Chief of Police

Town of Manchester, CT

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Law Enforcement Official
  • Salary: $120,000 - $150,000.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 58,241
  • Where: 239 East Middle Turnpike, Manchester, CT 06040
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Sep 14 2018

Deadline: Oct 5 2018


Chief of Police

The Town of Manchester, Connecticut, population 58,270 is seeking candidates who possess a strong commitment to professionalism and contemporary police administration and practices to direct its police department. The Chief manages an annual operating budget of $20.7 million. The department is a progressive, internationally accredited law enforcement agency with 117 sworn officers and 36.5 civilians working in a variety of areas.

Manchester is a thriving, culturally diverse, full service small city, located in central Connecticut, 10 miles east of Hartford, the state capital. The Town’s 27 square miles encompass a variety of historical and new residential neighborhoods, a super-regional shopping and service center, two interstate highways, and a large mixed industrial/commercial economy. Manchester operates under a council/manager form of government. The Police Chief reports directly to the General Manager.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required, supplemented by courses in police science and administration, plus 10 years of increasingly responsible experience in police work, including four years at or above lieutenant rank or equivalent. Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related discipline preferred. Experience with and record of success in community oriented policing, professional development, innovative management, and a diverse community and police force is desired. Must be a strong communicator, a leader, and willing to engage with all segments of the community and town government in a collaborative manner. Manchester residency during tenure required by Town Charter. Salary range is $120,000 - $150,000.

If you are interested in this outstanding career opportunity, application, job description and position profile are available in the Human Resources Department, 41 Center Street, P.O. Box 191, Manchester CT 06045-1091 or view our website and apply online at: Applications and resumes must be received or post-marked by Friday, October 5, 2018. No faxed or e-mail copies of resumes and/or applications will be accepted.

The Town of Manchester shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical disability or sexual orientation. The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need an accommodation on the application or testing process, please contact the Employee Services Department.

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