Job Postings

STOCKBRIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT, FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER

THE STOCKBRIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT: Seeking qualified candidates for a Full Time Police Officer position.  Applicants must be 21 years of age or older; a U.S. Citizen; possess a valid operator’s license, possess a high school diploma/GED and be Full Time Officer certified by the Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee.  Associate’s Degree or 60 college credits in Criminal Justice preferred.  Full benefits package and starting annual salary of $68,000.00 plus overtime.  Cover letters and resumes may be submitted at the Stockbridge Police Department or by email to Chief Fennelly at [email protected] or [email protected] by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.  Previous candidates must reapply. The Stockbridge Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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HAVERHILL, MA - POLICE CHIEF

Haverhill, MA (approx. 63,000 pop.), is seeking a progressive, proactive law enforcement professional committed to the concepts of 21st Century Policing and with a proven record of leadership to serve as its next police chief. Just 35 miles north of Boston, this thriving and history rich city borders New Hampshire and is just 17 miles from the Seacoast with direct ocean access via the Merrimack River which flows through the heart of the City. The eighth largest city in Massachusetts by population, Haverhill is 32 square miles, including some historically significant lakes, and has more than 228 center line road miles. The Chief leads a MPAC Accredited department of 110 full-time sworn officers and 17 non-sworn personnel with an FY21 operating budget of just over $13.5 mil. The City of Haverhill operates with a strong Mayor form of government. The Police Chief is a non-civil service position appointed by the Mayor.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field (master’s preferred); 10 years of progressively responsible experience with at least 5 years of progressively responsible command experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary range to low $200’s; starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Haverhill is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information related to the search, contact Alan Gould, President, Municipal Resources Inc. at 603-279-0352, x320.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: www.mrigov.com/career

DEADLINE: 8 AM on Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Resumes, in confidence, as a PDF attachment to: [email protected]

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City of Methuen - Police Chief Posting

The City of Methuen is seeking qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Police Chief.  Under the general direction of the Mayor, the Police Chief is the chief administrative officer of the police department, responsible for planning, directing, controlling, coordinating, and staffing all activities of the department to preserve the peace, protect persons and property and enforce the law.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:  Organizes, directs, and oversees all staff resources, e.g., makes assignments, provides training, evaluates performance, determines discipline, participates in collective bargaining, handles grievances, and maintains personnel record system aligned to existing Commonwealth of Massachusetts Civil Service guidelines in alignment with Human Resources.; Develops and oversees operating policies and procedures to ensure achievement and retention of Commonwealth police accreditation; delegates authority, monitors daily duties and assignments for officers; reviews activities and incidents.; Plans and executes programs to prevent and repress crime, apprehend, and prosecute law violators; modifies and adopts new programs and techniques to improve effectiveness of department.; Prepares and submits to appropriate office/organization various reports, e.g., annual report and monthly arrests. Notify appropriate organization (state or federal) of incidents occurring within the city involving deaths, injuries, lost persons, and vehicular accidents.; Directs, coordinates, and keeps apprised of all activities of the department. As necessary and on his own discretion, takes charge at scenes of emergencies, serious crimes, or accidents, making final decisions as to courses of action and protection of citizens, property, and police personnel. Cooperates with officials of other jurisdictions on investigations and apprehension of suspects.; Serves as primary representative of the department with civic organizations, public interest groups, elected representatives, schools, etc. by attending meetings related to public safety problems and/or enforcement; appears before the State Legislature and City Council to present testimony on proposed statutes, bills, and ordinances affecting the Police Department.; Consults with the Mayor in the development of overall policies, programs, and procedures to govern the activities of the department.; Prepares the department budget with the approval of the Chief Administrative and Financial Officer and Mayor and directs the expenditure of allocated funds; oversees all payroll, requisitions, and PO's, makes recommendations to the Mayor regarding any major purchases.

Performs other related duties as required.  For a full job description visit: www.cityofmethuen.net

APPLY:  Submit application, cover letter and resume to: City of Methuen, Human Resource Department, Room 206, 41 Pleasant Street, Methuen, MA 01844 or emailed to [email protected].  Please reference in subject line:  Police Chief. 

Hours of Work:   Full-Time (40+ hours) / Benefitted

Salary ranges up to $220,000 (starting salary commensurate w/qualifications)

Non-Civil Service Position

Position open until filled

The City of Methuen is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and service provider.

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Abington Massachusetts Police Chief Search

The Town of Abington, Massachusetts is seeking an experienced, energetic, and dynamic law enforcement professional to manage its Police Department and provide leadership for the department’s 30 employees.

The Town of Abington, Massachusetts is located halfway between Boston and Plymouth. Abington is approximately 9.9 square miles in area, inclusive of .2 square miles of water area, found in Plymouth County. The Town was first settled in 1668 and incorporated in 1712. The Town is host to the 700-acre Ames Nowell State Park; the park is open year 'round for boating, fishing, and hiking. The Town is easily accessed by a system of state routes and public transportation via the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) train station on Centre Avenue providing direct access to Boston to the North. At the time of incorporation, Abington boasted just 17 homes; in 1790, the first documented US Census found the population to be 1,453. For the past 150 years, the population has grown steadily to the current U.S. Census Bureau estimated permanent population of 16,516.

The Abington Police Department is administered by the Chief of Police who serves as the chief executive officer. The Deputy Chief of Police plays multiple roles, first as primary substitute in the absence of the chief but also as the chief of operations and administration. Additionally, the command level includes a Lieutenant who currently oversees all primary/public facing operational functions of the agency along with sole responsibility of several staff functions. The department is currently authorized for a sworn staff of 31 full-time personnel, one full-time civilian dispatcher and three part-time civilian dispatchers, one full-time administrative assistant, and a full-time and one part-time records clerk. The department also utilizes a Special Police force, also known as Auxiliaries, consisting of a Lieutenant, three Sergeants, and 9 officers.
Applicants must possess significant management experience, skills, training and progressive law enforcement experience. A successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills; have experience leading, hiring and recruiting a millennial workforce; possess a strong commitment to community engagement; and have the ability to collaborate with stakeholders, minority groups and other agencies. In addition, they should have experience in the collective bargaining process and managing a unionized workforce.  Candidates should possess a thorough understanding of 21st Century Policing best practices and Massachusetts Police Reform.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Criminal Justice or a related discipline, 15 years of law enforcement experience, minimum 5 -10 years progressive supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with previous administrative experience and advanced education.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and reference contact information only, in a pdf format via email only to the Town Manager at:
[email protected] ma.org

Please label your application in the following manner:  “Last name, First name, Abington Police Chief Application”
Applications should be received by 3:00 PM on Monday, June 7, 2021.  

For more information, see the full posting on the Town’s website at: 
https://www.abingtonma.gov    The Town of Abington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
Police Chief Search Committee
c/o Abington Town Hall
500 Gliniewicz Way
Abington, MA 02351

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CHIEF OF POLICE - BOW, NH

The Town of Bow, NH is seeking a progressive, community-oriented Police Chief to lead this full-service police department (approx. budget $1.75 mil) consisting of 13 FT officers and an Administrative Assistant. With approximately 8,000 residents Bow is a quintessential New England community located on the Merrimack River in Central NH.  With easy access to I-89 and I-93, Bow is just moments away from Concord and Manchester, and an easy drive to the White Mountains and Lakes Region.  The Town is governed by a 5-member Board of Selectmen, with an appointed Town Manager. A bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Police Administration or related field is required, a master’s degree is preferred. At least ten years progressively responsible law enforcement experience with at least three years in supervisory, command and administrative positions, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Salary range to $104,997; starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits.

Bow is an equal opportunity employer.  For additional information related to the search contact Sean Kelly, Director of Services, Municipal Resources Inc., at 603-279-0352, x321. 

Resume and cover letter in confidence as PDF attachment to:  [email protected]

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  www.mrigov.com/career    

DEADLINE: 8 AM, Monday, June 7th, 2021  

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Interim Police Chief Posting - Williamstown, Massachusetts

The Town of Williamstown (pop. 7500) seeks an interim Chief of Police for a period of approximately six to nine months while the town conducts a search for a permanent Chief. The Chief will report to the Town Manager in a “strong town manager” form of government, with an open town meeting. The Department, comprising 15 full-time and 3 part-time staff, provides round the clock policing and dispatching services. This interim position is intended to be a full-time position with significant on-site presence. Williamstown is a financially strong town in an active and engaged community. It operates according to principles of diversity, inclusion and equity as articulated in the Not in Our Town pledge, as adopted by the Town.

Candidates should have at least five to seven years of exemplary Police executive level service, preferably in a similarly sized community in Massachusetts or New England. Candidates should have proven managerial and interpersonal skills to lead and inspire during an organizational transition, with consistent attention to building strong relationships and trust with the diverse constituencies in our community, forming consensus, and committing to transparency. Additionally, skill in organizational development and policy implementation as well as awareness of the changing landscaping of policing both in community expectations and recent legal changes. Continuing professional support in these areas will be available for the successful candidate.

The Acting Chief of Police will be available to facilitate the transition. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Applications and questions should be directed to [email protected]. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with review beginning April 5.

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