The town of Dalton, MA (pop. 6,358), is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Chief. Applicants must possess the advanced knowledge, skills, ability and progressive experience necessary to serve as the town’s chief law enforcement officer and administrator of the police department. Ideal candidate should be energetic have excellent communication, management and labor relations skills, and community policing orientation. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related discipline and seven years of progressively responsible experience or preferably a master’s degree in public administration, criminal justice or related field; and five years of progressively responsible experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Command experience at the level of sergeant or above within Massachusetts, and Massachusetts Police Academy training is preferred. Salary, negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. Send resume, with references and a letter of interest to Robert W. Bishop, Jr. Select Board Chair, 462 Main St., Dalton, MA 01226, or jwagner@dalton-ma.gov, position is open until filled,

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