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Posted on: October 7, 2020

City Seeks Applicants for Police Chief

The City of Stevens Point is seeking an innovative leader with exceptional skills to lead the Police Department. The position reports to the optional powers Police & Fire Commission. Applications accepted until enough qualified candidates have applied.

The Stevens Point Police and Fire Commission operates as an optional powers body with unique authority to guide and shape the mission of the public safety services. The Stevens Point Police Department provided 20,739 service calls in 2019, with a career staff of 46 sworn personnel.

The City of Stevens Point covers 20 square miles, and has a population over 27,000.  It is centrally located in Wisconsin and is home to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The City and surrounding urban area are host to numerous outdoor recreational activities.  

The Police Chief must possess strong ability to utilize technology, demonstrated leadership, supervisory, employee relations, and budgetary skills together with an accomplished background in law enforcement.  The Police and Fire Commission is seeking a community-focused, collaborative, and innovative professional to lead the Police Department. The Police Chief must possess an unwavering commitment to transparency and accountability, a contemporary leadership style that is deeply rooted in community policing, and a demonstrated aptitude for seeking creative, partnership-driven approaches that improve community health and safety. 

Extensive experience in budget management and labor relations is required.  A Bachelor’s degree is required.  An advanced degree in a related field is highly desirable. Attendance and certificate of completion from one of the nationally recognized law enforcement leadership programs is preferred.   Ability to demonstrate progressive responsibility with supervisory and administrative experience.  

Salary range starting at $95,742.00, plus excellent benefits.  Apply with cover letter, resume, references, current salary and email address to: 

Stevens Point Police & Fire Commission
c/o Lee Ann Spoon
933 Michigan Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Email:  lspoon@stevenspoint.com

Applications will be accepted until a suitable number of qualified candidates have applied.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

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