Police Chief

Plaistow NH
Plaistow Police Department

Deadline to apply: 12/16/22

The Town of Plaistow, New Hampshire (pop. 7,900) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of full-time Police Chief. Located on the MA-NH border this community is just 20 miles from the Seacoast and 40 miles to Boston. Covering about 10 square miles, its booming retail, commercial and industrial base makes Plaistow a “destination” community.

The Police Department is staffed with 16 full-time Sworn, 6 full-time safety dispatchers, and 4 unsworn personnel. The Department has a current operating budget of approx. $2,000,000. The Chief is expected to perform all the usual administrative and management duties of a traditional Police Chief and actively respond to calls for service as may be necessary. The Police Chief is appointed by and reports to the Town Manager.

Successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in related field (Master’s preferred); 10 years of related experience with at least 5 years of progressively responsible command experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary range to $100k; starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Plaistow is an Equal Opportunity Employer.