Police Chief – New Haven, CT

Client: City of New Haven, Connecticut
Position: Police Chief
Closing Date: Closed; Appointment Made

Additional Information: 


A national search is underway to attract the next Police Chief to lead the City of New Haven (pop. 130,000) Police Department (NHPD) with the highest professionalism, integrity, transparency, and accountability. The NHPD is a progressive, community-based police agency that takes great pride in the achievements of its sworn and civilian staff members, as well as in the Department’s pioneering role in developing on-going police-community partnerships. The New Haven Police Department is represented by the Elm City Local CT Alliance of City Police. The Department is funded with an annual budget of over $49 million with a sworn force budgeted strength of 408 and 57 civilians. This is a highly responsible Executive Management position requiring administrative and professional police work directing and controlling all employees and activities in the Police Department. The Police Chief is appointed by the Mayor and subject to approval by the Board of Alders. The Police Chief shall serve subject to the authority of the Mayor for a term of four years. The current term runs through January 31, 2026.

Education and Experience – The Chief shall have graduated from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree and at least five years’ experience in the management of supervisors of a police department with at least 200 employees serving a population of at least 100,000 residents; as well as the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities for the efficient and effective operation of all departments.

POST Certification Required – The selected candidate will be required to successfully complete all standards for police certification as established by Police Officers Standards Training (POST) within 12 months of employment unless an extension is granted by the Council.

Residency – Residency in the City of New Haven is required within 6 months of appointment.

Vaccination requirement – The City of New Haven values the safety of its employees, residents, community, and visitors. In support of these values, if selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs.

A salary of up to $169,600 will be offered to the selected candidate.