Employment-Chief of Police

The City of Groveton is accepting applications for the position of Chief of Police. To be considered for the position, the application shall be forwarded in a sealed envelope with the words “Attention Chief Application” to the City of Groveton, P.O. Box 37, Groveton, TX 75845, or may be hand delivered.  Applications must be received by the City of Groveton no later than Friday, December 29, 2023, by 5:00 p.m.

Application shall consist of a Texas Commission of Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Personal status report that shall include the following:

  • Personal Resume
  • Education: Academy and CEU Certifications
  • Service History and Service time
  • TCOLE Personal History Statement
  • Authorization to release information
  • List of References and contact information 


All applicants must pass a criminal background check as well as physical, drug, and psychological screenings.

Must hold a current License of Intermediate or Higher Certification as a Texas Peace Officer, have a minimum 5 years’ experience with at least 2 of those in supervisory role or an equivalent of education and experience. 

Must live within 5 minutes or less, of the City of Groveton, within 6 months of the hire date. 

The Chief of Police is the head of the Police Department. The Duties include but are not limited to oversight and management of the police department, animal control, code enforcement, city and state traffic laws, and all other state and federal laws, rules, and regulations as well. The Chief must be community oriented to address citizen concerns professionally and effectively by building trust with the community, treat citizens with dignity and respect, and promote fairness and transparency.  

Selected applicants will undergo a multi-level selection review process.

City of Groveton office hours:  8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Mon. thru Fri.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 
  • Location: 
    Groveton, Texas, United States 
  • Position Title: Police Chief
  • Company Name: CITY OF GROVETON
  • Job Function: Police
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%