• Milton, WI
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Police Chief – Milton, Wisconsin (pop. 5,716) is strategically located in Rock County along WI Highways 26 and 59, and only five miles from Interstates 39/90. Milton is near Janesville, Beloit, and Madison; Milwaukee is an hour away, and Chicago is a two-hour driveMilton combines the convenience and amenities of the greater Madison area with the independence and friendliness of a small town. Population growth and development, combined with an enviable lifestyle amid beautiful settings and outdoor recreation options, make Milton an exciting professional and personal choice. ThCity seeks skilled public safety professionals as candidates for its next Police Chief
At 4.5 square milesMilton ia mix of residential, retail, commercial and recreational usesCampgrounds, lakes, and beautiful farmland surround this attractive cityMilton offers a balance of business, shopping, and family recreation that contribute to an excellent quality of life.
The City is a full-service municipalityThe State-accredited police department has 12 sworn officersincluding the ChiefDeputy Chiefand one Sergeanttwo part-time officers and two civilian positionsOne sworn position was added in FY 2023The Chief manages a budget of approximately $1.5 million. The Department responded to 118 Part 1 Crimes in 2021, the largest number of which were theftsDispatch services are provided by Rock County
The City is seeking an adaptable law enforcement professional with an ability to provide a contemporary approach to policingThe ideal candidate will have an inclusive managerial style, as well as clear, concise, and open communication skills. 
The successful candidate will:
  • Be adept at combining a hands-on management style with strong leadership, and an ability to work with a variety of stakeholders; 
  • Be strategic thinking and an exceptional communicator; and 
  • Be able to thoughtfully represent the interests of the department and the City, with a high level of community engagement.
Candidates should also have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, as outlined below:
  • Seven – 10 years of service in law enforcement, including three  five years of supervisory and/or administrative experience in a full-time, paid police department
  • B.A. in police science, criminal justice, law enforcement, public administration, or related field; a master’s degree is preferred
  • Leadership training such as the F.B.I. National Academy, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and CommandPolice Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute For Police, Leadership In Police Organizations, or similar programs is required.
  • Certification by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board or eligibility for such certification
  • The successful applicant must establish residency within a 20-minute response time to the City limits.
The starting salary range is $100,000 – $105,000 +/- DOQThe City offers a competitive benefit package. The Chief is appointed by the City s Police Commission. Candidates should apply online by May 30, 2023 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to the attention of Joseph De Lopez, Lee Szymborski, and Marc Hornstein at GovHR USA, Tel:  847-380-3240. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: May 30, 2023

Posted: 2023-05-08

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