•CITY OF WILLIAMSTON POLICE CHIEF JOB
The City of Williamston, Michigan has a great opportunity for a new Police Chief. Williamston is a city of nearly 4,000 residents located 20 miles east of Lansing operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The new Police Chief will lead a department consisting of an operations assistant and six full-time sworn officers.
The current Police Chief is retiring after 10 years of service to the community, which opens the door for a leader who is community-oriented, collaborative, and willing to embrace and build on Williamston’s small-town culture. While education and law enforcement experience are important, the City is most interested in candidates who understand our culture and do not view themselves as a change agent. To be an effective leader of this team, the new Police Chief will have to maintain an open, transparent communication style; be responsive and decisive; and seek input on department improvements and changes. We seek a leader who is attuned to the daily needs of the department but is not a micro-manager.
Williamston Police Department is well-respected by the community, as evidenced by policing consistently rating as one of the services most valued by residents. To that end, the next Police Chief must have a foremost commitment to engaging with the community by being highly visible and accessible to the public.
To be considered a qualified applicant, respondents are expected to have minimally attained:
- A Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, public administration, or a related field, or an equivalent level of training and experience.
- Seven or more years of progressively more responsible experience in the law enforcement field, including experience as a command officer.
- Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards certification as a Police Officer.
Preferred credentials include:
- Graduate of one of the following or equivalent leadership or command school: Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Northwestern Staff & Command, Southern Police Institute, or Michigan State University Police Executive Development Series.
A complete job description is available HERE.
The City of Williamston offers a competitive salary and benefit package, dependent on qualifications. To apply for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, five professional references, and release of information form to the address or email below. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on December 9, 2020.
Position Description Here
Release of Information Form
City of Williamston
Attn: Police Chief Search
161 E. Grand River Ave.
Williamston, MI 48895
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