The Town of Shirley is seeking an individual for full-time employment within the Police Department who will be responsible to supervise all police personnel and plan, coordinate and direct their activities while providing for the protection of lives and property, prevention of crime and enforcement of laws and ordinances within the Town’s boundaries.
The Town of Shirley has a population of over 5,000 residents which includes a variety of commercial, professional office, and industrial businesses. The Police Department currently employs 8 uniformed officers and one civilian personnel, not including the position of Chief of Police. The Police Chief also supervises the Town of Shirley’s Dispatch, located in the Shirley Police Department.
The successful applicant must submit a resume outlining all police related work experience and meet all the minimum requirements of the job description including, but not limited to: authorized to work in the United States; graduated from an accredited high school or have an equivalent education acceptable to MA state standards; a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, law enforcement, public administration or related field or an equivalent to such degree in experience, training and understanding of managerial techniques; medically fit; good moral character; licensed to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of MA; license to carry; completion of MA Criminal Justice Training Academy (MCJTC); EMT certified; continuously employed in police service for at least 10 years; demonstrated ability to
carry out orders from superiors; demonstrated managerial and leadership skills and abilities; demonstrated an ability to delegate and supervise the work of subordinates; ability to manage budgets; served in a Federal, State or Local law enforcement agency in a supervisory capacity for a minimum of two years.
Following is a list of preferred qualifications for the position of Chief of Police: Currently reside within 30 miles from the Town of Shirley boundary; consideration will also be given to candidates who express a willingness to relocate to the area; 15 years of experience in a law enforcement agency and or Massachusetts municipal police department; Three (3) years of supervisory experience in a Federal, State or local law enforcement agency; and current (within the last 12 months). Some Federal and State grant writing experience.
Salary and other benefits will be negotiated, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume via email to Patrice Garvin, Town Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org 7 Keady Way, Shirley, MA. 01464 no later than Monday, April 21 at 1 p.m. Shirley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
A detailed job description and application are available on the links above under Forms and Job Descriptions.
Resumes due Tuesday, April 22st, 2014.
Town of Shirley
7 Keady Way
Shirley, MA 01464