Chief of Police

Edwardsville, KS
Edwardsville Police Department

Salary: $106,697 to $152,124.

Essential Functions:

  • The successful candidate has the opportunity to lead a solid team of committed professionals and serve as an important member of the city’s executive leadership team.
  • Specifically, this position entails the proven ability to: Administer and supervise a comprehensive law enforcement program;
  • Exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and making key decisions during emergencies;
  • Assure compliance with law enforcement best practices and procedures;
  • Communicate efectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • Establish and maintain efective working relationships with elected and appointed oficials and other law enforcement agencies;
  • Provide support and outreach to service and community organizations, private businesses, and the public; and, Strategically plan for law enforcement needs for the community.


  • Any combination of related education, experience, certifications, and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job is qualifying.
  • The most attractive candidates will possess the following: Ten (10) years of law enforcement command-level experience, an earned Master’s Degree, Kansas Law Enforcement Certi?cation or equivalent reciprocity certification, and be a graduate of the FBI National Academy or a similar program. Well-qualified candidates willing to relocate within Edwardsville city limits within 12 months of employment will be given strong consideration.