Job Postings

Chester-Blandford Police Department - Chief of Police

Position Summary:

The Towns of Chester & Blandford are seeking to hire a full time Chief of Police who will be considered a “Working Chief” and will serve both communities in the capacity of, and having responsibility for the Chester-Blandford Police Department (CBPD). The CBPD was established as part of an inter-municipal agreement and it is expected to be a continuous and sustainable department both short and long term. This position will be responsible for all aspects of maintaining a professional and courteous police department for the Towns and will work under the direction of the Select Boards, designated oversight committee and the Town Administrators.

Resume, letter of interest, and three (3) professional references can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to Town of Chester, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester MA 01011 “Attn: Town Administrator/Chief of Police search” or hand deliver to the Town Hall at the same address.

Applications will be received until November 30, 2020, at which time the Chester Select Board will begin scheduling interviews with an anticipated hire date on or before January 1, 2021. Please see the town website for complete information www.townofchester.net AA/EOE

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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 www.town.adams.ma.us 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

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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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