City of Plattsburgh Seeks Chief of Police

The City of Plattsburgh, N. Y. is seeking an experienced and visionary leader to head its 44 member Police department that serves a city population of approximately 19,000.  The City of Plattsburgh consists of about 6 square miles and is located on Lake Champlain in the northeast part of New York State about 20 miles south of the Canadian Border. To the west of Plattsburgh sits 6.1 million acres of land called the Adirondack Park which contains the famous Adirondack Mountains. There are over one hundred summits, ranging from under 1,200 to over 5,000 feet in altitude.

Reporting to the Mayor, the Police Chief is responsible for all daily operations of the department, including training, building plan review.

The Police Chief also is responsible for preparing and presenting annual and five-year capital budgets, and working with the Mayor and Council to develop a long-range plan to modernize the department and ensure it meets and exceeds residents’ needs.

The successful candidate should have a minimum of 2 years experience as a Police Lieutenant or Police Captain; and excellent communications and interpersonal skills. The candidate also must be able to work effectively with organized labor and actively participate in contract negotiations.

  • Salary Range: $111,000-124,000
  • Benefits commensurate with bargaining unit benefits
  • County residency is required within 30 days of hire.

Interested individuals should forward a cover letter and resume by August 27, 2021:

City of Plattsburgh

Police Chief Search

Office of the Mayor

41 City Hall Place

Plattsburgh, NY 12901

The City of Plattsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.