Municipality of Norristown - Norristown, PA

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Municipality of Norristown
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

The Municipality of Norristown, an urban community with a diverse population of approximately 36,000, is seeking a Chief of Police to lead a department of 68 police officers. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in modern police operational and administrative practices, exceptional leadership skills, and the ability to create and implement a strategy of community policing and crime reduction. The Chief will be expected to advance the legitimacy and perception of the police by advocating actions that are supported by the community. The Chief of Police is also expected to maintain a visible presence within neighborhoods and business districts.

The ability to work cooperatively with local and county elected officials, municipal administration, citizens and civic leaders is required. Candidates must have served at least 15 years as a certified police officer, and possess a minimum of 7 years of recent administrative and supervisory experience as a lieutenant or higher level within a similar or largersized department that serves an urban community.

A minimum of a bachelors degree and a record of continuing career education and development that includes graduation from the FBI National Academy or similar executive level law enforcement training are preferred. A combination of education, training, and experience that closely meets the needs of the Municipality will be considered.

The candidate must be currently certified under Pennsylvania Act 120 (53 Pa. C.S.A. 2161), or be eligible to receive certification within 90 days of employment. Salary is dependent upon qualifications.

To apply, send a letter of interest and complete resume to:

Municipality of Norristown
Police Chief Selection Committee
235 E. Airy Street
Norristown, Pa 19401

All resumes must be received no later than Monday, March 11, 2013. Envelopes should be marked Police Chief Application. Norristown is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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Norristown is conveniently located and provides easy access to the Pennsylvania Turpike, I-76, I-476, Route 202 and Philadelphia...