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City of Garland Seeks New Chief of Police

The City of Garland has launched a national search to select a new Chief of Police. In October, Garland City Manager Bryan Bradford announced the promotion of current Chief Mitch Bates to Deputy City Manager.

Garland seeks a customer-focused, innovative and progressive Chief of Police with a collaborative management style to plan, implement and direct the operations of the Police Department. This position will develop, implement and evaluate operational goals and objectives, programs and procedures; make policy decisions subject to administrative and City Council approval; oversee and administer the budget and maintain effective public relations and community outreach. This is a key position within the organization serving on the City Manager's cabinet staff to support strategic goals and initiatives under the direction of City leadership.

Mr. Bradford said the community will play a significant role in the search for a new Chief of Police through community meetings and activities involving key community leaders.

Mr. Bradford said, "Garland is a wonderfully diverse community. Chief Bates has worked closely with many community leaders to help our Police Department meet those diverse needs. The next Chief will need to be able to continue and build on that spirit of inclusiveness."

Applicants should visit Careers.GarlandTX.gov to complete an application and upload a resume, cover letter and at least three work-related references. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. All inquiries related to the recruitment and selection process should be directed to Lilly Clarke, Talent Acquisition Manager at LClarke@GarlandTX.gov or 972-205-2487.