City of Lockport, NY
Chief of Police

Lockport, New York has an exciting career opportunity for a progressive law enforcement professional to serve as the city’s next Chief of Police. Appointed by the Police Board and reporting jointly to the Mayor and the Board, the Chief of Police oversees a Department staff of 53.5 full-time employees (including 50 sworn personnel), with an annual operating budget of nearly $7.5 million. The ideal candidate will be a progressive, innovative, and experienced individual who can develop an organizational culture of continuous improvement.  The next Chief will be well versed in contemporary policing issues and methods. He or she will have the ability to communicate well at all levels and connect with community members to gain their trust. The ideal candidate will place a high value on community engagement and will leverage those relationships in a way that maximizes the performance of the Department. All applicants must have two (2) years as Police Captain or four (4) years as a Police Lieutenant (first line supervisor). External applicants also require an associate’s degree or 60 semester units in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Public Administration or related field and 12 years police experience; or a bachelor’s degree in the above stated fields and 10 years of police experience.Must be a certified police officer in New York State or be eligible to submit an equivalency application to the New York State, Division of Criminal Justice Services(NYDCJS).The selected candidate is required to reside within the City of Lockport during their tenure as the Chief of Police. The salary for this at-will executive position is under review and will dependonqualifications. Salary is supplemented by a very generous benefits program.

Interested candidates should apply by September 21st, 2018 by submitting a cover letter and comprehensive resume to Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Mr. Gary Peterson (Chief of Police, Ret.) at (916) 622-5323.