Centrally located between Denver and Boulder on the US 36 high-tech corridor is Westminster, Colorado. Experiencing a great influx of residents over the last three decades, Westminster now has a population of 119,000 in 34 square miles inside Jefferson and Adams Counties, with a greater metro population of 2,897,000.
The City of Westminster is a home-rule city that operates under a council-manager form of government consisting of six Councillors and a Mayor. The Westminster Police Department has a total of 293.8 full-time equivalent employees, that includes 199 sworn personnel and 94.8 professional staff. The department’s adopted 2023 budget is $43,315,150. The department is comprised of four divisions: administration, patrol services, investigation services, and technical services.
The ideal candidate is a humble, authentic servant leader with proven leadership and communications skills. The candidate must be able to effectively communicate their vision and goals to police department personnel, city staff, City Council, and members of the Westminster community.
The selected candidate must have a combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in law enforcement, public administration, or a related field. This position requires a minimum of 10 years of experience in law enforcement of a wide and progressively responsible nature in police service, with a minimum of six years of supervisory or managerial experience in a police setting at the rank of Captain, Division Chief, or Deputy Chief level or above preferred.
Possession of a valid Colorado driver’s license or, if out of state, the ability to obtain a valid Colorado driver’s license within the mandated time allowed by the state of Colorado for new residents is required.
A valid Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certification or equivalent certification from another state is required. If you are certified in another state, provisional certification through Colorado POST must be obtained prior to being employed with the City of Westminster. Please review the Colorado POST website for details on the provisional certification. Successful candidate must obtain a Colorado POST certification within one year of start date with the City.
The salary range for this position is $182,750 – $228,437, depending on qualifications and experience.
First review of applications: January 9, 2023
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