Job Postings

TOWN OF DALTON - POLICE CHIEF

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,

AA/EOE.

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CHIEF OF POLICE / TOWN OF LUNENBURG, MA POSTING

The Town of Lunenburg, located in North Worcester County with a population of 10,939 residents, covers an area of 29 square miles and boarders the cities of Leominster and Fitchburg, seeks qualified applicants for Chief of Police. The Chief of Police is a non-civil service position and operates under the direction of the Town Manager. The Chief is responsible for all departmental matters of policy, operations, and discipline. The Chief exercises all lawful powers of the office under M.G.L. Chapter 41 Section 97A, the Town Charter, and Town By-Laws.

The Chief of Police is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, controlling & staffing all activities of the Department including a lock-up. Oversees an annual operating budget of $1.8M including, 16 full-time officers, 9 part-time reserve sworn officers, Animal Control Officer and 2 Administrative Assistants. The Chief is also responsible for the Department’s continued and efficient operation, the enforcement of policies and procedures, rules and regulations within the department, the completion and forwarding of such reports as may be required by proper authority, and for the Department's relations with local citizens, the local government, and other related departments and agencies.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Master’s Degree preferred, 10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, including 5 years in a command/supervisory role or any similar combination of education & experience. Candidate must be compliant with the MA Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) minimum training certificate/qualifications for police officer. Candidate must possess or have the ability to possess a MA driver’s license and a Class A License to Carry Firearms. The candidate must possess a high level of communication, community policing, and managerial skills.

Salary Range; $95 -110K DOQE plus competitive benefit package. Applicants must submit a resume and application to: Julie Belliveau, Assistant Town Manager/HR Director, 17 Main Street, Lunenburg, MA 01462 by Thursday, 07/23/20. EOE

The Town of Lunenburg, located in North Worcester County with a population of 10,939 residents, covers an area of 29 square miles and boarders the cities of Leominster and Fitchburg, seeks qualified applicants for Chief of Police. The Chief of Police is a non-civil service position and operates under the direction of the Town Manager. The Chief is responsible for all departmental matters of policy, operations, and discipline. The Chief exercises all lawful powers of the office under M.G.L. Chapter 41 Section 97A, the Town Charter, and Town By-Laws.

The Chief of Police is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, controlling & staffing all activities of the Department including a lock-up. Oversees an annual operating budget of $1.8M including, 16 full-time officers, 9 part-time reserve sworn officers and 2 Administrative Assistants. The Chief is also responsible for the Department’s continued and efficient operation, the enforcement of policies and procedures, rules and regulations within the department, the completion and forwarding of such reports as may be required by proper authority, and for the Department's relations with local citizens, the local government, and other related departments and agencies.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Master’s Degree preferred, 10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, including 5 years in a command/supervisory role or any similar combination of education & experience. Candidate must be compliant with the MA Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) minimum training certificate/qualifications for police officer. Candidate must possess or have the ability to possess a MA driver’s license and a Class A License to Carry Firearms. The candidate must possess a high level of communication, community policing, and managerial skills.

Salary Range; $95 -110K DOQE plus competitive benefit package. Applicants must submit a resume and application to: Julie Belliveau, Assistant Town Manager/HR Director, 17 Main Street, Lunenburg, MA 01462 by Thursday, 07/23/20. EOE

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STURBRIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT / POLICE CHIEF POSTING

The Town of Sturbridge, MA seeks an experienced and proactive law enforcement professional to serve as Police Chief. Sturbridge is a town of 10,000 residents with a daily occupational and transient population of approximately 25,000.  The Town’s location at the junction of the Massachusetts Turnpike and Interstate 84 from Connecticut, and its inventory of 900 hotel and motel rooms, results in a significant flow of transient traffic and many visitors.

The Sturbridge Police Department is an award winning accredited police agency that serves an iconic and vibrant community located at the “Crossroads of New England”. Sturbridge is perhaps best known as host to Old Sturbridge Village, one of the largest living history museums in the Northeast. 

The Police Department has an authorized strength of 20- sworn officers including: 1 Police Chief, 1 Lieutenant, 3 Sergeants, 15 Patrol Officers, 1 Part Time Patrol Officer, 6 Full Time and 6 Part Time Public Safety Telecommunicators, 1 Administrative Assistant, 1 part-time Animal Control Officer. Dispatching is done for Police, Fire and EMS through an in-house Public Safety Dispatch Center. In 2019, the department had 27,651 Calls for Service, and in 2018 they had 31,018 Calls for Service. The Department has an annual operating budget of 3.1 million dollars.

Supervised by the Town Administrator, the ideal candidate will be a seasoned law enforcement professional with a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice or a related field; A master’s degree and advanced training in law enforcement management is preferred, ten years of progressively responsible police experience, with five years of experience in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The candidate will also serve as the Town’s Emergency Management Director.

Additional requirements include: A graduate of a full-time Massachusetts Police Academy or be able to obtain Massachusetts certification within a reasonable time period, have or be able to obtain a Massachusetts License to Carry a Firearm upon hire, able to acquire and maintain a valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator’s license. The Chief must live within 15 miles of the Town of Sturbridge, or be willing to re locate within 15 miles of the Town once accepting the position.

Salary: $125,000 to 135,000

Send cover letter, resume to: Town of Sturbridge Police Chief Search Committee: 308 Main Street, Sturbridge MA, 01566 or email to [email protected]

Position is open until filled. The first review of applications is July 21, 2020. The Town of Sturbridge is an EOE.

 

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