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Chief of Police, St. Marys Police Department

The City of St. Marys, Kansas, population 2,627, is seeking to fill the position of Chief of Police. Located in the extreme southeast corner of Pottawatomie County, St. Marys sits near the mid-point between Manhattan and Topeka in the U.S. Highway 24 corridor. The police department consists of a Police Chief, a Captain, three patrol officers, six part-time officers, and one reserve officer. The Police Chief will be a part of the city’s management team reporting to the City Manager in a commission-manager form of government. The Chief is responsible for a department encompassing all aspects of municipal law enforcement, including patrol, investigations, administrative services, and management responsibilities to include training, budgeting, and purchasing for the police department. The ideal candidate will be a modern and progressive leader who employs a collaborative management style and is visible and actively engaged in the community and the department. Applicant must possess strong skills in communication, organization, problem solving, and management.

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  Salary is DOQ; Benefits include KPERS, health and life insurance, and vacation and sick leave

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  The applicant must have any combination of experience and training equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree. A minimum of 5 years law enforcement experience is required; with 3 years of law enforcement experience at a supervisory or command level.  The candidate must hold a current Full-Time KLETC Certification, or be able to achieve this thru reciprocity. A valid Kansas driver’s license is also required.

Persons with Felony convictions, disqualifying criminal history, or Brady/Giglio concerns need not apply

OBTAINING AN APPLICATION:  City of St. Marys will accept applications until the position is filled. Please call the City Clerk for a complete position description and application at (785) 437-2311.

Submit letter of interest and completed city application form and supporting documentation to City of St. Marys, PO Box 130, 200 South 7th Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. Reasonable accommodations are available for persons needing assistance. Request for accommodations should be made at the time of application

CLOSING DATE: 10/15/2018