The Town of Florence is seeking our next Police Chief to replace Chief Dan Hughes who will be retiring at the end of the year after
7 years of service. The Police Chief reports directly to Town Manager Brent Billingsley (who has been in his position for 3-1/2
years) and is an important member of the Town management team, performing highly complex duties in directing and managing
the administration, patrol, and communications functions of the police department. This includes staff supervision, budget preparation
and administration, community relations, and the other activities typically involved in managing a municipal police department.
Current departmental staff includes a Lieutenant, 6 Sergeants (one new position was added in the FY19/20 budget), 23 Officers
and 15 civilian support staff members. The department’s FY2019/20 operational and capital budgets total $4.42 million.
A strategic plan for the department has just been completed and is ready for implementation. And the Town of Florence Strategic
Plan is currently undergoing an update. There are fortunately no pressing issues facing our new Police Chief upon arrival, but two
items that will require attention are staffing challenges in the dispatch center and a project to address communications coordination
on the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office radio channels.
Education and Experience
A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or related field is required, along with a minimum of 8 years of governmental
law enforcement experience, at least 5 of which must have been at the full supervisory or command level; a Master’s
Degree is preferred. Since we utilize Spillman software, experience with that system
would be a plus.
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