The annual salary range for this position is $120,000 - $135,000. The City of Sun Prairie also offers an attractive benefits package.
GovHR USA is pleased to announce that the City of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, resident population of approximately 33,000, seeks experienced police leaders as applicants to serve as this community’s next Chief of Police.
Sun Prairie is located in south central Wisconsin approximately 12 miles north east of the City of Madison. It is the second-most populous city in Dane County. Sun Prairie provides ready access to major highways, rail transportation and Dane County Regional Airport. The City Council and staff strive to provide smart fiscal policies and cutting-edge initiatives, while offering high-quality, friendly services. Sun Prairie includes a wide range of housing, excellent public schools, and 42 neighborhood and community parks.
Sun Prairie is governed by an elected Mayor and 8 member City Council. The Mayor is the chief executive officer of City government and delegates the responsibilities of day to day operations and management of resources to the City Administrator. The Mayor serves as the presiding officer of the City Council and is a voting member of the Council. The City Council determines the policies that affect the City’s present and future well-being and provides leadership for planning and community development. There are various citizen boards and commissions that help make the City of Sun Prairie an efficient and attractive place to live.
The Sun Prairie Police Department is staffed by an authorized 55 sworn Police Officers, 22 non-sworn individuals and 2 part time Records Clerks. Police Officers and Detectives are represented by the Wisconsin Professional Police Association. The Sun Prairie Police Department is housed in two police stations. The Department responded to approximately 23,360 calls for service in 2018, the largest number of which were service related. The City of Sun Prairie experiences a very low rate of criminal activity and is an excellent and safe place to live and work. The Police Department budget for 2019 is $8,653,868.
The City is seeking a dynamic and collaborative professional with proven law enforcement leadership and managerial experience and strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
The ideal background and qualifications for the Chief of Police position include:
Successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related fields. Leadership training such as the F.B.I. National Academy, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, military officer training, or similar programs and at least five years of progressively responsible experience in executive/command level law enforcement, preferably within a municipal environment is highly desirable. (An equivalent combination of experience and on the job training may be substituted to fill some or all education requirements described above.) Must possess or be able to obtain a State of Wisconsin driver’s license.
Electronic submissions are required.
THE CITY OF SUN PRAIRIE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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