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Police Chief
City of Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati is seeking an exceptional and progressive leader to serve as its Chief of Police. The City desires a forward-thinking, collaborative leader who can engage with an active, diverse and involved community, has experience leading and innovating on public safety issues, and has a demonstrated commitment to community-oriented policing.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience cultivating and building relationships in a diverse community, with an orientation towards being visible, approachable, solving problems, engaging and making the community a partner.
  • Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of the principles of effective leadership and management. A successful Chief will be charismatic, is comfortable with conflict and has unquestioned integrity.
  • Have experience implementing new and improved police methodologies, policies, and procedures to enhance the effectiveness of the department and the City.
  • Be committed to transparent, non-biased leadership on the job in public and private.
  • Be familiar with gun violence reform and best practices across the country. Establishes a commitment to work with the City Manager and community members to examine and execute gun violence reform.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Salary: $136,168.47 - $185,817.15
Final filing date: First review of resumes: October 13, 2022

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.