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Police Chief

Gillette, Wyoming



City of Gillette

P.O. Box 3003

Gillette, WY 82717

Phone: 307-686-5222

Fax: 307-686-5261




Salary: $83,571 - $117,079

Population: 32,000 

Sworn Officers: 55 

Application Deadline: 5/14/10





Police Chief

City of Gillette, WY



The City of Gillette, a vibrant, growing community of approximately 32,000 people located in NE Wyoming is looking for a Police Chief.  Serving as a member of the City’s senior leadership team and reporting to the City Administrator, the Police Chief manages all activities and operations of the Police Department, including grant funded programs.    


Applicant should be a talented senior management professional from a law enforcement background of comparable complexity and size, with knowledge and experience in community policing.  Candidates should have experience working in a community undergoing rapid growth, be able to handle a high volume workload, have proven negotiation skills, be proactive, have a strong ability to listen to departmental personnel and develop employees.  The new Chief must have strong leadership skills, be politically astute and demonstrate good critical thinking abilities.


The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to work ethically in an organization driven by strong values.  The candidate shall have proven skills directing and motivating others, managerial courage, strategic agility and be able to communicate purpose and vision throughout the department.  




  • An Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Business Administration or closely related field is required.  Bachelor degree is preferred.

  • Ten (10) years of relevant law enforcement or closely related experience that includes five (5) years of management and/or supervision is required.  An equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved may be considered.

  • Ability to obtain, within six months, a State of Wyoming Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification.


A complete position profile is available at:




Call Human Resources at:





The City offers a competitive salary and a full range of benefits.



The required application and job description are available at the above website or phone.



If you wish to apply, please submit an application

and resume to:


Human Resources

201 East 5th Street

P.O. Box 3003

Gillette, WY 82716




Fax to:





Application deadline is May 14, 2010.



EEO and Drug Screening is conducted.











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