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The City of Topeka, KS is seeking an experienced professional with a demonstrated record of professional law enforcement experience including leadership, management, strong fiscal management and a customer-service philosophy with experience in larger city urban issues, community policing, resource management, and union issues to serve as the next police chief.
The city has a strong commitment to continual organizational improvement and improved service delivery. The current strategic priorities of the city include:
The City of Topeka operates under a mayor – council – city manager form of government. The police chief reports directly to the city manager. For 2017, the police department has an annual budget of $38.6 million, with 353.5 full-time equivalent positions, 300 of which are sworn personnel.
Minimum requirements are:
The City of Topeka is located in Shawnee County in Northeastern Kansas and has a population of 127,473 residents. Topeka offers a quality living experience at a below average cost. In 2010, Topeka was named in “Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of Top Ten Cities for the Next Decade,” citing the quality of schools, good hospitals, and low housing costs among the reasons for Topeka being included. Topeka’s cost of living is attractive when compared to other mid-western cities.
The Topeka Police Department’s mission to reduce crime and make neighborhoods safer is accomplished through:
Additional information on the Topeka Police Department is
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