CHIEF OF POLICE
The Municipality of Norristown, an urban community with a diverse population of approximately 35,000, is seeking a Chief of Police to lead a department of 69 police officers. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in modern police operational and administrative practices, exceptional leadership skills, and the ability to create and implement a strategy of community policing and crime reduction. The Chief will be expected to advance the legitimacy and perception of the police by advocating actions that are supported by the community. The Chief of Police is also expected to maintain a visible presence within neighborhood and business districts.
The ability to work cooperatively with local and county elected officials, municipal administration, citizens and civic leaders is required. Candidates must have served at least 15 years as a certified police officer, and possess a minimum of 7 years of recent administrative and supervisory experience as a lieutenant or higher level within a similar or larger-sized department that serves an urban community.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree and a record of continuing career education and development that includes graduation from the FBI National Academy or similar executive level law enforcement training are preferred. A combination of education, training, and experience that closely meets the needs of the Municipality will be considered.
The candidate must be currently certified under Pennsylvania Act 120 (53 Pa. C.S.A. § 2161), or be eligible to receive certification within 90 days of employment. Starting salary $140,000 annually.
To apply, send a letter of interest and complete resume to:
Municipality of Norristown
First review of resumes will be Monday, June 21, 2021. Envelopes or Email submissions should be marked “Police Chief Application.” Norristown is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and minorities and women are encouraged to apply.