Chief of Police
The Chief of Police under the general direction of the Town Manager and Town Council, provides innovative administrative management and leadership direction for the police department function, operations, and personnel through supervision of the subordinate staff and review of their activities. The Chief of Police is responsible for preserving the peace of the Town, for commanding and directing the police force and ensuring that all the provisions of the Code of Ordinances of the Town are strictly enforced. In addition, the Chief of Police must routine work with and collaborate with the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s department and in cooperation with the Emergency Operations functions.
The ideal candidate must be motivated, experienced, and a proactive individual who has the ability to cast vision and priorities for the department aligned with the Town’s objectives, and an effective communicator with the public. The ideal candidate will further be a leader who will assure a professionally competent police force where individual officers are vested with good judgement and discretion in the discharge of their duties and are sensitive to all sectors of the community, and that they are acting in the best interest of the public’s safety and enforcement of the law.
The ideal candidate will have a combination of technical expertise, supervisory experience, a capacity to lead and inspire subordinates. The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in the areas of criminal justice, law enforcement, and police administration. Certification by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services in required, and it is anticipated that the ideal candidate will possess additional professional certificates, education, and qualifications. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience as Chief of Police, Assistant Chief of Police, Captain, Lieutenant or other supervisory rank. A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
Submit resume, salary history, references, and cover letter to Dana Schrad at Dana@vachiefs.org