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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]


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



The City of South Portland, Maine’s fourth largest city, located on the southern coast and rated the “Best Place to Live in Maine” by Money Magazine in 2018, seeks candidates to be the next Chief of Police.

Serving under the department’s core values of Integrity, Respect, Service, Fairness, and Leadership, the ideal Chief of Police candidate is an innovative, progressive, and collaborative law-enforcement professional, who is service-oriented and committed to community engagement.  We require understanding of, and adherence to, a community policing philosophy, and a Chief who will support a highly dedicated, well-trained, and well-equipped team of diverse officers.  This is a rare opportunity to lead what is considered by many to be Maine’s premier police department.  The South Portland Police Department (SPPD) has achieved CALEA accreditation and MLEAP accreditation (Maine Law Enforcement Accreditation Program), embraces service excellence, and is forward-thinking.  The department has been accepted into the ABLE (Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement) project and is piloting other innovative projects, such as the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PARRI) program and a fentanyl test strip program.  The next Chief will continue to build upon the recognized success of our department.

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FMI, please contact Stephanie Weaver, Director of Human Resources at [email protected] or (207) 767-7667.

Responses are due by 4pm on Friday, April 23, 2021


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.


Chief of Police - Marblehead, Massachusetts

The Town of Marblehead is seeking a Chief of Police with strong character who can inspire trust and confidence. The individual must be committed to collaborative leadership and available to work cross-departmentally with town leadership to improve the quality of life for all residents. The selected applicant must be able to balance a respect for the long history and tradition of the Marblehead community with a willingness to bring a fresh perspective to the role.

The Marblehead Police Department places a strong emphasis on community-based policing and positive interactions between police officers and constituents. The Chief of Police should be invested in connecting the department with residents, business owners, and area civic and cultural organizations and maintain open communication around quality-of-life issues and public-safety concerns. In addition, the candidate must pursue establishing and continuing partnerships with area advocacy groups aimed towards mutual goals, as well as membership and participation in regional police organizations. 

The Marblehead Police Department has been under steady leadership for more than a decade, during which time the department reached accreditation by adhering to a wide variety of standards related to police work, including jurisdiction and use of force, victim/ witness assistance, and property and evidence control. This standard of excellence should continue to be upheld and monitored under the leadership of a new Chief of Police. 

The selected applicant must take an active role in community conversations around diversity, and be ready to listen openly and with empathy to community member experiences. As the conversation evolves the new Chief of Police will need to stay open to reflecting on department policies and procedures and making responsive updates as needed. The new Chief of Police is expected to continue to grow and foster the Town’s strong relationships with community organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League, Task Force Against Discrimination, Racial Justice Team, and Team Harmony, among other groups.

As a community leader the Chief of Police will be held to the highest standards and be accountable for actions of all members of the department. A fervent commitment to transparency of Marblehead Police Department operations, as well as open communication with town leadership, the community, and the media is critical.

The Chief of Police is expected to empower all members of the department to maintain the highest ethical standards, handle policing situations in a professional and competent manner and with a commitment to fair, safe and impartial policing. In accordance with the recent adoption of Police Reform legislation in Massachusetts, the Chief of Police should be familiar with the legislation and its requirements and will be expected to prioritize de-escalation and disengagement techniques with officers who are in the line of duty.

The incoming Chief of Police will be immediately responsible for updating the Marblehead Police Department Strategic Plan to lay out the department’s specific goals and objectives over the next five years.

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Application Deadline:  Tuesday, April 20 at 4:00 pm



The Town of Sturbridge will be accepting cover letters and resumes for the position of full-time police officer in order to establish a list for future openings. The Sturbridge Police Department is a full service accredited police agency. Duties of this position are under direct supervision and a high quality of service is expected. Patrol officers are assigned an area for the purpose of enforcing state laws relative to the prevention of crime, the apprehension of offenders, the protection of property and persons, the preservation of public peace, and the control of traffic; performs investigative duties, and related public service work as assigned. 

Minimum requirements:  A U.S. citizen, a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid driver’s license, must be a graduate of the basic full time Massachusetts Police Training Committee Academy or equivalent and a college degree and/or prior military service is preferred but not required. Candidates must be able to possess a Class A License to carry a firearm, ability to work any hours and in all weather conditions, ability to learn and demonstrate job requirements after being trained. Applicants must be able to pass a Physical Ability Test, and successfully complete interview processes. A medical exam, a psychological exam, as well as an extensive background investigation will be conducted on finalists. 

Starting Hourly Rate: $27.23 to $32.95 DOE. In addition to the base salary there is an education incentive for eligible degrees.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Police Chief Earl Dessert, Sturbridge Police Department, 346 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2021 @ 4:00 pm.

In accordance with state law, no applicant who has been convicted of a felony can be appointed as a Police Officer. Applications are kept on file for one year after date of receipt.  Town of Sturbridge is an E.O.E.




The Town of Granby seeks a community-oriented, qualified individual for the full-time position of Chief of Police.  Appointed by the Selectboard and under the administrative oversight of the Town Administrator, the Chief of Police is the chief administrative officer of the Granby police department in a union/non-union working environment in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 41, Section 97A serving as the final department authority in all matters of policy, operations and employee discipline as well as short and long-term planning, administration, staffing, rules and regulations within the Department and for the enforcement of all laws and bylaws within the town of Granby’s legal jurisdiction as well as coordination with outside agencies/departments on law enforcement-related matters.  Minimum education required is a bachelor’s degree, with a master’s degree preferred, in criminal justice, public administration or related field and a minimum of ten years progressively responsible experience in the law enforcement field with at least five years’ experience at a command or supervisory level, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Salary to be negotiated but expected to be approximately $100,000 +/-.  Excellent benefits package including paid vacation time, sick time, personal time and enrollment in the Hampshire County Retirement System. Submit cover letter, resume and relevant certification(s) postmarked no later than April 20, 2021 to Chief of Police Search, C/O Selectboard Office, 10-B W. State St, Granby, MA 01033 or electronically, time stamped no later than 12:00 p.m. April 20, 2021 to [email protected].


Chief of Police - Town of Lanesborough

Lanesborough Selectmen seek community-oriented, qualified individual for full-time Police Chief.  Excellent communication, organizational and managerial skills required.  Ability to work with minimal direction, detail-oriented, work well with the public, thorough knowledge of law enforcement required.  Will work regular duties as a police officer as well as administrative work.  Full description available at

Please email cover letter, resume and a minimum of three letters of recommendation to the Town Secretary at [email protected].  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Pay to be determined based on qualifications, subject to town appropriations.


Town of Erving – Chief of Police

The Town of Erving seeks a Chief of Police.  Erving is located along Route 2, west of Orange and East of Greenfield. The department includes a Chief, a Sergeant and four full time Police Officers and operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  To learn more about the position, the Town and the application requirements and procedures, please visit the Collins Center for Public Management webpage at

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