Job Alert: 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 Police Chief is responsible for all daily operations of the department, including training, building plan review, 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.

The successful candidate should be well versed and have experience with implementing 21st century policing policies, understand issues of restorative justice, focus recruitment and retention on diversity and inclusion, and have a good understanding of the City of Plattsburgh’s EO203 implementation plan.


  1. Completed applications must be submitted before 3/4/2022 -
  2. All candidates must register for and complete the Civil Service exam scheduled for 3/19/2022  -
  3. Salary Range: $111,000-124,000 with benefits commensurate with the bargaining unit
  4. Interested individuals should forward a cover letter, resume with completed Civil Service application to:

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.