Position Announcement - Police Chief

The City of Sparta, Tennessee is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Chief for the City of Sparta.  Sparta is located 90 miles east of Nashville, TN, 95 miles west of Knoxville, TN and 80 miles north of Chattanooga, TN. The successful candidate will oversee total of fourteen investigators and uniform officers.  Directly supervises one secretary.  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the department.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. The Police Chief is appointed by and works under the general supervision of the City Administrator.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in law enforcement, criminal science, or related field and eight to ten years of law enforcement experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.   

Open until filled.  A completed application may be accompanied with a resume.  A job description and additional application information is available by contacting the City of Sparta, P.O. Box 30, Sparta, TN  38583; by phone- 931.836.3248; or by email-


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