Town of Farmington
The Town of Farmington, Maine, population 7,415 is seeking an innovative, proven, approachable, and visionary leader for its next Chief of Police. The Town of Farmington has a Town Meeting–Select Board–Town Manager form of government, and the Chief reports directly to the Town Manager. The Farmington Police Department is a community-policing oriented department. The mission of the department is “to create a feeling of safety for the people within the Town of Farmington”. We have 13 full-time sworn officers, 1 part-time officer, and 2 support staff providing law enforcement services to the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Chief’s position includes highly responsible executive level work in planning, organizing, developing, implementing, evaluating and directing all operations and activities of the Police Department. Work includes law enforcement, criminal investigations, support services, direct or indirect supervision through subordinate supervisory personnel of all personnel assigned to the Police Department. Also included are administrative functions, coordination of assigned activities with other departments and other service providers, community engagement, and highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Town Manager. Candidates must have proven skills in labor relations and budget preparation.
Extensive and progressively responsible experience in all phases of police work, including 5 years in an executive command and a four-year bachelor’s degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration, or a related field is preferred. Must possess a Basic Law Enforcement Certificate, as well as a current Firearms Certification. Graduation from a command/leadership academy, master’s degree in public administration, and an Executive Law Enforcement Certificate are desirable. Any combination or equivalent of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying.
To apply: Please submit a letter of interest, resume and three references by December 31, 2020 to:
Richard Davis, Town Manager
153 Farmington Falls Road
Farmington, ME 04938
or by email to: email@example.com
The Town of Farmington is an equal opportunity employer.