New Braunfels officials have begun receiving the first applications and resumes for the vacant police chief job and will do so until July 30.

The job listing, posted on several websites late last week, has drawn interest, though the number of applicants so far has not been released, said Julie O’Connell, human resources director for the city.

Included in the 12 sites advertising the job is the city’s site, as well as the International City Managers Association, the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the International Association of Women Police, O’Connell said.

“We’ve already had some responses from applicants in Texas and out of state,” City Manager Mike Morrison said.

Applications will be accepted through July 30, O’Connell said, at which point they will be reviewed by the city.

Interviews could begin in late August or early September, Morrison said, but the final timeline will depend on how far applicants have to travel to reach New Braunfels.

According to the job listing, the starting salary is “in the low $100s” depending on the applicant’s qualifications and background. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in public or business administration, criminal justice or a related field is preferred, as is completion of advanced management training.

Training courses include the ones at the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute or Bill Blackwood Institute, according to the job posting.

Bobby Whitmire is serving as the New Braunfels Police Department’s interim chief following the exit of former chief Ron Everett, who left April 30.

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