonal relations, and oral and written communications.
• The candidate should have established leadership experience in which he/she has effectively achieved organizational goals, served the public, and developed individuals and the agency for future service.
Candidate Qualifications: • A Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field; Master’s degree preferred. • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible management or leadership positions at the rank of Lieutenant or above. • Must be Georgia Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Council (POST) certified or have the ability to obtain certification within one (1) year. • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Georgia Driver’s License. • Completion of executive management or equivalent training. • Proven track record of success in a comparable community. • Demonstrable commitment to equity and inclusion. • Understanding of the importance of addressing mental health needs in the community. • A proven exceptional communicator with ability to inspire credibility and trust both externally and internally.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references and salary history to PO Box 2200, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, email to email@example.com or hand-deliver to the Human Resources Office at City Hall, located at 70 S. Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
The Lawrenceville Police Department is engaged with the community in a variety of ways. With an active social media combined following of more 18,000 utilizing Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the Police Department engages online and in person
through Firearms Safety Classes, Citizens Police Academy, food drive partnerships with local non-profits, special events, and visits from the community bringing gifts of appreciation to our officers. Each May, the City of Lawrenceville promotes Light Lawrenceville Blue, with the community placing blue lightbulbs outside their homes and businesses in support of first responders and law
Project F.I.R.S.T. Becomes Model Program for Georgia
In 2021, the Lawrenceville Police Department and ViewPoint Health created a community response
program with two embedded behavioral health clinicians in field operations who are regularly
dispatched with officers. These clinicians assist individuals in obtaining necessary services after
crisis conclusion. Project F.I.R.S.T. is an acronym for “For Intensive Response and Supportive
Transitions.” The program has been highly successful and similar programs have been created by
Gwin...nett County and several surrounding communities. There are plans for its expansion in 2023 and
Police Department Receives State Certification
The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP) awarded certification status to the
Lawrenceville Police Department in early 2022. Only one in five of the more than 600 municipal,
county, and college campus police departments in the state of Georgia achieve this distinction.