CITY OF GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS
POLICE CHIEF JOB ADVERTISEMENT
The City of Gloucester, a historic and progressive oceanfront community of 30,000 year-round residents and an additional 20,000 seasonal residents, located in Essex County, Massachusetts, approximately 36 miles north of Boston, is accepting applications from well qualified individuals for the position of Police Chief. Salary range is $155,000 to $175,0000, including educational incentive, with generous benefits, depending on experience and qualifications. The Police Chief is appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council and serves under a five-year contract.
The Gloucester Police Department has an authorized strength of 62 sworn personnel including 1 Police Chief, 1 Executive Officer, 6 Lieutenants, 7 Sergeants and 47 Patrol Officers plus 7 civilian personnel. The Department has a current (Fiscal Year 2019) operating budget of $6,788,665 and responds to approximately 20,000 calls for service annually. Gloucester is a popular resort and vacation area in summer months due to its extraordinary oceanfront location. All sworn personnel except the Police Chief are covered under collective-bargaining agreements, one for Superior Officers and the other for Patrol Officers. The Police Department has been led by an Interim Police Chief since October, 2016. It has gained national prominence through its leadership in fighting the opioid crisis through the Angel Program which has been implemented in more than 250 agencies across the United States.
The City is seeking a Chief of Police who can be a positive role model, provide solid leadership to the men and women of the Gloucester Police Department and be able to engender the community’s trust and confidence in the Department.
Applicants for this position should be law-enforcement professionals with 15 years or its equivalent experience in federal, state, county, municipal or military policing in an agency of equal or larger size and characteristics, including at least five years in a progressively responsible law enforcement management position. Master’s degree or related experience in law enforcement–other educational experience may be
substituted for a graduate degree. Advanced management training from the FBI National Academy, the PERF Senior Management Institute for Police, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, Southern Police Institute or the equivalent is preferred. An equivalent combination of experience, training and education will be considered. Candidates must possess excellent written and oral communication
skills; strong leadership ability; be able to work effectively with local elected and appointed officials and community representatives; have a strong commitment to quality-based police service; and have the ability to foster and maintain a high level of professional and ethical conduct among all members of the Police Department. Residency in the City is preferred but optional within a 15-mile distance within nine months of appointment. Candidates must have and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator’s license, have or be able to obtain a Massachusetts License to Carry a Firearm upon hire, and be a graduate of a full-time Massachusetts Police Academy or be able to obtain Massachusetts certification within a reasonable time period.
Up to five finalists will participate in a multi-day assessment center and the preferred candidate will be subject to a thorough background check.
Additional information regarding this opportunity is available on the City’s web site at http://www.gloucester-ma.gov/index.aspx?nid=290
Qualified persons should submit a resume of experience and qualifications, letter of interest, salary history and not less than five personal or professional references to:
Charles D. Hale, President, Resource Management Associates, 17730 S. Oak Park Avenue, Suite A, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477, (708) 444-2326, Fax: (708) 444-2844, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state “Gloucester Police Chief” in the subject line of all emails. Gloucester is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified women and minority-group members are encouraged to apply. Closing date for receipt of
applications is November 20, 2018.