The City of West Branch, Iowa, (population 2,498) seeks to hire a Chief of Police. Candidates must have ILEA certification required upon application. A minimum of seven (7) years of law enforcement experience required, with one (1) year of supervision preferred. The selected candidate would be subject to a background investigation, psychological evaluation, and oral interview.
Must work well with city departments, council, budget, and public. Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. EOE/AA. Applications and resumes are due on November 9th. Contact City Administrator Redmond Jones II, call 319-643-5888 or mail to the City of West Branch, 110 N. Poplar Street, P.O. Box 218, West Branch, Iowa 52358.
The Police Chief will also be an active-duty officer who patrols scheduled hours and is on call when needed. The department currently has four (4) full time, one (1) inactive part-time, and one (1) reserve police officers. We have four police vehicles and a department station shared with the Fire Department. The West Branch Police Department works well with both Johnson County and Cedar Sheriff and County Attorney Offices; as well as state and federal agencies.
The selected candidate will be required to establish a residence within an eight-mile radius of West Branch within six months of their date of employment, and continue residency within the eight-mile radius of West Branch as a requirement for continued employment with the City.
If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach the City of West Branch directly to request a reasonable accommodation.