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15 Jun 2022

Police Full Time, Police Chief

Bedford Police Department – Posted by Kayla Rochon Bedford, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

The Bedford Police Department is seeking applications for its next Chief of Police.

The ideal candidate will be focused on community safety, as well as building relationships and supporting the quality of life of residents, business owners, Town employees, community members and visitors to the Town of Bedford.

The next Chief must be a reformed-minded leader with an emphasis on implicit bias training, procedural justice, restorative justice and police legitimacy. Candidates must be thoroughly committed not only to the policing profession and to the department, but also to the entire community by ensuring that the highest level of transparency and accountability exists within the entire organization.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Public Administration or a related field. Master’s Degree preferred. Graduates of major policing executive development programs including the FBI National Academy, the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police or Police Executive Leadership Institute are encouraged to apply.
  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in law enforcement with at least five years of progressively responsible command level experience at the level of Lieutenant, Captain, Deputy Chief, or Chief. Any equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.
  • Must have a valid Massachusetts Firearms License or the ability to obtain one upon hire.
  • Applicants must be a graduate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) Basic Recruit Officer Academy (or eligible for a Permanent Exemption by the MPTC) and must satisfy all requirements set forth by the Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission for certification as a Police Officer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

To view the complete position profile, including information about the application process, expectations, compensation and more, please click here.


How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume, as a single PDF file to the Bedford Assistant Town manager of Human Resources and Administration Colleen Doyle at cdoyle@bedfordma.gov.

Applications are due by Friday, July 15 at 4 p.m.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Police. Salaries: 100,000 and above.


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