Chief of Police

Hayden, CO
The Town of Hayden

Closing date and time
4/20/2023 at 11:59 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)

Salary Range: $99,000—$126,352 – Depending on Qualifications Plus, excellent benefits.

The Town of Hayden is seeking a strong leader with unquestioned integrity, who is knowledgeable of current public safety best practices.

The Position

The Town of Hayden is looking for an inspirational leader who has a passion for public service.  As a smaller organization, this will be a great opportunity to lead a professional team. The Town of Hayden operates under a Council-Manager form of government and the Police Chief reports to the Town Manager.  The Police Chief is a Town leader who serves as a key member of the Executive Leadership Team translating the Town’s Master Plan into action through development of policies, leadership, care of people, innovation, resource allocation and management. The position directs police department activities in fulfillment of the Town’s Vision, Mission, and Purpose statement, and Values.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a creative thinker and problem solver.
  • Support the vision of improving customer service and community engagement.
  • Provide leadership to a strong dedicated team.
  • Embrace a rural, landmark, historic community.
  • Become a member of a strong and progressive leadership team in the Town.
  • Ensure public confidence in the integrity of the Department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ten years of Law Enforcement experience
  • Five or more years at the rank of Sergeant or higher with supervisory or management experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; however, an equivalent of experience, training and formal education may be considered.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license with an acceptable record.
  • Colorado P.O.S.T certified or eligible to become P.O.S.T. certified within six months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Leadership training such as the FBI Academy, Northwestern School of Staff and Command or Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) or the ability to acquire such certifications within a reasonable amount of time / within the first year on the job.