Job Postings

Police Chief, Ashland, MA

Applications Accepted Until February 28, 2022

The Town of Ashland (12.9 sq. mi., pop. 16,593), a dynamic, thriving community in Metrowest Boston, is seeking a qualified, experienced, and energetic leader for the position of Police Chief to navigate the Ashland Police Department through its next chapter. Reporting to the Town Manager and working collegially with our Fire Chief and Town agencies, the Police Chief will craft new techniques of collaboration and outreach. The Town seeks a champion of our closely held values: responsive and welcoming assistance for patrons, development of staff, extraordinary benefit to the community, and innovation. Ashland is an engaged and diverse community, proud of our history, celebrating our advancements.

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The Police Chief is a full-time, 40 hour/week, exempt position with a salary commensurate with qualifications, ranging from $145,000 to $165,000. Residence in a community with its border within 15 miles of Ashland’s border within one year of appointment. A conditional offer of employment would be subject to a thorough background investigation and physical and psychological examinations. Ashland offers an excellent benefit package. The posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Interested and want to make a difference? Applicants should submit a cover letter of introduction and a resume along with an application to [email protected] or by mail to: Human Resources Department, Attn: Police Chief Search, 101 Main St., Ashland, MA 01721. AA/EOE.


Detective Sergeant - Winchester Police, New Hampshire

The Winchester Police department has an opening for the position of Detective Sergeant. The Detective Sergeant reports directly to the Chief of Police and is responsible for technical police work, including investigation of all types of crimes from misdemeanors to felonies; assists the Department in the collection of evidence and interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects; assists in the preparation of court cases and prosecution. The Detective Sergeant is also expected to fulfill the additional duties of Patrol Supervisor as needed and the oversight, management, and leadership of assigned patrol officers under their command. The successful candidate will possess a current certification or be certifiable by New Hampshire POST. Minimum of 5 years of full-time police experience and at least two years of investigative experience.

Starting salary is area competitive and dependent upon experience and certification. Interested applicants shall submit a completed Town of Winchester application, thoughtful cover letter, and resume electronically to Chief Erik Josephson at [email protected]. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Applications may be picked up or requested from the Winchester Police Department, 6 Parker Street, Winchester, N.H. 03470 Mon-Fri between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm or on the Town of Winchester Website, First review of applications will begin January 3rd, 2022, with submissions accepted until the position is filled with the right candidate. The Town of Winchester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Application Period Extended Until January 14, 2022

The Town of Weston, MA seeks qualified candidates for the position of full time Police Chief. The Town of Weston is a very attractive suburban community in the Metro Boston area (pop. 11,500). Commuter rail service to Boston. Position to replace retiring Police Chief. Weston PD is a full-service police department focused on community policing. The Police Chief is appointed by a three-member Select Board and reports to the Town Manager. The Weston Police Department’s (WPD) Chief was established under MGL Ch41 §97 and is supported by both union and non-union staff. The WPD consists of the following staff: One Police Chief; one Captain; one Lieutenant; five Sergeants, two Detectives, one K9 Officer; one Motorcycle Officer; two job-share SRO/Patrol Officers; thirteen Patrol Officers; eight Joint Police/Fire Civilian Dispatchers; one Civilian ACO; and one Executive Assistant. A modern and well-appointed facility, Weston opened the WPD building in late 2015. Qualifications include a minimum (10) ten years progressively responsible police experience with five years in a command position at minimum rank of Lieutenant, a Bachelors’ degree required, Masters or JD preferred, administrative/budgeting experience. FBI-National Academy a plus. Graduate of a full time MA Police Academy or able to obtain MA certification within a reasonable time period, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in a union setting preferred. Residence in a community with its border within 15 miles of Weston’s border within one year of appointment. A select number of candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment center process. A conditional offer of employment would be subject to a thorough background investigation and physical and psychological examinations. Weston offers an excellent benefit package. Hiring base pay range $118,860 to $139,660 DOQ (Maximum pay range exceeds hiring range.) Plus education incentive pay commensurate with Quinn Bill standards.) Email cover letter and resume as a single PDF file titled "Police Chief.Your Surname" to [email protected].by January 14, 2022. Full job description @ AA/EOE.


The Town of Brookline seeks highly qualified applicants for the position of Police Chief.  With a population of 63,191 within six square miles, Brookline is a diverse and vibrant community bordered on three sides by Boston.  It is known for its beautiful green spaces, excellent public schools, progressive social and political culture, and a distinctive mix of urban, suburban, commercial, and residential areas.  Brookline is an urban area with a small-town character, whose residents value their interconnectedness. 

Town Government

Brookline is governed by a five-person executive body referred to as the Select Board who, with an appointed Town Administrator, are committed to maintaining an inclusive and progressive approach to policing.  The Police Chief is appointed by the Town’s Select Board with recommendation from its Town Administrator, to whom the Chief is a direct report.  The Board effectively operates as the Town’s Police Commissioners with daily administrative supervision from the Town Administrator.   As chief executive officer of the Department, the Chief is the departmental authority in all matters of policy and operations.

The Police Department

The Brookline Police Department (BPD) currently has an authorized strength of 135 sworn officers, and 42 full-time and 20 part-time professional staff members. The department currently has 15 officer vacancies and is in the process of hiring and training 7 new officers.  With a budget of $17.4 million, BPD currently operates with one chief, one superintendent, four deputy superintendents, 11 lieutenants, 16 sergeants, 102 police officers and 16 professional dispatchers.  Officers are currently selected and promoted through the rank of lieutenant through the Massachusetts Civil Service System.  Officers and sergeants are represented by the Brookline Police Association (International Brotherhood of Police Officers). 

The Ideal Candidate for Police Chief

The Town of Brookline is seeking a proven leader with exceptional management, interpersonal, and communication skills and demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with government officials, community and civic groups (including private-sector partners), and police department employees.  Experience working in an urban police setting in a labor relations environment is highly preferred.  Under the administrative direction of the Town Administrator, the successful candidate will be expected to expand upon the innovative policing practices and community engagement efforts of the department, and to have a proven track record of openness, transparency and working with diverse communities. The new chief must be well versed in best practices in policing and have the ability to work collaboratively as a part of the town’s management team in addressing issues of public safety in an inclusive, democratic governing environment.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree.  A master’s degree in criminal justice, police administration, business administration, or related field is strongly preferred.  Ten years of progressively responsible police experience is required, five of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.  An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered. Additional specialized leadership education, such as the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) and the FBI National Academy, is desirable


The salary range for base pay is $146,500 to $172,500, depending on qualifications, plus an educational incentive of up to 30% of salary.  The Town offers an excellent benefits package, including participation in the state sponsored defined benefit pension plan, strong health insurance coverage (83% contribution rate) and a 457 deferred compensation plan.  Massachusetts municipal and other jurisdictions do not participate in the Social Security system. The Town will pay reasonable relocation expenses. The Chief is not required to live within the Town of Brookline.  Once appointed, the Chief must obtain police certification in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

How To Apply 

The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is assisting the town in the selection process.  For questions about this position, contact Charlotte Lansinger at 301-639-3020 or email [email protected].  The position is open until filled.  Qualified candidates may apply in confidence.  For immediate consideration, candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, and the names and contact information for five references by January 10, 2022 to: [email protected].   

More information is available about this position at:Brookline.pdf (

The Town of Brookline is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to maintaining a diverse workforce.


The Town of Swampscott MA (pop. 15,000), seeks a progressive, “21st Century” leader for its next police chief. This is an ideal opportunity for a seasoned police manager to serve in this “classic” New England seacoast community. Located 15 miles northeast of Boston along the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. The Town offers a friendly, welcoming, and nurturing family environment, an excellent pre-school to grade 12 public educational system and support systems, abundant youth sports opportunities and a town government which is responsive to the needs of its citizens. The new chief will be tasked with maintaining the commitment to the quality service the community has come to expect, and to find new and innovative ways to meet the challenges that lay ahead. The Town is administered by an Open Town Meeting, Select Board and Town Administrator form of government. The Swampscott Police Department, with an operating budget of $4.1 mil is a Massachusetts accredited Department with 32 sworn and 1.5 support staff serving a diverse and engaged community where public participation is a core value.

Successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in related field (Master’s preferred); 10 years of related 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. Swampscott 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 EDT on Monday, December 20th, 2021                                            

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

Town of Otis

The Town of Otis seeks a responsible and experienced law enforcement professional for the position of Police Chief. The position is a full time, benefitted, non-civil service position. Applicants must be certified as a police officer by the MA Municipal Police Training Council or be able to obtain certification if from out of state. This is a working Chief position with both patrol and administrative duties. The successful candidate must possess a proven record of community and organizational leadership; outstanding executive management skills; have thorough knowledge of police administration; support 21st century policing principles; successful experience implementing community policing programs and; expertise in effective community relations and customer service programs. The preferred candidate will have ten years of progressively responsible experience as a certified police officer with a minimum of five years command or supervisory experience. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume, and application to: Town Administrator, 1 North Main Road, P.O. Box 237, Otis, MA 01253 or via email to: [email protected] Otis is an equal opportunity employer. Position will remain open until filled. 

Police Sergeant - Stowe, VT  Police Department

The Stowe Police Department has an opening for a Patrol Sergeant.

This is a supervisory police position with the responsibilities of a shift supervisor. The Sergeant supervises police patrol officers, their related police work and paperwork of all officers under his/her supervision. The Sergeant is responsible to and reports to the Chief of Police.

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Starting pay: $27.20 - $37.79 an hour, depending on qualifications and experience.

Town of Stowe provides excellent benefit package.

Applicants must submit a Town employment application, letter of interest and a resume to the Chief of Police.

Chief Donald Hull
Stowe Police Department
350 South Main Street
Stowe, VT  05672
Email to:  [email protected]

An application can be obtained on the Town website:

Applications may be received until the position is filled

Stowe is an equal opportunity employer.

Police Lieutenant – Moultonborough, NH

Moultonborough, NH is seeking an exceptional leader who will help build morale, develop strong relationships across teams, mentor, coach, and lead our employees to their next level of excellence.

The ideal candidate will be committed to the concepts of 21st Century Policing and have a broad base of experiences (i.e., patrol, investigations, traffic, supervision, etc.), an associate degree in a law enforcement related field, five years of supervisory experience as a police sergeant.

Moultonborough, located in the northern Lakes Region of NH on Winnipesaukee and Squam Lake, a short drive from the White Mountain National Forest, has a full-time population of approximately 4,500 and a summer population exceeding 20,000. The Moultonborough Police Department consists of 12 full-time sworn officers, 2 part-time sworn, four part-time dispatchers and one full-time administrative assistant.
This position requires a high level of discretion, responsibility, the ability to organize projects, set goals and use effective strategies to achieve goals. This person will coordinate assigned activities with other Town departments and outside agencies, oversee programs and services at the Police Department while focusing on crime prevention and community-responsive solutions. Work is performed under the general direction of the Chief of Police and requires the exercise of significant initiative, judgment, and decision making.

Successful candidate(s) will be a U.S. citizen, have a current driver’s license, ability to pass a physical agility test, background investigation, psychological, and polygraph examinations. Those without current NH certification are encouraged to fully explore requirements the NH Police Standards & Training Council’s ( FAQ before applying.

Salary range to $90,000; starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Moultonborough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send resume, cover letter, and Moultonborough Town application ( to:

Chief Richard Stillman
Moultonborough Police Department
1035 Whittier Highway
Moultonborough, NH 03254
or: [email protected]