The City of Methuen is seeking qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Police Chief. Under the general direction of the Mayor, the Police Chief is the chief administrative officer of the police department, responsible for planning, directing, controlling, coordinating, and staffing all activities of the department to preserve the peace, protect persons and property and enforce the law.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Organizes, directs, and oversees all staff resources, e.g., makes assignments, provides training, evaluates performance, determines discipline, participates in collective bargaining, handles grievances, and maintains personnel record system aligned to existing Commonwealth of Massachusetts Civil Service guidelines in alignment with Human Resources.; Develops and oversees operating policies and procedures to ensure achievement and retention of Commonwealth police accreditation; delegates authority, monitors daily duties and assignments for officers; reviews activities and incidents.; Plans and executes programs to prevent and repress crime, apprehend, and prosecute law violators; modifies and adopts new programs and techniques to improve effectiveness of department.; Prepares and submits to appropriate office/organization various reports, e.g., annual report and monthly arrests. Notify appropriate organization (state or federal) of incidents occurring within the city involving deaths, injuries, lost persons, and vehicular accidents.; Directs, coordinates, and keeps apprised of all activities of the department. As necessary and on his own discretion, takes charge at scenes of emergencies, serious crimes, or accidents, making final decisions as to courses of action and protection of citizens, property, and police personnel. Cooperates with officials of other jurisdictions on investigations and apprehension of suspects.; Serves as primary representative of the department with civic organizations, public interest groups, elected representatives, schools, etc. by attending meetings related to public safety problems and/or enforcement; appears before the State Legislature and City Council to present testimony on proposed statutes, bills, and ordinances affecting the Police Department.; Consults with the Mayor in the development of overall policies, programs, and procedures to govern the activities of the department.; Prepares the department budget with the approval of the Chief Administrative and Financial Officer and Mayor and directs the expenditure of allocated funds; oversees all payroll, requisitions, and PO’s, makes recommendations to the Mayor regarding any major purchases.
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APPLY: Submit application, cover letter and resume to: City of Methuen, Human Resource Department, Room 206, 41 Pleasant Street, Methuen, MA 01844 or emailed to Please reference in subject line: Police Chief.
Hours of Work: Full-Time (40+ hours) / Benefitted
Salary ranges up to $220,000 (starting salary commensurate w/qualifications)
Non-Civil Service Position
Position open until filled
The City of Methuen is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and service provider.