The Town of Foxborough, Commonwealth of Massachusetts is seeking a Chief of Police to provide leadership and expertise in the delivery of police services to protect life, safeguard property, and enhance the quality of life within the Town. Foxborough’s Police Chief manages a staff of 34 sworn and 10 civilian employees and a current annual budget of $4,023,685. The department is housed in a state of the art combined public safety facility.
Desired candidates for the position of Chief should be progressive and strategic with a multi-faceted approach to policing. Foxborough is seeking an experienced change agent with proven community image and relationship- building skills as well as strong investigative skills and a track record of fiscal responsibility and collective bargaining practices. An open communication style with a demonstrated commitment to developing department personnel through professional development and leading by example are required.
The ideal candidate will be sensitive to the needs of a suburban community and will have significant experience with community policing. The Chief must also have the ability to command critical incidents and maintain professional control of the public safety operations at a nationally recognized sports and entertainment venue. The Town licenses multiple sales and service liquor establishments within the community and the Chief should be familiar with progressive alcohol enforcement practices and preventive measures.
The Chief should be an experienced public speaker and be comfortable dealing with all aspects of media relations, including press conferences, high profile speaking events and community relations. The Chief will be actively involved in the various community workgroups within town government and with regional collaborations involving state and federal agencies.
Requirements: The ideal candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, a Master’s degree in relevant field is preferred, and 15 years of progressively responsible municipal police experience with at least five years of experience within the rank of chief, deputy chief, captain or lieutenant; or equivalent. FBI National Academy or other nationally acclaimed Executive Training experience and certification is desired.
Salary: This is a non-civil service position with a base salary of $165,000 - $175,000 which includes Educational Incentive and Uniform Allowance with the potential to earn an additional $40,000 - $50,000 for Stadium related responsibilities. The potential earning capacity of the Stadium related possibilities is based on the number of events held at the Stadium throughout the year. Total earning potential of this position is $205,000 - $225,000 per year.
To Apply: Applications will be accepted online only. Please provide completed application, resume, cover letter, letters of reference and salary requirements to:
For More Information Contact: Mary Beth Bernard, Assistant Town Manager at (508) 543- 1257.
The Town of Foxborough is an equal opportunity employerough professional development and leading by example are required.