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The City of Atlanta, Texas is accepting applicants for Chief of Police. Nestled in the piney woods of Northeast Texas, Atlanta has a population of 5,400 persons and is the largest municipality in Cass County. Atlanta’s City government is very stable and department head turnover is very low.

The police department has a total of twelve full-time sworn officers, four full-time dispatchers, part time dispatchers and an animal control officer. The annual operating budget for the department is $1,215,000. The base salary for the position is $52,500, car allowance of $5,400, health insurance 100% paid and other benefits based on certification levels.

The Police Chief operates under the executive direction of the City Manager. The Police Chief is a management level position responsible for the overall direction of the police department through administrative authority and supervision of assigned field and staff functions. This position requires the exercise of independent judgement in the performance of the duties of the office. The incumbent makes unilateral decisions as necessary to set and accomplish departmental goals and objectives. Work is performed with considerable discretion and latitude in the conduct of police operations. Performance objectives shall be reviewed by the City Manager.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum of ten years law enforcement experience as a certified peace officer required. An Advanced Texas Peace Officer Certification required, and a Master Texas Peace Officer Certification preferred.
  • Must possess supervisory or management experience in a municipal police department or other law enforcement organization. Demonstrated management/supervisory experience in a civilian organization or other municipal department may be considered
  • Must demonstrate and be able to articulate modern law enforcement organization best practices and procedures.
  • The candidate must meet or exceed all requirements of the State of Texas related to the Office of the Chief of Police, and the candidate must be able to attend and complete the minimum training requirements for the office.
  • The candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver license.

Please send resume and cover letter to or mail below:

City Manager
City of Atlanta, Texas
315 N. Buckner
Atlanta, Texas 75551

The City of Atlanta, Texas is an EOE and a Drug Free Workplace. Position is open until filled.


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