Friday, May 26, 2023

So you want to be a Joplin police chief

The City of Joplin is looking for a new police chief to replace Sloan Rowland who is retiring.

Here's what city officials want:

The City of Joplin is seeking an exceptional Police Chief with a proven track record of leadership, integrity, and accountability. In addition to in-depth knowledge of existing federal, state, and local law, the next chief should be committed to staying up-to-date with the latest trends, best practices, and technologies in the law enforcement field, integrating innovative strategies and tools to enhance the department’s effectiveness and efficiency. 

They should also be proactive in building strong relationships, inspiring trust, and encouraging collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to address community concerns and develop effective crime prevention strategies.



This position requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, or a related discipline, with a master’s degree preferred. Candidates must also have at least seven (7) years of experience in a command position with a law enforcement agency of equivalent or larger size and scope. Command experience with a smaller organization will be considered with additional years of experience.


The City of Joplin is offering a salary range of $97,405 to $148,214 for this position, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The organization also provides a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; 12 paid holidays in addition to vacation and sick leave; longevity pay and tuition reimbursement; care leave and wellness programs; and health club reimbursement. This position also receives a cell phone allowance. Joplin participates in the Missouri Local Government Employees’ Retirement System and offers a choice of supplemental retirement plans.


Please apply online

For more information, contact: Kurt Hodgen, Senior Vice President at or 1-540-820-0531. The City of Joplin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants and employees have equal opportunity in the application and employment process, including promotion, demotion, transfer, dismissal, performance measurement and pay increases without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or status as a special disabled veteran. Applicants selected as finalists will be subject to a comprehensive background check.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They have known of his retirement for quite some time. Why have they not already been obtaining applications?