Police Chief

Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire Police Department

Have you dedicated your professional life to law enforcement? Are you ready to take the next step in your professional development and work for a well-respected Police Department? If yes, we need you! The City’s current Chief is retiring after serving six years as Police Chief and 22 years as an Officer. His retirement could be your next career opportunity! We are currently seeking individuals to fill the role of Police Chief with the City of Eau Claire Police Department. This position requires leading a department of 160 civilian and sworn employees, taking charge of an annual budget in excess of 17 million dollars, and being a leader in the community.

$109,802.16 – $127,905.85 Annually


This position is responsible for the administration and direction of all police personnel for a municipal police department and a county-wide Communication Center in the protection of life and property by the enforcement of laws and ordinances.


Minimum of a bachelor's degree in police administration, criminal justice, or related field, preferably supplemented by current executive-level training such as: FBI National Academy, Northwestern University Traffic Institute, the Southern Police Institute, Menninger training, management institutes, or comparable institutions.

Ten years of progressively responsible municipal law enforcement experience and four years of supervisory experience is preferred. Experience should include budgeting, supervision, investigations, planning, personnel administration, labor relations, and community relations.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.