The City of Aspen, Colorado is a world-class resort community nestled in the mountain peaks of the White River National Forest. The Aspen community is a close-knit year-round community of approximately 7,700 residents, with seasonal fluctuations to around 15,000 visitors and part-time residents. At only 3.9 square miles the City is located 40 miles south of the I-70 corridor on State Highway 82.

The City of Aspen operates under a council-city manager form of government with home rule authority. There are five council members, including the mayor. The City Manager, City Attorney, and Municipal Judge are appointed by the City Council. The Police Chief is hired by and reports to the City Manager and is confirmed by City Council. Under the direction of the City Manager, the Aspen Police Chief is responsible for the overall management of the City of Aspen Police Department in all areas of law enforcement and public safety.

The City of Aspen is seeking a visionary, values-based leader to serve as its next Police Chief. The ideal candidate is someone who aligns with the city’s mission and values, and demonstrates a calm demeanor, diplomacy, and collaboration.

A bachelor’s degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration, or a related field, and seven years of law enforcement experience, including at least five years in a law enforcement patrol-related supervisory role, is required. A master’s degree in public administration is preferred. Must possess a Colorado State Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification or out-of-state candidates will need to receive provisional certification from Colorado POST prior to the start date. A Colorado driver’s license is required within 30 days of employment.
This position requires candidates to satisfactorily pass a criminal background check, physical examination, polygraph test, drug test, and psychological examination upon hire. Must be willing to work evening and weekend hours in addition to normal hours.

The salary range for this position is $140,000-$209,040 dependent on qualifications and experience. Housing within the city of Aspen is available for this position, with terms negotiable with the preferred finalist. The City of Aspen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workforce.

Please apply

First review of applications: January 5, 2023

For more information on this position contact:
Eddie Salame, Senior Vice President

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