Chief of Police

DuPont, WA
DuPont Police Department
Salary: $107,783.00 per year-$113,172.00 per year

The City of DuPont seeks a talented and experienced Chief of Police to lead the DuPont Police Department. This position will oversee department activities and operations, develop and implement policy, procedures, and Public Safety programs that support the long term goals of the Mayor, Council, and the Citizens we serve.

The ideal candidate is a proven leader, with outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of staff, elected officials, and community members. This person has excellent judgment, and the ability to lead, motivate, and guide staff and customers. The successful candidate has substantial experience initiating and overseeing community policing and crime prevention programs. Touchstones for this person are accountability, efficiency, and transparency.

The Chief of Police reports to the City Administrator and is an integral member of the City’s Leadership Team. The Chief reviews departmental performance and effectiveness, prepares and administers the operating budget, ordinances and policies, supervises and evaluates staff performance, and establishes effective working relationships with subordinates, peers, and the public. The successful candidate will find a professional work environment with a supportive team, Mayor, and City Council.

Minimum Salary: $107,783.00 per year
Maximum Salary: $113,172.00 per year


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or a closely related field, and/or ten (10) years of experience in police work, three (3) years of which must have been equivalent to police sergeant or higher, and completion of the basic law enforcement training academy or equivalent; or any combination of related education and experience or training, that in the opinion of the City, would provide the level of knowledge and abilities required.