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Village of Capac: Police Chief Closing Date: June 2, 2023

Due to a retirement, the Village of Capac., (pop. 1858) is seeking a highly visible, full-time working Chief of Police to lead the department. The Village of Capac is located in western St. Clair County, approximately 30 miles West of Port Huron and 50 miles North of Detroit. The department has an operating budget of $502,000.

Under the general supervision of the Village Manager, the Chief will be responsible for the daily operation of the department, annual budget preparation, and law enforcement activities. This position is an administrative/patrol position and requires experience with and knowledge of municipal and community policing. The ideal candidate will have experience with issues facing a rural community.  Strong leadership, and supervisory skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and investigative skills are necessary. This position will enjoy being part of an exceptional local government team striving to provide exemplary service to the citizens of the community.

  • A minimum of five years (5) experience in law enforcement with three years (3) in a progressively responsible supervisory/administrative capacity is preferred.
  • A Bachelor's degree in criminal justice is preferred.
  • The selected candidate shall be licensed as a full-time MI police officer through Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) and must possess or have the ability to obtain a MI driver's license.
  • A graduate of Staff and Command College or equivalent training and experience is preferred. 
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of diplomacy in contentious or confrontational situations.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to maintain discipline, leads, and command employees effectively under emergency conditions, and works effectively under stress and within deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness and maintain effective working relationships with the public, victims, detainees, other law enforcement professionals, the media, and Village officials, administrators and employees.
  • Ability to work shifts of varying lengths and different times of the day, including weekends and holidays as necessary.
  • Ability to effectively lead, motivate, train, supervise, and evaluate others.
  • Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing, and in making presentations in public forums.
  • Thorough knowledge of the best practices, procedures, methods, and techniques associated with modern law enforcement

The Village offers a competitive benefits package, including a 10% MERS 457 employer contribution with a salary range of $50,000.00 - $65,000.00, depending on qualifications and experience.

A detailed job description is available upon request. Resumes accepted no later than 4:00 pm, June 2, 2023. Please direct a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, and at least three references to:

Travis Youatt
Village Manager
131 N. Main St.
P.O. Box 218
Capac, MI 48014
E-mail to:

Opening Date: 04/24/2023  
Closing Date: 06/02/2023  

Contact Person: Travis L. Youatt  
Telephone: 810-395-4355  
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