Swansea, MA (16,500 pop.), seeks a dynamic and experienced law enforcement professional with demonstrated leadership and communication skills, who enjoys interacting with the community and supports community policing, to serve as its next Police Chief. Swansea is a suburban/rural community in southeastern Mass. Swansea has a three-member Board of Selectmen-Town Administrator form of government with open Town Meeting. Swansea has an AA+ rating and an FY21 budget of approximately $46.5 million. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, law, public administration, or related field (advanced degree preferred) and at least 10 years of law enforcement experience, preferably including five years in a police leadership position. Candidates must be skilled at community outreach and must have, or be able to obtain, certification as a Massachusetts full-time police officer. The successful candidate will receive an attractive compensation package including health and retirement plans and an annual salary of $130K+/-, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Final candidate must pass all pre-employment screening and background checks. Swansea is an EOE.

For additional information related to the position, the town and the application process, visit http://www.communityparadigm.com or contact Bernard Lynch, Principal, Community Paradigm Associates at blynch@communityparadigm.com. Application materials must be received by 5 p.m. EST, Dec. 5. Submit resume and cover letter, via email in a single PDF, subject: Swansea Police Chief, to: apply@communityparadigm.com.

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