Chief of Police

City of North Myrtle Beach - North Myrtle Beach, SC3.6

30+ days agoFull-timeEstimated: $84,000 - $120,000 a year
This is an exciting opportunity to live and work in an innovative and growing oceanfront city in South Carolina. With its nine miles of sandy ocean beach, North Myrtle Beach is part of the South Carolina’s vibrant “Grand Strand.” The City of North Myrtle Beach is comprised of approximately 17 ½ square miles with a year around population of 16,000+ residents. That number swells to approximately 35,000+ during daily working hours and swells to over 100,000+ during our tourist season. Tourism is our primary industry and we are known for our hospitable family beach atmosphere, nine miles of wide beaches, a wide variety of shopping opportunities, championship 18-hole golf courses, restaurants, entertainment and amusement offerings, ocean fishing and much more.

The City of North Myrtle Beach operates under a Council/Manager form of government. A Mayor and six Council Members set policies, while a City Manager directs staff in implementing those policies. The City provides a full range of services to its citizens, including police and fire protection; construction and maintenance of streets, drainage, and other infrastructure; and recreational activities and cultural events. Water, sewer and solid waste are provided by the City through enterprise funds.

The Chief of Police, under limited supervision, will manage, direct, and coordinate the activities of police services and divisional operations while exercising responsibility for enforcement of state and local laws relating to public safety. The Chief of Police performs administrative duties such as preparing budget estimates, controlling expenditures, drafting rules, regulations, and procedures, and conducting investigations and other related tasks. This position supervises the activities of Police Command Staff, Uniform Patrol, Detectives, Communications/Detention, Records, and Community Services. The Chief of Police reports directly to the Director of Public Safety.

The ideal candidate for the position of Chief of Police should possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with a major in Criminal Justice, Public/Business Administration or related field. The successful candidate should have a minimum of ten or more years of progressively responsible management experience in local government holding the rank of police captain or above.

The successful candidate may possess any combination of education, training and experience providing the required skills, knowledge and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. A related Master’s degree and graduation from the University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute [SPI] or FBI National Academy or similar executive leadership program is preferred.

The ideal candidate for the position of Chief of Police must bring a flexible “can-do” approach to our City. Must be a strong, open communicator both internally and externally. Have the ability to promote the vision, direction, and values of our Public Safety Department to both internal and external stakeholders. Shall possess excellent leadership and management skills to include collaborative problem solving. Be a positive representative of our Public Safety Department and City. Develop strong partnerships with community, civic groups and business leaders.

Successful candidate must possess a South Carolina Class I Law Enforcement certification or ability to obtain within one year of appointment.

Successful candidate must possess a South Carolina valid driver license or ability to obtain within 90 days of appointment.

Residency requirement – the Chief of Police must reside full time within the City of North Myrtle Beach within 12 months of appointment date. Relocation expenses may be negotiated as appropriate.

A City application may be obtained online at or visit the City of North Myrtle Beach, City Hall, Human Resources Division, 1018 2nd Avenue South, North Myrtle Beach, SC, 29582.

In addition to submitting a City application via the website, all interested candidates shall submit the following documents to the Director of Public Safety via no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, September 5, 2018:
Compelling cover letter;
Comprehensive resume; and
Three professional references.