Police Chief

City of Yankton, SD

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Law Enforcement Official
  • Salary: $77,760 - $98,444. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 14,454
  • Where: PO Box 176n , Yankton, SD
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Jun 26 2018



The City of Yankton, South Dakota (population 14,500) is a vibrant community thriving along the banks of the Missouri National Recreation River. Activities such as water sports, camping, fishing, hunting and world-class archery facilities create year-round outdoor adventures for residents and visitors. The mission of the City of Yankton is to provide exemplary experiences, services, and spaces that create opportunities for everyone to learn, engage and thrive.

The City of Yankton is now seeking a proven leader to serve as Chief of Police. The desired candidate will be an enthusiastic and committed professional, have a passion for community-orientated policing, and an outstanding ability to work with and develop teams.

Reporting to the City Manager, the Chief of Police will oversee a diverse team of well-trained and trusted officers as well as support staff. The Police Chief will also collaborate with the City of Yankton’s Management Team and partner with a wide variety of outside agencies throughout the community.

A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field and seven years of experience including five years of supervisory experience or a master’s degree in criminal justice or a related field is desirable. Experience in local government and law enforcement may substitute for education.

The annual salary range is $77,760 to $98,444. Placement in this range is dependent on qualifications and experience of the individual selected.

The successful candidate must reside within the City corporate limits.

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Yankton welcomes and encourages ALL to apply.

Applications may be filled out online and may be found at http://www.cityofyankton.org/employment
and must be accompanied by a cover letter, resume, and three personal references. Applications can be submitted online and emailed to Sue Hanson, Human Resources at shanson@cityofyankton.org Position is open until filled, with the first review of applications beginning August, 15, 2018.