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The City of Austell, a local municipal government in the Atlanta region serving a population of approximately 7800 citizens, is actively seeking a Chief of Police to join our growing and diverse community. Located approximately 17 miles northwest of Atlanta, Austell is a municipality in Cobb County which offers excellent growth opportunities for all commercial industries. Under the appointment and general direction of the Mayor, the Chief of Police is responsible for leading, managing and supervising all aspects of the Police Department to ensure public safety, crime prevention, interaction with the community and enforcement of local, state and federal laws. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in innovative police operational and administrative practices, proven leadership skills and the ability to create and implement strategies that impacts the community in a positive manner, creates community partnership and reduces crime. The ability to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administrations, citizens, and civic leaders will also be required.