The City of Reedsport, incorporated in 1919, is located on the beautiful Oregon Coast at a cross section between Highways 101 and 38 on the banks of the Umpqua River. Reedsport is an outdoor lover’s paradise and is located in the heart of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation area with 17 freshwater lakes located only miles from town. Reedsport is also home to one of the largest recreational fishing ports on the Oregon Coast. The City is in a prime location having one of the most significant stretches of temperate coastal dunes, and the stark, mist-shrouded views of dunes, trees, and ocean all nearby are unique and profoundly stunning. The City is within easy driving distance of the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, several cultural centers, and a variety of outdoor recreation parks. Reedsport is also conveniently located only twenty miles from the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport. Outdoor activities, an active community, and gorgeous landscapes all make Reedsport a wonderful place to live and work. The City of Reedsport is seeking a committed, approachable, and inspiring Chief of Police. The ideal candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills, flawless integrity, and must be an active listener. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of outstanding character and integrity, and approaches day to day operations with an optimistic, can-do attitude with a focus on end results and continuous improvement. This person will know how to foster healthy internal discussions to arrive at the best outcomes as one cohesive team. An individual who will lead by example and who is highly active in the community while being easily accessible to members of the community and staff is essential.

The annual salary range for the Chief of Police is $70,500.00-$90,825.00; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Mr. Joel Bryden or Ms. Deanna Cantrell at (916) 784-9080. Filing Deadline: March 1, 2023