Job Opportunity: Police Chief - City of Yazoo City

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Job Opportunity: Police Chief - City of Yazoo City

Job Opportunity: Police Chief - City of Yazoo City

April 05, 2021

Duties: Direct, plan, and manage all functions and operations of the Police Department in the enforcement of laws and ordinances, the prevention of crime, and protection of life and property. Position involves organizing and directing the activities of the Police Department's four major divisions of Patrol, Investigations, Management Services and Support Services. The Police Chief reports to the Mayor and consults with the Board of Mayor and Aldermen in determining plans and policies to be observed in police operations. Except for general administrative direction, the incumbent works independently with performance evaluated on results achieved.

Education and Experience: Maintain discipline and respect of employees and to lead and command a sworn and civilian multidisciplinary staff in law enforcement and crime prevention, Perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities over others, Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with City officials, employees, other law enforcement agencies, boards, commissions, and the general public, Produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts, Communication with individuals and groups in a face to face one to one setting or by telephonic media, Understand community and social conditions to determine needs Maintain moral integrity, Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others


Position requires the use of personal and or City vehicle on City Business, must be able physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid diver license and have acceptable driving record, Appointments to all positions in the Police Department subject to Mayor and Alderman Approvals, Perform other duties as needed

Minimum ten years of experience in police work which has afforded progressively responsible experience in a variety of police functions including major command responsibilities, supplemented by formal training in police administration and scientific methods of crime detection. Undergraduate degree in related subject matter is qualifying and or other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum qualifications may be substituted.

Pre-Employment Requirements: If accepted, a criminal background check and a pre- employment drug screening by a physician designated by the City of Yazoo City will be conducted.

How to apply: Download an application at and submit with resume to and

**The City of Yazoo City is an equal opportunity employer**


Mayor Diane Delaware