Town of Amherst
4 Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002
The Town of Amherst seeks a workforce that reflects the diversity of its community and strives toward racial equity and environmental sustainability. All are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO
|Salary Range:||Location:||To Commensurate With Experience||AMHERST, MA|
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Massachusetts Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certified or be willing and able to obtain such certification upon hire. - Preference: Required|
THE TOWN OF AMHERST IS RECRUITING FOR ITS NEXT CHIEF OF POLICE
The Department works with and cooperates with the other Town public safety agencies: Fire & Emergency Medical Services and CRESS – Community Responders for Equity Safety and Services (an independent unarmed, person centered, trauma informed, antiracist public safety agency).
About the Successful Candidate
The next Chief of Police will be a collaborative, transformational leader with proven executive experience, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a core belief in customer service. The successful candidate will be a highly experienced, innovative, and engaging law enforcement professional who embraces and cultivates a culture of community engagement; who can look at issues differently and find innovative solutions; who fosters and furthers the Department’s community connections, balancing law enforcement and community engagement; and who is proactive in anticipating challenges, recommending innovative solutions, and delivering positive outcomes.
With a focus on creating a strong public presence, the Chief will serve as an ambassador of community engagement, actively participating in holistic conversations on topics such as racial and social justice, mental health, and community policing. The Chief will also act as a servant leader and champion of the needs and concerns of officers within the Police Department, exercising a diligent commitment to improving morale, establishing trust, and building positive organizational culture. The Chief must display humility, flexibility, open-mindedness, and complement the Town's progressive disposition while earnestly cultivating partnerships with stakeholders and constituents.
In addition, the successful candidate will possess the following:
For more information and to apply, visit www.amherstma.gov
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration or a closely related field plus ten (10) years of proven experience in criminal justice work, three of which were in a position equivalent to lieutenant or higher; OR equivalent combination of education and experience. The Chief must have completed Basic Police Academy Training, be certified as a Massachusetts Police Officer or be willing and able to obtain such certification upon hire, possess a license to carry a firearm, possess a valid Massachusetts Driver’s License without record of suspension or revocation in any state, and be Massachusetts Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certified or be willing and able to obtain such certification upon hire.