Job Postings

Chief of Police - Town of Sunapee, New Hampshire

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The Town of Sunapee, home to the 6th largest lake in New Hampshire, with a year-round population of approximately 3,400 and a summer population of 7,500–10,000 residents, is seeking an innovative, communicative, experienced professional to serve as its next Chief of Police. Governed by a five-member Board of Selectmen and a SB2 form of Town Meeting, Sunapee is full-service community with 36 full-time and 122 part-time, seasonal, and elected employees.

Chief of Police - Bourne, MA

The Town of Bourne, MA seeks qualified candidates for the position of full time Chief of Police. The  Town of Bourne is a vibrant and historic community located at the gateway to Cape Cod with approximately 21,000 year-round residents over 53 sq. miles and  increasing to about 40,000 residents during the summer months. The Town has a tradition of responsive government service and is recognized for its miles of coastline, charming villages and abundant open space. The Town of Bourne has experienced significant economic and infrastructure investment and continues to do so.    

The Police Chief is appointed by, and reports to, the Town Administrator. The Bourne Police Department is comprised of 47 sworn police officers.  The Chief operates under MGL. C.41, §97A, the so-called “Strong Chief” statute and is in command of day-to-day operations. The Police Department is located in a brand new modern and well-appointed stand-alone facility. The current interim Director of Police Services will not be a candidate for the position. 

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, or public administration, or related field; Master’s Degree preferred; and a minimum of 15 years’ experience in law enforcement, including five (5) years of progressively responsible command experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Graduation from FBI National Academy or similar law enforcement leadership institute preferred. A valid motor vehicle operator’s license and license to carry firearms in MA, and the ability to obtain the license(s) upon hire is required. Certificate of completion of MPTC Basic Recruit Training or MPTC Exemption and must be a Massachusetts resident.

Candidates must possess unquestioned integrity, a thorough knowledge of modern police administration and proven management and leadership skills. Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining effective relationships with public safety partners, town departments, the business community and the citizens. 

Experience in a union setting required. Experience with the Massachusetts civil service system is highly preferred as are candidates from the greater New England area. Residence required in the Town of Bourne or within a reasonable distance 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. The Town of Bourne offers an excellent benefit package. Salary $150,000 DOQ. 

Note: The position of Chief of Police is currently a “civil service” position. However, the Town has already voted to remove the position from civil service. State legislative approval is required and is expected shortly. 

Email cover letter and resume as a single PDF file titled "Police Chief.Your Surname" to [email protected]  by  May 31, 2022


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The Hampden Police Department currently is looking to hire for a fulltime vacancy. Applications can be obtained at the Hampden Police Department and on the Hampden Police Department Website.  Please submit a cover letter and resumes for the position of full-time police officer.

The Hampden Police Department is a full-service police agency. Duties of this position are under direct supervision and high quality of service is expected. Patrol officers’ purpose are enforcing state laws relative to 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 to public service work assigned.

Minimum requirements:  Must be at least 21 years of age, must have a valid license, preferred to be a graduate of the basic full time Massachusetts Police Training Academy or equivalent and be certified as a police officer, have a college degree and/ or prior military service is preferred.

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 an interview process. A medical exam, a psychological exam, as well as an extensive background investigation will be conducted on finalists.

In addition to the base salary there is an educational incentive for eligible degrees.

Applications, cover letter and resume can be submitted to: Sgt. Michael Cooney and/ or Sgt. Tawrin Seega. Deadline for submission is May 12th, 2022.

In accordance with state law, no applicant who has ever been convicted of a felony can be appointed as a Police Officer. Applicants are kept on file for one year after date of receipt.

Town of Hampden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Chief of Police Posting / Suffolk University Police and Security Department

The Chief is responsible for the leadership, management and administration of the Suffolk University Police and Security Department to ensure the safety of members of the University community and the security of University property. The Chief is responsible for development of departmental policies and procedures; rules and regulations, oversight of the management of responses to complaints/incidents; collaboration with other departments such as Dean of Students’ offices, Office of Title IX, residence life, risk management, facilities management, environmental health and safety and the general counsel’s office to develop university wide policies involving public safety and security issues; adherence to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement for police and security officers; establishment of effective relationships with local, transit, state, and federal law enforcement agencies; compilation and maintenance of statistical information required for all state and federal regulatory and mandated reporting, including Clery Act, and Massachusetts Campus Sexual Violence Act. Lastly, the Chief is expected to lead, promote, and support SUPD as a comprehensive, customer-sensitive law enforcement agency within the physical boundaries of Suffolk University.
Principal Responsibilities: 
  • Develops short and long range strategic goals for the University Police and Security Department. Keeps current on changing and/or emerging laws and trends as they relate to the department’s goals and mission. Develops, recommends and implements departmental policies and procedures, insuring that policy is in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations as well as with the University’s philosophy.
  • Works with other university departments such as the dean of students’ offices, residence life, risk management, environmental health and safety, the general counsel’s office to develop University wide policies involving public safety or security issues. Works with appropriate departments to ensure that building construction and /or renovations are attuned to public safety and security needs.
  • Oversees all responses to complaints/incidents and reviews written reports from such complaints/incidents. Directs and oversees follow-up investigations as needed. Provides report for supervisor on incidents, investigations and outcomes.
  • Provides management, guidance, training and evaluation to the department’s supervisory officers and to the bargaining unit employees. These responsibilities include recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, evaluating disciplining, and terminating, employees.
  • Ensures adherence to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement for police, dispatchers and security officers. Resolves union conflicts and grievances as necessary.
  • Establishes, cultivates and maintains effective relationships with federal, state, transit and local law enforcement agencies (including local higher education institutions) as well as with various members of the university community who have an impact on security and public safety operations.
  • Ensures the establishment, maintenance and presentation of effective crime prevention and public safety programs for the university community.
  • Ensures the collection and maintenance of all statistical information related to crime on campus to comply with all state and federal reporting requirements as outlined in pertinent state and federal government regulations (ie. Clery Act).
  • Serves on the Incident Support team, Incident Command System (ICS) team and on the core ICS team
  • Develops, maintains and ensures the prudent management of the departmental budget.
  • Promote and support a team environment focused on exceptional community support and policing, with the successful development and implementation of campus law enforcement services for the University.
  • Promote the department’s vision and mission, in support of the Suffolk University mission. 
  • Must be eligible for certification by the Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission and eligible for appointment as a Special Police Officer under Chapter 22-C, Section 63 of Massachusetts General Law.
  • Must have graduated from a full time Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) certified academy, a Massachusetts State Police Academy, or equivalent, as determined by the MPTC. Out of State applicants must provide comparable certifications/experience for consideration by the MPTC and POST.
  • At least ten years’ experience as a police officer (preferably in a higher education setting) including significant managerial and supervisory experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of federal/state laws and regulations specifically related to University police and security functions. (FERPA, Freedom of Information Act, Clery Act, Patriot Act, and the Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training Act
  • Must have experience with Human Resource and Labor Laws, in collective bargaining, OSHA standards, and education law.
  • Experience with crisis management and emergency communications, along with experience in team-based problem solving.
  • Excellent communication, managerial and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work, communicate, and engage effectively with individuals of diverse cultural, social, and religious backgrounds and of varied age, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, and military status.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student body; demonstrated experience working with diverse student, faculty, staff and community populations and proven ability to create an inclusive and welcoming campus environment.
  • A driver’s license valid in the state of Massachusetts.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • 35 hour/week. Must be available at other hours for emergency response.
  • As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccinations or an approved exemption as of their start date
  • Must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Must submit to a psychological examination.
Physical activities include but are not limited to:
  • Sitting and standing for extended periods of time
  • Walking and running as needed
  • Walking up and down stairs
  • Physically detaining a human being under the direction of a police officer or otherwise.
  • Lifting a human being as needed
  • Pulling/ pushing a human being
Work environment:
  • Ability to utilize human senses, sight, sound, touch, taste, smell.
  • Ability to work inside and outside of building during all types of weather
  • Ability to work all hours of the day 24/7
  • Ability to work over 8 hour shifts up to including as long as needed
  • Ability to sit or stand at a location for long periods of time
  •  Ability to walk for extended periods of times.
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Chief of Police / Town of Belchertown, Massachusetts

The Town of Belchertown is seeking a community-oriented, experienced professional to serve as its new Chief of Police.

Belchertown is a quintessential New England Town located in Hampshire County Massachusetts, with an approximate population of 15,350.  The Town is administered by an Open Town Meeting, Select Board and Town Administrator form of Government.

Under the authority delegated by the Select Board, the Police Chief shall have the responsibility for the administration and operation of the Belchertown Police Department.  The Chief will plan and direct the internal and external activities of the Police Department in the enforcement of laws, regulations, and

Town By-laws.  The Chief will establish realistic strategic planning goals, provide motivational leadership and direction to department staff.  Responsible financial management through budget and capital planning administration will be a priority and key to success.

As a Town leader, the Police Chief will embody the core value of community policing.  The Chief will engage in public events and outreach initiatives and respond to all inquiries, complaints, and grievances in a timely and professional manner.  The Chief will be responsible for establishing and maintaining effective and productive working relationships with appointed and elected officials, Department Heads, Federal, State and Local Agencies, Community Stakeholders, Businesses and Belchertown Residents.

The Belchertown Police Department is a full-service, accredited agency consisting of 23 Full-Time and 2 Part-Time Officers, 5 Full-Time and 1 Part-Time Dispatchers with a proposed FY23 budget of $2,580,278.00.  The Police Chief will oversee all sworn and civilian staff to include: Animal Control, School Resource Officer and Department Canine.


  • Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Public Administration or related field.  Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience:  Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience with at least three (3) years of command experience.  Any equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Massachusetts driver's license.
  • Must have a valid Massachusetts Firearms License or the ability to obtain one upon hire.
  • Applicants must be a graduate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) Basic Recruit Officer Academy (or eligible for a Permanent Exemption by the MPTC) and must satisfy all requirements set forth by the Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission for certification as a Police Officer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Selected candidate must reside within 15 miles of the Police Station (provided that the Chief shall be allowed twelve (12) Months in which to meet this requirement).

SALARY:  Salary range $140,000 - $150,000 commensurate with qualifications.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and résumé via email to the Belchertown Town Administrator, Gary Brougham, at [email protected].  Resumes should be received by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, May 13, 2022.

Belchertown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Town of Gosnold has an opening for a Public Safety Officer. This is a part-time seasonal position under the direction of the Board of Selectmen. Responsibilities include maintaining public peace and safety, protecting property, and enforcing all laws and by-laws within the Town’s legal jurisdiction, principally on Cuttyhunk Island. Applicants must be a graduate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) Basic Recruit Officer Academy (or eligible for a Permanent Exemption by the MPTC) and must satisfy all requirements set forth by the Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission for certification as a Police Officer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The Town of Gosnold comprises the Elizabeth Islands, located between Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound and is part of Dukes County. Cuttyhunk Island is the westernmost island of the archipelago and is located about 12 miles from New Bedford. It is the only island in the town with significant public activity. The year-round population is approximately 20. However, in the summer the population increases to about 400 with an additional 7,500 boats visiting over the course of the summer. As a consequence, during the summer activity on Cuttyhunk and in the harbor is intense, transient, and presents a unique challenge for community policing.
The requirements and compensation for the position are open to negotiation and may depend to an extent on the applicant’s family situation. Currently, we envision that the position will be part-time for 21 hours per week from mid June through Labor Day weekend, approximately 12 weeks. The position requires working beyond normal business daytime hours to conduct evening patrols, weekend patrols, and to be on call 24/7 to respond to emergency situations. Compensation will include a salary of approximately $20,000 plus housing costs, again subject to negotiation.
For more information about this position, please contact:
Stewart Young,
Head, Board of Selectmen,
Town of Gosnold,
[email protected]
cell 781-405-3174.

Truro Police Department - Police Sergeant

Truro Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Sergeant. As a first-line supervisor, the police sergeant performs general police duties, and is responsible for evaluating employees and ensuring their compliance with agency rules and policies, as well as state and local laws. This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package. The current salary range is $80,154 – $86,752, DOQ, excluding overtime, special details, annual educational incentives, holiday pay, and shift differential.
The minimum qualifications for the position is five years’ experience as a full-time police officer with the ability to meet all MPTC and POST requirements prior to appointment. Previous supervisory experience is preferred, but candidates with progressively responsible experience, such as those with Field Training Officer Certification or OIC experience will be considered.
An offer of employment is conditional and subject to the applicant successfully completing medical and psychological screenings. Finalists must also undergo a thorough background examination.
The application period will remain open until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and résumé via email to [email protected].


Seekonk, MA - Recruitment Brochure

Message from the Chief:  The Seekonk Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency rooted in 21st century policing principles. The department is offering highly motivated, qualified applicants the chance to serve their community in a meaningful way every day. The Department offers competitive pay with annual step increases, up to 5 weeks’ vacation, great medical benefits, a generous education incentive, a defined benefit pension program, and the opportunity to work in a Town that fully supports its law enforcement officers. Community safety is the primary mission of the Department and members of the Department take pride in keeping Seekonk one of the most sought-after communities to live in. We strongly encourage all who wish to participate in this dynamic and meaningful profession to apply today.

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The Town of York, Maine is seeking a progressive, community-oriented Police Chief to lead this full-service police department (approx. budget $5,661,672) consisting of 27 FT officers, 3 FT and 1 PT Administrative Staff, up to 20-25 seasonal employees including reserve officers and community service officers, 8 PSAP Dispatchers, Harbor Master, and Animal Control. With approximately 13,700 full-time residents in York Beach, Cape Neddick, York Harbor and the Village of York, the town is a quintessential Seacoast community on the Atlantic Ocean. With easy access to I-95, York is just 44 miles south of Portland, minutes north of Portsmouth, and 65 miles north of Boston. A five-member Selectboard governs the Town, with an appointed Town Manager. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; at least ten years progressively responsible law enforcement with at least five 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; or any equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Advanced executive leadership training, such as the FBI National Academy, is preferred. Must be certified as a full-time police officer by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy or capable of obtaining certification within one year of appointment, as applicable. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Salary range to $133,000; starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits.

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

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


DEADLINE: 9 AM on March 23, 2022




TheTownofSunapee,hometothe6th largestlakeinNewHampshire,withayear-roundpopulationofapproximately3,400 and asummerpopulation of7,500–10,000residents,isseekinganinnovative,communicative,experiencedprofessionaltoserveasitsnextChiefofPolice.Governedbyafive-memberBoardofSelectmenandaSB2formofTownMeeting,Sunapeeisfull-servicecommunitywith36full-timeand122part-time, seasonal, andelectedemployees.


Guidedbythemissionandcorevaluesof“SuccessThroughTeamwork,”andinpartnershipwiththeTownManager,thePoliceChiefprovidestheleadershipandmanagementoftheTownofSunapeePoliceDepartment.Theadopted2022budgetforthePoliceDepartmentis$977,000.Thedepartmenthasanauthorizedcomplementoffivefull-timeandfivepart-timeequivalents,includingonedetectivesergeant,onelieutenant(operations),andoneexecutiveassistant.ThepositionreportstotheTownManager.TheSunapeePoliceDepartmentispartofaRegionalDispatch CenteroutofNew London N.H.


Theidealcandidatewillhaveaprovenrecordofprofessionalism,integrity,transparency,crossculturalcompetency,andcommunityengagement.Theselectedcandidatewillstrivetoreachthehighestidealsofpublicservice andpersonalconductwhiledemonstratinganability toembracechangeandimprovement.Thisindividualmustbeabletomanageemergencysituationsandcreateacultureoftransparency,accountability,andrespectwithintheDepartmentandthecommunitybybeingfair,equitable,andagoodlistenertodiversecommunityvoices.


TheChiefwillplananddirecttheinternalandexternalactivitiesofthePoliceDepartmentintheenforcementoflaws,regulations,andTownBy-laws.TheChiefwillestablishrealisticstrategicplanninggoals,providemotivationalleadershipanddirectiontodepartmentstaff.Theidealcandidatewillhaveademonstratedhistoryofcollaborative,empathetic,andinnovativestrategicplanning,andproblem-solvingskillsinpublicsafetyandcommunitypolicing.They willalsobecommittedtoandexperiencedwithusingcurrenttechnologytoobtainandanalyze crimeand otherdata fordeploymentanddecision-making.


Asatownleader,thePoliceChiefwillembodythecorevalueofcommunitypolicing.TheChiefwillengageinpubliceventsandoutreachinitiativesandrespondtoallinquiries,complaints,andgrievancesinatimelyandprofessionalmanner.TheChiefwillberesponsibleforestablishingandmaintainingeffectiveandproductiveworkingrelationshipswithappointedandelectedofficials,towndepartments,federal,stateandlocalagencies,communitystakeholders,businesses andcitizens.



·         Education:Bachelor’sDegreeinCriminalJustice,LawEnforcementPublicAdministrationorrelatedfield.Master’s Degree preferred.

·         Experience:Ten(10)yearsoflawenforcementexperience,withatleastthree(3)yearsinsupervisory,commandandadministrativepositions.Anyequivalentcombinationofeducationandexperiencemayalsobe considered.

·         Possession oforabilityto obtain a valid New Hampshire driver's license.

·         ApplicantsmustbeabletosatisfyalltherequirementsoftheNewHampshirePoliceStandards&Training Council.

·         TheselectedcandidatemustresideinthetownofSunapee(providedthattheChiefshallbeallowedeighteen(18)Months in whichtomeetthisrequirement).

·         Aconditionalletterofemploymentshallbesubjecttoathoroughbackgroundinvestigationaswellasaphysicalfitnesstest,medicalphysicaland psychologicalexamination.


SALARY:Salaryrangefrom$85,000 to $100,000;Starting salary commensuratewith qualifications.

Interestedapplicantsshouldsendacoverletterandrésumé,asasinglePDFfile,totheSunapeeTownManager,ShannonMartinezat[email protected].Resumesshouldbereceivedby5:00P.M.onFriday,June10,2022.


Sunapeeisan EqualOpportunity Employer.