Police Chief Recruitment

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The City of Surprise is seeking an experienced public safety professional with outstanding leadership skills to serve as Police Chief. Strong candidates will be forward thinking and will continue to lead the Department consistent with our City’s needs and values to ensure the Surprise Police Department continues to provide the highest level of public safety service.

How to Apply

To be considered for this challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please click the button below to submit your online application, including cover letter, resume, current salary, and list of four work-related references (references will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment).

Apply For Surprise Police Chief

Resume should reflect to/from dates (months and years) of positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed.

Recruitment Timeline

  • Application Period:  February 24, 2021 – March 23, 2021
  • Final Filing Date:  March 23, 2021
  • Finalists Interviews:  Week of May 3, 2021

The City anticipates filling the Police Chief position in May 2021 (subject to relocation needs).

Note: Interview dates may be subject to change