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Adams Police Department - Police Chief

The Town of Adams, Massachusetts is seeking an experienced, energetic and dynamic law enforcement professional to manage its Police Department ($1.8 million budget) and provide leadership for its 16 full-time officers. Adams is a picturesque valley town of approximately 8,500 residents in beautiful northern Berkshire County at the base of Mount Greylock, the Commonwealth’s highest peak, with easy access to the region’s wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities. With both urban and rural characteristics, it is the third largest municipality in the Berkshires featuring an attractive and compact town center with surrounding residential neighborhoods. Adams is a close-knit community that enjoys a high level of service, citizen engagement and respect for its proud history. The Town is positioned to take advantage of its strategic location between the population centers of Pittsfield and North Adams with a variety of housing, small business, light industry and recreational opportunities to live, work and play.

Applicants must possess significant management experience, skills, training and progressive law enforcement experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills; experience leading, hiring and recruiting a millennial workforce; a strong commitment to community engagement; ability to collaborate with stakeholders, minority groups and other agencies; understanding of collective bargaining agreements and experience managing a unionized workforce and a thorough understanding of 21st century policing best practices and implementation. Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or a related discipline, 10 years of law enforcement experience, 5 years supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with previous administrative experience and advanced education. Salary range is commensurate upon qualifications and experience. Job description and application form is available from the Town of Adams website or the Town Administrator’s Office, 8 Park Street, Adams, MA 01220.  Candidates should submit resume and cover letter to the Chief of Police Screening Committee, c/o Adams Town Hall, 8 Park Street, Adams, MA 01220, or via email to [email protected].  Applications should be received by 5:00 PM on Thursday, November 19, 2020 but position will remain open until filled.  AA/EOE


Norwell, MA – Chief of Police

The Town of Norwell (population 11,477) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Chief of Police.  Norwell has approximately 4,233 households and a total area of approximately 21.2 square miles.  The civil service department is comprised of 1 Deputy Chief, 24  full-time sworn officers, 6 special officers, 1 executive administrative assistant, and 6 police clerks with a budget of $3.3 million.  Community support is strong for the department.  The Chief reports to the 5-member Board of Selectmen through the Town Administrator.  The successful candidate must possess a proven record of leadership with Massachusetts experience strongly desired; executive management skills; have a thorough knowledge of police administration, experience implementing community policing programs and expertise in civil service, labor relations and effective customer service.  Candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field; master’s degree preferred; 8 years of progressively responsible experience with at least 5 years of command level experience at sergeant level or above; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Candidate is expected to reside within a reasonable area proximity for re-call and to be reachable at all times.  The Chief of Police has a personal contract; salary and benefits/educational incentive will be negotiated commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Norwell is an equal opportunity employer.  Please visit our website for the full job description at  Interested candidates should mail a letter of interest and resume, which will be kept in confidence, to:  Chief of Police Search Committee, 345 Main St, Norwell, MA 02061 or email required documents to [email protected] on or before October 23, 2020. Position open until filled.   



Middleton, MA (approx. 10,000 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. Middleton is a fast growing, quintessential New England community located minutes from the MA shore and just 23 miles from Boston with its world class medical, educational, and cultural assets. With a rural, farming heritage, Middleton is a bustling community with a “hometown feel” combination of residences, business, and agriculture. The Chief leads a department of 16 fulltime sworn officers, 11 Reserve officers and 2 clerks with an FY21 operating budget of just over $2 mil. The Chief reports to the Board of Selectmen through the Town Administrator. Successful candidate will have Bachelor’s degree in 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 $140k; starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Middleton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information related to the search, contact Alan Gould, President, Municipal Resources Inc. at 603-279-0352, x320.


DEADLINE: 8 AM on Monday, October 26th 2020

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



The Town of Dalton, MA (pop. 6,358), is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Chief. Applicants must possess the advanced knowledge, skills, ability and progressive experience necessary to serve as the town’s chief law enforcement officer and administrator of the police department. Ideal candidate should be energetic have excellent communication, management & labor relations skills, and community policing orientation. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related discipline and seven years of progressively responsible experience or preferably a master’s degree in public administration, criminal justice or related field; and five years of progressively responsible experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Command experience at the level of sergeant or above within Massachusetts, and Massachusetts Police Academy training is preferred.  Salary, negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.  Send resume, with references and a letter of interest to Robert W. Bishop, Jr. Select Board Chair, 462 Main Street, Dalton, MA 01226, or  [email protected], position is open until filled,