The town of Adams, Massachusetts is seeking an experienced, energetic and dynamic law enforcement professional to manage its Police Department and provide leadership for its 16 full-time officers. Adams is a picturesque valley town of approximately 8,500 residents in beautiful northern Berkshire County. With both urban and rural characteristics, it is the third largest municipality in the Berkshires featuring quintessential business districts and residential neighborhoods. Adams is a close-knit community that enjoys a high level of service, citizen engagement and respect for its proud history. The town is positioning itself to take advantage of its strategic location between the population centers of Pittsfield and North Adams to continue its evolution from mill town to bedroom community with a variety of housing and recreational opportunities to live, work and play.

Applicants must possess advanced knowledge, skills, training and progressive law enforcement experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, effective leadership skills, a commitment to community policing, a collaborative approach to working with other agencies and a strategic approach to utilizing law enforcement resources and practices. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related discipline, 10 years of law enforcement experience, five years supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with previous administrative experience and advanced education. Salary range is commensurate upon qualifications and experience. Job description and application form is available from the town of Adams website www.town.adams.ma.us or the Town Administrator’s Office, 8 Park St., Adams, MA 01220. Candidates should submit resume and cover letter to the Chief of Police Screening Committee, c/o Adams Town Hall, 8 Park St., Adams, MA 01220, or via email to employment@town.adams.ma.us. Applications should be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 26 but position will remain open until filled. AA/EOE