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Village of Stockbridge: Police Chief Closing Date: August 31, 2022

The Village of Stockbridge is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Chief to lead our small but dedicated department.  The chief provides the leadership and management for the village police department.  The village is a quaint, historic community of 1,244 residents located in southeast Ingham county within easy driving distance to Ann Arbor, Jackson, and Lansing.  The department consists of the chief, one full-time patrol officer, and several part-time officers.  The chief is appointed by the Village Manager with approval of the Village Council.

A successful candidate will hold a bachelor's degree with coursework in criminal justice, business administration, public administration, or a related field and have ten years of progressively more responsible experience in police service and supervision, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.

Demonstrable communication and interpersonal skills and experience in building effective working relationships within the community, police department, and village departments are a requirement.  Effective skills related to crisis management, policy implementation, budgeting, emergency management, personnel management, media relations, event planning, resource allocation, and community involvement are highly desirable.

Applicants must be able to successfully complete a comprehensive character and criminal background investigation, health screening, drug screening, and must possess a valid Michigan Operators License with acceptable driving record and MCOLES certification.

Salary range for the position is $55,000 to $65,000 depending on qualifications and experience.  The village also offers competitive fringe benefits.

The position is open until filled.  The first review of applications will occur on August 8, 2022.  Interested candidates should mail a resume with cover letter and five (5) professional references to Village Manager, Village of Stockbridge, PO Box 155, Stockbridge, MI 49285, or E-mail the documents in PDF file format to with POLICE CHIEF APPLICATION indicated in the subject line.  Candidates selected for interviews will be required to complete a job application and consent form for background checks.

The Village of Stockbridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Opening Date: 07/15/2022  
Closing Date: 08/31/2022  

Contact Person: Darwin McClary  
Telephone: 517-851-7055  
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