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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.

Salary Range: $111,000-124,000

Benefits commensurate with bargaining unit benefits.

The position is open until filled, a Civil Service test is scheduled for March 2023. To sign up for this exam, please visit the Clinton County Department of Personnel's website

Interested individuals should forward a cover letter and resume to:

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.