Police Chief for Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

  • City of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
  • Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
  • Jun 15, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Dispatch and Telecommunications Public Safety Executive, Management, Mid to Senior Level
  • Salary: $110,038 - $141,478 USD
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Phone: 703-923-8214
  • Apply By: Jul 15, 2021


The City of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (pop. 43,151) is seeking a Police Chief. This position is open due to the May 2021 retirement of Chief Lamb following a 33-year law enforcement career. Fond du Lac is located at the foot of scenic Lake Winnebago, just an hour away from Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Madison. The City boasts a high quality of life and low cost of living, and is historically named one of the top 20 safest cities in the U.S.

Job Description

The primary responsibility of the Police Chief is to lead the department through its vision, mission, and goals, and provide law enforcement, safety, and security to the residents of the City of Fond du Lac. The Police Chief is appointed by and reports to the Police and Fire Commission (PFC) in their official duties as outlined in Wisconsin statutes. The Police Department operating budget for fiscal year 2021 is $11.4 million and the capital budget is $2.1 million. For the first time in the City’s history, the Police Department has achieved accreditation for all aspects of public safety. The 2021 budget will preserve and build upon the multi-year capital investment strategy in training, supplies and equipment to maintain this elite status.   

The salary range for this position is $110,038 - $141,478. A competitive benefits package and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System are included. A vehicle is provided for both business and personal use within Fond du Lac policy parameters. Relocation assistance is available.

Job Requirements

This position requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with an uncompromised record of increasing responsibility and achievement and a record of Administrative and Law Enforcement Leadership in a comparable jurisdiction. Attendance at the FBI National Academy, Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, Southern Police Institute, or similar advanced management training is required. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Wisconsin Drivers license and Wisconsin Training and Standards Law Enforcement Certification. Experience working with unions strongly preferred. Must have the proven ability to build cohesion and solid working relationships internally and with other local, state, and federal agencies, the media, non-profit, and private sector organizations to foster harmony and support within the Fond du Lac community.

Special Instructions

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at: https://bakertilly.recruitmenthome.com/postings/2954

This position is open until filled; first review of resumes occurs on July 15, 2021. Following this date, applications will be screened against criteria outlined in this brochure. For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at anne.lewis@bakertilly.com or by calling 703-923-8214.

Additional Information

For more information about the City of Fond du Lac Police Department, visit https://www.fdl.wi.gov/police/.

The City of Fond du Lac is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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