The City of Dumas (population 14,691) is seeking applicants for a Police Chief. The City is a HomeRule City (Commission/Manager Form of Government) with a budget of $15 million. The Police Chief is responsible for the operations and administration of the Police department. The Chief shall establish departmental policies, procedures and regulations; administer a comprehensive program for prevention of crime and law enforcement for the City including regulations, City Codes, ordinances and court decisions that affect the City.

The City of Dumas is looking for a charismatic, experienced law enforcement professional with exceptional interpersonal skills to be the next Police Chief. The ideal candidate will demonstrate and provide strong mentorship ability to groom and train the next generation of policemen. The ideal candidate is committed, decisive, service-oriented, and enthusiastic. The chosen candidate will lead the department with integrity, vision, consistency, and honesty. The ideal candidate will provide a guardian mentality with a strong preference towards servant leadership. Minimum requirements include having an Advanced Certification issued by Texas Commission of Law Enforcement (TCOLE), minimum of five years’ experience in a senior or commanding officer’s role and have completed or be able to complete National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) course trainings. A Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, law enforcement or related field preferred; graduation from FBI Academy or Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) preferred.

     Competitive salary and benefits package. The Panhandle Regional Planning Commission has been contracted to assist the City with this search. A full job description can be found at Send cover letter, resume with references, salary history, and requirements to Dustin Meyer, LGS Director, Panhandle Regional Planning Commission, 415 SW 8th, Amarillo, Texas 79105 or email directly to Address questions to Dustin Meyer at 806-372-3381 or email at
Deadline: August 31, 2020 or until position filled.

     The City of Dumas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. Applicants selected as finalists for this position will be subject to a comprehensive background check.


Under the general direction of the shift sergeant, performs a full range of police duties necessary to enforce the law including but not limited to routine stops for traffic violations, investigation of complaints, maintaining order, aiding individuals, and identifying/arresting criminal offenders. In addition, also performs a variety of unplanned physical tasks which include the restraining of violent individuals or animals, running and/or climbing fences to capture an eluding suspect, and responding to calls for assistance on accident/medical emergencies. Decisions within areas of responsibility are made independently.
Candidates with current Texas Peace Officer License who successfully complete the department's physical agility test, written exam, and interview board will be considered for employment.

Competitive pay and excellent benefit package available, including generous relocation allowance. Click HERE for details!

Click on the following links to open, print, and complete each form:
Employment Application
Authorization for Release of Information
Personal History Statement

Send completed forms to City of Dumas, Attn: HR, Box 438, Dumas, TX 79029
For additional information, contact Patrol Lieutenant Morales at (806) 935-3998.