Chief of Police

Organization: New Milford, Connecticut
Salary: Salary Range is $82,000 to $108,000. Beginning salary DOQ’s supplemented by negotiated benefits packet with 4 year contract.
Close Date: 7/12/2010

Job Description:

All the benefits of a vintage New England lifestyle that few Connecticut towns can still offer. As the largest town in the state, (64 square miles), New Milford offers a broad range of housing options, recreational activities and business locations while retaining working farms and plentiful open space. Close to commercial centers such as Danbury, Stamford, Hartford, White Plains and New York City.

The Chief of Police is responsible for leading, developing, managing, administering, and supervising the police operations for the Town of New Milford residents. The Mayor, with the approval of the Town Council, shall appoint a Chief of Police for a definite term not to exceed 4 years, and upon expiration of any such term, may reappoint the Chief in a like manner for successive terms not to exceed four years each.

The New Milford Police Department is currently authorized for 49 sworn officers who include the Chief, Deputy Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, 8 Sergeants, 6 Investigators/Detectives (2 youth and 1 on the regional narcotics task force), 31 police officers and 14 civilians. The New Milford Police Department Budget for FY 2010-2011 is approximately $4.4 million for operations.

Minimum qualifications require a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice or related field; Masters & FBI Academy type training preferred. Candidates must possess a minimum of 15 (fifteen) years of law enforcement experience with a minimum of 5 (five) years of command experience (command experience is equivalent to a position of Captain and above in the New Milford Police Department). Experience desired in labor relations; community policing; public administration principles; police communication systems; youth programs, law enforcement policies and procedures. Valid Driver’s License and CT Post Certification as Police Officer or ability to obtain certification. Residency is preferred within one year of appointment.

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Salary Range is $82,000 to $108,000. Beginning salary DOQ’s supplemented by negotiated benefits packet with 4 year contract. EEO/AA. Interested applicants please send your confidential resume and cover letter to:
Ms. Randi Frank
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, GA 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848
Ms. Frank is located in CT and can be reached at:
Phone 203-284-3707


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