Police Chief

  • City of Gillette, Wyoming
  • 201 E. 5th Street, Gillette, Wyoming
  • Nov 25, 2020
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $101,588 USD
  • Salary Top: $152,382
  • Phone: 206-368-0050
  • Apply By: Dec 20, 2020

Job Description


City of Gillette, Wyoming

Salary:  $101,588 - $152,382


The City of Gillette, Wyoming, is located in the northeast corner of the state, situated on the rolling plains of the Powder River Basin between the Black Hills of South Dakota and the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. Gillette is a growing, progressive, family-oriented community with a strong economy, award winning restaurants, excellent schools, and a rich western history and tradition. Known as the “Energy Capital of the Nation,” Gillette’s energy economy provides an excellent quality of life with many career and employment opportunities.


The City of Gillette Police Department consists of the operations division that supports all patrol and dispatch functions; the support services division which includes investigative responsibilities, narcotics enforcement, records management, evidence/property, animal control and animal shelter; and the administrative division that is responsible for policy, goals, crime analysis, major projects, community programs, and grants management. Internal functions of the Department include the detective division, the school resource officer program, tactical team, bike patrol, and a narcotics enforcement team. The Department operates with 59 sworn members, including the Police Chief, and 28 civilian members on a 2021 budget of $9,963,024.


Under the direction of the City Administrator, the Police Chief directs the work of department sworn and civilian personnel, coordinates, prioritizes, and assigns tasks and projects, directs the training of department personnel, evaluates and disciplines personnel, establishes operational protocols and processes, and provides information, recommendations, and advice to the City Administrator, Mayor, and City Council regarding law enforcement services and issues.


A bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, or a related field, and 3-5 years of management and leadership experience in a comparable law enforcement agency is required. Possession of, or the ability to readily obtain, a Professional Peace Officer Certification issued by the Wyoming Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission is required. Any equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the position will be considered.


For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Gillette is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: December 20, 2020 (open until filled).

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