Located at the intersection of Highway 288 and Highway 35, Angleton, Texas, is only 44 miles from Houston and 18 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. While Angleton provides convenient access to the world-class amenities of the Greater Houston area, the City prides itself on its welcoming community spirit and charming, small-town atmosphere. The average household income in Angleton is $70,665, and the average home value is $126,682, and the City has been able to decrease its tax rate for each of the last three years. Further reductions are anticipated due to growth and increased property values.
Like most cities in Texas, Angleton utilizes the council-manager form of government. Under this system, the City Council hires a professional City Manager who is responsible for implementation of the City Council's policies, as well as the daily administration and management of all City departments. The City has an annual budget of $38.7 million and 129 employees. The Angleton Police Department has 36 full-time officers for a total of 51 personnel serving a population of nearly 20,000 residents. The department is also responsible for Animal Welfare services, with two full-time Animal Officers and one part-time Shelter Manager. Additionally, there are six non-paid Reserve Officers. The City seeks a Police Chief who will be a steady, dependable, and approachable law enforcement professional who will set a positive tone for the organization.
The successful candidate will meet the following requirements: • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university • At least five years of experience at an executive command administrative and/or operational level (with minimum rank of Lieutenant) • Successful completion of a law enforcement administrative/ management professional development program (such as the FBI National Academy, Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute, Northwestern Police Institute, etc.) • Proficiency in office computing software • TCOLE “Master Police Officer” certification or ability to obtain Texas TCOLE certification within one year of appointment; please see TCOLE website for requirements • Valid Texas driver’s license or ability to obtain one within 90 days of hire
The preferred candidate will also meet the following requirements: • Master’s degree • Experience in handling emergency management situations (such as tornado or hurricane response) • Experience in building and managing a police department budget • Extensive experience in personnel management and development • Experience at all levels of police department operations and management • Experience in grant application and management