Police Chief-City of De Pere (WI)

The City of De Pere, Wisconsin invites qualified law enforcement executives to apply for its Police Chief position. De Pere, one of the best places to live in Wisconsin, is a friendly community located less than ten minutes from the City of Green Bay. The City offers a below average cost of living, low crime rates, and a vibrant economy, all while maintaining a small town feel for its estimated 24,888 residents.

The Mission of the De Pere Police Department (DPPD) is to provide an integrated team approach to pro-active patrol, crime prevention and criminal investigation applying city and community resources to continuously improve safety and quality of life in the city. The department has an annual budget of $5,228,367 and 42 full-time employees, including 37 sworn and five civilian.

Reporting to the City Administrator and Mayor, the Police Chief is responsible for the overall supervision, planning, organizing and direction of police services including patrol, traffic control and enforcement, accident investigation, crime prevention and investigation, community education, court security, and emergency services. This position supervises the Business Manager, Administrative Assistants, Police Technical Support Analyst, Captain/Support Services, Captain Field Services, and Police Social Worker.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field, and a minimum of fifteen years law enforcement experience, of which five years must have been at the command/supervisory level (captain, assistant chief, chief or equivalent), and a valid Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification (WLESBC), or the ability to secure a WLESBC within one year of employment required.

The individual selected must have, or be able to secure, a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and must reside within 15 miles of the corporate city limits no later than 12 months of selection. Finalist must have a safe driving record, and successfully complete the established background check and pre-employment evaluations.

The salary range for this position is $96,928 – $132,932 depending on qualifications. The city may offer starting pay near the midpoint of the posted salary range. The city also offers an outstanding benefits package. For more details on the city’s benefits, visit www.deperewi.gov/HR. Relocation expenses may be available.

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at https://bakertilly.recruitmenthome.com/postings/3055
Application review begins on Friday, September 10, 2021. Following the first review date, we will evaluate all applications against the posted qualifications, and may extend invitations to submit additional information, including references, and a formal interview (virtual or in-person) to a select few. For more information, please email Edward.Williams@bakertilly.com or call 214-842-6478.

For more information about the City of De Pere, visit https://www.deperewi.gov/
The City of De Pere , Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer