The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is assisting the Town of Hartford, Vermont, in their search for their next chief of police.

Deadline to apply: June 10, 2022

The Chief of Police works under the general direction of the Town Manager and will be responsible for the administrative and functional supervision, direct and indirect, of 30 employees. The Chief must plan, implement, administer, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate all functions and services of the Hartford Police Department. This includes operating policies and procedures, developing and modifying services and systems in accordance with Town needs and resources, as well as changing laws and professional standards and ethics. The Chief will administer the Police and Emergency Communications budgets: develops, requests, and administers an annual department operating budget of approximately $2.4 million and must advise Town officials on capital purchases of vehicles and equipment.

Needs and Expectations
§ Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication
§ Ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with a full range of community stakeholders
§ Collaborate with the extensive community service network in Hartford, including the partnership with the Hartford School District
§ Strong commitment to take Hartford Police Department (HPD) forward in national accreditation and maintain accreditation
§ Serve as a liaison with other external organizations, consistent with the town plan objectives of collaboration, development of relationships that involve trust and a willingness to work together
§ Effective leadership style that actively welcomes diversity that is reflective of the community in terms of culture, education, race, sexual orientation, gender, language, and age
§ Demonstrated sensitivity to the perceptions of their employees and the overall community pertaining to crime and safety
§ Conduct or oversee staff training
§ Confer regularly with supervisors and staff to plan, coordinate and evaluate activities, policies, and systems
§ Assign and review work; assist with difficult or unusual tasks, resolve problems, plan work schedules; and oversee payroll
§ Developing policy, procedures, and practices that align with modern, professional standards

§ Associate’s and/or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
§ Current Level III law enforcement certification through the Vermont Criminal Justice (VCJC)Council, the ability to obtain a Level III certification with the VCJC within 2 years of hire, or an out-of-state certification that can transfer to Vermont in accordance with the VCJC.
§ Thorough knowledge of statutes and ordinances relating to law enforcement
§ Ten years of law enforcement experience with a minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience at the command level
§ Completion of the FBI National Academy or commensurate professional development
§ Master’s degree in criminal justice or closely related public policy/social science area (e.g., public policy, public administration, public safety, etc.)
§ Effective communicator with a strong ability to provide and engage in a common supportive language with all stakeholders
§ Demonstrated community policing focus

Salary and Benefits
$110,000 to $120,000. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The Town of Hartford offers a comprehensive benefits package. The pay classification for this position is Grade 24.

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