The town of Norwell (population 11,477) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Chief of Police. Norwell has approximately 4,233 households and a total area of approximately 21.2 square miles. The civil service department is comprised of one Deputy Chief, 24 full-time sworn officers, six special officers, one executive administrative assistant, and six police clerks with a budget of $3.3 million. Community support is strong for the department. The Chief reports to the five-member Board of Selectmen through the Town Administrator. The successful candidate must possess a proven record of leadership with Massachusetts experience strongly desired; executive management skills; have a thorough knowledge of police administration, experience implementing community policing programs and expertise in civil service, labor relations and effective customer service. Candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field; master’s degree preferred; eight years of progressively responsible experience with at least five years of command level experience at sergeant level or above; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Candidate is expected to reside within a reasonable area proximity for re-call and to be reachable at all times. The Chief of Police has a personal contract; salary and benefits/educational incentive will be negotiated commensurate with experience and qualifications. Norwell is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit our website for the full job description at www.townofnorwell.net. Interested candidates should mail a letter of interest and resume, which will be kept in confidence, to: Chief of Police Search Committee, 345 Main St., Norwell, MA 02061 or email required documents to hr@townofnorwell.net on or before Oct. 23. Position open until filled.

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