The City of San Marcos, Texas offers a tremendous career opportunity to police executives in a thriving area rich with opportunity and recreational opportunities. The next Chief of Police will lead a capable and respected Police Department serving a progressive community in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. San Marcos, Texas is the county seat of Hays County and has a population of 64,776 across 36 square miles. The San Marcos Police Department is a full-service, 24/7, agency that provides law enforcement and dispatch services to the San Marcos community. Services are delivered through 108 full-time and 2 part-time sworn officers and 54 non-sworn professional staff. A typical way to qualify would be with education equivalent to a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Management, or a related field, along with ten years of full-time, progressive law enforcement experience in a municipal police department. Four years of the required experience must have been in a command level position with at least two years in a deputy or assistant chief level position. Advanced Law Enforcement Officer Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education, or similar level of certification from another state. A Master’s degree is preferred, as is executive leadership training experience such as the FBI National Academy, the Southern Police Institute, Southwest Legal Command Management College, or similar program. Experience gained at the supervisory or management level from municipal policing in a college community is preferred. Master Peace Officer and Instructor certifications are preferred, or similar certifications from other states. The salary range is $165,000 +-, depending on qualifications, in addition to a superior benefit package.