Chief of Police

Job Summary
Under the general direction of the City Manager, this position directs the police department by providing progressive management and leadership. The Chief of Police provides executive level management of all subordinate functions of the police department, ensuring all agency activities are consistent with community and industry standards and expectations and in keeping with the mission of the Police Department. This position requires extensive contact with the public and the person filling this position is expected to be highly involved in the community.
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in law enforcement, criminal justice administration, police science, social sciences, public administration, business administration or similarly related field, and
  • Ten years full-time experience of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, including five years of related management experience;
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position.
  • Verbal and written fluency in the English language
  • Pass a comprehensive background investigation
  • Pass medical and psychological evaluations
Certification and Licenses
  • Possess Oregon DPSST Management Certification (out of state candidates must obtain within 2 years after appointment)
  • Must obtain Oregon DPSST Executive Certification within two years of appointment
  • Required at time of appointment or obtain within 90 days of hire and maintained during employment: Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) certification and Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) clearance
  • Valid driver license at time of hire and maintained during employment
  • Required within six months of promotion or hire: NIMS IS 100, 200, 700, and 800 certifications
  • Required within two years of promotion or hire: NIMS IS 300 and 400 certifications
  • Bi-lingual skills desirable
Application Information
Submit a letter of interest, resume, a list of six professional references, and a completed City of Keizer Employment Application. See Application Instructions attached to the City of Keizer application form for detailed directions on how to apply. Application materials and description of duties are available at or at City Hall, 930 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer.
This recruitment is closes on Wednesday, June 21, 2023. Incomplete application materials will not be eligible for consideration.
Pay Range
Annual: $127,192 – $165,942