Chief of Police

Town of West Newbury, MA

The town of West Newbury, MA, is seeking a progressive, community-oriented Police Chief to lead a department of full-time and reserve Police officers and the Dispatch Department. The Police Department received accreditation by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission in October 2018.

The Chief of Police is appointed by a three-member Board of Selectmen, and serves as the chief administrative officer of the Police and Dispatch departments and exercises departmental authority in all matters of policy, operations and discipline as authorized under Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 41, Sec. 97A (the “Strong Chief Act”). A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field is required. Master’s degree in criminal justice, public administration or a related field preferred.

Salary range is $115,000 to $131,000 based on experience, plus benefits.

Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest & resume via email to, or by mail or in person to:

Town Manager
West Newbury Town Office Building
381 Main St.
West Newbury, MA 01985

Applications must be submitted by 8 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 1. AA/EOE

This is a re-advertised position. Materials previously submitted by candidates remain on file and do not need to be re-submitted. Candidates already on file will continue to be considered as the selection process moves forward.

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