Ferguson Township, PA, population of 19,309, seeks a progressive, innovative, and collaborative, professional with proven managerial, communication, and customer service skills to serve as the Township’s next Chief of Police. The incumbent is retiring after serving as a member of the department for thirty years, with the last five years as the agency’s Chief of Police. The Chief of Police is appointed by and reports to the Township Manager. Ferguson Township is a Home Rule Municipality in the Centre Region and is located at the southern edge of Centre County adjacent to the Borough of State College, and home to The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). The Township encompasses an area of approximately 50 square miles.
The Township is a home rule community and one of six municipalities that voluntarily participates in the Centre Region Council of Governments, the oldest COG in the Commonwealth. The Township is a blend of suburban and rural character, enjoying all the amenities offered by a major university while retaining the rural charm of its many acres of beautiful farmland and public open space. The Township of Ferguson prides itself on its 50-year history of regional cooperation, extensive park system, strong financial position, and notable activities related to environmental sustainability.
The Ferguson Township Police Department is staffed by 22 sworn police officers, 2 full-time Administrative Personnel, a part-time Ordinance Enforcement Officer and 2 part-time Crossing Guards. Officers, Corporals and Sergeants are represented by the Fraternal Order of Police collective bargaining unit. The Police Department works collaboratively with other Centre Region law enforcement agencies, including Patton Township, State College Borough, and Penn State University police departments. In furtherance of its goal of providing a safe community, the FTPD participates in a Regional Drug Task Force coordinated by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Narcotics Investigations, as well as Crisis Negotiation, Intervention and Tactical Response Teams.
The Department is currently an accredited agency with the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Police Chiefs Association.
Successful candidates must have an outgoing personality and be approachable and accessible to residents, visitors, business, and governmental leaders. The next Chief of Police must be open and available to all Police Department staff and Township employees, welcoming partnerships within Township government and with external stakeholders. Candidates must be committed to training, professional development, and community engagement.
The annual salary range for this position is $100,478 – $135,646 DOQ. The Township of Ferguson also offers an attractive benefits package.
Interested professionals should apply Online Only by September 23, 2022 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related professional references www.govHRJobs.com to the attention of Charlene Stevens, Senior Vice President and Louis Rossi, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #225, Northbrook, Illinois 60062, (847) 380-3240. Ferguson Township is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diverse candidates.
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