Police Chief

City of Port Townsend   Port Townsend, WA   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
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Posted on November 5, 2020

$107K - $137K DOQ
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Application Review Begins November 18, 2020

The City of Port Townsend has an exceptional opportunity for a well-rounded law enforcement professional to lead a team of dedicated officers and serve the 9,500 residents of our historic seaport town. Port Townsend is located on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula, 2 hours north of Seattle, Washington. The town offers ample dining, parks, trails, events and cultural options.   

The Chief of Police will provide steady leadership to navigate the unprecedented societal changes transforming law enforcement and will facilitate social justice, equity and inclusion efforts.  Provides leadership and team planning to develop and maintain the highest quality police services to the city.  Demonstrates and encourages high standards of behavior; empowers, motivates, and guides employees.  Position requires:

  • Current, active sworn Police Officer status or active, sworn Officer within the last 24 months;
  • 10 years law enforcement experience, including 5 years supervising uniformed officers.  
  • Experience as a Police Chief, Deputy Police Chief or Commander in a similar-sized community preferred.   


Review begins November 18. Open until filled. EOE