Police chief job description posted

In case you’re curious, the job posting for our new police chief is now on the town website. Here’s an excerpt:

Candidate must value accountability, diversity and high ethical standards. Candidates must have thorough knowledge of police administration; proven communication and management skills; familiarity with collective bargaining, strong leadership qualities, ability to interact positively with the Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator, department heads and the public and possess the ability to perform law enforcement activities in the field as required. Requirements include a Bachelors degree or higher in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university; a Master’s Degree is preferred; and a minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressive career experience as a certified police officer having worked in at least three different functional areas, including five (5) years at a command level of sergeant or higher rank and be a person of good financial and personal standing.

There’s also a more expansive job description along with a residency requirement map.

(For the latest on the search for a new police chief, click here.)

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14 years ago

Management skills was listed as the 6th skill and leadership came in at #8 yet diversity was the 2nd attribute listed in the job description. Given the many concerns that this process is already a “done deal” for Jane Moran, does this job description indicate such?

I’m glad the Selectmen did listen to one of the many complaints about this process and they changed the residency requirement to include a much larger area which will allow other Southborough sergeants to apply. It would be even better if they made this a transparent process but not giving one applicant an automatic finalist slot.

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