Chief of Police-City of Forest Grove (OR)

Date Posted: January 18, 2024

Employer: City of Forest Grove


Forest Grove, OR
Chief of Police

A national search is underway to attract a highly qualified candidate to serve as Chief of Police for the City of Forest Grove, Oregon. Located in Washington County in beautiful northwest Oregon, Forest Grove is surrounded by rolling hills, evergreen forests, and vineyards providing a scenic backdrop for an abundance of recreational opportunities. The City of Forest Grove’s next Police Chief will lead by example as a trusted and engaged part of the community, working compassionately with people and ensuring fair and equitable policies and practices to maintain the confidence of the public. The successful candidate will respect the policing profession and be able to inspire and lead the department by being transparent, forward-thinking, apolitical, and inclusive. Candidates should possess expert-level knowledge of policing principles and have the ability to actively evaluate new technologies and practices and develop alternative, creative solutions to improve the efficiency and quality of policing services. Extensive experience with crime prevention and the principles of procedural justice are also a must. The ideal chief will be knowledgeable and have a track record of working collaboratively with partner agencies and institutions to address community issues such as homelessness, mental illness, trauma and substance abuse. FGPD has a $8m budget supporting 32 authorized sworn police officers and 6 civilian support personnel. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice or a related field, or equivalent experience, is required. A Master’s degree and/or advanced training from Northwestern Staff & Command, FBI National Academy or the PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police is considered a plus. The new Chief will possess at least five years of progressively responsible law enforcement management experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must be a certified police officer in Oregon or have the ability to obtain certification. The salary range for this position is $124,944- $159,456 annually, dependent on qualifications and experience. The City provides an excellent array of benefits. Candidates can apply for the position by submitting a compelling cover letter, resume and references to: [email protected]. Please submit by February 16th, 2024. Confidential inquiries should be directed to Mr. Justin Doll at Public Sector Search & Consulting, Inc. - (916) 789-9990 (office); (907) 748-5746 (mobile) or [email protected].


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