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Police Chief recruitment

The Town of West Hartford is currently seeking an experienced, progressive law enforcement leader to serve as the 9th Police Chief in the department’s history. The Police Chief is responsible for planning, directing, and managing all functions and operations of the Police Department through enforcement of laws and ordinances, the prevention of crime, and protection of life and property. The position will manage a $14.8 million dollar operating budget, and work collaboratively with department personnel, other municipal departments, civic leaders, community organizations and school administrators to identify and meet the town’s needs. 

The ideal candidate will have professional work experience in municipalities with similar demographics and complexity. The new Chief will have strong relationship building skills to work with all members of the Police organization and community. Required qualifications include graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or Public Administration or a related field; Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in Police work, including service at the division command level. The hiring salary for this position will be $130,000-$150,000 dependent upon the qualifications and experience.

To learn more and to apply for this position, click here for the brochure and here for the job description. The deadline to apply is February 16, 2018.