Police Chief - City of Bainbridge Island, Washington


Bainbridge Island, with a population of over 24,000, is a progressive Puget Sound community that is home to a vibrant mix of active and engaged residents. The island is connected to downtown Seattle via a scenic 35-minute ferry ride and is also accessible to the Kitsap Peninsula via the Agate Pass bridge. Rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, the Island features an eclectic mix of farms, wineries, trails, museums, one-of-a-kind shops, and local arts. The City is a non-charter code city with a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council is made up of seven members, including two representatives from each of three wards (north, central, south) and one “at-large” member representing the Island as a whole.

The Bainbridge Island Police Department provides public safety services for the City and all harbors and waters within the City’s jurisdiction. The Department includes 30 full-time equivalent employees and is comprised of five work groups: Administration, Patrol, Investigations, Marine/Harbormaster, and Support Services. The Department budget for 2019 is over $6 million. The City seeks a new Police Chief to serve as a key member of the City’s management team and be responsible for the overall leadership and supervision of the Police Department. The successful candidate will be a consistent and dedicated leader with a collaborative management style.

The new Police Chief should have 10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience and a minimum of five years of experience in senior level command positions. Experience as a Police Chief in a similar-sized community is preferred. Private sector experience may be considered. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. A master’s degree in public administration or criminal justice is preferred. Successful completion of the FBI National Academy is highly desirable. The new Police Chief will be required to obtain Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission Middle Manager level certification within an agreed upon period of time in compliance with State law.

Please apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches

For more information on this position contact:
Ron Holifield, CEO
Strategic Government Resources