The City of Columbus is embarking upon historic police reform and has adopted groundbreaking legislation to establish the Department of the Inspector General for the Columbus Division of Police. The candidate selected to serve as the first-ever Inspector General (IG) will have the opportunity to stand up a new office in an innovative approach to police reform in one of the nation’s leading cities. The Department of the Inspector General for Public Safety serves subject to policy determination and direction of the Civilian Police Review Board and helps ensure the actions of Columbus Police Division (CPD) employees are constitutional and in compliance with the law and City and CPD policies. In addition, the IG promotes respectful and effective policing. The IG oversight activities ensure the ongoing integrity of CPD processes and operations and confirm that CPD is meeting its mission to address crime and improve quality of life through the delivery of constitutional, professional, and effective police services in a way that reflects the values of Columbus’ diverse communities.
The Inspector General is appointed by a two-thirds vote of the Civilian Police Review Board and confirmed by the Mayor. The Department of the Inspector General shall be independent of the Department of Public Safety, and the Inspector General shall serve under the guidance of the Civilian Police Review Board. The IG serves a five-year term and may be re-appointed for not more than one additional term of five years for a total of 10 years.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience investigating, researching, and/or evaluating matters relating to police or government oversight, government law, law enforcement, or public safety or criminal justice policy. A Master’s degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience. A law degree may substitute for two years of the required experience.
A competitive compensation package with excellent benefits will be offered for this executive position.
Candidates are requested to submit materials prior to November 22, 2021. To be considered, candidates should email a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and six professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Robert Burg, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.