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Truro, MA

Chief of Police

The Town of Truro, MA is seeking a highly motivated and experienced candidate to fill the position of Chief of Police. Truro is a small town nestled between the Cape Cod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean on Cape Cod.  The town was incorporated in 1709; a historic, seaside community near the tip of Cape Cod in an area known as the Outer Cape.  There are approximately 2000 year round residents.  The population swells to approximately 25,000 people during the summer months.  More than 70 per cent of the homes are second homes used seasonally.  Seventy per cent of Truro’s land falls within the boundaries the Cape Cod National Seashore. The Town has limited commercial and retail establishments and is more rural in character with beautiful beaches and conservation lands. Truro has long been a haven for artists, writers and people looking for a quiet, peaceful life in a unique and beautiful environment.

The crime rate is low and the Truro Police Department is a community oriented police agency with a dedicated and committed staff, housed in a modern public safety facility. Access to support services is limited on the Outer Cape and thus the Police Department responds to a wide variety of service requests, often partnering with other Town departments and mental health providers to support the community.

The Police Department includes the Chief, a Lieutenant, four (4) Sergeants and eight (8) F/T officers, four (4) F/T and one (1) P/T E-911 telecommunicators and one (1) F/T Administrative assistant.

The Chief of Police is appointed by the Board of Selectmen and reports to the Town Manager.

Candidates must possess unquestioned integrity, a thorough knowledge of police administration, proven management and leadership skills, and must be capable of establishing and maintaining effective relationships with public safety partners, town departments, the business community and the citizens.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or a closely related field desired.

Ten (10) years of experience in police work, three (3) of which must have been equivalent to Lieutenant or higher in a municipal or state police department.

Experienced Sergeants with proven leadership and administrative skills may be considered.

Experience in a union police setting required. Familiarity with state or CALEA certification standards and process. Graduate of a full time MA Police Academy or able to obtain MA certification within a reasonable time period.

Residency on Outer Cape (Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro or Provincetown) within twelve months of hire is required.

Salary range $115,000 to $130,000 DOQ.  Comprehensive benefits package.

Conditional offer of employment will be made subject to thorough background investigation, physical and psychological examinations.  The Town of Truro is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Applicants should send a cover letter and résumé by email to: truro@badgequest.com   no later than February 23, 2018 to be considered.