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POLICE CHIEF - Town of Tisbury, Massachusetts

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The Town of Tisbury (year round population 4,627) on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard (with a summer population of over 94,000) and the principal year round port for the island is seeking its next full-time Police Chief following the retirement of the current Chief. Governed by a three-member Board of Selectmen, the Police Chief oversees a $ 1,991,017 budget for a department that is staffed by the chief, up to 14 highly qualified full time sworn officers, and part time-seasonal sworn special officers and traffic officers. Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Business Administration or a related field (with a Master’s Degree preferred) and ten (10) years of law enforcement experience with a history of progressively increasing responsibilities that include serving in supervisory and management positions, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have, or be able to obtain, certification as a MA full-time Police Officer. Applicant must pass all pre-employment background checks. An independent assessment consultant will be utilized to determined qualified candidates. Information on the town and the Police Department can be viewed at Submit by mail an application letter and resume to the Strategic Policy Partnership, LLC, Box 577, West Tisbury, MA 02575. Position is open until filled with applications recommended to be submitted by the end of June. Review of applications will begin in late June with preliminary interviews to be scheduled for qualified candidates by the Police Chief Search Committee shortly thereafter. Competitive salary and benefits. DOQ/DOE. EEO Employer.


  • 353 Providence Road
    South Grafton, MA 01560

Contact Info

  • (508) 839-5723 – main phone
  • (508) 839-3702 – fax
  • e-mail.

Office Hours

Mo-Fri 8am-4pm
Sat-Sun closed