Chief of Police – Bozeman, MT

Client: City of Bozeman, Montana
Position: Chief of Police
Closing Date: Closed

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The City of Bozeman, Montana offers a tremendous career opportunity in one of the most livable communities with unmatched outdoor recreational opportunities. The next Chief will lead the Bozeman Police Department into a new era, as it prepares to move into the new Bozeman Public Safety Center. Beautifully situated on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains, scenic Bozeman covers over 18 square miles and is the county seat of Gallatin County, one of the most populated and fastest growing areas in the region. The Police Department includes the Chief’s Office and three major divisions:  Patrol, Support, and Investigations.  The Bozeman Police Department is staffed with 78 employees, including 66 sworn officers, and is funded with an annual budget of $9.95 million. Assisting the Chief are three Captains who oversee the Patrol, Investigations, and Support Services Divisions. Any equivalent combination of experience, education, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is considered qualifying. The following is a typical way to qualify: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or a closely related field and at least ten years of related experience, including at least five years of experience in a supervisory capacity. A Master’s degree is preferred, as is executive leadership training experience such as the FBI National Academy, the School of Police Staff and Command, the Police Executive Leadership Institute, or the Senior Management Institute for Police. Experience gained from municipal policing is highly desired. The City of Bozeman is committed to building a diverse workforce and encourages women and people of color to apply. The starting annual salary range is $113,973 – $125,245, depending upon qualifications. The City provides an additional 12% of salary in the form of a housing allowance to candidates residing in the City of Bozeman. The City of Bozeman offers an excellent benefits package.