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Police Chief

Police Chief

Police Department

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Salary Range: Minimum of $100,164 annually
Opens:   Monday, February 12, 2018              Closes: Open till filled
Application review begins March 12, 2018

Position Summary:
This exempt position has full responsibility for planning, organizing, and directing all of Aberdeen’s Police Department (APD) activities. The Chief attends City Council meetings, and serves as a resource to the Mayor, Council, and Public Safety Committee.

The Police Chief works with considerable independence under the general direction of the Mayor and City Council. The Police Chief is responsible for the vision, plan, and community partnerships.

The position supervises professional and technical personnel and must have a proven track record of strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills necessary to promote APD’s mission, vision and values.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in criminal science, pre-law, business, public administration or other closely related field with continuing education is required; Master’s degree is preferred.
Five years of administrative experience in municipal, state or federal law enforcement agency at the rank of Lieutenant or above.

  • Graduation from FBI academy is desirable.
  • Graduation from Washington State Command College is required within a year of obtaining the position.
  • Executive Level certification by Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission is required within a year of obtaining the position.
  • Possess Washington State Peace Office Certification granted by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) or be able to obtain Certificate of Equivalency as defined by WAC 139-05-210 within one year of appointment.

To Apply:
Download and Submit a completed City of Aberdeen application and resume to:

Mail: Human Resources
City of Aberdeen
200 E. Market St.
Aberdeen, WA 98520

Fax: (360)537-3207


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