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Chief of Police, Herington Police Department

The City of Herington, Dickinson County, KS, population 2,526, is seeking to fill the position of Chief of Police.  Herington is on US Highway 77 just 30 miles South of Junction City.  The City also has a hospital and a regional airport.  The police department has a total compliment of 4 commissioned officers.  The Police Chief will be a part of the City’s management team reporting to the City Manager in a commission-manager form of government.  The Chief is responsible for all aspects of municipal law enforcement, including patrol, investigations, administrative services, and management responsibilities to include training and budgeting.  The ideal candidate must possess strong skills in communication, organization, problem solving and management

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  Wage will depend on qualifications.  Benefits include Kansas Police and Fire Retirement (KP&F), health insurance, life insurance, vacation, and sick leave.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Ten years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience is necessary.  This includes five years at a command level, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.  A Bachelor’s degree in Police Science or Criminal Justice is preferred.  Being a graduate of an advanced Police Management/Administrative Development Program and having experience in a municipal environment equivalent in size and complexity is desired.  Possessing knowledge of civil service laws and having a broad background of specialty skill training and certifications are highly desired.  The candidate must hold KLETC certification and a valid Kansas driver’s license.

OBTAINING AN APPLICATION:  The City of Herington will accept applications until the position is filled.  Please call the City Clerk for application or questions 785-258-2271.  Submit a letter of interest, resume and completed city application form and supporting documentation to the City of Herington, Attention City Clerk, PO Box 31, 17 North Broadway Herington, KS  67449 or email to brenda@cityofherington.com.  A full job description, application form, and information about the City of Herington can be found at www.cityofherington.com 

CLOSING DATE:  11/01/2018