Town of Berkley, MA - Full Time Police Chief

The Town of Berkley is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Police Chief. The Police Chief is responsible for overseeing and directing the operations of the Police Department in accordance with Mass. General Laws and local by-laws. The Police Chief also oversees 911 emergencies. This is a non-civil service position and is supervised by the Town Administrator. The community has a population of approximately 6,801. The Police Department has an authorized strength of 9 Full-time, and 9 Reserve sworn officers and has an annual operating budget of $1.433 million.
 
Salary: $115,000 - $125,000
 
See full job ad here:  www.townofberkleyma.com/home/pages/job-opportunities
 
Filing deadline: 8-29-2022

City of Chesapeake, VA - Chief of Police

City of Chesapeake, Virginia, is seeking an exceptional leader to serve as Chief of Police. The City desires a forward-thinking leader with a demonstrated commitment to community-oriented policing and a track record of ethical and effective management.

Chesapeake is located in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, bordering North Carolina. It is the second largest city in Virginia in both land area (353 square miles) and population (estimated 250,000) yet maintains the perfect balance between big-city services with small-town charm. Chesapeake is a diverse, culturally rich community with safe neighborhoods and high-quality schools. It sits in close proximity to the world's largest naval base and is conveniently located within 20 minutes of the Atlantic oceanfront, 15 minutes from downtown Norfolk, and an hour from Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

The City operates under the Council-Manager form of government, with the City Manager having oversight for daily operations. The City government employs approximately 3,500 people in more than 30 departments with a net budget of $1.47 billion.

DESCRIPTION

The Chief of Police is responsible for overseeing the City’s Police Department which comprises 6 precincts, an Animal Control Division, an Emergency Communications Center, and the Chesapeake Law Enforcement Training Academy. In total, the department contains a personnel complement of over 600 full-time and part-time positions (405 sworn), with a command staff of one Deputy Chief and three Majors.  

The Chief serves as a strategic partner with the City Manager’s Office to establish goals and objectives focused on the safety and security of the community. The Chief is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of policies, programs, and practices that best serve the needs of the citizens of Chesapeake.  

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The ideal candidate will be a highly experienced, innovative, and engaging law enforcement professional who will embrace and cultivate a culture of community engagement. An example of such engagement is the program, Serve the City, which is a unique partnership between the Chesapeake Police Department and faith-based organizations, building bridges of trust between community groups and law enforcement personnel. The ideal Chief will continue to foster such relationships and seek to expand the Department’s community connections, balancing law enforcement and community engagement, being comfortable in both roles.

The City is seeking a collaborative leader with proven executive experience, strong interpersonal skills, and a core belief in customer service. The candidate must be a servant leader and an effective communicator who will continue to build upon the positive organizational climate and morale as well as the high standards that exist within the Department. The ideal Chief will be a proactive individual with a strong work ethic who will anticipate challenges, recommend innovative solutions, and deliver positive outcomes.

Competitive candidates will possess the following attributes: 

  • Proven track record of success in a comparable community and a demonstrable commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • A firm grasp of municipal law enforcement methods and the willingness to adapt to evolving standards and practices in accordance with community needs and expectations.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with elected officials, business and community leaders, advisory boards, the news media, and the general public.
  • An exceptional communicator with the ability to inspire credibility and public trust and interact respectfully with citizens from all backgrounds.
  • Ability to negotiate agreements and/or reach consensus among diverse interests.
  • Respected mentor skilled in identifying, developing, and collaborating with high-quality staff to achieve effective and efficient service delivery.
  • Ability to attract and retain a diverse staff of sworn and civilian staff that reflects the community.
  • Leads as a positive role model for customer service, ethical behavior, transparency, dispute resolution, and problem-solving, fostering a culture that values and respects all members of the team and the community. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Ensures the department provides courteous and expedient customer service to the general public and City department staff.
  • Advises and assists crime victims, the general public, subordinates, or others in law enforcement with understanding and developing policy or procedures governing City responses to emergency management, community policing, crime control, prevention, and other matters of mutual concern.
  • Coordinates municipal law enforcement activities with those of other agencies; establishes and maintains mutually productive working relationships with residents, community/business groups, and other criminal justice organizations.
  • Selects department employees; plans and organizes work; develops and establishes work methods and standards; conducts or directs staff training and development; maintains effective department discipline and morale; reviews and evaluates employee performance; executes disciplinary action.
  • Develops and submits the budget for the Police Department; originates and implements organization and staffing patterns to effectively address operational needs.
  • Maintains high visibility and accessibility to the community to achieve positive interaction and understanding; represents the City, or delegates such authority, in relations with the community, local, state, and federal agencies, and professional organizations. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree in police science, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, public administration, or a similar field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of law enforcement experience and five (5) years of progressively responsible supervisory and leadership experience in a command level position of Captain or higher rank in a similar sized agency.
  • DCJS Certified or able to obtain certification within 6 months.
  • Professional training such as the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Senior Management Institute for Police, Northwestern Center for Public Safety, or similar. 

SALARY & BENEFITS

The position offers a highly competitive salary commensurate with experience. 

The City of Chesapeake offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, group life insurance, participation in the Virginia Retirement System, and much more! 

Candidates should apply with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references by July 29, 2022, to www.GovHRjobs.com to the attention of Jon Fehlman, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #225, Northbrook, IL 60062. Electronic submissions are required. Email or telephone inquiries may be directed to Jon Fehlman at: 615.692.9264 or [email protected].

Chesapeake is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and values diversity at all levels of our workforce.

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Full Time Police Chief - Chester Blandford Police Department

The Chester Blandford Police Department is seeking to hire its next Chief of Police.  The ideal candidate will be focused on community safety, as well as building relationships and supporting the quality of life of residents, business owners, Town employees, community members and visitors to the Towns of Chester and Blandford. 

The next Chief must be a reformed-minded leader with an emphasis on implicit bias training, procedural justice, restorative justice and police legitimacy. Candidates must be thoroughly committed not only to the policing profession and to the department, but also to the entire community by ensuring that the highest level of transparency and accountability exists within the entire organization. 

Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Public Administration or a related field. Master’s Degree preferred. Graduates of major policing executive development programs including the FBI National Academy, the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police or Police Executive Leadership Institute are encouraged to apply.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in law enforcement with at least 3 years of progressively responsible command level experience at the level of Lieutenant, Captain, Deputy Chief, or Chief. 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. 

To view the complete position profile, including information about the application process, expectations, compensation and more, see the town website at  townofchester.net


Town of Moultonborough - Chief of Police

Scenic community on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee shoreline just a short drive from the White Mountains region and urban centers of Portland, ME and Boston, MA seeks new Police Chief. Oversees budget of $2.08 million, staffed by Lieutenant, 9 full-time and 1-2 part-time sworn officers and 4-5 civilian support and dispatch staff serving a community of 4,000 year-round and 25,000+/- peak seasonal residents and visitors.

Successful candidate will be (a) knowledgeable in NH criminal law and procedure, (b) proficient in general business administration including preparing and managing budgets, (c) experienced in involving the community in a pro-active manner and best management practices, and (d) skilled in written and oral communications (e) a team leader with a history of successfully managing within all levels of the organization.

Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice or equivalent (Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or a related field is desirable); Ten years of experience in the field; at least five years in a supervisory role of which three years involve executive level management experience; NH Police certification preferred or attainable within one year of appointment; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and ability. Preference given to those with prior executive level experience.

See the full Profile and Challenge statement at: https://www.moultonboroughnh.gov/finance/pages/current-job-openings  Submit town standard job application, cover letter, and resume to Mr. Charles Smith, Town Administrator, email: [email protected] 6 Holland Street, PO Box 139, Moultonborough, NH 03254. Position is open until filled with application reviews beginning by 7/18/2022. Competitive salary and benefits. EEO Employer.


Full Time Police Chief - Bedford, MA

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The Bedford Police Department is seeking applications for its next Chief of Police.  The ideal candidate will be focused on community safety, as well as building relationships and supporting the quality of life of residents, business owners, Town employees, community members and visitors to the Town of Bedford.

The next Chief must be a reformed-minded leader with an emphasis on implicit bias training, procedural justice, restorative justice and police legitimacy. Candidates must be thoroughly committed not only to the policing profession and to the department, but also to the entire community by ensuring that the highest level of transparency and accountability exists within the entire organization.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Public Administration or a related field. Master’s Degree preferred. Graduates of major policing executive development programs including the FBI National Academy, the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police or Police Executive Leadership Institute are encouraged to apply.

  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in law enforcement with at least five years of progressively responsible command level experience at the level of Lieutenant, Captain, Deputy Chief, or Chief. 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.

To view the complete position profile, including information about the application process, expectations, compensation and more, please click here.