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Chief of Police

Location: Winchester, VA


Winchester Police Department


May 26, 2017 by 11:59 pm

Job Description / Responsibilities

Police Chief, Winchester, VA  (2016 estimated population:  27,516)

Nestled at the northeastern end of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester is a beacon of beauty and Virginia’s gem. It is vibrant city, rich in history and southern charm, a city with a diverse population that is warm and welcoming. The city is big enough to have virtually everything anyone could want, yet without many of the problems large cities have.

Winchester is committed to finding just the right person to be its Police Chief. The ideal candidate will have almost 100 people reporting to him/her and will need to be an outstanding leader as well as manager. The individual will lead by example and be the model officer. He/she will be extremely knowledgeable of policing and someone who has spent his/her career in the field rising from a patrol officer to a senior manager.

For more about the position, the department and the city, view the POSITION BROCHURE (PDF).

Salary & Benefits
The City of Winchester offers a competitive wage and benefits program. The salary range is $95,000 - $120,000.


The selected candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice or related field supplemented by basic and advance courses in police science, leadership, and administration. He/she will have 10 to 15 years of law enforcement management experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master’s degree or completion an executive leadership/management course (sponsored by a leading law enforcement education provider such as the FBI Academy) will be a plus.

How to Apply

To apply, e-mail your résumé to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by May 26th. Faxed and mailed resumes will not be considered.

Questions should be directed to:

Colin Baenziger at (561) 707-3537; or,

David Collier at (772) 260-1858.

For more details, go to under “Executive Search / Active Recruitments.”

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