A tremendous career opportunity awaits the next Chief of Police for the City of Richland, Washington. Located in the heart of Washington Wine Country, Richland is a safe, high-quality city with well-educated residents. The Richland Police Department is staffed with 65 sworn officers, 18.5 professional support staff, and 58.4 employees supporting the two divisions of Benton County Emergency Services for 141.9 total FTEs. The FY 2019 budget for the Department is approximately $22.6 million. A Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, police science, public administration, or related field is required; along with ten years progressively responsible experience in police services, with a minimum of five years in a senior management capacity. A master’s degree and/or advanced training such as the FBI National Academy are preferred. An equivalent combination of related training, education, and experience may be considered. The annual salary range is $122,699 to $171,787, DOQ in addition to an outstanding benefits package.