Job Posting: Police Chief

Date Posted: 08/21/2017
Reports To: City Manager

The City of Ingleside, Texas is located in San Patricio County in the beautiful Coastal Bend area. Ingleside is a residential suburb of Corpus Christi (18 miles northeast) and has a growing petrochemical industrial base. The area that is currently the City of Ingleside was settled by Europeans in the 1850’s. Like many Texas cities, ranching and farming were the major economic activities initially. During the later years of the 19th century, fishing became an important economic factor. Industry began to see the area as a prime location in the early 20th century and a residential community began to emerge. Ingleside was the home of the U.S. Navy Homeport from 1988 to 2010. The City of Ingleside was originally incorporated in 1951. The City has a current estimated population of 10,134.

The City Manager is looking for an experienced law enforcement manager who has a reputation of being able to build trust and confidence in a police agency providing a high level of personalized service to the community as well as within the department.  The City’s preference is for candidates who have strong experience in patrol, investigations and community relations and whose career in law enforcement shows steady progression through the ranks of a police agency.  The Chief supervises a department with 19 sworn personnel, 7 dispatchers, 4 reserve officers, 2 animal control officers and 1 administrative support personnel.  The authorized FY 2016-2017 budget for the Police Department is $2,053,970.  For more information see the full profile at

Graduated from a recognized police academy, at least a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, plus at least ten years of experience in municipal law enforcement, including four years of senior level command level position experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and satisfies state statutes. Advanced Certification by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE); and appropriate Texas driver’s license.

The starting salary is open and will depend upon background and qualifications of the successful candidate. The city benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance.  The City participates in the Texas Municipal Retirement System.  The City provides sick leave, vacation and holidays.

To apply send your current resume and salary history ASAP to G. Chris Hartung at   The first review of candidates will be September 25, 2017.