September 21, 2020 – Colorado Springs, CO-based KRW Associates has been enlisted to find the next chief of police for the Town of Morrison, CO. Leading the assignment for the public sector executive search firm are managing partners Lorne C. Kramer and Jerry Williams.
Candidates for the position should possess demonstrated leadership and people skills, high integrity, proven success in problem-solving policing methods, data-driven deployment methodologies and department-level financial management, said KRW Associates.
The town is interested in candidates who can establish local and regional partnerships, lead by example, possess the ability to work in partnership with the community and build successful working relationships with police department members and town staff. The chief must be accountable, responsive to issues, and able to provide a vision and direction for the department.
The chief of police for Morrison will continue to be “working chief of police,” said the search firm. In addition, the ideal candidate will be experienced in budget preparation and annual on-going budget management. The police chief is appointed by and reports directly to the town manager.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration or a related field, said TRW Associates. A master’s degree is a plus. Colorado POST certification and driver’s license, or the ability to obtain both, is required. Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years progressively responsible law enforcement experience, including five years of high level supervisory/ leadership experience.
KRW Associates specializes in public sector executive search and organizational consulting solutions. The firm was founded by Mr. Kramer and Dr. Williams. KRW Associates serves government entities across the U.S. in the development of mission, vision statements, quantitative organizational assessments and strategic planning. It offers strategic management planning and internal audit organization structure solutions to small businesses and big corporations. KRW Associates organizes meetings and sessions for individuals and groups. The firm cooperates with experts in the following areas: public administration, public safety, legal, human resources and public works. KRW’s principals have decades of public sector executive experience as practitioners, as well as years of executive search and organizational consulting experience which extends throughout the U.S.
Mr. Kramer has 46 years of government service. He served as the city manager of Colorado Springs, a city of over 425,000 people for six years. He also served as a deputy city manager and the police chief for 11 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California. He is the former executive director of the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute.
Dr. Williams spent over 20 years as a public sector executive as well as program director for a key graduate leadership program at the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado at Denver. In addition to his experience in the selection of executives as the chief of police for the cities of Arvada and Aurora, CO, he has been involved in local government executive job search executive search consulting since 2001. He has been principal associate for the Institute for Law and Justice in Washington D.C. Dr. Williams has also held executive director positions in two universities and has over 30 years of experience in the criminal justice field.
KRW Associates is also conducting the search for the next police chief of Fort Morgan, CO, a city of about 11,000 residents located on the Eastern plains of the state, about 80 miles northeast of Denver.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media