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Police Chief

Municipal/State/Federal Openings

Police Chief

Simsbury, CT

Posting Date: February 13, 2018
Closing Date: March 02, 2018

Position Overview back to top

The Town of Simsbury, Connecticut is seeking an innovative, dynamic and experienced professional to serve and lead the Simsbury Police Department. A full profile of the department, position and community will be available at

The Police Chief is entrusted with developing and administering programs and activities to ensure the safety and security of the Simsbury community.  The Police Chief is responsible for establishing a vision, planning, directing and evaluating the day-to-day operations of Department activities including: developing and implementing departmental policies and procedures; developing and implementing departmental goals; organizing and controlling department resources to preserve the peace and protection of persons and property; directing and overseeing internal affairs and civilian complaint investigations; developing, implementing, and evaluating departmental services; and financial management including budget and grant administration. The Chief is also responsible for coaching, supervising and evaluating departmental personnel in accordance with collective bargaining provisions and other applicable Human Resources policies. The Chief of Police will work under the administrative direction of the Town Manager and the policy direction of the Police Commission.

Qualifications back to top

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Police Science, Law Enforcement Administration or related field. POST certification, extensive supervisory and collective bargaining experience are required. Candidates must have a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible municipal law enforcement experience, at least three (3) of which were at the rank of Lieutenant or higher. A Master’s degree, experience working in a CALEA accredited agency, and a proven commitment to professional development such as attendance at the FBI Academy or comparable training are preferred.

Salary/Benefits back to top

The anticipated hiring range is $120,000-$130,000 per year, with a competitive benefits package. The preferred candidate will be subject to a criminal background check, drug/alcohol screening, motor vehicle check and a pre-employment medical evaluation.

How to Apply back to top

Interested candidates are required to submit an on-line employment application including resume, letter of interest, and list of 3 professional references to The deadline for all required application materials is Friday, March 2, 2018 at 1pm

If you have any problems while using the online application system, or if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for this position, please contact the Town Manager’s Office at (860) 658-3291.