The Town of Middleburg, a dynamic and historic small town in Loudoun County, Virginia, is recruiting for a Chief of Police. The Chief is responsible for overseeing public safety and law enforcement in the Town.

The Chief reports directly to the Town Manager and works closely with the elected Town Council on matters of public safety. The Town Manager, elected officials, and Chief of Police have a strong and collaborative working relationship. The current Chief is retiring after a very successful 11-year tenure with Middleburg.

The Chief of Police serves on the Town’s leadership team and is responsible for key activities regarding protection of property, citizen safety, traffic control, major events, and enforcement of ordinances and laws. The Chief is expected to coordinate with other agencies, specifically the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, and to collaborate effectively with other agencies, businesses, educational facilities, and community groups. Involvement in VACP or other professional organizations is expected.

The Police Department has 6 sworn positions (including the Chief) and one administrative assistant. The department’s annual budget, including salaries, is approximately $870,000.

Development of staff and adherence to General Orders is crucial in this role. The Town is proud of the experience and training of its officers and expects ongoing career and professional development to ensure that the department remains professional in all actions.

The Chief of Police position requires a high school diploma or GED, although a college degree is strongly preferred. Current certification as a law enforcement officer under the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is required. Ten years’ experience as a uniformed officer, including at least three years’ experience in senior administration, is required. Must maintain a valid driver’s license. All finalists will be subject to requisite background checks, credit checks, and employment history.

Submit a letter of interest, resume, and names of three references to: Danny Davis, Town Manager, Town of Middleburg, P.O. Box 187, Middleburg, VA, 20118-0187, or electronically at Call 540-687-5152 for more information. The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police will be assisting in the recruitment process.

The Town offers a market competitive salary starting at $115,000, DOQ, as well as a full benefits package, including health insurance, vacation/sick leave, holidays, VRS retirement (with hazardous duty supplement), professional memberships, and more. Applications are due by February 20, 2023. The Town anticipates a start date of April 24, 2023.

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The Town of Middleburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).