Avon MA - Deputy Chief of PolicePosted Jun 14, 2022
The Town of Avon, MA is seeking a Deputy Chief of Police to assist the Chief of Police lead this full-service police department of 16 full-time sworn officers, 5 part-time/special officers, and 7 support staff, including dispatchers. The selected candidate is expected to be an integral part of the Department’s succession plan. The Deputy Chief reports to the Chief of Police and has responsibility for performing general and specialized law enforcement duties and administrative work in the coordination, planning, review, and supervision of the activities in the department. With approximately 4,500 residents, Avon is a quintessential New England community located in Norfolk County. With easy access to I-93 and I-95, Avon is just 17 miles south of Boston, and 51 miles from Providence, RI. Avon is a short drive to beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod. The Town is governed by a 3-member Selectboard that also serve as Police Commissioners, with an appointed Town Administrator.
Candidates must possess unquestioned integrity, a thorough knowledge of police administration and operations, possess proven management and leadership skills and demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining effective relationships with employees, public safety partners, town departments, the business community, schools, and the citizens. The candidate must have experience in the supervision and oversight of criminal investigations, disciplinary matters, training, policy and with the growth and development of officers. Experience with accreditation is desirable.
A bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Police Administration or related field is required; a master’s degree is preferred. Fifteen (15) years progressively responsible law enforcement with at least five (5) years in supervisory, command and administrative positions in a union environment, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is required. Candidate must be a graduate of a full time MA Police Academy or able to obtain MA certification within a reasonable time period. Salary range to $140,000; starting salary commensurate with qualifications; including educational incentive and comprehensive benefits package.