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Posted on: January 25, 2024

City of Beaufort begins search for new police chief

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 25, 2024) – The City of Beaufort has begun its search for a new police chief, following the retirement of Chief Dale McDorman after 29 years of service. Stephenie Price was sworn in earlier this week as interim police chief.

The job listing notes that candidates must “exhibit integrity and ethical leadership, knowledge of effective policing strategies, such as Community Policing and 21st Century Policing, and expertise in developing appropriate policies and procedures that will positively affect the Department as it works to meet the City’s strategic goals for public safety. Experience addressing complex issues requiring collaboration and partnerships to resolve, like homelessness, could be particularly of interest.”

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field; a Master’s of Public Administration or related degree is preferred. They should have at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience, with at least five years in a significant supervisory position.

The chief will oversee a department of approximately 60 people, and report to the city manager. The salary range is from $100,000 to $120,000 a year.

City Manager Scott Marshall said that input from City Council and public feedback will be part of the process in determining who is selected. 

How to apply and job requirements


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