Police Chief-Village of Shorewood (WI)

The Village of Shorewood is seeking a Police Chief with a unique combination of leadership and supervisory skills, professional knowledge, and a progressive management style to provide innovative leadership to the Shorewood Police Department. The police department is a full-time, full-service agency consisting of a police chief, 2 captains, 5 sergeants, 2 detectives, 15 police officers, an administrative services manager, a public safety clerk, and 2 community service officers.

The Village abuts the north side of the City of Milwaukee on the east and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on the west. It is located along the shore of Lake Michigan. The most current population estimate for the Village is a little over 13,000. The Village is small geographically, just a mile by a mile-and-a-half. The Village is walkable, bike-friendly, attractive architecturally, and close to everything – the Lake, Milwaukee, a major university, educational, cultural and sports offerings, including the Milwaukee Brewers and the Milwaukee Bucks. The Village has an excellent school system, a thriving business community, bike trails, and parks. The citizens are friendly and involved in the affairs and welfare of the community; many volunteer their time and talents in Village Government.

Shorewood is a full-service municipality with Police, Public Works, Planning and Development, Library, Senior Resources Center and Administration. The Dispatch Center, Fire Department, and Health Department are shared resources with the seven communities in the North Shore area of Milwaukee County.

The Police Department has a newly renovated, spacious, and centrally located building.

Shorewood prides itself on providing a high level of personalized, efficient service, and strives for community involvement.

The Police Chief must be capable of providing strong leadership and professionalism and of cultivating a culture of inclusion within the police department and the community. He or she must be open to input and able to communicate well with elected officials, department and Village staff, and all members of the public. The duties, responsibilities, and qualifications are listed in the job description.

The compensation package for the Police Chief includes a starting annual salary ranging from $112,950 to $123,505. The final level of compensation will be dependent on education, experience, and qualifications. The benefit package includes participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending account, employee assistance and other benefits available through AFLAC. Paid vacation, sick time, personal days, and holidays are also provided.

To apply, you may download the application packet on the Village website (www.villageofshorewood.org/jobs) and submit it electronically to Debra Hettrick, The Riseling Group, at hettrickdebra@gmail.com. Your completed application packet must include a Cover Letter, Resume, answers to the three Pre-Interview Questions provided, a completed Village of Shorewood application, and Form DJ-LE-330. Do not answer the questions in Section 6 of the DJ-LE-330. Applications which are incomplete will not be considered.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 4, 2022, no exceptions.

The Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Village does not discriminate in employment on the basis of sex, race, religion, creed, color, origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital status, arrest or conviction record, military service, or any other legally protected status.