The Town of Richmond, VT is seeking a progressive, community service minded Police Chief with a proven record of leadership to serve as its next police chief. The ability to foster a good community relationship between the residents and police personnel is essential. A successful candidate will continue and improve upon Richmond and the Richmond Police Department’s working commitment to racial equity, restorative justice, community mental health, harm reduction, and community-based initiatives to further our town’s vision of transparency, fairness, and public safety. The Chief will also be asked to participate in long-term strategic planning for the Police Department. The town of Richmond is excited to support a candidate who is committed to these efforts and values. The Police Chief oversees a department that is staffed by the Chief, and four full time sworn officers.
Must have or be able to obtain within six months of date of hire, a Level 3 law enforcement certification from the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council. Applicant must pass a pre-employment background check.
The primary job function is to provide municipal police services for the Town of Richmond. This is a salaried Exempt position with primary duties being administrative but the selected candidate will be expected to also cover shifts as needed.
A select number of candidates will be invited by the Police Chief Search Committee to participate in several interviews made up of employees and community members.
The Town of Richmond offers a competitive benefits package. The minimum starting salary for the Police Chief is currently $75,506 but could be higher depending on experience.
More information including a job description, background statement, and outline of the hiring process can be found by clicking the web link icon above.
OR Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest & resume with three references to Josh Arneson, Town Manager, P.O. Box 285, 203 Bridge Street, Richmond, VT 05477 Letter of interest and resumes with three references will be accepted until the end of the day on February 24, 2023.
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