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Chief of Police, Tonganoxie Police Department

The City of Tonganoxie is seeking an energetic leader with exceptional public relations skills to serve as Police Chief. The ideal Police Chief will have strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership experience, adept public relations, budgeting and capital planning experience, tactical competence, and a proven work ethic. 

View a comprehensive recruitment profile on the City's website at: https://www.tonganoxie.org/departments/administration/employment-opportunities/police-chief-recruitment-profile-2018.

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  The salary range for the position is $68,914 - $92,500 per year plus a competitive benefits package. Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The City also has a generous performance management program, with the opportunity to receive up to 5% merit increases each year based on exceptional performance.


Qualified individuals will have four years of experience as a police chief, deputy/assistant, or position of similar responsibility. A bachelor of criminal justice, law enforcement, public administration, or related fields is strongly desired. A masters in public administration or related fields is preferred.

OBTAINING AN APPLICATION:  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, and five (5) professional references to Dan Porter, Assistant City Manager, at dporter@tonganoxie.org. Only electronic applications will be accepted (PDF format preferred). 

The position is open until filled, with first review of applications on Friday, April 27, 2018. The first round of interviews will be held the week of May 2, 2018. 

For questions related to the job posting or to view a full job description, contact Dan Porter at dporter@tonganoxie.org or 913-845-2620 x1040.

CLOSING DATE:  04/27/2018