The Cleveland Police Department provides law enforcement services to the Village of Cleveland but also assists its surrounding communities. As a municipality of Manitowoc County, the Village of Cleveland Police Department communicates and coordinates with the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office. The Chief of Police ensures that all statutes and local ordinances are enforced.  The Chief will also be responsible for management of Police Department operations, such as scheduling and delegating duties. All programs and activities of the Police Department shall be under the direction and guidance of the Chief.

The Police Chief is appointed by the Village Board of Cleveland and attends monthly Board meetings.  In addition, the Chief works collaboratively with the Human Resources and Public Safety Committee and the Village Board on departmental policy.  Due to the size of the Village of Cleveland, the Police Chief is expected to be present at community events and engage with citizens. The Chief will need to meet with community members in formal and informal settings.

The Village of Cleveland is seeking a candidate of unquestionable integrity that will lead by example and be engaged in the community. The Chief must be accountable and hold others accountable with adherence to Village policies and procedures. The ideal candidate must have strong communication skills and be comfortable with community policing.

The Police Chief will also be responsible for ensuring that the Police Department helps fulfill the Village of Cleveland Vision Statement:

The Village of Cleveland strives to maintain its small-town charm with a sustainable economy and a premium quality of life in a healthy and thriving environment.

Candidates for Police Chief should have a minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in sworn law enforcement positions demonstrating leadership qualities.   Completion of a law enforcement academy program or bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Police Administration or closely related field is required. All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis to evaluate experience, training, and education qualifications.

If you are looking for the next step in your law enforcement career, the Village of Cleveland is ready for you. The salary range for the Chief of Police is $62,000-$72,000 ±DOQ. The Village offers a benefits package that includes retirement, health insurance, and paid leaves. Interested candidates may contact Jon Fehlman at jfehlman@govhrusa.com or 615-692-9264.  Application can be submitted at the GovHR website.  This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.

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Police Chief Job Description

Last update: 11/05/22 3:12pm