Chief of Police / Criminal Investigator

The City of Black River Falls is seeking a Chief of Police / Criminal Investigator with a combination of excellent administrative and supervisory skills and extensive knowledge of criminal investigation procedures to provide innovative, professional leadership to the City of Black River Falls Police Department.  A successful Chief of Police must be honest, straightforward, and be able to deal transparently and directly with elected officials, city staff, other law enforcement agencies, and the public.

Responsibilities include research, planning, scheduling, training, disciplinary actions, administering crime prevention programs, public relations, developing and administering policies, directing and coordinating all aspects of department operations and administration, preparing the department’s annual operating budget, and leading criminal investigations.

Candidates must have at least 10 years of full-time law enforcement experience with at least 3 of those years in a supervisory position, possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license, hold current certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Wisconsin, and have extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of police administration and criminal investigations.

The City of Black River Falls offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience and an excellent benefit package.  All inquiries related to the recruitment and selection process should be directed to Brad Chown, City Administrator / 715-284-5514 /

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, four (4) professional references, and a copy of your most recent DJ-LE-303 form to:  City of Black River Falls, c/o Hiring Committee, 101 S. Second Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615.

Deadline to apply is June 16, 2017.

The City of Black River Falls is an equal opportunity employer.