Chief of Police

Town of Apex
April 8, 2021
73 Hunt St, Apex, NC
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510 Meadowmont Village Circle #299 Chapel Hill NC 27517
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The Town of Apex is seeking a Chief of Police who will be a transformative and visionary leader with a focus on increasing trust and partnerships as well as community engagement in this CALEA accredited department. The next Chief of Police must have a track record of proactive and “out-of-the-box” law enforcement leadership that effectively meets community public safety goals, particularly during challenging times. Being merely a manager is not enough. The Chief is expected to be engaged both internally and externally, trusting his or her staff to manage incidents while being skillful in fostering effective relationships with the community, elected officials, Town administration, as well as the command staff, supervisors, officers, civilian members of the department, and partners in multi-jurisdictional agreements. This is the ideal opportunity for the next chief to launch a new era for the Apex Police Department (APD). The Police Chief reports to the Town Manager. The has approximately 96 sworn and 23 non-sworn employees with an operating & capital budget of $2.2M.  Employees carry out functions and programs for administration, investigations, patrol, emergency communications, traffic safety, community services, school resources, and crossing guards, accreditation and compliance, Reserve Officer program, and narcotics programs. To learn more about the department, click here.


The full salary is $100,623 - $166,028  with offered salary based on experience and qualifications.


Requires a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, or other relevant field, and 10 years of progressive law enforcement experience across functional areas such as patrol, internal affairs, administration, investigations, etc. to include 5 years of executive-level experience at the rank of Captain or higher. Must possess current advanced NC LE certification or be eligible to acquire.  A master’s degree and executive law enforcement training are preferred. Must have a valid NC driver’s license or the ability to obtain a valid NC driver’s license within 60 days of relocating to NC. See full ad for more information on transfers.  The Town provides generous benefits and leave packages. To apply, go to and click on the Chief of Police – Apex, NC link. All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the Town portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume but resumes and cover letters should be uploaded through the portal. Application review begins May 7, 2021. Applicants should apply by 5/6.   Semi-finalists will participate in virtual assessments June 9-10, 2021 with leadership team interviews following shortly afterward. All inquiries should be emailed to [email protected]. EOE