Chief of Police
Wheat Ridge, CO

A national search is underway to attract a highly-qualified individual to become the next Chief of Police for the City of Wheat Ridge Police Department in the heart of the Denver Metropolitan Area. Wheat Ridge seeks to continue its strong police-community relationship while advancing its commitment to public safety, community policing and promoting an outstanding quality of life for residents and visitors. The City seeks a Chief of Police who is passionate about that mission and enthusiastic about the opportunity to lead a CALEA accredited police agency with 84 authorized sworn and 24 professional staff and an $11 million budget. The next ideal candidate will have impeccable integrity and be an effective communicator who is genuine, personable, welcoming, and humble in all facets of their interactions with department members, city staff, and the community. The next chief will recognize the complexities of policing a small community surrounded by a large metropolitan area, including the necessity of strong partnerships with allied agencies, the community and other stakeholders.

In addition to opening new doors for communication and transparency, the next Chief of Police will have the opportunity to transform the culture of the WRPD while providing effective leadership to support the City’s goals. Position requires 10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, including senior executive assignments and management of community policing and crime reduction efforts. It is preferred that this experience is with a similar-sized or larger metropolitan police agency. A Bachelor’s degree, preferably augmented by post-graduate studies, is highly desirable. Position requires certification as a police officer, or ability to obtain certification as mandated by Colorado POST:

The salary range for this at-will position is $128,500 – $199,100 annually, with placement with the range depending on qualifications, salary history and accomplishments. Compensation is augmented by an excellent benefits package. The first review of applications will occur on November 15, 2019. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply immediately. Electronic submittals are to be sent to and shall include a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume and six references. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Mr. Gary Peterson at (916) 622-5323 or A detailed brochure can be viewed at

City of Albany, OR

SALARY RANGE:  $114,510 – $143,125 a year

Due to the upcoming retirement of the current Police Chief, the City of Albany is accepting applications for the position of Police Chief. Position available February 1, 2020. A complete outline of the department, position, candidate profile, position requirements, compensation & benefits, and applications & selection process is available by viewing the position profile brochure:

Applications will be accepted only online through Sunday, October 13, 2019.

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City of Dover, Delaware

The City of Dover, Delaware, Capital of the First State, is seeking interest from qualified applicants for the Chief of Police position. This opening is available due to retirement. The Dover Police Department has an authorized strength of 101 sworn officers including the Police Chief and Deputy Chief. The Administrative Support staff includes thirty-three (33) civilian members. In addition, the Cadet program consists of six (6) part-time civilian members. The fiscal year 2019-2020 departmental operating budget totals $17,256,100. Of this amount, $16,735,500 represents personnel, $1,1135,000 represents operating expenses, and $753,900 is for Capital Outlay. The Dover Police Department is CALEA certified. The City of Dover operates under a modified Mayor/Council/Manager form of government. There are nine (9) elected Council members, two (2) from each of the four (4) districts with one (1) member serving at large. Dover’s population is approximately 38,000 citizens. The position of Police Chief reports directly to the elected Mayor. The Mayor serves a four (4) year term.

The essential function of the position within the organization is to oversee and direct operations of the City’s Police Department. The position is responsible for supervising staff; establishing long-range plans; developing policy and procedures; preparing budgets; law enforcement; departmental records; and evaluating, documenting, and reporting on events and activities to senior management and elected or appointed officials. Decision-making is the main focus of the job, affecting the entire organization and surrounding population. Please visit the City of Dover’s webpage (Human Resources),, to review the entire job description.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in business administration criminal justice, public administration or a related field. Master’s degree in same field is preferred. Must have completed an executive level leadership/management course such as FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command or NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police Command and Leadership Academy. Requires ten years of experience with at least five (5) years of supervisory experience.

A pre-employment criminal background investigation, driving record, and pre-employment drug/alcohol screening will be required.

Applicants who can be creative in delivering efficient services to the community we serve are highly desired. Candidates will be instrumental in assisting to make Dover a place where people want to live through our motto –

Dedication, Ownership, Vision, Excellence and Reliability

The City of Dover offers a total compensation package, which includes pension, health, dental, vision insurance and group life insurance. Paid vacation and sick leave is provided.

To apply, submit a City of Dover employment application, resume and cover letter to: City of Dover, Attn: Human Resources Dept. An application can be obtained from the Human Resources Department within City Hall or at the website . Applicants are encouraged to visit the Dover Police Department’s website, to learn more about the Department.

Maximum Weekly Rate: $2,365 Weekly salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Closing Date: October 14, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

The City of Dover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Police Analyst (Background Investigator)

SALARY: $55,099.20 – $80,121.60 Annually
STATUS: Full-Time Regular
FLSA: Exempt position, not eligible for overtime compensation.
OPENING DATE: 09/09/19
CLOSING DATE: 09/22/19 11:59 PM

Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale.

About The Position
The Police Analyst (Background Investigator) is assigned to the Police Background Investigation and Recruitment Section. The Background Investigator is responsible for conducting background investigations on candidates applying for all police positions to include: sworn, civilian, interns, and volunteer positions. The Background Investigator performs professional level administrative duties based on assignment including but not limited to: background interviews and background investigations, research, data/statistical analysis, policy and procedure development, accreditation compliance, strategic planning, and process improvement.

PREFERRED: Preference will be given to those who have previous law enforcement investigation experience.

Selection Process
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a panel interview and an assessment exercise. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

  • Fingerprinting
  • Drug Screening
  • Psychological Testing
  • Background Investigation to include Polygraph


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Social Sciences or related field, and
    Two years of professional level administrative experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and job related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements:

Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on division/department/service assignment.

Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:

  • Conducts police employment background investigations and interviews in accordance with Arizona P.O.S.T. and Scottsdale Police Department rules and regulations.
  • Completes criminal history inquiries into federal, state and local data files.
  • Participates in activities and services related to Police Personnel areas including recruitment and selections; employment and other areas as required. Develops and analyzes information from formal interviews, as well as information derived and developed from law enforcement systems, public domain data bases, social media websites, etc.
  • Performs clerical duties including typing and filing, updating and maintaining security on sensitive files.
  • Performs program evaluation and organizational analysis; monitors procedures and methods; prepares reports on findings and recommends action; assists with project management expertise to coordinate and implement department- wide projects.
  • Ensures accuracy, consistency and clarity in policy and procedural manuals and compliance with accreditation standards.
  • Assists with collecting, organizing and filing accreditation documentation and in on-site reviews by accreditation assessors.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer, telephone, calculator, copy and fax machines requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand and eye movement.

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The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an “otherwise qualified applicant” with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.


Sergeant, University Police Department
California State University, San Marcos

California State University San Marcos seeks two Police Sergeants for the University Police Department. Under general direction of a commanding officer, the Sergeant is assigned primary responsibility as a working first line supervisor, in addition to general law enforcement and specialized work assignments performed by Police Officers and Corporals.
• High School diploma or equivalent and graduation from a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) academy and possession of an Intermediate P.O.S.T. Certificate
• Minimum of three years active law enforcement experience, with at least two years full-time experience as a patrol officer
• Successful completion of initial probationary period as an officer • Completion of a P.O.S.T. Supervisory Program must be completed within two years of appointment, or as scheduling allows
• Must successfully meet and pass a pre-employment medical examination, drug screen, psychological examination, polygraph examination and background investigation prior to appointment

• Possession of an Advanced or Supervisory P.O.S.T. Certificate
• Prior law enforcement experience in a college, university or academic environment, specifically with the CSU or UC system
• Prior experience as law enforcement supervisor
• Field Training Officer (FTO) experience

Salary and Position Status
• Opening Date: August 3, 2019
• Two (2) full-time probationary positions with benefits
• Salary Range: $5,688 – $8,750/month – salary commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected.
• This position is “open until filled” with a first review of applications beginning August 26, 2019. For assurance of full consideration, applications and supporting material should be submitted by 11:59pm on August 25, 2019.
• The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified
applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or
ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status. For more information and to apply, visit:

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Freeport, Illinois


GovHR USA LLC is pleased to announce that the City of Freeport, Illinois, resident population of approximately
25,000, seeks experienced and assertive police leaders as applicants to serve as this community’s next Chief of
Freeport is located in north central Illinois approximately 30 miles west of the City of Rockford, Illinois. It is the county seat and largest city in Stephensen County. The City is governed by a Council Manager form of government. The Mayor and City Council delegate day to day operations and management to the City Manager.
The Chief of Police is appointed by and reports to the City Manager.

Established in 1883, the Freeport Police Department is staffed by 48 sworn police officers, including the Chief of Police, 27 non-sworn employees and a part-time, non-sworn Evidence Officer. Patrol Shifts work 12 hour tours
of duty. Specialty assignments within the Freeport Police Department include: Detectives, Canine Officers, Drug
Enforcement Officers, School Resource Officer and the Community Policing Unit. Police Headquarters is located at 320 West Exchange Street in Freeport. The PBPA is the officers’ collective bargaining representative.

The City is seeking an innovative and collaborative professional with proven managerial and leadership
experience, as well as strong interpersonal and customer service skills.

The ideal professional background and qualifications for the Chief of Police position include:

  • Will have a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible sworn law enforcement experience.
  • Will have supervisory and leadership experience in a comparable law enforcement agency at the rank of
    Lieutenant or higher.
  • Will have a reputation as a leader with a high level of honesty and integrity.
  • Candidates must be committed to training, professional development and community engagement, as
    well as embracing the benefits and techniques of community policing.
  • Will have labor relations experience.
  • Should have a history of intergovernmental cooperation and relationship building.
  • Should have experience interacting and collaborating with other law enforcement agencies and mutual
    aid groups.
  • Must be knowledgeable of current best practices and policies in policing and ensure consistency in the
    application of those policies.
  • Is expected to have excellent organizational management skills and a clear understanding of resource
    and budgetary allocations.
  • Will possess well-developed writing and public speaking skills.

Successful candidates will a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a focus on criminal
justice, public administration, business administration or related fields. A master’s degree is desirable.
Leadership training such as the F.B.I. National Academy, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and
Command or similar programs is highly preferred. Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Certified or able to be certified within 6 months of hire.

The Chief must establish residence in the City within a reasonable time of hire.
The annual salary range for this position is $95,000-$115,000 depending on qualifications. The City of Freeport
also offers an attractive benefits package. Interested professionals may submit a resume, cover letter and
contact information about 5 professional references by September 12, 2019 to consultants Joe De Lopez and Lee McCann at: Electronic submissions are required. Telephone inquiries: (847) 380-3240

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Deputy Sheriff Trainee
$6,209 ‐ $7,548/Monthly*

We challenge you to step into a law enforcement/crime prevention career. Apply today. Become a Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff Trainee! Multiple positions available, starting salary up to $43.40/hour ($90,851/year), a cash allowance of $400/month, career advancement to Deputy Sheriff I, and a competitive total compensation package!*

Please see the Selection Procedure section of the job announcement for Testing Dates.

What We Offer
A career with the Sheriff’s Office is anything but monotonous. When you join the Sonoma County
Sheriff’s Office, you become part of a strong work family that makes a difference in
our community. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $750 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating
    holiday hours per year
  • For designated positions, bilingual premium pay of $0.90 cents per hour in addition to the
    hourly pay rate
  • Shift work differential premium pay (5%‐10%)
  • County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post‐retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • Onsite workout facilities
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full‐time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

Train to Become a Deputy Sheriff

During the six month probationary period, Deputy Sheriff Trainees attend a basic law enforcement
academy and must successfully complete all course work, physical training, vehicle operation, and use of
weapons courses. Deputy Sheriff Trainees who successful complete the California POST certified Basic
Peace Officer Academy may promote to Deputy Sheriff I. While Deputy Sheriff Trainee is a non‐sworn
position that has no police officer powers, and does not perform active law enforcement duties, Sonoma
County Deputy Sheriff I positions learn how to patrol assigned areas, serve warrants, make arrests, and
assist in preliminary criminal investigations.

Working in the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office

Serving the community since 1850, the Sheriff’s Office employs over 650 employees to protect and
secure the half‐million residents within the 1,768 square miles of Sonoma County. With more than 30
different highly‐trained and specialized units, you can be confident that a career with the Sonoma
County Sheriff’s Office will be anything but monotonous.

After being hired, passing the academy, and receiving appropriate training, Deputies are assigned to the
Patrol Division, a part of the Law Enforcement Division. The patrol force operates out of the main office
of the Sheriff’s Office in Santa Rosa, two substations located in Guerneville and the Sonoma Valley, as
well as two contracted police stations in the Town of Windsor (Windsor Police Department) and the City
of Sonoma (Sonoma Police Department).

A variety of specialty assignments are also available in the Sheriff’s Office. Assignments such as explosive
ordinance detail, SWAT team, tactical response team, hostage negotiator, training officer, dog handler,
helicopter observer, internal affairs investigator, background investigators, and detective assignments
within a variety of investigative units. Specialty assignments are made on a “most qualified” basis and
are entitled to premium pay. To learn more about these assignments, and how we serve the community,
please visit the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office website.

The probationary period of this job classification is six months. Deputy Sheriff Trainees who fail to
satisfactorily complete the California POST certified Basic Peace officer academy during their
probationary period will be terminated from this position.

Deputy Sheriff Trainee is not intended for individuals who have already completed the California POST certified Basic Peace Officer Academy within the last three years.

  • If you have completed the Academy, please apply to our Deputy Sheriff I recruitment.
  • If you are a seasoned law enforcement officer, please apply to our Deputy Sheriff II recruitment today!

* Salary is negotiable and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed
without notice. For more information & to apply online, visit or call
707‐565‐2331. EOE Apply by 7/30/19