The salary range established for this position is $135,000 - $175,000 based on qualifications.
The City offers an excellent benefit package.
The City of Portland is seeking police professionals for the position of Chief of the Portland Police Department.
Portland, Maine, located 100 miles north of Boston, is a lively city incorporating the character of yesteryear into a modern urban environment that boasts a working waterfront, multiple islands and an international Jetport. The City of Portland has long been a welcoming city that strives to be inclusive and a place where everyone, from all backgrounds and experiences, can have a strong sense of belonging. With a population of 68,000 residents (150,000 daytime) Portland is a city of families and neighborhoods. While being the largest city in the State, Portland is proudly described as a city with small-town character and feel.
The Police Department has an authorized complement of 223 personnel (160 sworn members, 27 civilian staff, 36 dispatch center staff) with the Chief overseeing a sworn staff of 1 Assistant Chief, 1 Major, 11 Lieutenants, 20 Sergeants and 122 Officers. By number of positions, the Portland Police Department is the largest municipal law enforcement agency in Maine. Operating with an annual budget in excess of $15M, the Department responds to more than 80,000 calls for service each year. The Portland Police Department enjoys a history of public engagement and working openly in partnerships with the community to foster an atmosphere of cooperation and trust.
Candidates meeting the position criteria with a history of exceptional leadership, capable of partnering with the community and leading officers and staff to move the Police Department to new levels of success, are encouraged to apply.
Candidates must possess well-developed communication and public presentation skills, as well as the utmost integrity, and be committed to the long-range success of the Portland Police Department.
The Police Chief is appointed by and reports to the City Manager.
Electronic submissions are required.
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