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Job Title: Police Chief

The  Edgartown Police Department is currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced  person to fill the position of Police Chief in our organization. The Edgartown Police Department is a highly regarded police agency offering many opportunities for career development and advancement.

About the Town and Police Department:

Edgartown was Martha’s Vineyard’s first colonial settlement and has been the county seat since 1642.  By all accounts Edgartown is one of New England’s most elegant communities.  The stately white Revival Houses built by whaling captains have been carefully maintained.  They make the Town a museum piece community and a seaport village preserved from the early 19th Century.  While it has its poor and unemployed as do other Martha’s Vineyard towns, overall Edgartown is seen as a affluent town where the average family income is higher than that of the rest of the state. Its harbor attracts some of the finest sea-going recreational vessels on the  east coast.  Internationally known celebrities, political leaders and business personalities regularly spend time in Edgartown.  Like most Martha’s Vineyard communities, the population swells in the summer months as Edgartown is a summer destination location.

The crime rate is low and the Police Department is a community orientated police agency with a dedicated and committed staff.  The Edgartown Police Department has achieved Certification and is aggressively working toward achieving Accreditation. The Edgartown Police Department consist of the Police Chief, a Lieutenant, five Sergeants, two Detectives, ten full-time Patrol Officers, two civilians with three part-time Police Officers.  In addition, there are 3-5 summer specials and 7 summer traffic officers. The Police Department operates on a 24 hour schedule and participates in a regional central lock-up as well as regional dispatch.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or related field preferred.
  • Experience as Police Chief, Deputy Police Chief or Captain with a minimum of fifteen (15) years’ experience as a Police Officer preferred.
  • Applicants must be able to successfully complete an extensive background investigation as well as a medical and psychological examination.
  • Applicant’s employment history must include no disciplinary issues in the past  ten (10) years.
  • Applicants must possess a valid, unrestricted License to Carry a Firearm.
  • Applicants must possess a current driver’s license in good standing.
  • Residency on Martha Vineyard within sixty days of employment start date is a requirement.
  • Knowledge of Massachusetts Accreditation and Certification Process preferred.


The applicant should have certifications in Incident Command System (ICS) training and experience in Emergency Preparedness Management, Planning, and Execution. ICS 400 preferred. The applicant must possess exceptional knowledge of federal, state and local laws.

The applicant must be First Responder and CPR certified. Knowledge of CJIS/LEAPS software preferred. Full job description available on the Town’s website (www.edgartown-ma.us).


Chief of Police Salary range and benefit package:

  • Salary range from 170K-178K
  • Health insurance (BC/BS 75% covered by the Town)
  • Dental
  • Vacation, holidays, personal days, sick days
  • Personal unmarked cruiser

Application Process:

Candidates who meet the qualifications wishing to apply should send a letter of interest and resume to Integrity Testing, LLC, 1215 Main Street, (Unit #103) Tewksbury, MA 01876 no later than 4:00 pm on  February 10th, 2018.  Questions to:  apdintegritytesting@gmail.com

Successful applicants will be required to accurately complete a Town of Edgartown job application.   Successful applicants may be required to participate in a vetting process which may include written interrogatories, phone interview(s), participation in assessment center testing and oral Board interviews.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The Edgartown Police Department is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, race, color, religion, sexual preference, national origin or disability, and encourages minorities and females to apply.