Town of Tisbury, Massachusetts
The Town of Tisbury (year round population 4,627) on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard (with a summer
population of over 94,000) and the principal year round port for the island is seeking its next full-time
Police Chief following the retirement of the current Chief. Governed by a three-member Board of
Selectmen, the Police Chief oversees a $ 1,991,017 budget for a department that is staffed by the chief,
up to 14 highly qualified full time sworn officers, and part time-seasonal sworn special officers and
Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Business Administration or a
related field (with a Master’s Degree preferred) and ten (10) years of law enforcement experience with
a history of progressively increasing responsibilities that include serving in supervisory and management
positions, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have, or be able to obtain,
certification as a MA full-time Police Officer. Applicant must pass all pre-employment background
checks. An independent assessment consultant will be utilized to determined qualified candidates.
Information on the town and the Police Department can be viewed at www.tisburyma.gov.
Submit by mail an application letter and resume to the Strategic Policy Partnership, LLC, Box 577, West
Tisbury, MA 02575. Position is open until filled with applications recommended to be submitted by the
end of June. Review of applications will begin in late June with preliminary interviews to be scheduled
for qualified candidates by the Police Chief Search Committee shortly thereafter. Competitive salary and
benefits. DOQ/DOE. EEO Employer.