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Police Chief Job Announcement

Posted on: September 12, 2018

Police Chief Job Accouncement


Chief of Police, Prescott, Wisconsin


The City of Prescott, Wisconsin (pop. 4,253) seeks an experienced and engaged law enforcement professional to lead our Police Department.

Located in Western Wisconsin on the confluence of the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers, Prescott is a center for water and outdoor recreation.  A thoughtful, fiscally conservative community, Prescott can boast of a progressive, well developed community. We take pride in our excellent local schools, retail and dining opportunities and our many community minded service organizations.   With a close-knit small town atmosphere, Prescott is a great place to live, work and play while offering convenient access to the metropolitan amenities of the Twin Cities areas.

The City of Prescott Chief of Police is responsible for a community-minded department of 8 fulltime and 2 part-time sworn officers with 1 administrative assistant operating on a $1.1 million annual budget. The Department focuses on proactive, problem-oriented policing and has strong established relationships with area law enforcement as well as State and Federal agencies.

The Chief of Police is engaged in community organizations and is an active member of the City’s management team, supporting the entire organization’s efforts to serve the Prescott community while advocating for constant improvement of the City’s law enforcement resources.

Required qualifications include: Associated Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field of study; 5+ years of active law enforcement experience; possess a Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification; and a verifiable record of effective leadership and cooperation with community members, city administration and fellow department managers.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


Supervisory/Management experience. 

Starting salary range is: $75,000 - $85,000 (DOQ), with an attractive benefit package. Residency in the City of Prescott is encouraged.

All interested candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply. Applications must be received at the address below, no later than 4:30 pm on October 15, 2018. A complete application will include a: cover letter; resume, references and a completed “Application for Employment”.

For a complete job description, benefits summary and employment application materials, contact the Prescott City Administrator Office at: 715-262-5544, or visit our website at

Mail cover letter, resume, references and completed “Application for Employment" to

Bill Pryor, Prescott Police Commission, 800 Borner St., Prescott, WI  54021

Selected candidate shall be offered the position subject to successful completion of background check, medical examination, psychological profile and drug screening.

The City of Prescott is an equal opportunity employer.

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