City of Box Elder, SD
City of Box Elder, SD

Are you a relationship builder who is passionate about serving the community and developing a strong team of motivated staff? Are you an approachable and empathetic leader who enjoys engaging with the community and collaborating with the City’s leadership team? If so, you should consider joining the talented and supportive City of Box Elder as the next Police Chief.

Seated along Interstate 90 in southwestern South Dakota, the City of Box Elder is rapidly growing and home to more than 12,000 residents. Nestled close to the famous “Black Hills,” the City is only a short distance to hiking trails, skiing/snowboarding, and countless other natural wonders all within a short drive.

The City is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader to serve as the Police Chief. ​ The Chief will be a servant-leader to the sworn and civilian staff of the PD and a collaborative member of the executive leadership team. To qualify, you should possess 5 years of law enforcement experience, 3 years of command experience at a supervisory level above the rank of Sgt, and a BA in criminal justice or a related field. ​An advanced degree and experience as a trainer/instructor is desirable. The selected candidate must obtain the South Dakota Law Enforcement Certification within one year of hire. ​

The annual salary range: $102,105.71 – $189,298.25, depending on qualifications and experience. The City offers a generous benefit plan that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental and vision premiums as well as paid leave, enrollment in the South Dakota Retirement System, and a City-issued take-home vehicle.

Please submit your compelling cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website:
Peckham & McKenney

Resumes acknowledged within two business days. Call Roberta Greathouse toll-free (866) 912-1919 or by cell (831) 998-3194 for more information. A detailed brochure is available at www.peckhamandmckenney.com.

Filing Deadline: June 30, 2024

Police Chief Box Elder SD

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