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Police Chief

Career Description

The Town of Seymour is seeking candidates for the position of Chief of Police. Our new Chief will possess a strong commitment to community policing, and the organizational skills to effectively direct a talented department consisting of 41 sworn officers in one of the State of Connecticut's finest communities. The individual must understand that policing in the 21st Century requires a team approach and consists of utilizing "best practices" in law enforcement policies and technology while instituting a deep commitment to relational policing, the practice of forming strong relationships/partnerships with the people that we serve. 

Located approximate 10 miles north of New Haven, Connecticut and 10 miles south of Waterbury, Connecticut, the Town of Seymour is a rural community consisting of a growing business economy with an outstanding school system. The town is 14.6 square mile and has a population of approximately 17,000.

Job Requirements

In addition to demonstrating outstanding verbal and listening skills, the Chief must possess exceptional knowledge regarding media relations and a proven track record in dealing with media in high profile and complex investigations and police matters. The Chief shall also possess the ability to speak frequently at public forums, conduct press conferences and briefings, attend meetings and public gatherings, serve on committees, boards, and agencies that are related to promoting crime prevention, relational policing, and evidence based criminal practices. 

Necessary Skills
  • Bachelors or higher preferred in criminal justice or related field
  • POST certified in Connecticut
  • Ten (10) years of active service as a sworn police officer
  • Presently hold the position of Assistant Chief, equivalent or higher
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of service at Command level
  • National Academy graduate or equivalent
  • Successfully pass a medical examination
  • Successfully pass an oral exam performed by a competent outside authority selected by the Town of Seymour, Board of Police Commissioners


Company Benefits

Salary and benefit package: will be negotiated by First Selectman and the Board of Police Commissioners. Said Chief will sign a three (3) years contract prior to assuming said position.

Salary Range


Potential Start Date


Posted: Department: Location: Primary Contact: Shift:
Jan-19-2018 Police 11 Franklin Street Rory Burke 9 AM - 5 PM