Located on the western slope of the Rockies, halfway between Denver and Grand Junction, the charming and vibrant Town of Eagle is one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets. Incorporated in 1905, the Town sits in the heart of the Eagle River Valley with expansive vistas framed by majestic mountains and is home to approximately 7,800 residents. The community sits at an elevation of 6,621 feet and averages 290 days of sunshine each year, with stunning scenery highlighting the incredible geographic diversity of the area, including lush forests, high-peaked mountains, and clear rivers.
Under the Town Manager’s direction, Eagle’s new police chief will build upon the department’s long history of effective and efficient services and strong community relations to lead EPD into its next era. The current Eagle Police Department operating structure consists of 16 team members, including the chief executive, lieutenant, two patrol sergeants, one detective, one school resource officer, eight patrol officers, and two administrative records/support staff working with an annual budget of nearly $2.74 million annually.
The Town of Eagle is seeking a compassionate and community-minded law enforcement professional ready to take the reins of a successful, hardworking department. The successful candidate for this position will be a “working chief” well versed in industry best practices, accreditation standards, and evolving technology.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least 10 years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience, with four (4) or more years at the level of sergeant or higher. Preferred qualifications include experience supervising a staff of ten (10) or more and completion of a graduate degree and/or demonstration of continued professional development which may include attendance at the FBI National Academy, or another similar program is desired. Qualified candidates will demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities, including suitable annual reviews, completion of relevant police and management training, successful testing, and the ability to become Colorado POST certified. Experience in a rural mountain community is highly desirable.
Compensation for this position will be between $91,420-$146,00, negotiated based on qualifications.
Please apply online at: https://www.governmentresource.com/executive-recruitment/open-recruitments/eagle-co-chief-of-police
The first review of applications is: June 26, 2022
For more information on this position contact:
Eddie Salame, Senior Vice President